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Grenoble Ecole de Management

Grenoble, France

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

The city of Grenoble with the French Alps in the background

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.

Student Life

Grenoble Ecole de Management entrance with student Gator chomping

The city of Grenoble has a student population of about 60,000, providing a lively and fun environment. There are special student prices at restaurants, pubs, theatres and more! Grenoble’s location allows for students to indulge in both city life and outdoor adventures. Skiing the Alps in the winter and hiking them in the summer are popular weekend activities. GEM recruits on a worldwide basis for its degree program, which provides exchange students with a unique opportunity to study alongside others from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. From athletics and music to entrepreneurship and service, there are over 25 student associations that exchange students can participate in.

2 students outside in front of landscape in Grenoble, France during winter.

Term Dates

Fall Semester: early September to late December
Spring Semester: early January to end of April

Courses Available

GEM offers a few different business tracks which students will choose from. Use our course equivalency database to find out which courses at GEM can apply to your UF degree. Please see an academic advisor for information pertaining to requesting additional equivalencies.

Language of Instruction

Course tracks are taught in English or French. UF students almost always follow the English-instructed tracks of study.

Grade Conversion

Grenoble points fromGrenoble points toUF grade

Credit Conversion

Grenoble CreditUF Credit
5 ECTS3 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.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense ComparisonSemester at UFSemester at ECS Grenoble
UF Tuition$3,190$3,190
UFIC Admin. Fee-$425
Health Insurance-$170
Housing / Utilities$2,995$4,000
Computer / Cell Phone$585$300




Students can choose between two main kinds of accommodation: student halls of residence (public or private) and the private rental sector. Each student coming in the context of an exchange program automatically receives credentials by email, allowing them to access Grenoble’s online accommodation platform. Students who complete the application process by the deadlines will receive an offer of accommodation by the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO).

Travel Opportunities

Grenoble, France cable cars

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.

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