Grenoble France Global Intensive

You will develop a range of perspectives and skills to understand the complexities of working and managing a business in Europe.

Grenoble, France

This global intensive is suitable for Postgraduate students of any discipline including OUA and Vietnam students and will be taking place 10 – 19 January 2017.

A particular focus will be the management and leadership approaches used in France, and how these differ from approaches used in Australian organisations.

France

France has a population of over 56m, and receives over 44 m visitors a year. It covers an area of 550,000 sq kms with Paris being the capital and largest city. The food and wine are justly celebrated. French culture, literature, art, cinema, and architecture are both profound and provocative. Whether cerebral, sensual or sportif, France is a country where anyone might feel at home.

Grenoble

Grenoble is the ancient capital of the Dauphine region and site of the 1968 Winter Olympics. It is a thriving city, population of 500,000 and is home to the science oriented University of Grenoble. It is a centre of chemical and electronics industries and nuclear research. It is a very attractive old city situated at the confluence of the Drac and Isere Rivers and is surrounded by the Vercors and Chartreuse mountains.

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Our partner institution, Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the leading business schools in France and one of the few business schools (1% of schools worldwide) to possess the three accreditations that distinguish the leading international business schools:

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

Program

Date of overseas tour: Tuesday 10 to Thursday 19 January 2017.

Pre Tour Workshops:

  • Workshop 1 Tuesday 15 November 2016, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Workshop 2 Tuesday 22 November 2016, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Workshop 3 Tuesday 13 December 2016, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Post Tour Workshop: TBA

Students must attend ALL classes unless ill, in which case they must obtain a medical certificate as evidence of their illness

There is a pre-departure assignment linked to these workshops, so all on campus students must attend and OUA students are welcome to attend as well if they are in Melbourne. OUA students will have an online lecture component which they will be able to source shortly after these dates.

Overseas Course Content/Topics

Based on the 2016 program, topics covered include*:

  • Doing Business in Europe: The European Union
  • Including: Structure, political system and decision-making processes.
  • The key Institutions: the Council of Ministers; the Commission: the Parliament, the European Central Bank
  • Historical development:
    • legal authority of the EU
    • The single market: development, how single? Current status and future development
    • The single currency
    • EU enlargement and the commercial aspects, the shift from planned to free market economies
  • East meets West 2004, 2009 and the New Europe
  • Industry and business presentations and site visits
  • HRM management in France-Schneider Electric
  • Innovation Management in EU-Xerox

*Please note that the program changes from year to year and will be finalised before the first workshop in Melbourne.

There is a pre-departure assignment linked to these workshops, so all on campus students must attend and OUA students are welcome to attend as well if they are in Melbourne. OUA students will have an online lecture component however, which they will be able to source shortly after these dates.

Course content and assessment

You will enrol in the course:

BUSM2169 – European Management

Assessment tasks may include:

  • Pre departure Business Report
  • Team Presentation at Grenoble
  • Individual Learning Journal

How to apply and information sessions

Applications are still open. Please complete the European Management Issues Mobi application form.

As there are limited places available, students are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation

All students will be required to make and pay for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.

The following accommodation is located close to Grenoble Ecole de Management

Hotel Suisse & Bordeaux

The cost of accommodation in 2016 was approximately 65 Euros per person for a single room per night, 60 Euros per person for a double room per night. Buffet breakfast may be included if desired.

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NovotelGrenoble Centre Hotel

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Hotel Europe Grenoble

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Personal payment for accommodation in 2016 will be upon check in/out

Further information

For any enquires contact Professor Aaron Smith

Email: aaron.smith@rmit.edu.au

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