Programme Structure
Programme Structure

Grenoble MIB at GISMA – Programme Structure

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) programme is a two-year course designed and awarded by Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM). GEM is one of Europe's most prestigious business schools, triple accredited by AMBA , EQUIS and AACSB and ranked by the Economist and Business Week.

The programme is a comprehensive examination of general management topics, studied from an international perspective. There is a strong focus on knowledge and skills required by managers in both private and public sectors internationally. Core management techniques are analysed and approached from different perspectives to understand their application on a global scale.

Foreign language skills are essential to succeed in business today, and this programme offers the opportunity to learn an additional language. The programme requires a full time commitment from students during the first year of study, but is followed by a period of up to one year to complete the Final Management Project. Students can work on this project from anywhere in the world, whether taking on an internship, full time employment, or utilizing the full time available to complete the project.

The Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) , previously offered at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), is now being delivered at GISMA Business School. This school is part of the Global University Systems (GUS) group alongside LSBF.

Company-based learning for Grenoble MIB students

Programme Structure

Core Modules*
Year 1 Introduction Session
  • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Case-Based Group Learning
  • Introduction to IT and Online Library and Learning Platforms
  • Excel Skills Training & Examinations
Finance and Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Risk Management
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness 
Strategy and Operations
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Strategic Marketing and Planning
  • Business Analysis and Consulting
Managing Technology and Innovation
  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • Information Systems for Digital Business
International Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Managing People and Organizations
International Business
  • International Negotiation
  • The Legal Environment of International Business
  • Global Business Operations
  • Global Trade Relations
 Foreign Languages (Mandatory)
  • Non-French speakers have the option to study French (beginners to advanced level) as well as German. French speakers may choose from a number of other languages at beginner’s level.
  • International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Budgeting and Controlling
Business Research and Analysis
  • Research Methodology for Managers
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research
Year 2 Management Research Methodology Final Project
  • Dissertation

*Programme content subject to change


This module will examine the basic concepts and principles of marketing and familiarise students with the role of marketing within an organisation. Students will learn how knowledge of customer needs and use of effective marketing generates profits. These concepts will then be applied from an international perspective and provide students with an understanding of the challenges that arise within international marketing environments and how to adjust basic marketing principles to remain relevant.

Accounting within any market is affected by international developments, and this module offers an introduction to both accounting and financial reporting in a multinational environment. Students' knowledge of accounting will be expanded with an international approach to the factors that influence the development of accounting and reporting around the world. This module prepares graduates for effectively reading and interpreting financial statements.

Finance and Economics

The aim of this module is to familiarise students with the fundamentals of both micro and macro-economics and their relation to international trade. One of the most important decisions faced by managers of corporations is the selection and financing of investment projects. Students will be introduced to the techniques used to evaluate investments from an international perspective.

Managing Technology and Innovation

The development, implementation, and management of Information Systems within an organisation is critical to the success of business objectives. Students will be introduced to the issues that arise with the globalisation of trade and the growing complexities of internet-based systems, learning to address the challenges of constantly changing information needs.

Strategy and Operations

Students will learn how to understand the symptoms and deal with the root causes of a problem. The development of a framework for decision-making will be facilitated through discussions of strategic planning, management, and analysis. The module helps students practise presenting and defending solutions and executing strategic decision in uncertain situations.

International Business

This module will help students become familiar with the legal aspects of international business and to apply legal concepts to genuine business situations. Students will study the impact of regulations on international business and how strategies are developed and how foreign legislation is considered.

International Management

Globalisation is a growing feature of modern business and managers of both international and domestic organisations must have the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate themselves within the international market. Although multinationals have greater opportunity in terms of diversification and financing sources, there are also greater risks involved such as exchange rate fluctuations and political instability.

Foreign Language

Students have the option to learn the basics of French as well as German and to use the language in accordance with business. If students already speak French, alternative languages are offered.

The Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) programme delivers a comprehensive study of the fundamental concepts in international business, preparing those with no prior experience for career success with major international businesses.

  • Students have the option to develop specialist business knowledge and practical experience, giving you a competitive advantage in both your final year, and your future career.
  • Choose to devote up to 6 months to company-based learning, either in the form of a work placement or a full-time paid internship*.

*Please note, in order to devote up to six months to company-based learning, you need to have the right to work in the Germany.

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB), previously offered at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), is now being delivered at GISMA Business School, which is part of the Global University Systems (GUS) group alongside LSBF.

  • Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university (assessed by GEM admission board)
  • English proficiency:
    • TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band), computer-based: 240, paper-based: 587
    • IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum of 63

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB), previously offered at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), is now being delivered at GISMA Business School, which is part of the Global University Systems (GUS) group alongside LSBF.

Start Date

  • September 2018

Campuses available

  • Berlin


  • 24 month programme:
    • 12 months full-time on campus
    • 12 months Final Management Project

Study Modes:

  • Campus


The Grenoble MIB from GEM is ranked 13th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Masters in Management global ranking.


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Important Information, Terms & Conditions

The Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB), previously offered at London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), is now being delivered at GISMA Business School, which is part of the Global University Systems (GUS) group alongside LSBF.

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