MSc Management in International Business

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Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 2 years

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

To be advised

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$43,399.20 to S$45,582.00

* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

The MSc Management in International Business is a high-quality comprehensive programme of business administration subjects, studied from an international perspective. The programme focuses on the knowledge required by managers in different sectors to work in international companies and environments.

It is a strong generalist programme that integrates all the core management courses and uses cross-functional approaches to apply these key fields while providing students with an international specialisation.

It provides a truly international and multicultural learning environment for our graduates to gain language and intercultural skills to excel in the career they pursue.

  • MSc Management in International Business graduates are also awarded a certificate conferring the title of “Manager d’Affaires Internationales”. This provides international recognition through the VISA I’Etat from the French Ministry of Higher Education. For students planning to work in France following their studies, this recognition presents a competitive advantage.

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Learning Outcomes

You will:

  1. Gain key skills and competencies on international aspects of business management in multicultural learning environment
  2. Acquire comprehensive knowledge on core management and cross-functional business administration subjects
  3. Enhance your graduate employability with Professional Development Workshops
  4. Learn foreign language skills that are essential in today’s workplace

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates from this programme hold many different positions in a variety of sectors all over the world: human relations, marketing, banking, public relations, general management and consulting.

Graduates are currently employed in companies such as:

  • AC Nielsen
  • Accenture
  • Amadeus
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Carrefour
  • Coca-Cola
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Eurosport
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey
  • Microsoft
  • Nike
  • Pfizer
  • Porsche
  • PwC
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Schneider Electric
  • Shanghai Bank
  • Unilever

Graduates may further their doctoral studies with universities around the world upon completion of this programme.

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Access to career opportunities and services from both GEM and SIM Career Centres 

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GEM ranked 37th worldwide for Masters in Management (Financial Times 2022) 

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French Ministry recognition 

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Gain insights to business practices through International Study Trip (contingent on global conditions and travel restrictions)

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Intake Dates

Oct 2023 Intake 

PROGRAMME DURATION

01 Oct 2023 – 30 Sep 2025

APPLICATION PERIOD

To be advised

Date & period is subject to change by the school. 

Duration of programme: Two years

Candidature period: Four years

Students who do not complete the programme within the candidature period will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

Curriculum

Structure

  • Weekly schedule: Between Monday and Friday at three or six hours per session. Saturday classes may occasionally be scheduled if required
  • Class timing: 8.30am / 12.00pm / 3.30pm, held on SIM campus unless otherwise stated
  • Minimum class size to commence: 15 students
    If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, applicants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Attendance requirement:
    • Local students – 75%
    • International students – 90%
  • Assessments: Presentations, coursework and written examinations.
  • Final Management Project: Approximately 15,000 words in length, under the guidance of a tutor
    • Students are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in their chosen field of their study. This will be business oriented and coherent with the program’s objectives.
    • A student may choose to write their project on a topic grounded in their internship experience.

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students must successfully complete the taught modules, FMP and meet the conferral requirements of the programme.
  • The degree awarded and the degree certificate will be the same as that awarded in France.

Modules

The choice of modules and module descriptions are subject to change and will follow changes according to the on-campus programme for the 2022 intake. 

Introduction Session

  • Academic Writing and Presentation Skills
  • Case-Based Group Learning
  • Introduction to IT & Online Library and Learning Platforms
  • Excel Skills Training

International Business

  • International Negotiations
  • Legal Environment of International Business
  • Global Business Operations – The Serious Game
  • Geopolitics

Strategy and Operations

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management

Marketing

  • Global Marketing Management
  • Business Analytics Management

International Management

  • Managing People Responsibly in a Global Context
  • Integrative Entrepreneurship and Consulting Project

Managing Technology and Innovations

  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • Information Systems for Digital Business

Finance and Economics

  • Managerial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Risk Management

Accounting

  • Budgeting and Controlling
  • Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis

Business Research and Analysis

  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research
  • Research Methods for Managers

Language

  • Language (French or Chinese)

The program is dedicated to the Final Management Project, a major piece of detailed research on a business related topic and can be completed in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship.

Divided into 2 parts: Project Proposal and Final Management Project (FMP).

Project Proposal

The Proposal is the key roadmap to guide and direct the Final Management Project. It provides a clear structure of the future project and indicates the key approaches, methodologies, sources and resources that will be used. The time frame to complete the proposal is 1 month and the key aims, objectives, methods and approaches for the FMP must be clearly and coherently presented in the final proposal document (1,500 – 2,000 words).

If students choose the professional track, their proposal exposes the input of their professional experience into the FMP.

Final Management Project (FMP)

It is either an applied or theoretical research project (10, 000 – 15,000 words) that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. Students are encouraged to choose a subject related to their future career.

During their FMP, students will be supervised by an assigned tutor. Regular, scheduled contact with the tutor is required and milestone checks and evaluations are performed for each progressive chapter and stage of completion.

There are two tracks for the FMP: professional track where one will base the FMP upon a professional experience; and the academic track where one does not have professional experience, will be purely academic.

  • Professional Track

Students must base their FMP on professional experience and complete in parallel with an approved internship (min. 10 weeks to max. 26 weeks) or full-time employment (temporary or permanent employment contract).

International students must abide by the respective country’s regulatory requirements before commencing their FMP.

  • Academic Track

Students who do not base their FMP on professional experience must address a particular research question/hypothesis or knowledge gap in the field of their study. The research question/hypothesis should be business orientated and international in context.

International student must abide by the respective country’s regulatory requirements before commencing on their FMP. Those who choose to complete their FMP in Singapore must do so at SIM on-campus and within 6 months from conclusion of project proposal.

In addition to the core course, students can attend personal and professional development workshops, including psychometric testing.

  • These workshops cover current topics of interest, recent trends in management, research and career development. They serve as a complement to the core modules and strengthen employability profiles of graduates.

Learning a foreign language is required.

  • It is an integral part of the MSc in order to graduate.
  • Students have the option of studying French or Chinese in this programme.

  • The Singapore Intake will take part in an International Study Trip.
  • Students participate in lectures and company visits to gain valuable insights into the culture and business practices of the host country.

Note: The study trip is contingent on global conditions and travel restrictions.


View list of modules and descriptions (PDF 263 KB)

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Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject with good grade average (Minimum 60% GPA).
  • Work experience is not required. For applicants with work experience, it should not be more than 3 years of post-graduation work experience. 

An interview may be required at the discretion of the Final Admissions Board.

Admissions are based on individual merit and are subject to the final approval of GEM.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose degree was not obtained in English are required to meet one of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.5, with minimum score of 6.0 for each band OR
  • TOEFL: Computer-based: 240/Internet-based (iBT): 94, with minimum score of 22 in each band OR
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A, B or C score OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 63, with minimum score of 59 for each band
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Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.
 

Programme Fees

Programme fees are payable in three instalments.

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbook, course materials, repeat fees (if any) and expenses related to study trip.

Valid for 2022 intake.

Local Students

Total: S$36,112.50

  • 1st instalment – S$16,050.00
  • 2nd instalment – S$16,050.00
  • 3rd instalment – S$4,012.50

International Students

Total: S$37,918.66

  • 1st instalment – S$16,852.50
  • 2nd instalment – S$16,852.50
  • 3rd instalment – S$4,213.66

Mandatory One-time Fees

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

SIM Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (This does not include all fees related to Student’s Pass application)

Waived for 2022 intake

GEM Application Fee

Payable directly to Grenoble Ecole de Management.

€98 Euros

Waived for 2022 intake

International Student Induction Fee

A one-time fee payable by new full-time international students. This fee covers pre-arrival and arrival support, including activities to enhance the international student learning experience.

As applicable, this is payable with the programme fee’s first instalment.

S$428.00