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Audencia Business School

8 route de la Joneliere BP 31222 Nantes View map
France

Overview

Founded in 1900, at Audencia Business School, we’re recognized worldwide for our education and research specializations in both fields of business and management. All of our master’s and MBA programs are taught in English, and include programs such as the Full-Time MBA, International Master in Management, and MSc in Management-Engineering.

We have over 190 high-quality academic partnerships, more than 150 accords with both national and international companies and four campuses situated around the world to maintain these well-established contacts. Our main campus hub is located in Nantes, western France, with our three other campuses based in Paris, Beijing and Shenzhen.

Renowned for our academic excellence, meaningful research and international scope, we’re also amongst the 1 percent of business schools that holds the top three international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, making it one of France’s elite Grande École higher education institutions.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the heart of all our research, programs and operations. Indeed, we’re the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education.

Therefore, we work hard to ensure our students are prepared for the challenges and accolades that come with the world of work and are capable of making decisions in an international setting, whilst having a solid cultural understanding and outlook. Such visions are reinforced by the option for students to study abroad and take up internships with notable companies around the world.

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Across our various campuses, our facilities are designed and built with modern and comfort in mind to ensure that students have everything that they need for studying and relaxing. Such facilities and services include:

University Library
- Throughout the year, the library team receives, informs and trains students in documentary research methodologies, how to format bibliographical references and offering 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 – This 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, and dedicates a space to promote co-working which 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.

Business Incubator - Our mentoring program offers support and advice for international and French start-ups in the Pays de la Loire region by providing the startups with a comfortable setting to help transform their ideas into a real working business.

Extracurricular clubs and societies - For those who are passionate about sport and staying active, or enjoy getting involved with the arts, entertainment and culture, at Audencia Business School, we have a number of clubs and societies for you to enjoy. From basketball, volleyball and football to our modern gym and fitness center which offers an abundance of activities, including dance and yoga. There’s also a student choir, film screenings and wine tasting trips to the local vineyards.


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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