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  • Locations: Grenoble, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer
  • Cost Estimate: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

France: "Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship" Short-term Exchange with Grenoble School of Management


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Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) is one of the world's leading business schools and one of the few to possess the three accreditation by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.  The school's strengths are in business consulting, and innovation management of technology. 

This program is a unique opportunity for professionals to understand the key issues and challenges of innovation in the globalized world in which companies operate today. By combining lectures with real business cases, this business course will give you the knowledge and tools to become an innovative leader and to transform ideas into successful projects. Participants will acquire the skills and tools necessary to make effective decisions regarding innovation strategy and management. Students will discover Grenoble, a vibrant ecosystem where cutting-edge research, large and small businesses and public institutions successfully collaborate together.

During this program, students have the option of attending one to three modules. Each module includes a company visit, conferences with guest speakers and networking events.

Participants attending all three weeks of the program obtain the Executive Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking & Intrapreneurship.

The topics for the modules are:
  • Module 1: Innovation Management
  • Module 2: Intrapreneurship
  • Module 3: Design Thinking


Application Deadline
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Program Dates*:
Module 1 - Innovation Management
May 22 - 26, 2017
Module 2 - Intrapreneurship
May 29 - June 2, 2017

Module 3 - Design Thinking
June 5 - 9, 2017

*Subject to change


From 2 - 6 credits may be awarded for successful participation in this program depending on the number of modules students select. Each week-long module is worth 2 credits.  GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at Grenoble. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program fulfills general elective credit for Master's and MBA programs. This program has also been pre-approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards other MBA concentrations or Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Only GWSB graduate students are eligible for this program. Applicants must have at least 3 years of work experience. Space is limited to 6 GWSB students per module. 


Click HERE for program cost estimates. Please note that GEM waives the program fee for GW students, therefore no host university fee is due for this program.

Information Sessions

Summer STAP Information Session
View a live recording of the information session here.

Online Information Session (Hosted by GEM)
Tuesday, January 24
Register HERE

Additional Information

2017 Program Brochure: 

Module Syllabi from 2016:

Link to student Testimonials


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.

Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with your questions.

Helpful Links

Cancellation Policy for Short-Term Abroad
Eligibility & Payment (GWSB Graduate)
Health Insurance for Short-Term Abroad
Non-Participant Accompaniment
Pre-Departure, Health & Safety Orientation for Short -Term Abroad
Withdrawal & Refund Policy (GWSB Graduate)