Perdue School of Business in collaboration with the
Grenoble Ecole de Management
(GEM) in Grenoble, France
offers students the opportunity to experience business
studies in the heart of the European Union. Grenoble is
a university town located at the foot of the Alps and is
the center of France's high tech industries as Grenoble
is considered the "Silicone Valley" of France. Paris is
the French capital and a leading world cultural center.
The program runs for two weeks
during the January semester. The next winter program in
Grenoble, France is scheduled for January 3-21, 2012.
While abroad students attend classes
each morning at GEM, Monday-Friday. Afternoons are
reserved for site visits to local firms, cultural tours,
guest speakers, and independent research/study.
Students are required to take one of the following
ACCT 435 ACCOUNTING IN ITS GLOBAL SETTING
386 BUSINESS IN ITS GLOBAL SETTING
ACCT 630 INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING
686 GLOBAL BUSINESS
INSTITUTION: Grenoble Ecole De Management (GEM) is
an independent school of business founded in 1982 by the
French Chamber of commerce. GEM is accredited by both
AACSB and EQUIS, the European accrediting agency for
leading schools of business. As one of France’s leading
business schools, GEM offers undergraduate degrees as
well as post-graduate degrees at the master and doctoral
levels. Although all fields of business are taught
there, the school has a particular focus on technology
management. GEM is consistently ranked among the top 10
business schools in France and considered one of the
best in Europe as well.
EXCURSIONS: The program features a free weekend
for students to explore Grenoble or other parts of
Europe if the opportunity arises. Site visits will
consist of tours and visits to companies in and around
Grenoble and Paris. Students finish their time in France
with a three day stay in Paris where they will have an
opportunity to explore the city.
stay in tourist-class hotels located near the exchange
school, public transportation, local eateries and
Estimated Costs Worksheet
(Billable by SU)
(none required, see your physician for
Entertainment (varies by individual)
COST: Total cost of the business and culture
program is estimated at $3,900.
Final cost will be determined in
fall 2011. The price includes: housing, all breakfasts and two
dinners, round trip transportation-plane and train,
all tuition and instructional costs,
site visits, ground transfers and taxes and
assistance by program staff traveling with group.
Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited
to 30 participants.
Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program
is full. Students
will be selected based on Business discipline, GPA
(minimum of 2.75 required), written
essay, and one letter of recommendation.
Students with judicial and/or academic violations may be
ineligble for participation.
The Program Withdrawal
September 30, 2011.
Students should submit the following
directly to Dr. Dombrowski, CH 161 or Kristie Horner, CH 124B:
- A written essay that describes how you
believe participating in this program will affect you
academically, personally and professionally;
completed recommendation form.
Recommendation form available here.