MSc Management in International Business

Grenoble Ecole de Management

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 Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

Not Open for Registration

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

S$43,804.80 to S$46,008.00

* Exclude application 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 degree certificate “Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures de Management Stratégique d’Activitiés 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.


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.

Why study at SIM x Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)


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


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


French Ministry of Higher Education recognition 


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

Learn more about Grenoble Ecole de Management

Intake Dates

Oct 2023 Intake 


No Intake for 2023


Not Open for Registration

Date & period is subject to change by the school. 

Duration of programme: Two years (of which 4 to 8 months work experience & one week field project)

Candidature period: Four years

Year 1:
Semester 1: Study Period Oct to Dec
Semester 2: Study Period Jan to Mar
                     Apr - Aug: Work Experience
Year 2:
Semester 1: Study Period Oct to Dec
Semester 2: Study Period Jan to Mar
                      Apr - Aug: Work Experience

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



  • The programme comprises lectures, discussions, simulation game and presentations.
  • Lecturers: GEM faculty and SIM local lecturers
    View a list of lecturers’ teaching modules (PDF 114KB)
  • Average teacher-student ratio: 1:40
  • Exemptions: Nil
  • Minimum 4 to 8 months of Work Experience
  • One week Field Project (Overseas Study Trip)
  • 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 Dissertation: 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.

Year 1

Oct - Dec
Core Courses

  • Strategic Management
  • Project Management
  • Accounting
  • Managing Global Teams
  • Language (French, Korean or Chinese)


  • Global Marketing Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods
  • Field Project

Jan - Mar
Core Courses

  • Corporate Finance
  • Sustainability in International Business
  • Risk Management
  • Language (French, Korean or Chinese)


  • Information Systems for Digital Business
  • Business Analytics Management
  • International Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Field Project

Apr - Aug

  • Work Experience

Year 2

Oct - Dec

Core courses

  • International Negotiations
  • Responsible Leadership
  • Language (French, Korean or Chinese)


  • Strategic Entrepreneurship Project
  • International Financial Risk Management
  • Managing Individual & Organisational Change
  • Budgeting and Controlling
  • Managing Technology and Innovation
  • Advanced Research Methods

Jan - Mar

  • Corporate Geopolitics
  • Legal Environment in International Business
  • Global Business Operations - Serious Game
  • People, Ethics & Digitalization of Society

Apr - Aug

  • Work Experience

The final dissertation is one of the core components of the second year of the program.  The academic dissertation asks students to understand and analyze a key business or managerial issue. Students first undertake an extensive review of our current knowledge of the issue through an in-depth literature review. Working with their tutor, students then identify an area that requires further exploration (Research Gap) and a methodology for filling that knowledge gap (Research Design). Students will undertake original research (Data Collection) to fill the pre-defined gap before writing up their findings and considering their personal contribution to the chosen research domain. This includes an analysis of the academic and practical / managerial implications of their research.

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, Korean 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


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject with good grade average.

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 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking); 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): with minimum score of 63; or
  • Equivalent

Application Procedure

To apply for this programme, applicants must complete GEM’s online application via Fullfabric ( and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents.

All documents must be in English or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language. Application fee of €98 is payable directly to GEM.

• Official latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrolment with an approximate graduation date
• University transcripts with grading scale
• CV/ Resume
• Three short essays on your academic/ professional experience, reasons for choosing the programme and your intercultural awareness. Describe your career aspirations and how you expect the MSc MIB to help you achieve them.
• Two academic references. Family members or friends are not acceptable as referees.
• Passport
• Passport-sized colour photo
• English proficiency documents and test scores

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 four instalments.

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

Valid for 2023 intake.

Local Students

Total: S$43,804.80

  • 1st instalment – S$10,951.20
  • 2nd instalment – S$10,951.20
  • 3rd instalment – S$14,236.56
  • 4th instalment – S$7,665.84

International Students

Total: S$46,008.00

  • 1st instalment –  S$11,502.00
  • 2nd instalment – S$11,502.00
  • 3rd instalment –  S$14,952.60
  • 4th instalment –  S$8,051.40


* Fees are inclusive of 8% GST and are payable in full before course commencement.
Fees will be subject to revised GST of 9% effective on 1 Jan 2024.Fees do not include textbook


Grenoble Ecole de Management Early Admission Scholarships of S$1,500 and SIM Alumni Scholarship of S$2,500 are currently available for new masters' applicants. Applicants will be eligible for one GEM scholarship at any one time.

Please click here to view the administrative details and terms and conditions for the Grenoble Ecole de Management scholarships.

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$97.20

International applicants: S$486.00 (This does not include all fees related to Student’s Pass application)

Waived for 2023 intake

GEM Application Fee

Payable directly to Grenoble Ecole de Management.

€98 Euros


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.