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Audencia Business School

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Audencia Atlantic Campus, Nantes France

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# 78Executive MBA Rankings - Global

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About Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School is a prestigious institution and a member of France’s elite Grande École, that consistently ranks among the top 50 business schools in the world for several of its courses. Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia has a long history of challenging the status quo and preparing students for success in the dynamic business world. With campuses in France, China, and Brazil, Audencia welcomes a diverse student body of over 7,200 students from over 100 nationalities.

A business school for a sustainable future

Audencia is known for its innovative approach to business education and its commitment to sustainable business practices. The school's programmes are designed to equip students with the skills and mindset they need to thrive in today's competitive job market. Audencia is also a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and it was the first business school in France to join the UN Global Compact.

Triple accreditation for a world-class education

Audencia is one of the top 1% of  business schools in the world to hold all three international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. These accreditations are a testament to the high quality of Audencia's programmes and its commitment to academic excellence.

A global network of partners

Audencia has a strong network of partners that provide students with opportunities for international networking, industry exposure, and career advancement. The school has partnerships with over 200 accredited institutions, 20 non-business academic partners, and a network of 175+ corporate partners.

Campus life at Audencia

Audencia offers a vibrant student life across its ten campuses in eight cities worldwide. Students can choose from over 80 student clubs and organisations ranging from sports teams to cultural groups to volunteering opportunities. With campuses located in major cities like Nantes, Paris, Shanghai, and São Paulo, Audencia students have easy access to travel, internships, and cultural experiences. The diversity of the campuses and student population creates an engaging environment for learning and exchange. 

Whether on the historic Nantes campus or the modern Shanghai campus, Audencia students find a strong sense of community combined with the excitement of a global city. The variety of student organisations and nearby cultural attractions ensure a dynamic campus life infused with regional traditions and international connections.

Find out more about life at Audencia Business School via its social media channels, including Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and TikTok.

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About Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School is a prestigious institution and a member of France’s elite Grande École, that consistently ranks among the top 50 business schools in the world for several of its courses. Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia has a long history of challenging the status quo and preparing students for success in the dynamic business world. With campuses in France, China, and Brazil, Audencia welcomes a diverse student body of over 7,200 students from over 100 nationalities.

A business school for a sustainable future

Audencia is known for its innovative approach to business education and its commitment to sustainable business practices. The school's programmes are designed to equip students with the skills and mindset they need to thrive in today's competitive job market. Audencia is also a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR), and it was the first business school in France to join the UN Global Compact.

Triple accreditation for a world-class education

Audencia is one of the top 1% of  business schools in the world to hold all three international accreditations: EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. These accreditations are a testament to the high quality of Audencia's programmes and its commitment to academic excellence.

A global network of partners

Audencia has a strong network of partners that provide students with opportunities for international networking, industry exposure, and career advancement. The school has partnerships with over 200 accredited institutions, 20 non-business academic partners, and a network of 175+ corporate partners.

Campus life at Audencia

Audencia offers a vibrant student life across its ten campuses in eight cities worldwide. Students can choose from over 80 student clubs and organisations ranging from sports teams to cultural groups to volunteering opportunities. With campuses located in major cities like Nantes, Paris, Shanghai, and São Paulo, Audencia students have easy access to travel, internships, and cultural experiences. The diversity of the campuses and student population creates an engaging environment for learning and exchange. 

Whether on the historic Nantes campus or the modern Shanghai campus, Audencia students find a strong sense of community combined with the excitement of a global city. The variety of student organisations and nearby cultural attractions ensure a dynamic campus life infused with regional traditions and international connections.

Find out more about life at Audencia Business School via its social media channels, including Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube and TikTok.

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Applying for an MBA programme with Audencia

To apply for a postgraduate degree or MBA programme at Audencia, complete and submit the online application form.
Audencia offers several postgraduate admissions pathways with varying admission criteria depending on the programme. Carefully review the entry requirements for your desired course before applying.
Generally, postgraduate applicants must:

  • Hold a four-year bachelor’s degree or three-year bachelor's degree with qualifying work experience (minimum three years of professional experience required for MBA programmes)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in either English or French
Tuition fees Tuition fees differ by course. To find up-to-date information on fees and funding options for your desired course, head to the Audencia website.
Scholarships and financial support opportunities Audencia offers a variety of scholarships to help students from around the world finance their studies including:
  • Early applications
  • Academic or sporting excellence
  • Women in engineering and science
  • Students from low income households
  • Project-based criteria
For more information and to discover what you could receive, visit the scholarship and funding page.

One school, 10 campuses Five campuses in France: Nantes, Paris, La Roche-sur-Yon Four campuses in China: Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Shanghai One campus in Brazil: São Paulo

Audencia Shanghai Academic & Research Center:

  • Location: In the heart of Shanghai's business district.
  • Offerings:
  • Executive Education and DBA programmes.

A world-class faculty for a world-class education
Audencia boasts a world-class faculty that brings together diverse perspectives and global expertise from 27 countries. Students gain cutting-edge theory and real-world knowledge from thought leaders and top-level industry experts.

Research with real-world impact
Audencia's faculty is dedicated to making a difference in the world. Their research, published in leading academic journals, advances theoretical knowledge while improving business practices worldwide. By collaborating closely with businesses and organisations, Audencia's faculty tackles real-world problems that drive innovation.
Audencia's faculty breaks down silos, leveraging knowledge across fields to address complex societal issues. Teams unite management, engineering, urban planning, and other disciplines to combat challenges like sustainable cities. By sharing expertise with the community, Audencia's faculty advances solutions that benefit society.

Empowering faculty, enriching the curriculum
Audencia empowers its faculty members to reach their full potential. Initiatives like 'Research Thursday' seminars foster innovation and idea exchange among academics. With Audencia's support, faculty stays current in their fields, enriching the curriculum with cutting-edge insights.

A structured approach to education
Audencia's programmes are carefully structured to provide a strong foundation in business while allowing exploration of personal interests. The core curriculum of business courses is complemented by electives in a variety of areas. Students also have the opportunity to participate in internships, study abroad programmes, and research projects.

Accessibility for all
Audencia is committed to making quality higher education accessible for all students, including those with disabilities. Continuously developing new ways to increase accessibility and inclusion, Audencia offers specialised assistance, including adapted teaching methods, exams, and scholarships for studies and living expenses. 
Raising disability awareness among staff and students builds an inclusive campus culture. To help transition to the working world, Audencia partners with organisations that actively recruit and hire graduates with disabilities.

Personalised support from admission to employment
With personalised support available from admission to employment, Audencia empowers students with disabilities to thrive academically and professionally.

  • Location: In the heart of Shanghai's business district.
  • Offerings:
  • Executive Education and DBA programmes.

Student life

 Student housing in Nantes

Navigating the housing landscape as a student in Nantes is simple thanks to Audencia's partnership with Studapart. Their comprehensive online platform offers hundreds of accommodation options, ranging from cozy studios to spacious shared flats, catering to diverse preferences and budgets. Studapart also provides a convenient guarantor service, eliminating the stress of finding a guarantor yourself.

Immerse yourself in Audencia's vibrant student life
Student life at Audencia is vibrant and diverse, with a wide range of clubs and societies to cater to every interest. The school also has a comprehensive support system in place to help students succeed in their personal, academic, and professional lives.

Inclusive community 
Audencia promotes an inclusive environment where all students can participate in student life. Associations use many of the school's facilities like amphitheatres and studios. An "Engagement Path" formally recognises long-term student involvement.

Clubs and societies
There are over 30 active clubs and societies at Audencia, covering a wide range of interests, including business, sports, culture, humanitarianism and CSR. These clubs and societies provide students with opportunities to develop new skills, meet new people, and make a difference in their community.

Ethics and sustainability 
Audencia facilitates student-led sustainable initiatives and events through a support system and low-carbon strategy. With 16 associations focused on corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability are an integral part of student life.

Student support
Audencia is committed to providing its students with the support they need to succeed. The school offers a variety of student support services, including:

  • Health and wellbeing: Audencia has a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme, ‘Wellbeing @Audencia’. Key services include appointments with healthcare professionals, an on-campus nurse, a 24/7 support hotline with counsellors and psychologists and lifestyle education sessions. There is a focus on holistic wellbeing to help students succeed personally, academically, and professionally.
  • Academic support: The school offers a variety of academic support services, including tutoring, writing assistance, and study skills workshops.
  • Career support: Audencia's Career and Corporate Relations Center helps students with all aspects of their job search, from resume and cover letter writing to interview preparation.
International student support
Audencia goes above and beyond to welcome international students. A comprehensive support system helps guide international students through all administrative procedures and daily life in France. 
Enthusiastic French student mentors offer insider tips on living in Nantes and making the most of campus life. 
  • Navigating course information and grades
  • Discovering campus facilities and student associations
  • Securing suitable housing options
  • Understanding French social security and financial aid
  • Opening a French bank account and more 
For more information about support available for international students, contact details and links to relevant websites, visit Audencia’s International Students webpage.

Audencia is committed to providing its students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers. The school's comprehensive career support services, industry-relevant curriculum, and strong alumni network have helped countless graduates achieve their career goals.
Audencia has a strong track record of graduate employment success. In 2022, 95% of Audencia graduates were employed within six months of graduation. The school's alumni are employed in a variety of industries, including finance, consulting, marketing, and technology.
Alumni achievements
"The MBA from Audencia had a huge impact on my life. After obtaining this MBA, I was able to work for the United Nations Global Compact in New York as a data analyst. Now, I work in the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office. This career path was not imaginable before the MBA." Enji from Japan, MBA graduate
"My role as a Senior Medical Advisor at Johnson & Johnson allows me to use my MBA and background as an orthopaedic surgeon to find solutions for unmet clinical needs in the Middle East." Alaa from Lebanon, MBA graduate
“After graduation from the Full-Time MBA at Audencia, I switched to a different industry, from agriculture to energy. It was really a pleasant journey at Audencia, and I feel highly improved in my capabilities after the MBA." Jing from China, MBA graduate
Careers services
Audencia provides its students with a wide range of career services to help them achieve their career goals. These services include:
  • Individual career coaching and advising
  • A jobs board with 15,000+ opportunities posted each year
  • Employment fairs with participation from 120+ companies
  • CV workshops
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Panel discussions with professionals and alumni to gain industry insights
  • Assessment Centre preparation
  • Personal development programme
  • 100+ career events on various topics
  • A business incubator to nurture your entrepreneurial goals
Industry relevance
Audencia's curriculum is meticulously crafted to align with the evolving demands of today's employers. The school's strong partnerships with over 175 leading organisations provide students with invaluable opportunities for hands-on experience and exposure to industry practices.
Career and Corporate Relations Center
The Career and Corporate Relations Center serves as a cornerstone of Audencia's commitment to student success. The centre offers individualised career coaching, facilitates connections with potential employers, and provides access to a wealth of career development resources.

Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Audencia Business School is one of the top universities in Nantes, France. It is ranked #78 in Executive MBA Rankings - Global 2024.

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Audencia Business School stands out for its prestigious status as a member of France’s elite Grande École, its commitment to sustainability, and its triple accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA—placing it in the top 1% of business schools globally.
Audencia has campuses in France, China, and Brazil, welcoming a diverse student body of over 7,200 students from more than 100 nationalities. The school's international network includes over 200 accredited institutions and 175+ corporate partners.
Tuition fees vary by course. For up-to-date information on fees and funding options, visit the Audencia website. Audencia offers various scholarships, including those for early applications, academic excellence, and students from low-income households.
Audencia welcomes international students, offering a comprehensive support system to guide them through administrative procedures and daily life in France. The support includes enthusiastic French student mentors and assistance with various aspects like housing, social security, and more.
Audencia provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for successful careers. The Career and Corporate Relations Center offers personal coaching, a jobs board, employment fairs, and various career events, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for the job market.
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