Master Management

International Manager Specialization

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 Grenoble campus

master international manager at Grenoble IAE

Globalization has increased the complexity of both organizations' environment and their strategies and operations, and has brought about new challenges to almost every one of them.
International activities involving such tasks as marketing internationally, managing a global supply chain, leading international projects, or working in teams from diverse cultural backgrounds require new types of managers.

These global managers must develop new sets of skills and capabilities, they must be able to take on new and increasingly complex global responsibilities, they have to grasp and act on the ever-changing global economy, to manage across distances, to understand various countries' infrastructure as well as multiple cultural expectations.

The Master 2 International Management program adopts a global focus on international business. Although it does not specialize in a specific geographical area, it zooms in on issues relating to high-growth countries such as Brazil, China, India, etc. so as to provide participants with the knowledge required to operate in the globe’s promising zones.

With an international class (around 20 different nationalities represented on average), an international faculty of academics and business executives (from England, the USA, India, China, etc.), extremely varied projects and assignments (global business game, international start-up project, long-term internship), the MIM program is both an intense and enjoyable experience!

If you are:

  • Attracted by multicultural environments and international experiences
  • Interested in working abroad, on international projects or with international partners now or in the future
  • Eager to understand the complexities of the global economy and learn how to design the strategic and operational responses to develop a successful global business
  • Concerned to find out about the promises and challenges of high growth countries
  • Interested in using your advanced English language skills.

Then, this program is made for you, whatever your prior academic or professional background.

Students in the International Management Master's degree come from all walks of life, such as finance, marketing or management disciplines as well the sciences (engineering sciences, mathematics, computing) or humanities. Some also already have a significant professional experience.
For the most part, admitted students are foreigners, some coming from our partner universities in Brazil, China and Russia. Our enrolled French students enrolled are recruited both on a regional and national level. In all, almost all the world's continents are represented.

The Master 2 International Manager (MIM) program with its multidisciplinary approach and multicultural emphasis is designed to develop the skills required to become effective global managers.

Drawing on such fields as international finance and accounting, international economics, organization theory, marketing, purchasing, law, international business, Human resource, management and strategy, the program first aims at providing participants with the core business knowledge required to understand the international business environment and to develop and manage global activities.

In addition, the program is contructed to enable participants to develop other skills and competences that are key in global settings, such as the ability to work with people from other cultures, collect and analyze relevant information, to make decisions and initiate actions, cope with pressure, gain perspective and be innovative.

Program structure

  • Duration: 11 to 13 months.
  • Courses run from early September to the end of March. All courses are delivered in English.
    A 4-to-6-month internship in some international role completes the program.
  • The degree is full-time only.


Fall Winter Spring/Summer
  • Fundamentals of Marketing and International Marketing
  • Management Accounting : International Emphasis
  • Fundamentals of Finance and Finance for International Managers
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Accounting : International Emphasis
  • International Financial Accounting
  • International Trade Tools
  • International Business Law
  • Second Languages
  • Business Game
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Business Enterprise
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Negotiation
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Managing International Business Projects
  • Economic Issues of Globalization
  • Doing Business in High Growth Countries
  • From CSR to Sustainable Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Career Practicum
  • Internship (4 to 6 months)

French and European candidates should hold a university degree of 240 ECTS credits.
For non-European candidates, a 4-year university degree minimum is required, and prior studies will be examined and approved by a university committee. A study validation form is available online with the course application form.

Those for whom English is not their native language, or who have not been studying fully in English or living in an English speaking country for some (significant) time will need to demonstrate an advanced level of English. This can be done by providing a TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or even GMAT score or an English instructor assessment (language proficiency report included in the application form).
Language proficiency will also be tested during the interview.

The admissions committee requires a statement of purpose supporting the application (separate from your application form). This statement should outline 1/ why you are interested in this particular degree, 2/ how this program would impact your future career and 3/ what makes you stand out as a strong applicant. Applicants must also provide a CV (2 pages maximum) highlighting their academic, professional, and international experience, including foreign language competency. References are required.
Taking a test such as the Tage-Mage (French version) or (GMAT - English version) is not required but can be beneficial for selection.

Speaking French is not required, as the program is taught solely in English, however we strongly recommend that you take a beginners class in French before coming to France to ease your everyday life.

Students that do not have a B2 level or greater in French will take it as their second language requirement.

Admissions Criteria

The admissions committee evaluates based on the applications’ overall quality : academic records, professional and international experience, professional objectives, English level, and references.

For a traditional education student (formation initiale) at Grenoble IAE, academic fees are mandatory registration fees for license or master programs and supplemental student services.

Registration fees

Annual university registration fees are determined by the Minister of Higher Education and Research. These vary based on the degree.

In 2014-2015, the fees were:

DegreeRegistration fees
General Licence, Professional Licence 189.10 €
Master 261.10 €

Scholarship recipients are exempt from university registrations fees, excepting preventative health insurance (5,10 € in 2014-2015). Social security is mandatory for students between 20 and 28 years of age (2014/2015 fee : 213 €). French scholarship recipients are exempt, but they are obligated to pay for a student health insurance (SMERRA or LMDE).

Student Service Fees (SSF)

In accordance with the legal framework and deliberation decreed by the Council of Administration of University Pierre Mendès France on September 14, 2006, IAE proposes student service fees (SSF), guarantees of comfort, efficiency, and networking. The cost of these services is 800€ annually per student (400€ for scholarship recipients). These services bundle many multimedia solutions: personalized IAE intranet, professional-grade IT access beyond university legal mandate, social network « Grenoble IAE Community ».

These services are optional. Students opting out of these services will have basic academic resources; they have access to the course schedule and coursework materials by traditional means (posting, etc.); they prepare and take their exams in the same conditions as the other students: Each year, a majority of students in traditional education (formation initiale) choose to benefit from these services to improve their student experience and profit from standard services in a school of management.


Scholarship requests by social criteria through the Minister of National and Higher Education and Research must be submitted between January 15th and April 30th through the CROUS site in the academy where the student is schooled.

International students typically apply for scholarships through programs in their home country.

Career Opportunities

Career options for this program are extremely varied. They depend mostly on students first-degrees and professional career plans.

Possible career openings include :
- Exports Manager: supervising a sales team in a specific geographical area, in line with the firm's export and sales policy and the local market regulations, managing the sales forces, analyzing local markets to define export strategies.
- International Business Engineer: in technical field, includes Budget management, preparing cost estimates and financial reporting as well as supervising sub-contracting or outsourcing and managing a project to completion.
- Head of or assistant to the Marketing Department: fieldwork to prospect new markets or in Companies' export departments, developing relations with suppliers and customers.
- Consultant in International Development: advising on the development and implementation of companies' international schemes, analyzing a company's global presence and its capacity to export, defining geographical targets and strategic actions.

Alumni Employment Rate Survey 2013 (PDF)


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