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Founded in 1900, Audencia 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.


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 200 quality academic partnerships, plus more than 175 accords with national and international companies and has been ranked first among French business schools in terms of Students’ happiness by the HappyAtSchool 2020 Ranking. The school welcomes around 5,600 students of over 100 nationalities on its programmes and has an alumni network of more than 27 000 graduates.


Bachelor's degree
Business Administration Delivery method Length Location
BBA Big Data in Management: On campus 4 years Nantes
Bachelor in Management Blended learning 3 years Multiple (3)
Master's degree
International Business
Master in European and International Business Management Blended learning 12 months Multiple (3)
Master in Management - Grande Ecole Blended learning Multiple (3)
MSc International Master in Management Blended learning 15 months Nantes
Computer Science & IT
Data Science & Analytics
MSc in Data Management for Finance On campus, Online / Distance Nantes
Engineering & Technology
MSc in Management - Engineering Blended learning 1.5 years Nantes
Food Science & Technology
MSc & MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management Blended learning 15 months Multiple (2)
Transport & Logistics
Supply Chain Management
MSc in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management Blended learning 15 months Nantes
Business Administration
Executive MBA Chief Value Officer Blended learning 18 months Paris
Full-Time MBA Blended learning 1 year Nantes

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Scholarships & funding

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. 


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Why study at Audencia Business School

Students at Audencia Business School come from all over the world – 87 countries, to be exact! We’re a diverse group of people with a few important things in common: we’re motivated, creative, optimistic and absolutely in love with our campus, community and city – our home.

Audencia Business School is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad Top 10 Europe rankings 2021 Top 10 Europe rankings 2020 badge

Student services & facilities


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

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.

Financial trading room, Knowledge Hub, Library, Creative spaces, Machine room, Cafeteria.

Career Services

Audencia Career Services offers individual career coaching and advising so you can find the position, sector and company that best suits you. We work hand-in-hand with the corporate world to offer annual employment fairs with participation of 100+ companies, as well as 15,000+ employment opportnities posted each year on our dedicated jobs board.


Audencia’s main campus in Nantes is one of the most beautiful in France. We designed it 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, Shenzhen and Chengdu.

Student lifestyle


Our main campus is located in the heart of beautiful Nantes, France, recognised by countless publications and organisations for innovation and quality of life. Students in particular enjoy life here: almost 20% of Nantes residents are ages 16-25 and study in the city. Just two hours from Paris by train and a 30-minute drive from the Atlantic coast, Nantes is a thriving modern city with old-world flair. It is also easy to get from Nantes to London, Brussels and Geneva – amongst other exciting destinations.

Originally developed around the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, our region is a popular tourist destination. It draws around two million visitors per year and offers countless sights and attractions.

Our city is safe, affordable and welcoming to international guests.


Get involved in activities you love and meet students from different programmes, backgrounds and countries. With a wide range of on-campus clubs and organisations, you are sure to find a group of people you connect with.

Within the 24 associations, you will face up to situations that you will encounter in a business: developing a project or a budget, leading a team ... You will develop new professional skills. The school associations are grouped into 5 categories: business & finance, sports, entertainment, student welfare and humanitarian.

Daily life & fun

France ranks amongst the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. There are many things to enjoy about the country while you’re studying with us and so many opportunities waiting for you in Nantes. Our community is full of creativity and energy. Nantes has a vibrant cultural scene offering everything from medieval castles and art museums to a planetarium, relaxing parks, movie houses and even bowling alleys. You may also explore nearby cities by train and learn about the vast and beautiful landscape France has to offer. 


You have a lot of options, including rooms in student residencies; homestays with local families; and private apartments, studios and flats. We have a housing platform that will give you information on what’s available. 


Average rating 5

Based on 3 reviews.

Carlo Grigoletto
Great Program and a lot of real world cases. Top French and International lecturers. It is a real full time job, knowledge for professional and personal life.
Antonio Bejarano
I loved the program. Lecturers were great, experienced and so updated with the ultimate trends. Additionally the fact school is putting all on their side to have a complete experience: infrastructure, international environment, support to move in, support to understand and embrace French culture, French lessons, extracurricular activities, etc. ...
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Carlos Alfredo PLATA JIMENEZ
Having the opportunity to curse the IMM at Audencia BS was one the most important experiences of my life, the program was able to open my mind in many different ways and the professors were just perfect. Also the fact that is one of the most cultural varied program offers an enormous personal growth and friendships that will last forever.


Audencia Business School

8 Route de la Jonelière B.P. 31222
44312 Nantes

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