M2 Applied Corporate Management

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The Master in Applied Corporate Management (ACM) is a graduate management programme taught entirely in English and  designed for students who have not studied management before at University and are keen to discover and understand the theories, practices and tools useful for leading organizations and making managerial decisions within a very multicultural environment. It is the English version of the MAE Master 2 programme.

Because a varied background is a true asset when implementing management and leadership skills, notably in the context of a fast-changing environment, the Master in Applied Corporate Management is intended for students with educational background other than management or business. The programme aims to help them leverage their past education by combining the knowledge they gained with management expertise, which will make them more competitive in the job market.

Programme profile

The programme is a 12-month programme and covers all the fields of corporate management in a multi-cultural environment (in 2022 there were students from 12 different nationalities). Courses run from early September to the end of March and students then have a compulsory 4-6 month internship in France or abroad. All courses are delivered in English.
It is structured around

  • Core courses aimed at developing hard management skills (marketing, strategic management, accounting, finance, human resources, etc.)
  • Core courses aimed at promoting entrepreneurial and leadership skills (strategy, creative methods of innovation, entrepreneurship, project management, leadership and team building and intercultural management etc.)
  • Peripheral courses useful in business decision making (legal issues in business, labour law etc.)
  • Elective courses allowing students to discover a specific field of management (ethics, digital marketing, etc)

The programme targets explicitly students from non-business areas (engineering, art, law, philosophy, history, technology and computer sciences, etc.) who want to develop management expertise, either because they plan to work as a manager or because they know they will need managerial competencies in their professional life.

This programme is for you...

  • if you have a B2 level in English
  • a minimum level (A2) in French is preferable to increase chances of finding an Internship in France.


  • A programme fully in English
  • Working in a multicultural environment
  • 2 hours of French (or another second language ) per week in the 1st semester
  • Transversal projects with other programmes at Grenoble IAE
  • A hands on Business Game in Multicultural teams
  • A 4-6 month internship in France or abroad

The Master in Applied Corporate Management is offered as a one-year full-time programme.

The courses

Semester 9

Managing Organisations in their Environment
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Business Law
Managing FInancial Performance
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Investment Decisions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Management Control
Managing Projects 1
  • Project Management (Basic and Advanced)
  • Self Awareness
  • Leadership
  • Second Language
Professional Development 1
  • Intercultural Management
  • Career Practicum
  • Business Game
  • Business Creation (Project)
  • Volunteering in a local Association or Charity

Semester 10

Managing Organisations 2
  • Human Resource Management
  • Labour Law
  • Organization Management
  • Purchasing
Managing the Information
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
Managing a Project 2
  • Innovation
  • Case Study
Professional Development 2
  • Elective Courses
  • Internship, Thesis and Defense.
  • A 4-6 month Internship
Publié le  25 mai 2016
Mis à jour le 26 octobre 2023