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Bachelor in International Business English Track

Program duration
1, 2 or 3 years. September to June
Degree level
Bachelor (180 ECTS). (French : Titre de niveau II Chargé d'Affaires Internationales, enregistré au Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) – Fiche 24775)
Entry requirements
High School Diploma or equivalent, 60 ECTS per academic year or equivalent, English proficiency
Full program fees
32,025 € for full three years
Teaching location
12 rue Pierre Sémard 38000 Grenoble
Teaching location
64/70 rue de Ranelagh 75016 Paris

The Bachelor in International Business (BIB) English Track is taught entirely in English from year 1 in Grenoble and Paris.

The mission of the BIB program is to provide students with a broad introduction to management, international business, foreign cultures and foreign languages which will allow them to work in a diverse environment or pursue further graduate management studies.

This Bachelor in International Business offers the opportunity to study a bachelor degree in English at a triple-accredited school. Highly international, this program has been created for students wishing to develop international business skills and knowledge.

The program is open both to international and French students. Students planning a career abroad should definitely consider joining the program.

Our aim is to encourage students to develop the skills and motivation to assume high-level responsibilities in dynamic companies operating internationally, in functions as varied as marketing, management, sales and export.

The BIB is recognized by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research under the name of “Chargé d’Affaires Internationales”. The official recognition for the program is referred to as the “Visa”.

Why choose the BIB program at Grenoble Ecole de Management?

  • Ranked 1st best Bachelors program in France in the 2017 Le Parisien Ranking
  • Ranked 20th in the FT's European Business Schools ranking
  • Gain international exposure through a semester abroad, with a choice of over 20 partner campuses throughout the world
  • Gain up to 8 months company experience through two internships
  • Accelerate your career by choosing a specialized major in Year 3
  • Triple accreditation: AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS
  • Official recognition for the program by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
  • International students residing permanently in France can apply for French State higher education scholarships (CROUS)
  • A pioneer in management of technology and multicultural management
  • An ideal balance of theoretical and practical management learning
  • A generalist program in Management and Business taught entirely in English while living in France
  • Smaller classes by comparison to university undergraduate programs and highly interactive teaching methods
  • International faculty with extensive experience of teaching and working in various countries and multicultural environments

Year 1: Business Essentials

Fall Semester

  • Information Technology Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Psychology for Business
  • Career Development
  • Foreign Language

Spring Semester

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Principles of Management
  • Digital Media for Business
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Foreign Language
  • Internship

Year 2: Management Functions

Fall Semester

  • Managerial and Financial Accounting
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Micro and Macro Economics
  • Introduction to Technology Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Sales Management
  • Purchasing
  • Foreign Language

Spring Semester

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Market Research
  • Corporate Finance
  • Geopolitics
  • Introduction to Negotiation
  • Foreign Language
  • Internship

At the end of Year 1 and 2, students are required to do an internship which can be in France or abroad (see Employability tab for additional details). Students complete up to 8 months work experience through internship.

A year in industry is possible between Year 2 and 3 in the form of a 9 month minimum work experience.

Year 3: International Focus and Major

Fall Semester

  • International Marketing
  • Introduction to Global Strategy
  • Ethical Dimensions of International Business
  • Innovation Management
  • Intercultural Business Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foreign Language

Study Abroad

Students following the full 3 year BIB program have the opportunity to spend the fall semester of the 3rd year at one of our 20 exchange partner institutions or to study one semester at CETT in Barcelona. Please note academic conditions apply.

Tourism and Hospitality Management

In cooperation with CETT, Barcelona
  • E-Marketing in the Hospitality Industry
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Business Development Strategies
  • International Hospitality Management
  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Sustainable Management of Tourist Destinations
  • Analysis of Tourist Destinations

Spring Semester - Majors

Students choose one major, certain prerequisites may be necessary. Majors are subject to student numbers and may vary between campuses. For more details please consult the Admission & application section.

Global Management (Grenoble and Paris)

  • International Finance
  • European Business Environment
  • Contemporary International Issues
  • Business Development in Emerging Economies
  • International Business Law
  • Foreign Language
  • Capstone module

Finance and Accounting (Grenoble)

  • International Finance
  • Financial Markets and Instruments
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Budgeting and Reporting
  • International Business Law
  • Foreign Language
  • Capstone module

Marketing and Advertising (Grenoble)

  • International Advertising and Public Relations
  • Brand Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Sport Marketing and Events Management
  • Sustainable Marketing
  • Foreign Language
  • Capstone module

Entrepreneurship (Grenoble)

  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities
  • Business Planning
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurship in Hi-Tech Sector
  • Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Foreign Language
  • Capstone module

Management of Fashion and Design Industry (Grenoble)

  • Fashion Management
  • Brand Management
  • Sustainable Development in the Fashion and Design Industry
  • Design Management
  • Legal Context of Fashion and Design Industry
  • Retail Management
  • Foreign Language
  • Capstone module
Capstone module

The final module marks the end of the BIB program by drawing on different elements of several core modules from an international business perspective. The focus is on teamwork to complete extensive analysis for an international project and to develop a business plan for a product or service in a new market. The issues discussed will be at corporate, sectoral, national and international level.

As classes on the BIB are interactive and require maximum student participation class attendance is compulsory.

Please consult the Undergraduate Certificates.


Classes are taught by Grenoble Ecole de Management faculty, visiting professors from top universities worldwide, and leading business professionals. Most of our faculty is engaged in applied and academic research, and we strive towards linking theory and practice to the international dimension of the program.

Employment Statistics

Employment within 2 months: 60%
Jobs with international projects: 86%
Annual salary with bonus after graduation: <35k€ : 86% | >50k€ : 14%

Students who follow the BIB can look forward to positions in:

  • Sales
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management (Customer Relation Manager, Junior Product Manager, Trade Marketing, Trade Marketing Manager...)
  • International Business Management
  • Human Resources
  • Logistics Management or International Trade (Export Assistant, Trade Marketing Manager, International Purchaser...)

Students have access to Grenoble Ecole de Management's career department through activities organized for personal and career development and opportunities to meet executives and managers during events organized by the career department during the academic year.

List of Internships:

  • Schneider Electric France
  • Nespresso
  • Hertz
  • Cojean
  • Carrefour
  • Lufthansa Technik
  • Louis Vuitton

Year 1

Important information

Students with French nationality only, enrolling on the 1st Year of the BIB (English or French track) please apply via Atout+3.

French students holding a dual nationality, please apply on our admissions web site.

Students who have a high school diploma, Baccalauréat, ‘A’ levels or equivalent are eligible to apply for this program. The admissions board is looking for students with excellent academic results, strong motivation and the ability to work with an international group of classmates.

Year 2 (transfer students)

Students who have validated a total of 60 ECTS credits (45 in business related subjects) at an approved institution may apply for direct entry to Year 2. Students entering Year 2 must also have completed an internship of 8 weeks minimum before the start of the BIB program and will be required to complete a further 13 weeks minimum at the end of Year 2.

Year 3 (transfer students)

Students who have validated 120 ECTS credits (90 in business related subjects) at an approved institution may apply for direct entry to Year 3. Students entering Year 3 must have completed an internship of 21 weeks minimum before joining the BIB program. There is no internship period in Year 3.

Please note that certain prerequisites are required depending on your choice of major:

  • Global Management - Corporate Finance or Finance Fundamentals
  • Marketing and Advertising - Principles of Marketing and International Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting - Corporate Finance or Finance Fundamentals and Financial Accounting
  • Management of Fashion and Design Industry  - Principles of Marketing and International Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship - Corporate Finance or Finance Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship

Apply here

To apply for this program, candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English or French or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.

  • High school diploma, Baccalauréat, minimum of three “A” levels or equivalent.
  • High school transcripts for the last 3 years of studies (front / back with scale): certified copies of all documents must be sent by email directly from the school - for Year 1
  • University transcripts (front / back with scale) - for Year 2 and 3
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 short essays (relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this program and your intercultural awareness)
  • 2 references (professional and 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: Computer-based: 240 / Internet-based (IBT): 94 (minimum score of 22 in Reading and Speaking; minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
    • IELTS Academic: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A): 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)
    • Not accepted: TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: First (FCE)

English test scores must be communicated to GEM by the beginning of July for September programs and by the beginning of November for January programs.

Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request you to send digital certified copies that you will be asked to present during the induction week. More details about certified copies per nationality are explained on the application form.

To ensure GEM is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.


All academic qualifications, including those earned at GEM, are recognized at the discretion of each country or university. Students seeking admission to a further course of study or who wish to work in another country after their GEM program may need to have their GEM degree certified through a process specified by the receiving authority. Before starting a GEM program, students who know that they want to work or study in another country or university are advised to verify whether their intended GEM degree will be recognized.

Total program fees: 2018-19*

Year 1, 2 and 3 (Full program)

32,025 €

Year 2

21,350 €

Year 3

11,175 €

Undergraduate certificate programs

6,675 €


*Fees are subject to change. Please verify program fees at the start of each year

Fees cover tuition, internship supervision, and access to all facilities. They do not cover accommodation, meals, or personal expenses.

Administration fees: 250 euros per year.

Please read the policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.


Please click here for scholarship descriptions and application guidelines.