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Grenoble EM (GEM)

Grenoble Ecole de Management, 12 rue Pierre-Sémard, 38003 Grenoble, France
3.68 / 5 based on 222 reviews.
A word from the school:
Established in 1984 by Grenoble’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the best management schools in France.

Each year, approximately 6000 students and executives complete one of the 40 national and international programs from the undergraduate to the Doctoral level on offer at Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Accredited EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles, and repeatedly ranked in international and national publications, Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of only a few business schools worldwide to hold the triple accreditation crown –strong evidence of the quality of its many activities.
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81% of students recommend
222 reviews
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Signup with the local student's association to get deals for food and mountain pass. Grenoble is also a great hub to visit the many ski resorts in the west end of the alps or to do some off-piste. Read Review
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by Jason, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
Business Studies, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Independently - I had no other choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Apart from the costs, the place was great. It was behind the school (opposite from the downtown side, where most students live, quite residential area, however lively.
Personal comments:
ESC-Grenoble has no housing arrangements. However for those arriving early, there is a student association operating a building with limited housing opportunities.
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by Anne, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
At ESCG the two events not to miss is the Integration Weekend and the Gala. Student associations organise soirées and parties all the time, as well as other schools' student associations. Brilliant way to get to know people. In Grenoble, there are 5 night spots to mention: Les 3 Canards, le Couche-Tard, London Pub and of cousre Le SAXO and le Vertigo (open until 05 am). Everything within walking distance. In the outskirts of town there are much bigger night clubs but they are more expensive + you need a ride! The National Music Festival on June 21st is an event not to miss, it is all over the country with music, concerts, and people everywhere!
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by Anne, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
I followed a program especially designed for students from my home university so I can't reaaly say. I followed half of the Commercial Communication major and it was interesting, though not on a high level. As ESCG is known as a high-tech an innovating business school, I recommend courses within this field (such as information technology & management, entrepreneurship etc.)

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Personal comments:

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by Elisabeth, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Business Studies, Erasmus
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
Language of instruction: French
Was learning French a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my French
How much did you improve your French?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Personal comments:
As the exchange semester took place in France it's really necessary to speak the country's language to get into contact with local people and the local authorities. At the university there weren't hardly any problems to follow the courses and there were a lot of international students, so if you wanted you could also speek English with them. Overall my french language skills had improved and got more fluent.
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by p, Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
Management Science, MIBP
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
MIBP grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
I don't know exactly. By the way, for the phone... if you go in france and are you planning to use "Orange" like selfphone operetor, change immidiatelly your mind... it is very expensive, much better SFR.
Food, Telephone, Overall, Travel: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
burocracy is "french". When you get GEM, the international office will try to ask you all the kind of assurances, if you insist a little bit and you are european, you don't need all those assurance. Pay attention
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by Anne, Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo, Norway
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
Nothing comes to mind right now
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It is a new, very modern school that is rated among the top 7 of French business schools and is highly estimated among recruiters, companies, people in general and so on. The student life is very active and it impressed me. ESCG has good partnerships both in academic and professional terms. Also it has a good location and the area is developing with several construction sites.


For you ski lovers, this is your Mekka! Grenoble is a great place to be and it is easy to get around. For instance, it is the capital of the Alps, Italy is a 2 or 3 hour drive away, so is Geneva, Switzerland. Paris is 3 hours and Lyon is 1 hour away by train. These are only examples, there are lots of possibilities. A tip is to get the "Carte 12-25" if you're under 25, you get up to 50% off on train fares and there are also other advantages. Before you leave, make sure you have all the papers you can think of plus several copies. You will need them in France as it has a bureaucratic and paper-loving administration. The school explains you what to do and where to go in order to get your visa, which is very important. Also you must register with the Caisse d'Allocations Familiales, it is worth the pain and effort: you get money back on your rent! A really nioce bonus that helps on your budget!!
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