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Grenoble Ecole de Management


Grenoble, France


Grenoble Ecole de Management welcomes around 300 exchange students per year coming from 34 different countries from all over the world. Grenoble Ecole de Management has 125 partner institutions.
Grenoble Ecole de Management is more than just a school. It is a laboratory, It is a testing ground, a place for experimentation, analysis and unique combinations to solve complex problems.
Founded in Grenoble, a city of science and technology, the school has developed solid expertise in the management of technology and innovation. This foundation has enabled GEM to expand its research, teaching and expertise to meet challenges in the digital world, healthcare, energy, entrepreneurship, sharing economy and geopolitics.

Academic Areas of Expertise/Focus:

Technology Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation


BCom or MBA

Available Spots:

6 semester spots/academic year

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Approximate Term Dates:

Semester 1: September - December
Semester 2: January - May

Summer Program Option:

Grenoble International Summer School


Full-time Course Load: 30 ECTS/semester (equivalent to 15 UofA credits)

Language(s) of Instruction: English / French
*students are not permitted to take a mix of English & French taught courses

Course Restrictions: Grenoble is a specialized business and management institution. No courses are offered in other areas


General Information for Exchange Students

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"The education level at Grenoble Ecole de Management was not very high compared to that of the UofA. That being said, I had a very great exchange and I'm thankful I got to participate in this incredible opportunity."

"Despite being in a small city, I instantly fell in love with the city of Grenoble upon arrival."

"I found that the expectations required from me in France were considerably less than in Canada. Class, homework, projects and testing did not require a lot of effort however the lectures were strong and informative. Almost all work was completed during class, this allowed for a lot of extra free time outside of school."