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Grenoble "Technology Management in a European Business Environment" Short-term Exchange
Grenoble, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: January Term
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Minimum GPA: 3
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Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Program Description:

France: "Technology Management in a

European Business Environment" Short-

term Exchange with Grenoble School of



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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 accreditations by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.  The school's strengths are in business consulting, and innovation management of technology. Know-how in technology and innovation management has been developed thanks to the innovative spirit of Grenoble. This cosmopolitan city of science and technology is the world’s fifth most inventive city (Forbes magazine) and has fostered the institution’s success.

Grenoble Ecole de Management celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014.  Check out the following videos to learn more about GEM:

Financial Times Rankings: 
  • 17th in Europe according to the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2016
  • 13th worldwide according to the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016
  • Top 100 worldwide according to the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017
The aim of the short-term exchange program with Grenoble School of Management is to help students discover technology management in a specific European business environment. The program consists of a mixture of classes, company visits and social events. In addition to the academics of the program, students can participate in an optional Ski Day in Courchevel, a world-famous ski resort in the French Alps.

Participants who successfully complete this program obtain the Certificate for Serious Games, which provides an opportunity to address serious topics in a fun way. The use of Serious Games, or Gamification, is now widely recognized in education, as well as in the corporate environment, where playing and competing help maximize the engagement of participants: corporate challenges to mobilize the staff, but also marketing games seeking to increase interaction with customers. In Education, Serious Games allow alternative pedagogies that induce creativity and innovation. Participants are more likely to participate - and enjoy! – tasks that are traditionally perceived as boring and complex.

Topics covered during the program include:
  • Business Ethics in IT Environment
  • Strategic Management in IT Sector
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Serious Games
  • International Technology Transfer
  • Design in IT Environment
  • French Language and Culture


This program is only open to degree-seeking graduate students at the School of Business. As there are only 8 spots available for this program, students will be nominated on a competitive basis. Applicants must have an established academic record at GW and be in good academic standing with the university.

Academic Credit

3 credits are awarded for successful completion of this program. 
GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at GEM. Grades 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. Students may petition to have study away courses count towards Graduate School of Business Certificates or other Master's degree requirements by speaking with their academic advisor.


Application Deadline
Sunday, September 24, 2017

On Campus Dates: None*
*Students are required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation lead by G&EE prior to the program’s overseas dates. 

Overseas Dates:
January 3 – 12, 2018

Cost Estimate

For this short-term exchange program, students will be charged GW tuition for 3 credits as well as a program fee due to GEM upon acceptance into the program.

Click HERE for program cost estimates.

Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.


Grenoble School of Management recommends the following hotels:
In front of the school:
3-5 minutes walking distance from the school:

Additional Information

2018 Program Booklet:
short program Innovation Bus week.pdf

Serious Games Certificate Brochure:*

Serious Games videos:


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) 
Global and Experiential Education Scholarships

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