Grenoble School of Management
Grenoble École de Management
|Groupe École Supérieure de Commerce de Grenoble|
|Motto||Management Technology & Innovation|
|Type||Private business school|
|Affiliation||CGE, AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA, G9+, Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School|
Grenoble École de Management (GEM) is a French graduate business school specialised in business and management. It was founded in 1984 in Grenoble, France by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Grenoble. GEM is known for its teaching in business strategy, finance, and technology management. The school offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as executive education on its two French campuses in Grenoble and Paris and its twelve international campuses. It is one of the 76 schools in the world (1%) to have obtained the triple accreditation: EQUIS by the EFMD, AMBA, and the AACSB. GEM has 8,000 students of 159 nationalities enrolled in graduate and undergraduate programmes.
1984: Foundation of Groupe ESC Grenoble, the first French business school to offer curricula based on technology management.
1988: Launch of the first specialized master in International Marketing of New Technologies.
1990: 20th international exchange agreement with partner universities.
1995: The Master in International Business (MIB) is created; the management of technology becomes intercultural.
1997: Opening up of 3,000 square meters of space in the school dedicated to multimedia and international programs. Sup de Co Grenoble is in the World trade center, business area at Grenoble. Grenoble is recognized to be the "capital of the Alps" and ESC Grenoble for its collaboration with top engineering schools (INPG, ENSIMAG, ENST Bretagne, Mines Telecom...)
2000: Groupe ESC Grenoble receives EQUIS accreditation from the EFMD, placing it among the top business schools in Europe. A recruitment office is opened in Shanghai, to expose the Chinese market to the school's international programs.
40% of the student body now comes from abroad.
2002: Thierry Grange (International director, honorary consul of norway, ex-CEO) becomes Dean and Director General of Groupe ESC Grenoble.
2003: ESC Grenoble group change its name and becomes Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)
2007: Geopolitics becomes compulsory both in the ESC Grenoble entry exam and in the core curriculum ("Grande Ecole program").
2012: Former Associate Director, Vice-Dean in charge of Academics, Research and Faculty, Senior Professor, Management and Behaviour, Loïck Roche becomes Grenoble Ecole de Management's third director.
2013: Grenoble Ecole de Management opens a new campus in Paris to promote its international and executive education programs.
2016: The school partners with Hannover-based GISMA Business School to open a new campus in Berlin. At the end of March, Grenoble Ecole de Management and EMLYON Business School announce their alliance, the Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School, centered on innovation, entrepreneurship, growth and new business.
2017: Grenoble Ecole de Management is consistently ranked among "the 5 best universities and business schools in France" according to Le Figaro, Financial Times  for MS in management and by The Economist 2018 and QS World University 2018 for global MBA.
2018: Grenoble has a network of more than 33,000 alumni in the world with representatives at London, Dubai, Berlin, Hong Kong, San Francisco.
The Grenoble École de Management is one of the few management schools worldwide awarded the prestigious "triple crown" (accreditations by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA) which distinguishes leading international institutions in business education.
The school's DBA program is one of eight doctoral programs in the world to be also accredited by AMBA.
The Grenoble Ecole de Management offers the traditional program (MSc) taught in the selective French "écoles supérieures de commerce", the Bachelor of International Business (BIB) ranked first in France (Le Parisien)  and various undergraduate certificates and graduates including the MBA, EMBA, MIB, the 13 Master's level programs - delivered in English or French - emphasize innovation, technology and intercultural management.
The doctoral (DBA) programs have been running since 1989 and are delivered in Europe/France (Grenoble), USA, China, Switzerland, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi.
The PhD program has been launched in 2009 and is offered in four majors (marketing, finance, strategy and innovation management, and organisational theory).
|The Economist - Global MBA||75th||84th||80th||80th||71th|
|Financial Times - Global MBA||-||-||94th||92th||N.R.|
|Financial Times - Masters in Management||15th||20th||13th||33rd||43rd|
|Financial Times - Master in Finance||12th||12th||12th||21st||16th|
Pedagogy and departments
GEM is member of the Management School Chapter of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and associated with Mines-Telecom, the number one group of engineering and management graduate schools in France.
Pedagogy at the Grenoble School of Management is organized by the academic research departments: Marketing, Management and Technology, Accounting, Law and Finance, Management and Behavior, Modern Languages and Foreign Cultures and Applied Learning and is delivered through a mix of face-to-face lectures, excursions, projects, and e-learning, in either English or French.
GEM also delivers courses entirely in English with "100% English Track", "trilingual course", and "transcontinental course" in agreement with Cambridge, Beihang University, McGill, and Columbia University. There are many international exchanges of staff and students including a longstanding partnership with Trinity College, and Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (ranked in Times Higher Education’s top 100 university-level institutions globally) and with other partners on five continents.
GEM participates each year in "Serious Games" with the MIT Sloan School of Business.
The school is involved in the Global Compact program delivered by United Nations initiative (UN) that brings together firms, the business world and the civil society united on ten universal principles relative to human rights, working conditions and the environment.
GEM hosts the student association Altigliss which organizes the World cup Ski and Snowboard competition for students in the Alps.
Grenoble École de Management has over 90 research-active scholars, the school and its research are regularly ranked among top French and European business schools. Grenoble École de Management conducts research in the following themes:
- Business & Finance
- Economy, society, and organizations
- Strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship
Besides hosting a number of academic and applied research centers GEM is part of various important national and international research initiatives such as: MEDFORIST, GIANT, and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
GEM is ranked by "Shanghai's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)" in the 201-300 segment for "Management" and "Business Administration" rankings and ranked third best French institution based on "the Research" citations criteria: number of publications, international outreach and impact, number of citations, as well as the number of articles published in a selected list of top journals.
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