History

ESC Grenoble founded

The first French business school to offer curricula based on technology management

1984-09-05 00:00:00

ESC Grenoble founded

The first French business school to offer curricula based on technology management.

1988-05-20 00:00:00

First Specialized Master

Launch of the first Specialized Master in International Marketing of New Technologies.

1990-05-20 00:00:00

20th international exchange agreement with partner universities and schools.

20th international exchange agreement with partner universities and schools.

1992-05-20 00:00:00

The school moves to its current location

The school moves to its current location at Europole.

1993-05-20 00:00:00

First DBA at ESC Grenoble

The first French DBA is developed at Groupe ESC Grenoble, in partnership with the Henley Management College (UK).

1994-02-20 00:00:00

10th anniversary

Groupe ESC Grenoble celebrates its 10th anniversary, ranked as the 10th business school in France.

1994-05-20 00:00:00

Executive MBA

An Executive Master in Business Administration is offered, in partnership with the Henley Management College (UK).

1995-05-20 00:00:00

MIB opening

The Master in International Business (MIB) is created; the management of technology becomes intercultural.

1996-05-20 00:00:00

A web server for virtual Education

Groupe ESC Grenoble invests in virtual education by dedicating a web server where students, professors and international researchers can collaborate.

1997-05-20 00:00:00

Extension of the school

Opening up of 3000 square meters of space in the school dedicated to multimedia and international programs.

1998-12-20 00:00:00

8th annual international conference on Technology Management

Groupe ESC Grenoble hosts the 8th annual international conference on Technology Management.

1999-01-20 00:00:00

ISO 9001 qualification for the MSc in Management

The Master of Science in Management program receives the ISO 9001 qualification, signaling the school’s devotion to providing quality service to its customers: businesses.

1999-01-20 00:00:00

Creation of CTE incubator

The Center for Techno-Entrepreneurship (CTE), an incubator and consultant for innovative new projects, opens its doors.

2000-01-20 00:00:00

EQUIS accreditation

Groupe ESC Grenoble receives EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation from the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development), placing it among the top business schools in Europe.

2000-05-20 00:00:00

GGSB in Shanghai

A recruitment office is opened in Shanghai, to expose the Chinese market to Grenoble Graduate School of Business’ international programs.

2001-01-20 00:00:00

International outreach

Groupe ESC Grenoble becomes a multi-site school by setting up its programs internationally: 1 in Russia, 1 in Moldova, 1 in Malta, 2 in China. 40% of the student body now comes from abroad.

2001-06-20 00:00:00

MBA ranked in Business Week

Grenoble Graduate School of Business is listed in BusinessWeek’s ‘Best Full-Time MBA Programs’, alongside 28 other European business schools.

2002-06-20 00:00:00

NEW DEAN FOR ESC GRENOBLE

Thierry Grange becomes Dean and Director General of Groupe ESC Grenoble.

2003-01-20 00:00:00

a new name: Grenoble Ecole de Management

ESC Grenoble group change its name in january 2003 and becomes Grenoble Ecole de Management.

2003-06-20 00:00:00

EQUIS confirmation

Grenoble Ecole de Management is re-accredited EQUIS for 5 years, confirming its standing as a leading French and European business school.

2003-12-20 00:00:00

A NEW BUILDING

Grenoble Ecole de Management launches a 10 million euro building extension program that will bring its total surface area to 33 000 m².

2004-01-20 00:00:00

Triple Accreditation

Grenoble Ecole de Management obtains AACSB accreditation, an international recognition of the School's quality. In April, the School is awarded AMBA accreditation for its MBA program and joins a select group of business schools worldwide that hold the triple crown of business school accreditations: AACSB - EQUIS - AMBA.

2004-10-20 00:00:00

FOUR SCHOOLS IN GEM

The first program of the EMSI, the "Programme Executive en Management du Système d'information" begins in October 2004. GEM now regroups four schools: ESC Grenoble, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, EMSI and a Doctoral School.

2004-12-20 00:00:00

Four schools at GEM

The first program of the EMSI, the "Programme Executive en Management du Système d'information" begins in October 2004. GEM now regroups four schools: ESC Grenoble, Grenoble Graduate School of Business, EMSI and a Doctoral School.

2005-12-20 00:00:00

new ranking and accreditation for the MIB

Grenoble Graduate School of Business' Master in International Business program receives PEMM accreditation from AMBA and is ranked 8th in the Financial Times ranking of European Masters in Management.

2006-01-20 00:00:00

Grenoble exports its MBA in London and Georgia

Grenoble exports its MBA in London and Georgia.

2006-10-20 00:00:00

Thierry Grange elected at AACSB board

Thierry Grange, Dean and Director of Grenoble Ecole de Management, elected to the AACSB board of Directors.

2007-01-20 00:00:00

Geopolitics

Geopolitics becomes compulsory both in the ESC Grenoble entry exam and in the core curriculum (Grande Ecole program). Geopolitics also features in series of conferences, a dedicated blog and a regular section in the “Espace Prépas” magazine.

2007-10-20 00:00:00

OPENCIM

Launch of the francophone open educational resource online platform OPENCIM, free, open to all and dedicated to management. Grenoble Ecole de Management is the first management school in France to make its courses available for free and to commit to OER (Open Educational Resources).

2008-01-20 00:00:00

"Post-baccalaureate social mobility” program

Launch of the “Post-baccalaureate social mobility” program – an ESC Grenoble entry exam dedicated to candidates from modest social backgrounds.

2008-12-20 00:00:00

GIANT

Grenoble Ecole de Management is a founding member of the Innovation Campus, GIANT, alongside the ESRF, ILL, EMBL, CNRS, CEA Grenoble INP and the UJF.

2009-01-20 00:00:00

First “Geopolitics Festival”

First “Geopolitics Festival” with a theme focused on ‘War and economic intelligence’.

2009-12-20 00:00:00

Rankings in the top 20 best schools in Europe

The Grenoble school jumps 11 places in the annual Financial Times European Business Schools ranking, having been ranked in the top 20 best schools in Europe.

2010-01-20 00:00:00

Partnership with Harvard

Grenoble Ecole de Management partners with Harvard Business School.

2010-12-20 00:00:00

Geopolitical Alliance

Creation of the International Geopolitical Alliance and the Institute for Euro-African Management (INSEAM), in partnership with Casablanca.

2011-01-20 00:00:00

Grenoble EM on iTunesU

The School with its expert taste in pedagogical and technological innovation is now present on iTunes U.

2011-12-20 00:00:00

Rankings: top 6 best masters in finance

Grenoble is in the top 6 best masters in finance and in the top 50 executive education providers in the world according to the Financial Times

2012-07-01 00:00:00

Loïck Roche becomes Dean & Director

Former Associate Director, Vice-Dean in charge of Academics, Research and Faculty, Senior Professor, Management & Behaviour, L. Roche becomes Grenoble Ecole de Management's third Director.

2014-05-23 00:00:00

Loïck Roche, Chapter President of the Schools of Management

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2016-01-13 00:00:00

Launch of The Grenoble School of Management Foundation

La Fondation GEM, School for Business and for Society

2016-03-16 00:00:00

Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School

Grenoble School of Management and emlyon Business School create the ‘Alliance Lyon Grenoble Business School’

2016-06-16 00:00:00

Launch of the chair of Talent in Digital Transformation

2016-09-09 00:00:00

second GEM Labs campus

Opening of the second GEM Labs campus

2016-10-12 00:00:00

Mark Smith, new Dean of the Faculty

2017-01-11 00:00:00

Opening of the Berlin campus

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2017-03-16 00:00:00

Double diploma with’ l’Ecole Ferrières

Double diploma with’ l’Ecole Ferrières’ for Hotel Management & Hospitality/Gastronomy/Luxury

2017-09-15 00:00:00

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