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Audencia Business School

8 route de la Joneliere BP 31222 Nantes,
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Founded in 1900, at Audencia Business School, is amongst the 1% of business schools holding all top international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. We are known globally for education and research in the fields of business and management. 

Audencia is one of France’s elite Grande École higher education institutions, with campuses in Nantes, Paris, Beijing, Shenzhen and Chengdu. 


At Audencia, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the heart of research, programmes and operations. Audencia is the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education, which it assisted in defining. With the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) France as a key partner, Audencia has incorporated research and teachings on CSR challenges into all curricula.


Audencia has more than 207 quality academic partnerships, plus more than 175 accords with national and international companies. The school welcomes around 5,300 students of over 100 nationalities on its programmes.


Nantes is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in France. It is located less than an hour from the Atlantic coast and two hours from Paris.

The capital of western France, Nantes is located in the Loire Valley – also known as the “Garden of France” – with many fine vineyards and fruit orchards lining the banks of the Loire River. Nantes is a leader in sustainable development and was recognised as the European Green Capital 2013 by the European Commission. Learn more about Nantes.

Audencia has four campuses in Nantes: Atlantic Campus, City Campus Nantes, SciencesCom Campus Nantes and ExecEd Campus Nantes.

Beauty & practicality

The Atlantic Campus, Audencia’s main campus in Nantes, was designed specifically to give you a high-quality learning environment. We are housed in a 23,000m² purpose-built campus opposite the University of Nantes, so student life here is bustling. We also have campuses in Paris, Beijing and Shenzhen.

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Our facilities are modern and comfortable, with everything you need for class, study and relaxation.


Throughout the year, the library team receives, informs and trains students in documentary research methodology, on how to consult databases, format bibliographical references and provides students with information on such issues as plagiarism.

Financial Trading Room

A state-of-the-art financial trading room gives you access to a range of services usually reserved for finance professionals.

The Playground ”

The Playground provides Nantes students, faculty members, firms, entrepreneurs and clubs with a purpose-build environment where projects and products can take shape.

This creative space is built around the concept of “design thinking” and the “do-it-yourself” (DIY) movement. It comes with its own Fablab. The space promotes co-working and allows diverse groups to come together for networking, collaboration and ideation.

The machine room includes a 3D printer, 3D pens, drills, saws, vinyl-cutting machines and more that allow groups to create prototypes. Computers with graphic design and image editing software are also available. The design-thinking area of the lab contains all kinds of creative tools to inspire the imagination.


Audencia offers you access to a sports hall equipped for team sports such as basketball, volleyball and football. You can also take advantage of our well-equipped gym as well as a fitness centre for activities such as dance, yoga and more. A public swimming pool and ice-skating rink are within seven minutes by foot.

Business Incubator

Our mentoring program fosters innovative international and French start-ups in the Pays de la Loire region. This business incubator provides entrepreneurs with an ideal environment to nurture a commercial project into a living, breathing business.

At Audencia Business School, our students come from all over the world with 102 nationalities represented on our campuses.

Nantes is a thriving modern city with old-world flair, and is home to four campuses: Atlantic Campus, City Campus Nantes, SciencesCom Campus Nantes and ExecEd Campus Nantes. Originally built around the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, Nantes is a popular tourist destination, making it a safe, affordable and welcoming city for international visitors and students alike.

Students at our Nantes campuses can explore the region of Loire Valley – a UNESCO World Heritage site, and discover its parks, castles, orchards and vineyards that line the banks of the Loire River. You’ll also be able to admire and enjoy the many vineyards that populate the region. The city itself is also located less than an hour from La Baule, a picture perfect postcard beach resort on the Atlantic coast, and only two hours from the capital city of Paris.

If you’re an international student who’s interested in applying to study at Audencia Business School, you’ll need to visit our postgraduate website where you’ll be able to begin your application, depending on which program you wish to study.

Currently, our undergraduate programs are not open to international applications.

There are also a number of Audencia Scholarships available for international students, including:

  • Executive Leaders Fellowship
  • Arts Excellence Scholarship
  • Napkin Sketch Scholarship
  • Food for Thought Scholarship
  • Diversity Scholarship

At Audencia Business School, we host a number of career events throughout the academic year to help prepare students for the world of work. Our International Careers Day includes student-solved business challenges and graduate training programs. We also invite companies to come and give lectures and seminar on campus.

An impressive 93 percent of our students from the class of 2017 found employment just two months after graduating, with 26 percent enjoying work in consulting, 14 percent in marketing, 13 percent working as general managers, 10 percent in sales, 9 percent in finance and banking, 7 percent in auditing and a further 7 percent in communications.

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