Grenoble MIB (Master in International Business)

The Grenoble MIB (Master in International Business) is a top-quality business academic programme that will prepare students for roles in business management at an international level.
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September 2017
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This course prepares students for business management roles with an international perspective. The programme is designed by the triple-accredited Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) and delivered at De Broc School of Business. The course focuses on modern business skills and approaches to management in order to produce the next generation of international and global managers. The MIB has been ranked 13th worldwide in the 2016 Financial Times Master’s in Management ranking.

Why this course?

This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to excel in the world of international business and management. You will benefit from the vast experience and skills of our tutors, who all have great links to the business industry. Class sizes are deliberately small so that you can receive a high amount of contact time, and enjoy plenty of opportunities to participate during class.

Successful applicants will study towards an MIB from the triple-accredited institution, Grenoble Ecole de Management. Triple accreditation is an honour shared by less than 1% of the world's elite business schools.

  • AMBA (Association of MBAs) – UK accreditation body
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) – EU accreditation body
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – USA accreditation body


Who is this course for?

The MIB course is ideal for individuals keen to broaden their business knowledge and develop their managerial skills with an international perspective in mind. Students will usually aspire to work in a top-level role within a multinational organisation.

What will you learn?

The MIB is a challenging and intensive, but highly rewarding programme. During the first year, you will cover core management principles from an international perspective, revisiting all of the essentials of international business. Your second year will be devoted entirely to the International Management Project.

You will have the opportunity to undertake an internship or work full-time whilst carrying out your project – which can be conducted from anywhere in the world. You will also have the opportunity to study a foreign language.

Course structure

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 utilising the full time available to complete the project. 


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 Business

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

Strategy and Operations

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management and Planning
  • Business Analysis and Consulting

International Management

  • Intercultural Management
  • Managing People and Organizations

Managing Technology and Innovation

  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • Information Systems for Digital Business
Finance and Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Risk Management
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness


  • International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Budgeting and Controlling

Business Research
and Analysis

  • Research Methodology for Managers
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research


**Content subject to change.

Module content


Year 1

  • Introduction Session
  • International Business
  • Strategy and Operations
  • Marketing
  • International Management
  • Managing Technology and Innovation
  • Finance and Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Research and Analysis

Year 2

  • Final Management Project


Module content

The MIB (Master 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.

Career progression

The Master in International Business course offers graduates many professional opportunities, familiarising them with the essential knowledge needed to secure employment in international organisations. De Broc Business School has an extensive network of corporate partners worldwide that they will benefit from alongside an exceptional careers development team offering services including interview preparation, internship opportunities and weekly job vacancies.

Potential future job titles include Marketing Director, Global Director and International Manager. 

Entry requirements

• Undergraduate degree at 2:1 or equivalent (e.g 60%) from a recognised university (assessed by GEM admission board)
• GMAT is not an obligatory requirement, but is considered an advantage and may be required for some
applications (target score 550)
• 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 (51 minimum in each component)
• Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C

Grenoble Master in International Business (MIB) 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 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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  • CV/Résumé
  • 3 short essays
  • 2 references (professional or academic) family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognized 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
  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale

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.




UK/EU: £19,270 / full programme