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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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