Grenoble Ecole de Management

Grenoble, France

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Located in the heart of the business district and next to Grenoble's World Trade Centre, Grenoble Ecole de Management is a major player in European and international affairs. A top-ten French business school, Grenoble has designed the Undergraduate Program in International Business for students who wish to enhance their knowledge of international business, management, international culture, and foreign language. The School will provide you with an enriching learning experience in multicultural groups and in a business environment of multinational companies.

Please note: students are not accepted into the program until they submit their application and deposit to the UF International Center. You can start your online application today!

The City

Grenoble is a dynamic city of 500,000 inhabitants in southeastern France. It is within easy reach of Paris, Switzerland, and Italy. Grenoble is one of France's foremost international cities. Nestled in the French Alps, it was the host of the 1968 Winter Olympics. With more than 40,000 students, 8,000 researchers, and companies such as Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard, Rhône-Poulenc, and Schneider Electric, Grenoble is a booming city where technology and education play a major role.

Program Information

Grenoble recruits on a worldwide basis for its degree program, which provides students with a unique opportunity to study alongside others from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. The program is taught entirely in English but gives the participating foreign students the opportunity to learn French. The program is open to both French and foreign students recruited through various channels; international students, exchange students from partner institutions, program students recruited through the "concours" study abroad students, and any student wishing to complete an undergraduate program in France. All nationalities are welcome.


The program runs one semester for the Certificate in International Business or Certificate in Business Studies and two semesters for the Certificate in Global Management. All non-French speakers will take French language courses in addition to the business curriculum. The teaching style is very interactive and allows students to make presentations and do a lot of group work.

Term Dates

Fall: early September - early February
Spring: mid-February - early June

Spring semester or Academic Year encouraged

Language of Instruction


Courses Available

Use our course equivalency database to see which courses offered at Grenoble would apply to your UF degree! Other business courses may be submitted for UF equivalency. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

Grade Conversion
points from
points to
14 20 A
12 13.9 B+
11 11.9 B
10 10.9 C+
9 9.9 C
8 8.9 D+
7 7.9 D
0 6.9 E
Credit Conversion
Grenoble credit UF credit
5 ECTS 3 UF credits
(5 X .6 = 3)

ECTS X .6 = UF credit (rounded)

Credit conversion is on a course-by-course basis - NOT the sum of credits earned.

Credits may post with foreign credits and ECTS credits. UF credit conversion is based on ECTS credits.

Estimated Expenses
Rough Expense Comparison Semester at UF Semester at ECS Grenoble
UF Tuition $3,085 $3,085
UFIC Admin. Fee --- $250
Health Insurance $730 $890
Airfare --- $1,400
Housing $2,620 $3,900
Internet/cable $455 Included
Food $2,065 $1,600
Books $540 $500
Transportation $270 $180
Visa --- $135
Total $9,765 $11,940


There are no student residences owned or managed by Grenoble, so students must find housing off campus. There is a staff member on site who will assist students with finding a place to live. Additionally, the Aloha Student Association will help foreign students in looking for apartments and getting utilities arranged, etc. It is strongly advised that students arrive in Grenoble at least 2-3 weeks before the the semester begins to secure housing, and should be prepared to stay in a hotel for a few nights up to two weeks upon arrival.


Travel Opportunities

Grenoble has an ideal geographical location. Located at the crossroad between Northern and Southern Europe, there are many transportation networks that open up a multitude of travel opportunities. Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, the Cote d'Azur, and Spain are all easily reached by a short train ride. In addition, the Alpine region around Grenoble features hiking trails, top-ranking ski resorts, gorges, caves, and panoramas.


To arrange an appointment with a Heavener Study Abroad Advisor, please call 273.0151 or visit 301 Heavener Hall.

Heavener School of Business
301 Heavener Hall, PO Box 117160
Gainesville, Florida, 32611-7160
Phone: 352-273-0165

You may also contact an International Programs Student Ambassador to learn more about study abroad from experienced peers.

Contacts Abroad

Marie-Laure Capelle
International Mobility Office
Grenoble Ecole de Management
BP 127 / 12 rue Pierre Sémard
F- 38003 Grenoble, FRANCE
Phone: (33) 4 76 70 62 14
Fax: (33) 4 76 70 60 99
Email (Marie-Laure.CAPELLE at