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Formations > Master 2ème année (M2) > Master Management & Administration des Entreprises > International Manager

Master 2

Management & Administration des Entreprises (MAE)

International Manager

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 Grenoble campus

master international manager at Grenoble IAE

Globalization creates new challenges for corporate management. It increases the complexity of organizations' environment, and therefore the complexity of their strategies and operations. This requires new types of managers who are able to lead teams and organizations across distances and varied national contexts, act in ever-changing environments, foresee changes, identify opportunities wherever they arise, and balance multiple cultural expectations. These global managers, who face new and increasingly challenging global situations, must develop specific skills and capabilities.

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach and multicultural emphasis, the Master International Manager (MIM) is dedicated to students with a background in management who want to prepare themselves for an international career. The program is designed to help them develop hard and soft skills within an international dimension. Using the main pillars of international corporate management (international finance and accounting, international economics, international marketing, international human resources, etc.), the program first aims at mastering core business disciplines and gaining a real understanding of global business issues. In addition, the program enables students to develop intercultural competences. It fosters their ability to select and analyze relevant information, make decisions, initiate actions, cope with pressure, gain perspective, practice innovation.

Dedicated to students with a background in economics or management, the Master International Manager program adopts a global focus on international business. With an international class (around 20 different nationalities represented on average), an international faculty of academics and business executives, 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.

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. Enrolled French students are recruited both on a regional and national level. In all, almost all the world's continents are represented.

25-30 students per class
55% of the students have significant work experience
60% are female, 40% are male
27 average age of participants [age ranges from 21 to 43]
37 nationalities
Breakdown by global regions:

  • Europe (outside of France): 16%
  • France: 22%
  • Africa: 13%
  • Asia: 30%
  • North America: 6%
  • South America: 13%

(Based on data from 2012 to 2015)

The Master International Manager is offered as a one-year full-time program.
Courses run from early September to the end of March. All courses are delivered in English.
A 4-to-6-month final project or internship and thesis defense conclude the program.


Fall Winter Spring/Summer
  • Refresher courses (2)
  • Accounting for Multinational Corporations
  • Finance for International Managers
  • International Trade
  • International Business Law
  • Global Business Game
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Marketing
  • Second Languages
  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Negotiation across cultures
  • Managing International Business Projects
  • Economic Issues of Globalization
  • Doing Business in High Growth Countries
  • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Career Practicum
  • Final Project or 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 261.10€ for Master programs.
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 fees: 213 €). French scholarship recipients are exempt, but they are obligated to pay for a student health insurance (SMERRA or LMDE).


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.

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Academic Director



Virginie TIZON
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