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Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School


Founded in 1900, Audencia Business School is one of the best management schools in Europe.

The EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA international accreditations added to the positive evaluation by AERES (the French agency that rates research and higher education) underline a commitment to teaching excellence.

Its programs are regularly ranked among the world’s best by The Financial Times and The Economist. The school’s vision of teaching is based on three key principles that give sense to our actions: global responsibility, entrepreneurship and cultural awareness of which the dual competencies approach and an international spirit of openness are the most emblematic examples.

In 2004, Audencia Nantes became the first French management school to adhere to the United Nations’ Global Compact. The school then participated in the UN’s definition of its PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education). Audencia Nantes has also signed a strategic partnership with the WWF-France. Thanks largely to the activity of its incubator which each year houses newly launched entrepreneurial projects the school is active in the field of company creation. With its logic of dual competencies, the school continues to strengthen actions begun with an initial accord signed with the Ecole Centrale de Nantes for educating engineer-managers. Today, Audencia Nantes offers diverse study tracks that combine management and other disciplines (architecture, fine arts, law, and political science).

Campus Features

Campus lifestyle

One of the most beautiful campuses in France

The campus was created with the quality of the learning environment in mind.

An 1140 m2, multimedia library, open 76 hours weekly, 15,000 books and databases, 500 French and English-language journals, and Wi-Fi access.

A financial trading room with access to a range of services usually reserved for finance professionals.

Clubs and associations: Student life at Audencia is particularly rich. In their free time, students can take part in a variety of activities with a focus on business, finance, sport, music, culture, humanitarian aid, or international issues. There are around 30 student clubs on campus.

Guest rooms on campus for visitors.

Accommodation: A special database on the student Intranet provides information about available rooms in student residences, studios/flats, or private lodgings with families. Every international student coming to Audencia can rely on a dedicated international liaison team that guarantees each student will find accommodation.

Campus Net, a virtual platform that allows students to access their course timetable, e-mail, work files, and course details.

Saint-Nazaire campus facilities, dedicated to teaching and research in purchasing and supply chain management.


    Audencia Nantes has been recognized in various international rankings:

    The Financial Times September 2015

    Audencia is ranked 28th in the world for its MSc in Management-Engineering program and 6th in the world in the careers rank category.

    This programme illustrates the logic behind the ALLIANCE of Audencia Nantes, the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes.

    November 2014 - Best business schools in Europe

    Audencia is ranked among the 80 best business schools in Europe.

    The Economist

    2014 - Top 100 MBAs in the world

    Audencia MBA is ranked 88th in the world


    EFMD Equis AccreditedAMBA AccreditedAACSB Accredited

    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.


    • Nantes

      Audencia Nantes School of Management 8 route de la Jonelière - B.P. 44312

    • Shenzhen

      Shenzhen, China

      • Paris

        Rue Falguière,95, 75015, Paris