Who we are

Audencia Business School is a top European institution with a main campus located in beautiful Nantes, France, and additional campuses in Paris, Beijing and more. With an ideal location, a diverse community and triple accreditation, we are regularly ranked amongst the best business schools in Europe. As a graduate of Audencia, you’ll benefit from our reputation – and the strong career results of our alumni.


Audencia is amongst the fewer than 1% of business schools that hold all three major international accreditations for business and management: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

You’ll be studying at a school that is internationally recognised for quality of teaching, research and employability of graduates.

Learn more about our quality.


Take advantage of our extensive network of highly esteemed academic and corporate partners, while also enjoying the support of our professional Career Services department both during and after your programme.

academic partners in 57 countries
corporate partners
permanent faculty members (43% international)


Learn about how your experience will be enhanced by our three guiding values.

We support the entrepreneurial pursuits of our graduates. If you study with us, your programme will be enriched by our robust research and development initiatives and accomplished faculty members.

We work closely with highly respected institutions worldwide, from our Cooperative Center for Studies at the Beijing Institute of Technology to our partnerships with six top-ranked European institutions delivering the Executive EuroMBA. This ensures your studies are truly international and well-regarded worldwide.

Our programmes are also highly cooperative and interactive. You’ll work closely with peers from across the globe on group projects. You’ll consider and help solve the business problems of real companies. You’ll be highly engaged with faculty members through discussion and critical analysis.

We also form an alliance with the École Centrale de Nantes and the Nantes École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ENSA Nantes). This alliance unites engineering, management, architecture and creativity to enrich teaching, research, corporate relations and international scope.

Our dedication to global responsibility enhances every aspect of your training – and gives you an additional area of expertise. Audencia was the first French business school to adhere to the United Nation’s Global Compact and sign the Principles of Responsible Management Education, which we also assisted in defining.

With the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) France as a key strategic partner, we’ve incorporated research and teachings on environmental and social challenges into the curriculum of your programme. And corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a core part of all Audencia programmes, research and operations.

Our dedicated Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility further consolidates and promotes our work in this area. We give leaders the qualifications and experience to tackle environmental and social issues.

MBA programmes

Choose from a range of part-time or full-time options in English or French. You’ll need a minimum of three to five years’ professional experience (gained after completing a bachelor’s degree) to apply to an MBA programme. We also offer a range of master’s programmes for students without extensive professional experience.

Are you looking for a full-time programme? We also offer a highly respected Full-Time MBA for experienced professionals. This English-taught programme combines experience-based learning, expert lectures, comprehensive professional development, practical or academic research projects and more.

Are you fluent in French? Learn all about our Executive MBA programme.

students representing 84 nationalities
alumni working in 110 countries
alumni have gone on to become CEOs

Join us

Select the English-taught programme that’s right for you:

Full-Time MBA

(5+ years of professional experience after bachelor’s degree)

Master’s programmes
(Flexible; see individual programme requirements)

Doctoral programmes
(8+ years of professional experience after master’s or MBA degree; additional options for students proficient in both English and Chinese)

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