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Newsletter – February 2010 - GGSB

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New Year Wishes 2010 A word from our Dean and Director, Judith Bouvard With this first edition of our newsletter in 2010, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! May it bring you and your family both health and happiness, with lots of professional success whatever your field of activity may be. 2009 was another year of progression for GGSB despite the worst economic crisis that the world has recently known. Our student numbers grew overall by about 50 % and we were able to extend our overseas activities into new continents. Our position in the Financial Times European Business School ranking leapt by 11 places from 30th to 19th – international recognition of the development and rewarding quality of our programs. At the start of this year, we have a very healthy intake of students for all courses – there is now a waiting list for our MIB degree. Customised and modular Executive Education programs are flourishing with French and international clients who seek our expertise here in Grenoble and/or at their locations overseas (USA, Saudi Arabia…). Our presence abroad is expanding every year, and 2010 will be no exception. In Saudi Arabia, in addition to our rapidly growing range of activities in Jeddah (both on-site and off-site), we will be offering programs in the capital city Riyadh, and in both centres I have also seen an increasing interest in the Executive Education training that we propose. After a pause in our activities in Malta, we will be resuming our teaching there from next October and recruiting new partners on the island from next month. Other international developments are progressing and I look forward to telling you about these soon. We are continuing to develop our alumni activities and I had the possibility of attending two alumni reunions this year in London and in Paris. It’s always a great pleasure to meet up with former students and to hear about their careers! I am confident that 2010 will mark another milestone in the progress of our School, and future newsletters will continue to share our successes with you. In the meantime, I look forward to welcoming you personally at our Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business on March 26. It would be great if you could join us on this fraternal occasion. Once again very best wishes for the New Year, Judith Bouvard Dean and Director Grenoble Graduate School of Business


From our GGSB International Students Services Manager, Monique Garnier Cormons In 2010 I wish GGSB to be a source of inspiration, creating together great achievements...talents...a better understanding of common values....and fun! "Welcome aboard" for a memorable year 2010! See you here at the GGSB Gala on March 26! Monique Garnier Cormons monique.garnier@ggsb.com

Alumni News GGSB Alumni Entrepreneurship: Some of you have launched their own companies here in Grenoble! Congratulations to them! Blandine Guivier GGSB MIB 21, Adrian Bracho, GGSB MIB 20: “La SALSITA “….

Charlotte Felix-Faure, GGSB MIB 21: founded iTU-Espace Design, opening a fairetrade art and design boutique working with Southern African artisans and artists….

Kris Leroy GGSB MBA PT3: “Chic Throws” creates extraordinary throws….

Movers and shakers Simon Deschênes, MBA PT3 has just been promoted to a senior position in the Strategic Planning and Corporate Development Group at his bank (National Bank of Canada). For more information


Matched - Hatched An opportunity for alumni to announce happy events: Marriages, birth... Congratulations to all of you! Marriages Nishit Jain, MIB graduate and Manager of the GGSB Office in India got married last December.

Last minute and just married! Priyadarshini Chatterje and Ananda Shankar Basu just got married on January 25, 2010.

The GGSB match-maker! Nina Nakonechnaya and Mario Mendoza MIB 20 are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Sofia. She was born last December, 15 in Los Angeles.

Please feel free to keep us up to date with your news!

News in brief Ranking GGSB ranked within the top 20 best European Schools GGSB gained a whopping 11 places in the annual Financial Times (FT) European Business Schools ranking, having been ranked 19th in Europe! The FT compiled this ranking using the results of the five Business Education rankings it published in 2009.


GGSB’s full-time MBA was ranked 25th best in Europe in January 2009; its Master in International Business (MIB) was ranked 7th Best Master in Management in the world in October 2009 and its Open Executive Education programs were ranked 24th Best in Europe in May 2009.

The Giant Innovation Campus Grenoble Ecole de Management’s GIANT step! In the heart of Grenoble, a city known for science and innovation, GIANT is forging dynamic new relationships between researchers, academics and industry which will foster the technological breakthroughs of the future.

Awards In 2009, popular Professor Walter Blass won the GGSB student vote for best Professor. More information

Forthcoming Events Conferences organized by GGSB Don’t miss the next GGSB Conference: "Capital Markets - a practitioner's point of view, the regulatory environment, political impact and forward strategy". A conference given by Joseph Rizzello, CEO of the National Stock Exchange in New York. More information

Professional Education GGSB Executive Summer School from May 1, 2010 to August 1, 2010 Come back to Grenoble to learn best practices in Innovation Management and to test your Entrepreneurial skills! More information


The Careers Office Find out more about career opportunities at The Careers Office... Also an opportunity sent by Paola Korach, MIB graduate from Chile http://www.jeunedip.com/home_offre_detail.php?id_offre=17877

GGSB GALA The GGSB Gala and the Graduation Ceremony will take place on March, 26th 2010 here in our School. The Gala is organized by the Student Integration services and the theme of this year gala is : "The GGSB International cruise". This year we receive the help of Aloha and the French association “le Gala”.

Who feels like being the GGSB Gala's mentor? Please contact monique.garnier@ggsb.com

Networking GIT SIT "APERO" once a month in Grenoble "Apero" French version of the word aperitif. We are very pleased to inform you that every 1st Thursday of the month, we will be organizing a very informal but none the less very professional “apéro” “Get In Touch Stay In Touch event” in Grenoble among our Grenoble Alumni Community:

GIT SIT in Paris on December 2nd 2009 GIT SIT in Paris and London in March and April: dates will be confirmed soon!


Alumni membership fees Please pay your membership fees!

Call for subscription 2010 Subscriptions are an essential resource for our association and therefore for you too! At the financial level, of course, the amount you entrust to us allow us to invest in the efficiency and in the visibility of our association, and in a virtuous circle, to improve the image of our school and of our diplomas. For further information please visit the website of GEM graduate network We count on your support and thank you in advance. Looking forward to getting in touch soon and staying in touch too! Monique Garnier Cormons International Students Services Manager monique.garnier@ggsb.com

Grenoble Ecole de Management Graduate Network 5, place Robert Schuman - BP 1538- 38025 Grenoble Cedex e-mail :graduate-network@grenoble-em.com Site : http://graduatenetwork.grenoble-em.com

Newsletter February 2010.pdf  

Newsletter February 2010.pdf

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