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Master in International Business (Awarded by Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France)

About the Course
Course Curriculum
International Application
Local Application
 

Programme Overview

The Master in International Business is a high-quality comprehensive programme of business adminstration subjects, studied from an international perspective.

The programme focuses on the knowledge required by managers in different sectors to work in international companies and environments.

It is a strong generalist programme that integrated all the core management courses and uses cross-functional approached to aplly these key fields while providing students with an international specialisation.

 

Why Choose Grenoble Ecole De Management (GEM)?

  • Ranked 20th in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2015
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the few business schools (1% of schools worldwide) in possession the three accreditations, distinguishing GEM as a  the leading international business schools: EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and AMBA (The Association of MBAs).
  • A pioneer in management of technology and multicultural management 
  • A balance of theoretical and practical management learning
  • A truly international Business School in the heart of the French Alps

 

Why Choose The Programme?

An internationally recognised programme ranked among the World's Top 20 Masters in Management and is well positioned in the following aread by The Financial Times 2015.

  • Employed at 3 months:93%. The percentage of the most recent graduating class that were in employment three months after graduation.
  • International Mobility: 8th worldwide. A measure based on changes in the country of employment of alumni between graduation and today.
  • Careers: 17th worldwide. The career status of alumni three years after graduation. Progression is measured according to level of seniority and the size of company in which they are employed.

The rankings clearly reflect the international advantage of GGSB's Master in International Business and its excellent quality, which translates into a world of opportunities for its graduates.

  • A generalist programme with a special focus on international aspects of business and management to meet the changing needs of today's global companies
  • A personal, enriching and learning experience in a truly multicultural environment
  • A programme developing and practicing the innovation-based nature of business and management

Assessment Methods

Each course is assessed by written assignments and an examination.

Graduation

Students who successfully complete the programme will be awarded the prestigious Master in International Business from Grenoble Graduate School of Business (France).

 

Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France

     Located in the heart of the business district "Europole" and next to the World Trade Centre,Grenoble Graduate School of Business, the international school of Grenoble Ecole de Management, is a major player in the European and international affairs. Founded in 1984, Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of Europe's best Management Schools.

Grenoble Ecole de Management proposes 20 different programmes (including master in international business) which incorporate the concepts of Management, Technology and Innovation and are taught both in France and on the School's international campuses.


Three accreditations distinguish the best business schools in the world. Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the few to hold all three of them:

  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) 
  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)

These independent evaluations guarantee that the contents and the quality of the programmes satisfy international standards. The courses are continually improved, updated, and in tune with market needs. The instructors are appropriately qualified. Degrees conferred on students by Grenoble Ecole de Management are recognised internationally.

Grenoble Ecole de Management's 20 years of experience in Management of Technology has made it an internationally recognised centre of excellence. Acting as a foundation to every initiative, it channels and influences the institution's activities and actions: programmes, business chairs, entrepreneurship, academic and applied research, technological and pedagogical environments.

 

 

Programme Curriculum

 

 

International Business

International Negotiation

Legal Environment of International Business

Global Business Operations - The Serious Game

Global Trade Relations

 

Strategy and Operations

Strategic Management

Project Management

International Operations and Supply Chain Management

 

Marketing

Global Marketing Management

Business Analysis and Consulting

 

International Management

Intercultural Management

Managing People and Organisations

 

Managing Technology and Innovations

Managing Technology and Innovations

Information Systems for Digital Business

 

Finance and Economics

Managerial Economics

Corporate Finance

International Financial Risk Management

Microeconomics of Competitiveness

 

Accounting

International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis

Budgeting and Controlling

 

Business Research and Analysis

Research Methodology for Managers

Quantitative Methods for Business Research

 

French / Mandarin Languages

 

 

Final Management Project

 

* GGSB reserves the right to vary the programme curriculum.

 

 

Modules Descriptions

International Business

International Negotiation

The objectives of this module are to develop understanding of the main concepts of negotiation and participants' basic negotiation skills. The international dimension is covered through readings, exercises, preparation and role play of an international negotiation case in a cross-cultural group.
 
The Legal Environment of International Business
 
This covers the legal enivronment of international business, international sales and trade, and the regulation of the international market place.
 
Global Business Operations - The Serious Game
 
Through an interactive simulation, students apply, in a real world context, the key business and organisational skills and functions covered during the programme. Working through initial strategic and financial decisions, the simulation creates an evolving scenario script which students must manage to optimise organisational outcomes.
 
Global Trade Relations
 
This module presents the international trading environment and the relations between developed and emerging economies at a macroeconomic level, with a focus on regional trade blocs.
 
 

Strategy and Operations

 
Strategic Management
 
This module addresses the following question: what makes a firm successful? Success is defined in this context in terms of creating shareholder value over the long-term. The strategy of a firm is the set of decisions it makes concerning how it will achieve superior performance, and therefore create value for its shareholders.
 
The course will present the tools and techniques for formulating successful strategies by analysing industries, sources of profitability available to firms, and designing strategies to access these sources of profitability. It looks at strategy as a link between the firm and its industry environment.
 
A central topic of the course is the analysis of industry strucute and strategies for building competitive advantage for superior profitability. The course is concerned not just with analysis but with decisions. Therefore, it focuses on discussions on industries and individual companies. Students are asked to analyse industries, structures and positions, make decisions concerning key issues, and indicate how these deicsions may be implemented.
 
Project Management
 
The objective of this module is introduced to stduents the basic tools and methodology for Project Management, in order to make them familiar with best practices in Project Management.
 
The module covers topics like micro and marcro-planning (Gantt, PERT and the Work Breakdown Structure), planning and resource allocations, project monitoring and risk (resource and time constraints, managing project evolution, identifying hazard and managing risk), personnel management and project closing (management approaches within project cycles, closing and archiving projects).
 
International Operations and Supply Chain Management
 
This module looks in greater depth at one key specific area of doing business on a global scale - the organisation of logistics and the analysis of value in the supply chain. The content is meant to show the critical link that operations and supply management (OSCM) plays between the operational and strategic levels.
 

 

Marketing

 
Global Marketing Management
 
The module introduces the core models, theories and best practices used in the field of Marketing, and then extends these into the more complex areas of marketing across the international and inter-cultural market-place, whilst also looking at the expanding field of digital marketing.
 
Business Analysis and Consulting

This module addresses the vital managerial skills of identifying, measuring and improving organisational functions. In order to achieve this, a balance of client-facing skills, key questioning and solutions framing are taught and practiced from the perspective of external and internal conultancy.
 

 

International Management

Intercultural Management

The module provides students with frameworks and an understanding of managing across cultures within increasingly international and multi-cultural work environments, where knowledge of other culutres is taught together with implications and reflections on students own cultures within these environments.

Managing People and Organisations

This module explores the various dimensions of managing people and organsiations. It offers a critical perspective of work experiences in national and international organisations. It addresses topics such as motivation, decision making, and team working, as well as processes such as recruitment, mobility management, and the learning organisation within wider challenges faced in managing organisations across multipe national contexts.

 

Managing Technology and Innovation

 
Managing Technology and Innovations
 
This module begins with developing a general understanding of how innovation should be accounted for in business and corporate strategies, and progressively zooms in one the market level, and on the question of how firms can make market successess out of innovative ideas. It covers the basic concepts of innovation and competitive dynamics, business models, the involvement of customers in the New Product Development process, and new product acceptance and diffusion.
 
Information Systems for Digital Business
 
The intent of this module is to provide students with an introduction to the key concepts and principles needed for the effective deployment, use, and management of Information Technology in organisations.
 
 

Finance and Economics

 
Managerial Economics
 
This module develops knowledge in and and applies key micro-economic factors that directly impact on strategic and operational organisational performance and decision areas. 
 
This module complements the content for Macro-economics of Competitiveness.
 
Corporate Finance
 
This module addresses the basic principles of corporate finance: the role of finance in corporations, the financing cycle and the conditions of value creation; compounding, discounting, the net present value; and investment decisions (cash-flow forecasts and investment selection criteria: NPV, IRR, etc).
 
This module also focuses on the key financing decisions: the financing resources of corporations (equity and financial debt) including equity financing (how to raise money by issuing equity), estimation of the cost of equity, debt financing (main types of debt, how to issue debt, calculation of the cost of debt), and the weighted average cost of capital.
 
International Financial Risk Management 

This module begins by explaining why international finance is different from purely domestic finance. In addition to basic corporate finance problems such as financing, investment etc., when a corporation decides to turn international, it is also required to cope with floating exchange rates.
 
International Financial Risk Management describes how financial managers operate to protect or maximise the value of the firm in the current volatile global environment. Topics include the exposure of the corporation to foreign exchange risk, the foreign exchange market, the foundations of the international monetary system, the currency derivatives, hedging policies, risk reporting, and accountancy questions raised by international financial management.
 
Microeconomics of Competitiveness 
 
This module explores the determinants of national and regional competitiveness from a bottom-up, microeconomic perspective. The module probes the ultimate determinants of a nation’s or region’s productivity, rooted in the  strategies and operating practices of locally-based firms, the vitality of clusters, and the quality of the business environment in which competition takes place.
 
This module examines both advanced and developing economies and addresses the competitiveness of
nations, sub-national units such as states or provinces, and particular clusters. The module also examines the role that economic coordination among neighboring countries plays in competitiveness. The module is concerned not only with government policy but also with the roles that firms, industry associations, universities, and other  institutions play in competitiveness policy, but also the organisational structures, institutional structures, and change processes required for sustained improvements in competitiveness.
 

 

Accounting

 
International Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
 
This module is an introduction to accounting and financial reporting in a multinational environment. Accounting information, in the form of financial statements, is used for planning, control and decision making. It looks at the analysis of accounts and financial information from the point of view of the users (manager and investor) rather than the preparer (accountant) of information and emphasises the international dimension of financial reporting. Some of the topics covered include Balance Sheet, Inventory Valuation Methods, Income Statement (P&L), ratios (financial analysis), cash flow statements, international accounting (Sarbannes-Oxley), and ethics in accounting.
 
Budgeting and Controlling
 
This module is dedicated to internal decision makers who need to plan, control, co-ordinate and analyse where and how revenus, costs and profits are created in the company, and who need to compare profits according to different scenarios. It trains students to distinguish between basic cost categories (fixed/variable, product/period, actual/forecast, direct/indirect), to use marginal costing concepts in problem solving, to calculate profit/volume equations to determine breakeven, safety index and operating leverage, and to appreciate the importance of indirect costs (overheads). It also elaborates on the role of the budget and how to prepare its various components (budgeted P&L, cash budget, budgeted balance sheet). Students are taught about the role of reporting in managing organisations and the balanced scorecard approach to implement strategy and meadure corporate performance.
 

 

Business Research and Analysis

 
Research Methodology for Managers
 
Topics covered include choosing a research question, conducting literature review, generating hypotheses, operationalising contructs, interviews, questionnaire design, and collecting survey data.
 
Quantitative Methods for Business Research
 
Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, bivariate and multivariate statistics, and finally, combining findings from quantitative and qualitative research to write the Final Management Project.
 

 

French / Mandarin Languages

 
Foreign language skills are an asset in the international environment, therefore a foreign language module is an integral part of the programme for all students. Non-French speakers will study French and non-Mandarin speakers will study Chinese.
 

 

Final Management Project

The second year of the programme is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor. This project gives the students the opportunity to develop a major piece of detailed research (minimum 10,000 to maximum 15,000 words) on a business or management-related topic.

As students get to choose their own topics, or link it to an internship or employment, it offers them an opportunity to focus on an area of particular interest and utlity. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed while on an approved internship or in full-time employment anywhere in the world.

 
 
 

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 100 (lecture)

The average lecturer/student ratio is 1 : 20 (tutorial)

Click here to download profiles of lecturers.

 

 

Structure and Duration


Full-Time Programme 

Duration : 24 months

 

Commencement Date


2017 Class Intake 

 
Course Commencement Date
Full-time Programme 10 October 2017

 

Fees

 
Application Fee
 
MDIS   S$137.00 
GGSB   EUR95.00 
 
Tuition Fees            S$35,310.00
 
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
Non-tuition fees are not included.
 
 

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be of age 20 and above
  • All applicants must possess a Bachelor-level, undergraduate degree 

 

English Language Requirements

 

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band).
  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.

 

 

Application Procedure

To apply for this programme, candidates are to register online via Grenoble Graduate School of Business website to http://ggsb.fullfabric.com. Candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents.

All documents must be in English, or be sumbitted with a certified transaltion into English if written in another language.

  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • 3 short essays
  • 2 references (professional or academic) family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognised passport picture (colour, JPEG, 150 x 150 pixels)
  • Fluency in English (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or CPE), TOEIC is not accepted. Please note English test scores must be communicated to GGSB by the beginning of July for October programmes.
  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
  • Application processing fee to http://ggsb.fullfabric.com (non-refundable fee of EUR95, payable via credit card)

Upon completion of the online application, applicants are to submit the following to MDIS:

  • MDIS Application Form
  • 4 recent passport-size photographs of the applicant (against white background)
  • 1 copy of Immigration and Checkpoint Authority (ICA) e-Form 16
  • Copy of applicant's passport pages showing his/ her particulars and travel document's date of validity (at least 1 year)
  • Copy of applicant's birth certificate / affidavit
  • Copy of applicant's certified / notarised copy of education results / certificates and transcripts (with detailed results)
  • Copy of the student pass (For applicants transferred from other schools in Singapore) or notification for cancellation of student pass, visit pass and embarkation form.
  • Must show proof of English medium  
  • Copy of financial ability. (e.g. bank statement, fixed deposit / saving account ) • Visa Required Country only (E.g. minimum amount of RMB150, 000 for PRC only)
  • Proof of parent's occupation (PRC only)
  • University matriculation form (if applicable)
  • Letter by applicant indicating interest to study with MDIS (study plan/ statement of purpose) for Master's degree programmes

*Notarized English translations are needed if documents are in other languages.

For more enquiries, please contact us at 6278 8000 or email us at ib@mdis.edu.sg.

MDIS permits students to pay their course fee in instalments. An administrative charge of S$107.00 (inclusive of GST) will be levied on each late instalment payment of the course fee. Fees are payable upon confirmation and acceptance of the place in the programme before the programme commencement. You may pay your fee by cash, NETS, VISA, MasterCard, AMEX or by cheque or through our financial assistance scheme.If payment is by cheque, please indicate the details of the programme applied for on the back of the cheque, stating clearly you personal particulars and company name. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are inclusive of GST.

Please note that under the Private Education Act, all students will enter into a Fee Protection Scheme contract with MDIS.

 

Student Pass Application

International students are required to apply for student passes if they wish to study full-time in Singapore. Please click here for more information.

 

Structure and Duration


Full-time Programme 

 

Duration : 24 months

 

 

Commencement Date

 

2017 Class Intake

 
Course Commencement Date
Full-time Programme 10 October 2017 
 

Fees

 
Application Fee
 
MDIS  S$53.50 
 
GGSB  EUR95.00 
 
 
Tuition Fees                      S$36,112.50
 
Non-tuition Fees              S$     747.32
 
Total                                   S$36,859.82
 

Note:

  • All fees quoted are inclusive of GST.
  • Non-tuition fees for full-time programmes include MDIS membership entrance fees, annual membership subscription fees, MDIS experience seminars, medical insurance and fee protection scheme (FPS) Insurance Premium.
  • The above does not include Miscellaneous Fees, which refer to any non-compulsory and non-standard fees which the student will pay only when necessary or applicable.  Such fees are normally collected on an ad-hoc basis by the PEI when the need arises.
 

Admission Requirements

  • All applicants must be of age 20 and above
  • All applicants must possess a Bachelor-level, undergraduate degree 

 

English Language Requirements

 

If English is not the first language, applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

  • TOEFL: computer-based: 240 / IBT: 94 (minimum score of 22 in each band).
  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
  • Cambridge Proficiency Exam : A,B,C
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum of 63.

 

 

Application Procedure

To apply for this programme, candidates are to register online via Grenoable Graduate School of Business website at http://ggsb.fullfabric.com. Candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all originial supporting documents.

All documents must be in English, or be sumbitted with a certified transaltion into English if written in another language.

  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • 3 short essays
  • 2 references (professional or academic) family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognised passport picture (colour, JPEG, 150 x 150 pixels)
  • Fluency in English (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or CPE), TOEIC is not accepted. Please note English test scores must be communicated to GGSB by the beginning of July for October programmes.
  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
  • Application processing fee to http://ggsb.fullfabric.com (non-refundable fee of EUR95, payable via credit card)

Upon completion of the online application, applicants are to submit the following to MDIS:

  • MDIS application form  
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • Curriculum vitae / Resume
  • Photocopy of NRIC / Passport
  • Certified true copies of all education certificates and transcripts
  • Other relevant educational / professional / training certificates
  • Application processing fee to MDIS (non-refundable fee of $53.50)

 

 

Financial Assistance Scheme

Student loans from the organisations listed below are available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please contact the organisations directly to find out how you may benefit from their services.

 

STUDY LOANS
 

Organisation Contact Number Website
TCC Limited Tel : 6319 3700 www.tcc.org.sg
DBS Bank Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 629 2265 www.maybank2u.com.sg

 

 

0% INTEREST CREDIT CARD INSTALMENT PLANS

For All Programmes (Available in 6 or 12 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Standard Chartered
Bank
Tel : 1800 747 7000 www.standardchartered.com.sg
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg
Maybank Tel : 1800 968 2265 www.maybank.com.sg
UOB Tel : 1800 226 6121 www.uob.com.sg
OCBC Tel : 1800 363 3333 www.ocbc.com.sg
DBS Tel : 1800 111 1111 www.dbs.com
POSB Tel : 1800 339 6666 www.posb.com.sg
Bank of China  Tel : 1800 669 5566  www.bankofchina.com/sg

 

For Degree and Master (Available in 24 months)

Organisation Contact Number Website
Citibank Tel : 1800 225 5225 www.citibank.com.sg

 

 

 
 
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