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The GEM program has earned a reputation as a prestigious center for international business study in the heart of the French Alps. It is considered one of Financial Times’ Top 50 European business schools and has been recognized by the international accreditation boards of AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. This program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors; all participants must have completed a minimum of 30 U.S. semester credits, of which at least 15 credits are business-related.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Transit Pass

Housing (including meals and laundry with some options)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors (students must be juniors in order to take international business courses)
  • Previous knowledge of French is not required for admission, but it is strongly recommended.
  • All students who are not already fluent in French will take a French class. French courses are offered at all language levels.
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Program of study statement
  • Applicants must submit the completed API application, one official transcript, and a C.V. or resume.
  • 2 passport sized photos
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with student visa
  • 3 short essays covering the following topics: In 500 words or less, students should explain what they would like the GEM admissions board to know about their professional work and/or academic experience. In 500 words or less, students should explain their interest in this particular program, and how they see it helping them to reach their future goals. In 300 words or less, students should discuss what they experienced when they first went abroad or visited a different culture than their own. Students should explain how they overcame the cultural differences.
  • In 500 words or less, students should explain what they would like the GEM admissions board to know about their professional work and/or academic experience.
  • In 500 words or less, students should explain their interest in this particular program, and how they see it helping them to reach their future goals.
  • In 300 words or less, students should discuss what they experienced when they first went abroad or visited a different culture than their own. Students should explain how they overcame the cultural differences.

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Grenoble programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • French Riviera - Cote D'Azur

    This southern region of France is cornered between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea and attracts people from all walks of life to relax at its beaches, explore its cliff side villages, or sample the entertainment and liveliness of its towns and cities.

  • Grottes de Choranche

    In the heart of the Vercors region lies the Grotte de Choranche, a small part of the Grotte de Couffin. The cave is located at the bottom of the falaises de Presles (Presles cliffs). This limestone cliff with its 300m vertical drop is famous among climbers and offers more than 300 routes. On the way, there are waterfalls with the typical deposits of tufa or travertine, a result of limestone-rich water reaching the surface. The first chamber -largest- is 60m in diameter and up to 18m high. The most impressive -among many formations- is a huge pillar in the Galerie du Siphon. The thousands of stalactites, called soda straws are the great sights of this cave. The waters of the underground lakes and rivers flood the crystal whiteness of the rock formations with emerald green reflection.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of France’s most famous wine-producing regions. Students on this excursion will have the chance to visit the renowned city and ancient capital of the region – Dijon – known overseas for its famous mustard, as well as Beaune. Beaune is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the district, also known the world over for its wine auctions.
  • Snowshoeing in Chartreuse

    The day will start in the morning in a small village called Saint-Hugues-en-Chartreuse. The village is know for it’s chapel and the Musée d’Art Sacré de St. Hugues. There will be a short tour of the museum and then off for the hike!

    Students will hike on snowshoes, guided by professionals, through the Chartreuse forests. During the hike, the guides will point out animal prints, specific plants of the region and give an overview of the region and its geography. It’s not necessary to be a strong athlete, everybody is welcomed! There will be two groups, one group for students who prefer to keep it slow and cool, and a second group for those who desire to hike for longer. If time and the weather permit, the day will be topped off with some sledding and/or students can enjoy a hot drink in the nearby cafés.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Annecy

    Surrounded by the beauty of the Alps and the Lac d’Annecy, the scenic town of Annecy is known as the “little Venice” of the French Alps. In fact, many say that the best way to see the city is via the canals on a relaxing boat tour. Because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s, Lac d’Annecy is known as “Europe’s cleanest lake.”

  • Aix-En-Provence/Avignon

    Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France and known for its music festival, splendid houses and museums with rich works of art, mosaics and Romanesque and Gothic Sculptures. Students will visit the famous Pope’s Palace that was home to seven Popes from 1305 to 1378 before the papacy moved back to the Vatican. Near the palace is the famous half bridge Pont St. Bénezet, in which a popular children’s song was written describing folk dancing on the bridge.

  • Loire Valley

    Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried.

    The Château de Chenonceau is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women.

    Depending on the program, the students may also enjoy an ultimate experience: a traditional boat ride on the Loire river. Also, depending on the program, the students can experience the splendor of Chambord’s castle and its exceptional architectural creation that draws its inspiration from the French tradition as much as from the new ideas of the Italian Renaissance.

  • Lyon

    France’s second largest city, Lyon is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum, two excavated Roman theaters, and the 18th century Basilique Notre-Dame de Fouvière. In the Parc de la Tête d’Or, one will find botanical gardens, a small zoo, lakes for sailing, running trails, and many areas for relaxing.

  • French Riviera - Cote D'Azur

    This southern region of France is cornered between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea and attracts people from all walks of life to relax at its beaches, explore its cliff side villages, or sample the entertainment and liveliness of its towns and cities.

  • Grottes de Choranche

    In the heart of the Vercors region lies the Grotte de Choranche, a small part of the Grotte de Couffin. The cave is located at the bottom of the falaises de Presles (Presles cliffs). This limestone cliff with its 300m vertical drop is famous among climbers and offers more than 300 routes. On the way, there are waterfalls with the typical deposits of tufa or travertine, a result of limestone-rich water reaching the surface. The first chamber -largest- is 60m in diameter and up to 18m high. The most impressive -among many formations- is a huge pillar in the Galerie du Siphon. The thousands of stalactites, called soda straws are the great sights of this cave. The waters of the underground lakes and rivers flood the crystal whiteness of the rock formations with emerald green reflection.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Annecy

    Surrounded by the beauty of the Alps and the Lac d’Annecy, the scenic town of Annecy is known as the “little Venice” of the French Alps. In fact, many say that the best way to see the city is via the canals on a relaxing boat tour. Because of strict environmental regulations introduced in the 1960s, Lac d’Annecy is known as “Europe’s cleanest lake.”

  • Aix-En-Provence/Avignon

    Avignon is one of the most fascinating towns in southern France and known for its music festival, splendid houses and museums with rich works of art, mosaics and Romanesque and Gothic Sculptures. Students will visit the famous Pope’s Palace that was home to seven Popes from 1305 to 1378 before the papacy moved back to the Vatican. Near the palace is the famous half bridge Pont St. Bénezet, in which a popular children’s song was written describing folk dancing on the bridge.

  • Burgundy

    Burgundy is one of France’s most famous wine-producing regions. Students on this excursion will have the chance to visit the renowned city and ancient capital of the region – Dijon – known overseas for its famous mustard, as well as Beaune. Beaune is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the district, also known the world over for its wine auctions.
  • Loire Valley

    Visiting the Loire Valley palaces is like visiting 16th century Renaissance France when fortified medieval fortresses were transformed into delicate castles inspired by Italian architecture. Such is the case of le Château d’Amboise where Leonardo da Vinci was buried.

    The Château de Chenonceau is an exceptional site not only because of its original design, the richness of its collections, its furniture and its decorations, but also because of its destiny, since it was loved, administrated and protected by women.

    Depending on the program, the students may also enjoy an ultimate experience: a traditional boat ride on the Loire river. Also, depending on the program, the students can experience the splendor of Chambord’s castle and its exceptional architectural creation that draws its inspiration from the French tradition as much as from the new ideas of the Italian Renaissance.

  • Lyon

    France’s second largest city, Lyon is located on the Rhone and Soâne Rivers with many sites to see, including the Gallo-Roman Museum, two excavated Roman theaters, and the 18th century Basilique Notre-Dame de Fouvière. In the Parc de la Tête d’Or, one will find botanical gardens, a small zoo, lakes for sailing, running trails, and many areas for relaxing.

  • Snowshoeing in Chartreuse

    The day will start in the morning in a small village called Saint-Hugues-en-Chartreuse. The village is know for it’s chapel and the Musée d’Art Sacré de St. Hugues. There will be a short tour of the museum and then off for the hike!

    Students will hike on snowshoes, guided by professionals, through the Chartreuse forests. During the hike, the guides will point out animal prints, specific plants of the region and give an overview of the region and its geography. It’s not necessary to be a strong athlete, everybody is welcomed! There will be two groups, one group for students who prefer to keep it slow and cool, and a second group for those who desire to hike for longer. If time and the weather permit, the day will be topped off with some sledding and/or students can enjoy a hot drink in the nearby cafés.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 15 credits per semester

The GEM program has earned a reputation as a prestigious center for international business study in the heart of the French Alps. It is considered one of Financial Times’ Top 50 European business schools and has been recognized by the international accreditation boards of AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. This program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors; all participants must have completed a minimum of 30 U.S. semester credits, of which at least 15 credits are business-related. The number of business semester credits required varies per program track (see below for further information). Business classes are taught entirely in English. All students who are not already fluent in French take a French class, giving them the opportunity to learn French and to gain more insight into the French culture. Courses are delivered on a specific track, and students base their course selections from those available through that track. Classes are equivalent to 1.25 or 2.5 semester credits and class attendance is mandatory.

SEMESTER STUDENTS

Semester students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Business Studies (CBS) or a Certificate in International Business (CIB). To be eligible for the Certificate in Business Studies (CBS), students must have completed 30 U.S. university semester credits; 15 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. To be eligible for the Certificate in International Business (CIB), students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits; 30 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. Each certificate requires a specific sequence of six to seven business classes combined with one language class. Students earn 15 semester credits. French courses are offered at all levels. Classes are equivalent to 1.25 or 2.5 semester credits each and class attendance is mandatory.

ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS

Academic Year students have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s in International Business (BIB). Students who elect to earn their BIB complete 10 courses in International Business studies over the course of the academic year and a French language course each semester. To enroll in the BIB track, students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits, and 45 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. In addition, students should have at least six weeks of experience in an internship.

Students who do not qualify for the BIB track can follow the CBS certificate in the fall and complete a Spring Specialization Certificate OR they may follow the CIB certificate in the fall followed by either the Spring Specialization Certificate or the Spring CBS certificate. Contact your API Program Manager for details.

Students who complete the BIB program will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from GEM upon successful completion of all required courses – an incredible asset for any student hoping to work abroad in the future!

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Grenoble École de Management upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Anna Exertier

    Anna Exertier will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Marie de Rocca Serra

    Marie de Rocca Serra will be your Resident Director in Grenoble and a resource for you while you are in France!

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    Rebecca Cott

    Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - rebecca.cott@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

All courses are taught in English. French language courses include some instruction in English.

Students should note that there are two tracks, or “Certificates” offered each semester: A Certificate in International Business (CIB) and a Certificate in Business Studies (CBS). The course listings on this page are arranged by semester (term) and certificate (track).

SEMESTER STUDENTS

Semester students will have the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Business Studies (CBS) or a Certificate in International Business (CIB). To enroll in the International Business track and be eligible for the Certificate in Business Studies (CBS), students must have completed 30 U.S. university semester credits; 15 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. To enroll in the International Business track and be eligible for the Certificate in International Business (CIB), students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits; 30 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. Each certificate requires a specific sequence of six to seven business classes combined with one language class. Students will earn 15 semester credits. All students who are not fluent in French will take a French class. French courses are offered at all levels. Classes are equivalent to 1.25 or 2.5 semester credits each and class attendance is mandatory.

ACADEMIC YEAR STUDENTS

Academic Year students have the opportunity to earn a Diploma in Business Studies (DBS) a Diploma in International Business (DIB), or a Bachelor’s in International Business (BIB). Students who participate in the DBS program will complete eleven courses in general business studies over the course of the academic year and a French language course each semester. Students who select the DIB or BIB program will complete 10 courses in International Business studies over the course of the academic year and a French language course each semester. To enroll in the DIB track, students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits, and 30 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. To enroll in the BIB track, students must have completed at least 60 U.S. university semester credits, and 45 of those credits must have been business or business-related coursework. In addition, students should have at least six weeks of experience in an internship. Students who complete the BIB program will be awarded a bachelor’s degree from GEM upon successful completion of all required courses—an incredible asset for any student hoping to work abroad in the future!

CREDIT INFORMATION

The Grenoble École de Management (GEM) operates on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2.

French Language - ALL CERTIFICATES AND TRACKS

["Topics include grammar, structure and vocabulary","written and oral comprehension","writing, reading and listening skills","and French culture. Students are required to attend language lab outside of regular class time each week to practice speaking and listening skills."]

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Capstone Module

The case will harness modules mainly in Digital Business, Strategy, Innovation, Marketing, Finance, and Economics.In phase 1, students will propose an individual project for their choice of product or service for a new market, and in phase 2, in groups students will create an international business plan. NOTE: This course is required for those in the spring CIB Certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course was desiged specifically for students eager to understand financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main objective is to understand the financial system from an international perspective, examining exchange rates and the operation of exchange markets as well as a firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. Students will also study the development of international banking and political risk management with an emphasis on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. The course will also take an up-to-date look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

View Syllabus   

European Business Environmnent

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Global Management track. This course provides an essential basic understanding of Europe and can facilitate the career objectives for non-Europeans planning to work in Europe or for those who intend to develop professional links between non-European and European organizations, for example, trade relations. The course also provides a basic understanding of key factors in managing business activity in the EU.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Contemporary International Issues

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the Spring CIB Global Management track. The course focuses on issues, debates, and forces that shape our world today. Even if it deals with geopolitical issues, it is not intended as an advanced course in international relations per se. It is rather a theme-centered, multi-disciplinary forum to ponder some of the most complex, and controversial issues shaping our contemporary globalized world.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Business Development in Emerging Economies

This course examines the key features and growth of emerging economies and the strategies that businesses may take to benefit from these changes.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

International Business Law

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Global Management and Finance & Accounting tracks.

This course will closely examine the legal aspects of the three basic forms of international business: trade, licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment – within the context of managerial decision making. The course will explain fundamental principles of public and private international law, as well as the law of the European Union, as they relate to the regulation of trade, licensing of intellectual property, and direct investment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Financial Markets and Instruments

This course will enable the student to: Understand the functions, roles, and organization of banking systems and financial markets Know the different principal instruments and products used in financial transactions Understand how financial securities are issued and traded Master the basic methods and techniques of evaluating financial securities and products NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Finance & Accounting track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Financial Statement Analysis

This course is aimed at providing the student with the necessary skills and knowledge required to understand and use accounting and financial information in the management of the financial resources of the firm.NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Finance & Accounting track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Budgeting and Reporting

On finishing this course, the student will have the necessary knowledge and tools for the understanding of: The budgetary process (preparing budgets, performing and collecting information on actual performance, responding to variances between planned and actual performance and exercising control). Measuring shareholder value as well as non-financial performances. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Finance & Accounting track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

International Advertising and Public Relations

Using critical analysis, comparison and creative narration effects, students will become familiar with the skills required to target an audience, captivate a reader, embellish facts and maximize market exposure. By the end of this course, students will have acquired comprehensive knowledge about how companies shape their credibility, build their brand equity and control their advertising message. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Brand Management

This module will focus on the concept, challenges, and issues related to - Brand management: launching new brands, managing existing brands and reviving old brands. Concepts overviewed will include luxury brand management, the functions of brands for customers and organizations and brand equity: conceptualization, measurement, management, and alternatives to brand equity NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising and Fashion & Design and tracks.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Digital Marketing

This module will demonstrate how digital resources, and specifically the Web, can be used to market directly and interactively with customers, and how these activities can contribute to effective and efficient marketing strategies. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Sports Marketing & Events Management

This course focuses on the practical considerations when marketing and organizing world-class sporting events. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Sustainable Marketing

Consumers, governments and companies are more and more aware of the long term benefits of reasoned marketing campaigns within sustainable development. This module will investigate how communication can take advantage of this new context, instead of being harmed. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Fashion Management

This course will address creative principles of fashion, including supply chain management. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Fashion & Design track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2  

Regional Economics and Rural Development

This course will cover the basic concepts of sustainability as well as sustainable development, including various views and initiatives around the world and in Mendoza.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

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Design Management

This course covers the following: Understanding the design process and the basics of design management, creating awareness of design’s vital impact design on business results, creating basic understanding about the integration of design in a company situation. and recognizing the link between the creative design approach and creative management NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Fashion & Design track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Legal Context of Fashion & Design Industry

Topics covered in this course include: Introduction to Fashion and Design / Definitions /Industry characteristics. The scope of Intellectual Property applicable to the industry of Fashion & Design. Infringements and enforcement of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs): Knock-off andCounterfeiting. Remedies. Licensing of the IPRs in the industry of Fashion & Design. Imports and Customs issues in Fashion (brief introduction). NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Fashion & Design track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Retail Management

This course focuses on understanding the retail environment from a historical perspective, and on its new or emerging developments. In-depth knowledge of retail strategies, operations, organizational structure and formats, including managerial ethics, will help students become successful retailers. They will be introduced to multi-channel and international retailing, as well as to supply chain management. Students will also learn the importance of human resources management and strategic planning.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Business Planning

This module has been developed to meet the needs of entrepreneurial individuals who want to garner the attention of outside stakeholders for further acceleration of the emergence of their new business. Topics covered in the lecture include team dynamics, project risks and issues, opportunity, vision, strategy, markets, and financial needs and other needs. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Entrepreneurship track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Entrepreneurship in Hi-Tech Sector

This course is guided by the fundamental question of how to found and grow a successful high- technology venture. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Entrepreneurship track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

In this module, participants will focus on transforming innovative ideas into business opportunities. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Entrepreneurship track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Entrepreneurial Finance

Students will learn the following: To Prepare, understand and articulate different financial statements. Using the fundamental techniques of capital budgeting valuation and identify whether the investment creates value. Determining the cost of equity and debt as well as understand the fundamental concepts that sustain financing decisions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

View Syllabus   

Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship

Social problems (homeless, unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, etc.) and sustainability challenges (fresh water supply, biodiversity, degradation, deforestation, food) represent some of the most significant societal challenges of the century. This module focuses on exploring businesses opportunities in sustainability and social issues.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 2.5

Introduction to Human Resource Management

To understand the management of human resources and the factors that shape this process this course examines Human Resource Management (HRM) and the context of HRM from a comparative perspective using examples from across the European Union. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Market Research

Consume behavior can be studied through market research. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of these topics, how to apply them in a commercial environment & their place within the broader marketing & strategic planning framework. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Corporate Finance

This is a course in corporate finance covering capital budgeting techniques and financial statement analysis. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Geopolitics

The main aim of this course is to provide the student of International Relations with the basic concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historical, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary international relations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

View Syllabus   

Introduction to Negotiation

["The International Negotiation course aims at enabling participants to understand the basic principles of negotiation and their dynamics, to develop their own negotiation skills, practice and become a better negotiator. The main topics that will be covered are an introduction to negotiation","styles and types of negotiation","negotiation main concepts","negotiating in groups","win-win negotiations","communication and negotiation","international negotiation.\n\nNOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

French Society

This course will be taught in English and will study topics connected to the French society such as composition and social organization, territory - immigration - the young people - education - leisure and spare time. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

French Language - ALL CERTIFICATES AND TRACKS

["Topics include grammar, structure and vocabulary","written and oral comprehension","writing, reading and listening skills","and French culture. Students are required to attend language lab outside of regular class time each week to practice speaking and listening skills."]

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Intercultural Business Skills

["This course enables students to demonstrate awareness of one\u2019s own culture, its limitations and its assumptions","display understanding of the nature and significance of cultural similarities and differences, and how they manifest themselves in a work environment","and apply the skills of adaptability, empathy, effective communication (including active listening), situational analysis and emotional intelligence to real-life managerial situations encountered in the workplace.\nNOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Entrepreneurship

The course explores the various forms of entrepreneurship, such as international entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and family entrepreneurship. It compares and contrasts the skills and roles of entrepreneurs, and analyses the different approaches to organizational change and transformation through entrepreneurship. As part of the course, students will explore how ideas for new business ventures can be generated and screened, analyze the processes necessary to start a new venture through rigorous business planning, before examining what makes some ventures succeed and others fail.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Innovation Management

Products and services attract their clients for various strong reasons. Functionality, price, ergonomics, symbolic value, brand identity, and aesthetics are all important issues for product appeal. Design influences these aspects while working in line with the company’s strategy. Good design stands out, increases sales and is vital for companies in a competitive field. Good design means the right innovation and good business results. In this course on product innovation, we concentrate on the design of products and packagings and the reasons for product attachment. We will study this from the viewpoint of a business student by analyzing the following themes: Understanding the value of design for a company by studying different design cases and design-oriented companies; Understanding the design process and the basics of design management; Obtaining knowledge of design movements and design history.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

International Marketing

This module will examine the global aspects of marketing and students will learn to apply the basic concepts, practices and principles of marketing in an international context. The course will cover: the international marketing environment; the specificities of international marketing: increased complexity of the environment (economy, history and geography, cultures, politics, legal environment); the international marketing triad: segmenting, targeting and positioning in an international context; global competitive analysis and strategy; international market selection; international market entry strategies and expansion; understanding licensing, investment, and strategic alliances; global branding decisions; the 4 Ps in an international context, international product decisions, international pricing, international distribution, global communication strategies; implementing an international marketing plan and control.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Introduction to Global Strategy

This course focuses on organizational strategy and managing for sustained competitive advantage. It will teach you how organizations respond to environmental changes and competitive challenges at global and local levels, as they try to improve their performance. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Ethical Dimensions of International Business

This module aims to develop the students' awareness of the ethical (both western and eastern) issues which can confront an international and/or multicultural business and their ability to analyze these and deal with them in a critically informed manner. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Purchasing

This course will demonstrate and cover an introduction of General economy/ company trends, the importance of Reverse marketing for the professional buyer, internal analysis, external analysis, and confrontation of internal & external analysis for sourcing strategy elaboration. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Introduction to Technology Management

Technological changes have strongly influenced society and companies in the 20th century. Students following business studies should, therefore, be aware of the business opportunities created by scientific and technological innovations. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Sales Management

["This module should help participants to: take an appointment","prepare a customer meeting","give a first good impression","listen to the customer","present a proposal that fits the customer\u2019s needs","answer customer\u2019s objections","close the deal","and build a long-term relationship.\n\nNOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Managerial and Financial Accounting

This course introduces both the techniques used to prepare financial statements and those used to support the management process of planning, control, and decision making. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Consumer Behavior

Students in this course will gain an understanding of the key concepts of consumer behavior, and how through marketing research, this behavior, once understood, impacts marketing decision making, helping organizations become more customer-focused, and marketing oriented.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Economics

In this course, students will use the tools and concepts of economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics) to investigate the organizational problems with which managers contend. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Production and Operations Management course seeks to develop students’ understanding of the fundamental role of operations management in domestic and international service and manufacturing organizations. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

French Language - ALL CERTIFICATES AND TRACKS

["Topics include grammar, structure and vocabulary","written and oral comprehension","writing, reading and listening skills","and French culture. Students are required to attend language lab outside of regular class time each week to practice speaking and listening skills."]

Language of Instruction: French   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Capstone Module

The case will harness modules mainly in Digital Business, Strategy, Innovation, Marketing, Finance, and Economics.In phase 1, students will propose an individual project for their choice of product or service for a new market, and in phase 2, in groups students will create an international business plan. NOTE: This course is required for those in the spring CIB Certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course was desiged specifically for students eager to understand financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main objective is to understand the financial system from an international perspective, examining exchange rates and the operation of exchange markets as well as a firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. Students will also study the development of international banking and political risk management with an emphasis on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. The course will also take an up-to-date look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

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European Business Environmnent

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Global Management track. This course provides an essential basic understanding of Europe and can facilitate the career objectives for non-Europeans planning to work in Europe or for those who intend to develop professional links between non-European and European organizations, for example, trade relations. The course also provides a basic understanding of key factors in managing business activity in the EU.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Contemporary International Issues

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the Spring CIB Global Management track. The course focuses on issues, debates, and forces that shape our world today. Even if it deals with geopolitical issues, it is not intended as an advanced course in international relations per se. It is rather a theme-centered, multi-disciplinary forum to ponder some of the most complex, and controversial issues shaping our contemporary globalized world.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Business Development in Emerging Economies

This course examines the key features and growth of emerging economies and the strategies that businesses may take to benefit from these changes.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

International Business Law

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Global Management and Finance & Accounting tracks.

This course will closely examine the legal aspects of the three basic forms of international business: trade, licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment – within the context of managerial decision making. The course will explain fundamental principles of public and private international law, as well as the law of the European Union, as they relate to the regulation of trade, licensing of intellectual property, and direct investment.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Financial Markets and Instruments

This course will enable the student to: Understand the functions, roles, and organization of banking systems and financial markets Know the different principal instruments and products used in financial transactions Understand how financial securities are issued and traded Master the basic methods and techniques of evaluating financial securities and products NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Finance & Accounting track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Financial Statement Analysis

This course is aimed at providing the student with the necessary skills and knowledge required to understand and use accounting and financial information in the management of the financial resources of the firm.NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Finance & Accounting track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Budgeting and Reporting

On finishing this course, the student will have the necessary knowledge and tools for the understanding of: The budgetary process (preparing budgets, performing and collecting information on actual performance, responding to variances between planned and actual performance and exercising control). Measuring shareholder value as well as non-financial performances. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Finance & Accounting track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

International Advertising and Public Relations

Using critical analysis, comparison and creative narration effects, students will become familiar with the skills required to target an audience, captivate a reader, embellish facts and maximize market exposure. By the end of this course, students will have acquired comprehensive knowledge about how companies shape their credibility, build their brand equity and control their advertising message. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Brand Management

This module will focus on the concept, challenges, and issues related to - Brand management: launching new brands, managing existing brands and reviving old brands. Concepts overviewed will include luxury brand management, the functions of brands for customers and organizations and brand equity: conceptualization, measurement, management, and alternatives to brand equity NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising and Fashion & Design and tracks.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Digital Marketing

This module will demonstrate how digital resources, and specifically the Web, can be used to market directly and interactively with customers, and how these activities can contribute to effective and efficient marketing strategies. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Sports Marketing & Events Management

This course focuses on the practical considerations when marketing and organizing world-class sporting events. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Sustainable Marketing

Consumers, governments and companies are more and more aware of the long term benefits of reasoned marketing campaigns within sustainable development. This module will investigate how communication can take advantage of this new context, instead of being harmed. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Marketing & Advertising track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Fashion Management

This course will address creative principles of fashion, including supply chain management. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Fashion & Design track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2  

Regional Economics and Rural Development

This course will cover the basic concepts of sustainability as well as sustainable development, including various views and initiatives around the world and in Mendoza.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

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Design Management

This course covers the following: Understanding the design process and the basics of design management, creating awareness of design’s vital impact design on business results, creating basic understanding about the integration of design in a company situation. and recognizing the link between the creative design approach and creative management NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Fashion & Design track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Legal Context of Fashion & Design Industry

Topics covered in this course include: Introduction to Fashion and Design / Definitions /Industry characteristics. The scope of Intellectual Property applicable to the industry of Fashion & Design. Infringements and enforcement of the Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs): Knock-off andCounterfeiting. Remedies. Licensing of the IPRs in the industry of Fashion & Design. Imports and Customs issues in Fashion (brief introduction). NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Fashion & Design track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Retail Management

This course focuses on understanding the retail environment from a historical perspective, and on its new or emerging developments. In-depth knowledge of retail strategies, operations, organizational structure and formats, including managerial ethics, will help students become successful retailers. They will be introduced to multi-channel and international retailing, as well as to supply chain management. Students will also learn the importance of human resources management and strategic planning.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Business Planning

This module has been developed to meet the needs of entrepreneurial individuals who want to garner the attention of outside stakeholders for further acceleration of the emergence of their new business. Topics covered in the lecture include team dynamics, project risks and issues, opportunity, vision, strategy, markets, and financial needs and other needs. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Entrepreneurship track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Entrepreneurship in Hi-Tech Sector

This course is guided by the fundamental question of how to found and grow a successful high- technology venture. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Entrepreneurship track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

In this module, participants will focus on transforming innovative ideas into business opportunities. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CIB Entrepreneurship track.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Entrepreneurial Finance

Students will learn the following: To Prepare, understand and articulate different financial statements. Using the fundamental techniques of capital budgeting valuation and identify whether the investment creates value. Determining the cost of equity and debt as well as understand the fundamental concepts that sustain financing decisions.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

View Syllabus   

Sustainable and Social Entrepreneurship

Social problems (homeless, unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, etc.) and sustainability challenges (fresh water supply, biodiversity, degradation, deforestation, food) represent some of the most significant societal challenges of the century. This module focuses on exploring businesses opportunities in sustainability and social issues.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 2.5

Introduction to Human Resource Management

To understand the management of human resources and the factors that shape this process this course examines Human Resource Management (HRM) and the context of HRM from a comparative perspective using examples from across the European Union. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Market Research

Consume behavior can be studied through market research. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of these topics, how to apply them in a commercial environment & their place within the broader marketing & strategic planning framework. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Corporate Finance

This is a course in corporate finance covering capital budgeting techniques and financial statement analysis. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Geopolitics

The main aim of this course is to provide the student of International Relations with the basic concepts of geopolitics. The course adopts a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates strategic, geographic, historical, cultural and economic dimensions in order to facilitate a deeper understanding of contemporary international relations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

View Syllabus   

Introduction to Negotiation

["The International Negotiation course aims at enabling participants to understand the basic principles of negotiation and their dynamics, to develop their own negotiation skills, practice and become a better negotiator. The main topics that will be covered are an introduction to negotiation","styles and types of negotiation","negotiation main concepts","negotiating in groups","win-win negotiations","communication and negotiation","international negotiation.\n\nNOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

French Society

This course will be taught in English and will study topics connected to the French society such as composition and social organization, territory - immigration - the young people - education - leisure and spare time. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the spring CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Intercultural Business Skills

["This course enables students to demonstrate awareness of one\u2019s own culture, its limitations and its assumptions","display understanding of the nature and significance of cultural similarities and differences, and how they manifest themselves in a work environment","and apply the skills of adaptability, empathy, effective communication (including active listening), situational analysis and emotional intelligence to real-life managerial situations encountered in the workplace.\nNOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Entrepreneurship

The course explores the various forms of entrepreneurship, such as international entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, and family entrepreneurship. It compares and contrasts the skills and roles of entrepreneurs, and analyses the different approaches to organizational change and transformation through entrepreneurship. As part of the course, students will explore how ideas for new business ventures can be generated and screened, analyze the processes necessary to start a new venture through rigorous business planning, before examining what makes some ventures succeed and others fail.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Innovation Management

Products and services attract their clients for various strong reasons. Functionality, price, ergonomics, symbolic value, brand identity, and aesthetics are all important issues for product appeal. Design influences these aspects while working in line with the company’s strategy. Good design stands out, increases sales and is vital for companies in a competitive field. Good design means the right innovation and good business results. In this course on product innovation, we concentrate on the design of products and packagings and the reasons for product attachment. We will study this from the viewpoint of a business student by analyzing the following themes: Understanding the value of design for a company by studying different design cases and design-oriented companies; Understanding the design process and the basics of design management; Obtaining knowledge of design movements and design history.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

International Marketing

This module will examine the global aspects of marketing and students will learn to apply the basic concepts, practices and principles of marketing in an international context. The course will cover: the international marketing environment; the specificities of international marketing: increased complexity of the environment (economy, history and geography, cultures, politics, legal environment); the international marketing triad: segmenting, targeting and positioning in an international context; global competitive analysis and strategy; international market selection; international market entry strategies and expansion; understanding licensing, investment, and strategic alliances; global branding decisions; the 4 Ps in an international context, international product decisions, international pricing, international distribution, global communication strategies; implementing an international marketing plan and control.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Introduction to Global Strategy

This course focuses on organizational strategy and managing for sustained competitive advantage. It will teach you how organizations respond to environmental changes and competitive challenges at global and local levels, as they try to improve their performance. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Ethical Dimensions of International Business

This module aims to develop the students' awareness of the ethical (both western and eastern) issues which can confront an international and/or multicultural business and their ability to analyze these and deal with them in a critically informed manner. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CIB certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Purchasing

This course will demonstrate and cover an introduction of General economy/ company trends, the importance of Reverse marketing for the professional buyer, internal analysis, external analysis, and confrontation of internal & external analysis for sourcing strategy elaboration. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Introduction to Technology Management

Technological changes have strongly influenced society and companies in the 20th century. Students following business studies should, therefore, be aware of the business opportunities created by scientific and technological innovations. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Sales Management

["This module should help participants to: take an appointment","prepare a customer meeting","give a first good impression","listen to the customer","present a proposal that fits the customer\u2019s needs","answer customer\u2019s objections","close the deal","and build a long-term relationship.\n\nNOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program."]

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Managerial and Financial Accounting

This course introduces both the techniques used to prepare financial statements and those used to support the management process of planning, control, and decision making. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Consumer Behavior

Students in this course will gain an understanding of the key concepts of consumer behavior, and how through marketing research, this behavior, once understood, impacts marketing decision making, helping organizations become more customer-focused, and marketing oriented.

NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Economics

In this course, students will use the tools and concepts of economics (microeconomics and macroeconomics) to investigate the organizational problems with which managers contend. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 2.5   Contact Hours: 5

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Production and Operations Management course seeks to develop students’ understanding of the fundamental role of operations management in domestic and international service and manufacturing organizations. NOTE: This course is offered as part of the fall CBS certificate program.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 1.25   Contact Hours: 3.5

Highlights
  • Classes are taught in English and French.
  • Orientation in Paris!
  • Triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

API students studying abroad in Grenoble have two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or in a student residence.

Students who choose to live with families will have their own room and be provided with two meals (breakfast and dinner) per day and laundry service. Host families serve as a unique introduction to French culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, retirement-age couples, or a divorced or widowed woman with or without children. Most families do not live in the city center, rather they may be located throughout the city and in the surrounding suburbs. Families who live outside the city typically have larger homes with sizeable yards.

Students in Grenoble may also choose to live in a student residence. Students live with other international, American, and French students. Students have a single room, with access to a shared kitchen. Bathroom facilities are shared per floor, although some rooms may have bathroom amenities. Laundry facilities are available, and there are common areas throughout the building as well. A meal stipend to cover weekday lunches is provided; all other meals are the responsibility of the student.

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*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 3, 2020 - May 1, 2020 $19,150 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Fall Sep, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $18,650 May 15, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
Academic Year Sep, 2020 - May, 2021 $35,980 May 15, 2020 Jun 1, 2020
Spring Jan 4, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $18,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Sep 1, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $18,480 May 15, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020 $35,980 May 15, 2019 Jun 1, 2019