Master in International Business



Developed and awarded by Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.

Internationally recognised, the Master in International Business (MIB) is regularly ranked by the Financial Times among the top Masters in Management in the world.

This programme aims to provide employers worldwide with intercultural aware graduates who have developed key skills and competencies in international business and management.

Why Choose GEM MIB Programme? 

  • Triple Crown Accreditations: Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the few business schools (1% of schools worldwide) to hold the three business accreditations, distinguishing GEM as a leading international business school:
    -  AMBA (The Association of MBAs)
    -  AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Businesses)
    -  EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
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  • 6th in the French Business Schools ranking (February 2017)
  • 26th in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management Ranking (2018)
  • 17th in the Financial Times European Business School Ranking (December 2016)
  • 33rd in the Financial Times Global Masters ranking for the Master in International Business (September 2017)
  • 20th worldwide in The Economist Which MBA Guide for the Master in International Business (May 2017)
  • French Ministry of National Education Recognition
    MIB graduates are also awarded a certificate conferring the title of “Manager d’Affaires Internationales”. This provides international recognition through the VISA d’Etat. For students planning to work in France following their studies, this recognition presents a competitive advantage.



Course Start Date & End Date

One intake a year in October

October 2018 Intake

For further details, please email to
HE Programme Enquiry



To be advised. 

For further information, please email to
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Application Fee applies

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbooks and course materials (valid for intake in 2018)

Scholarship & Awards

SIM Postgraduate Scholarship available





Master in International Business

Application Dates : To be advised

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Events & Programme Briefings

  • SIM Open House 2018 - Grenoble Ecole de Management Programme Briefing

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The Master in International Business (MIB) 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 specialization.

The MIB provides a truly international and multicultural learning environment, which makes its graduates with intercultural awareness, very attractive to potential employers worldwide.

Professional Development

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.

Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language is required.  It is an integral part of the MIB in order to graduate.  Students have the option of studying French or Chinese in this programme.

Career Prospects

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

MIB Graduates are currently employed in companies such as: 

  • AC Nielsen
  • Accenture
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
  • Coca Cola
  • Delloite
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • McKinsey
  • Microsoft
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Unilever
  • Pfizer
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Shanghai Bank



Programme Structure

Teaching Resources/Lecturers

Modules in this programme will be taught and delivered by both GEM faculty and SIM. 


Mode of Delivery

The programme comprising:

  • Lectures  
  • Tutorials
  • Simulation Game
  • Presentations


Programme Duration

  • Full-time academic year on campus (12 months) 
  • Final Management Project (12 months)

Final Management Project can be completed in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship.




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


1st Semester

  • Intercultural Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Global Trade Relations
  • International Negotiations
  • Information Systems for Digital Business
  • International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Business Research
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Language (French / Chinese)

2nd Semester

  • Budgeting and Controlling
  • Global Business Operations - The Serious Game
  • International Finance Risk Management
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Legal Environment of International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Technology and Innovations
  • International Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness
  • Business Analysis and Consulting
  • Language (French / Chinese)




The second year of the program is dedicated to the Final Management Project, a major piece of detailed research on a business related topic. It is divided into 2 parts: Project Proposal and Final Management Project (FMP).

Project Proposal

The Proposal is the key roadmap to guide and direct the main 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 timeframe 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 (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)

The FMP is either applied or theoretical research project (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.

Students will complete their FMP at SIM on-campus and within 6 months from conclusion of project proposal.

Module Synopsis






Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject with good grade average
  • Work experience is not required.  For applicants with work experience, it should not be more than 2 years of post-graduation work experience.


English Proficiency Requirements

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

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) OR 
  • TOEFL: Computer-based: 240/Internet-based (IBT): 94 (minimum score of 22 in Reading and Speaking; minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing) OR
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A,B,C OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)


Grenoble Ecole de Management may request an interview at the discretion of the Final Admissions Board.

All other qualifications will be assessed based on individual merits. Admissions are based on individual merits and are subject to the final approval of Grenoble Ecole de Management.


Minimum Class Size

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.


Programme Fees

    To be advised. 

    For further information, For further information, please email to HE Programme Enquiry

    Application Fee applies

    All fees inclusive of prevailing GST and exclude textbook and course materials.  Fees are valid for 2018 intake and assume that students complete the programme in two years.






Exemption Eligibility





Lecturers’ Profile & Teaching Modules

Average teacher-student ratio – 1:40




Generally, students will be assessed by the following:

  • Presentation
  • Coursework
  • Written Examination


Final Management Project 

At the end of the one year full-time part of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 15,000 words in length, under the guidance of a tutor.

To successfully complete the Final Management Project, they 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



Students who have successfully completed all of the requirements of the programme will be awarded the Master in International Business by Grenoble Ecole de Management, and is identical to that of graduates who study the program on home campus.