Grenoble BIB (Bachelor in International Business)**

The Grenoble Bachelor in International Business is a comprehensive undergraduate degree, providing you with a broad introduction to management, international business, other cultures and foreign languages.
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September 2017^
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Unlike other undergraduate courses, the Grenoble BIB blends theoretical and practical learning and includes specialisations^^ that allow you to tailor your degree to your career goals.

The Grenoble BIB is currently ranked best bachelor programme in France by Le Parisien.

If you’re currently studying your bachelor’s degree, you have the opportunity to transfer to Grenoble BIB Year 3**. 

This top ranking undergraduate programme is designed and awarded by the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) and delivered at De Broc School of Business in Central London. You will receive a degree that is accredited by one of the world's best business schools, delivered in a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

Why this course?

Studying the Grenoble Bachelor in International Business will give you the opportunity to gain a bachelor’s degree from a triple-accredited institution while studying in the heart of London.
If you opt for the Grenoble BIB Year 3, you will have the chance to choose from a range of specialisations^^ and tailor your studies to suit your career objectives.

Who is this course for?

This programme is perfect for anyone seeking an education in management, international business, foreign cultures and foreign languages, opening opportunities to work in a diverse environment or pursue further management studies at postgraduate level.

We encourage students to develop the skills needed to assume high-level responsibilities in dynamic companies operating internationally.

Applications for GEM courses starting in September 2017 are only open for UK and EEA students.

What will you learn?

The Grenoble BIB is designed and awarded by Grenoble Ecole de Management – one of the few triple-accredited business schools - and it is delivered at the De Broc School of Business Central London campus. As well as being taught by visiting professors from top universities and experienced business leaders, this course includes the opportunity to take an internship.

You can apply to study the final year in Grenoble, allowing you to gain more experience and exposure to the business world.

Course structure

Year 3: 

  •          International Marketing (5 ECTS)
  •          Introduction to Global Strategy (5 ECTS)
  •          Ethical Dimensions of International Business (5 ECTS)
  •          Innovation Management (5 ECTS)
  •          Intercultural Business Skills (2.5 ECTS)
  •          Entrepreneurship (2.5 ECTS)
  •          Foreign Language (5 ECTS) (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese)
  •          Specialisations^^ (20 ECTS)
  •          Cap Stone Module (5 ECTS)
  •          Foreign Language (5 ECTS) (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese)

 Total: 60 ECTS 


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


  • International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Budgeting and Controlling

Finance and Economics

  • Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Financial Risk Management
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness
Strategy and Operations
  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management


  • Global Marketing Management
  • Business Analysis and Consulting

Managing Technology and Innovation

  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • Information Systems for Digital Business
International Management
  • Intercultural Management
  • Managing People and Organisations

International Business

  • International Negotiation
  • The Legal Environment of International Business
  • Global Business Operations - The Serious Game
  • Global Trade Relations

Business Research and Analysis

  • Research Methodology for Managers
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research


*Content subject to change.

Year 2

Management Research Methodology Final Project

  • Dissertation                                                                   
Module content

The BIB (Bachelor in International Business) 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.


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.

IT and web applications

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 are required to learn the basics of French and to use the language in accordance with business. If students already speak French, alternative languages are offered.

Career progression

The Grenoble BIB is an essential step towards the start of your career, giving you a competitive edge in the industry you wish to work in. 

The career prospects for Grenoble BIB graduates are excellent. Grenoble Ecole de Management BIB graduates are enjoying successful careers around the world.
Students who graduate from the BIB may consider a career in any of the following:

  • Sales
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • International Business Management
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics Management or International Trade
Entry requirements
  • CCC at A Level/240 UCAS tariff points or equivalent international qualification e.g. Baccalauréat, High School Diploma etc.
  • You need to have passed the first and second year of a bachelor’s degree (the Grenoble BIB only offers Year 3).
  • Only UK and EEA students can apply for GEM courses.

English proficiency options:

  • TOEFL – 94 (22 minimum in each component)
  • IELTS - 6.5 (6.0 minimum in each component)
  • PTE - 63 (59 minimum in each component)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C

Grenoble Bachelor in International Business (BIB) is not eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship under the Point Based System. Non EEA nationals with the existing visas should contact The International Visa Office team on +44 (0)1483 216588 or e-mail to find out if they are eligible to join the course.


To apply for Year 3 of this programme, candidates must complete the online application (link below) and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents listed below. All documents must be in English, or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.

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  • ‘A’ Levels/240 UCAS tariff points or equivalent international qualification – Baccalauréat, High School Diploma etc.
  • Transcripts (front / back with scale): certified copies of all documents must be sent by regular mail directly from the institution
  • CV / Résumé
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognised passport picture
  • Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
    • TOEFL: IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band) 
    • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63
    • TOEIC is not accepted
  • Please note English test scores must be communicated by the beginning of July

Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted to a programme, we will then request the original certificates or certified copies. This request will be made in your acceptance letter.

You may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Applications for GEM courses starting in September 2017 are only open for UK and EEA students.



UK/EU: £9,000/per year