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About Audencia Business School

Country France
Number of courses 12
Year founded 1900
Number of students 4800

Academic Excellence

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 and Beijing.

Our 3 founding values ​​are Innovation (acting as a challenger), Cooperation (succeeding together) and Responsibility (affirming our difference).

Through its programs, its numerous business and academic partnerships in France and around the world, Audencia Business School actively contributes to the development and the influence of its territory. Each year, more than 4,000 students are welcomed by its 300 professors and collaborators, spread over 5 sites (Nantes, Paris, Beijing).

Collaborative international learning

Our students and faculty members come together from all over the world. This creates an enriching intercultural learning environment. Students learn to work on teams with peers who have very different cultural values and communication styles. This prepares them for success in the global workforce.

Programmes at Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School offers leading masters programmes for business education, located in Nantes, France, where you’ll develop real-world international skills to help you launch your business career. Programmes include:

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Student reviews of Audencia Business School

Find out what students say about Audencia Business School

Are you an Engineer-Manager, like Feras?

“When I finished my engineering degree, the reason I went to Audencia was to develop my commercial management skills.”

Feras, MSc in Management-Engineering (2010)
Commercial Manager, QDVC Light Railway
Transit System Project (Qatar)

Are you a Career-Changer, like Sophie?

“I like to have very concrete objectives and then be free enough to set up the means to achieve them myself.”

Sophie, International Master in Management (2011)
Former Mergers/Acquisitions Analyst, now Founder,
The reporthair (France)

Are you an Artist-Entrepreneur, like Yvan?

“Technology offers a great opportunity, both for marketers to work with creators, and for creative entrepreneurs themselves to build new connections with their audience while monetising their creative work.”

Location of Audencia Business School

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Fees, Funding and Scholarships at Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School’s commitment to excellence and diversity is shown through the variety of scholarships we give out each year to students of merit from different backgrounds. We award over €500,000 in scholarships per year, giving students around the world the opportunity to study in a world-class environment.

Our aim is to open up the best business education to students that show the skill and motivation to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Visit the Audencia Scholarship website

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • International student clubs and associations
  • Sporting facilities - Gym

Accommodation Information for Students

Audencia has its own social network for accommodation. On this platform, you will be able to:

  • Find/Offer a rental in France or abroad
  • Find your roommate(s) and form shared rentals in France or abroad
  • Find/Offer a subletting in France or abroad
  • Find/Offer a temporary room in France or abroad

Visit the Audencia housing platform

Study Abroad Information

Audencia Business School has a long history of welcoming international exchange students. Our students come from more than 260 partner universities in over 60 countries. You will be accepted into our vibrant community and quickly fall in love with the beautiful city of Nantes.

We offer an extensive catalogue of courses taught in both English and French, so you can take advantage of our outstanding educational quality and experienced professors. We take your needs very seriously, and our dedicated team is here to help you with any personal, academic or intercultural matters before or during your stay here.

In addition to this, we have recently been selected to coordinate projects under the new Erasmus International Credit Mobility programme, allowing students from outside Europe to apply for additional grants.

Facts about Audencia Business School

  • Year institution founded: 1900
  • Total enrolled: 4800
  • Number of Professors: 113

Our network of 150+ corporate partners includes companies like Accenture, BMW, Euler Hermes, L’Oréal and Sony.

Our partners recruit student consultants, interns and graduates; provide insight as guest industry experts; develop research alongside faculty; launch business challenges and more.