Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School

Established in 1900, Audencia Business School is the school of innovation, cooperation, and responsibility carving into the list of European Management Schools. Audencia has a great reputation within the framework of best practices in the health sector at the forefront of integrating CSR. Its commitment to ecological and social transition and strategy includes:

Founded Year: 1900
Institution Type: Private

8 Rte de la Jonelière, 44300 Nantes, France

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Courses Offered

** Fees mentioned here are approximate and are per year, Unless specified otherwise

Why choose Audencia Business School

Integrating CSR into Education: IAA program at Audencia ensures that all its programs are in compliance with the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals to help students with the impact of individual, business, and the society in a positive way.

Prioritizing CSR in Research: It facilitates building knowledge in CSR focus area while offering integrating theoretical and application approaches. Research projects conduct creative and enhancing CSR approaches for the responsible management and sustainable development.

Implementing CSR in the Institution: Audencia Business School has an ambitious CSR policy co-constructed with students acknowledged by LUCIE label for the quality and the integration into the school development.

Transitioning Ecological and Social Systems

To promote ecological and social transformation, Audencia supports the Gala school to transform production, work, consumption and coexistence modes in a sustainable manner.

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Audencia Business School Accreditations

With a large number of accreditations, Audencia Business School is considered to deliver high-quality business education across the world.

ABMA: ABMA accreditation is the Association of MBAs accredited at MBA, DBA and Masters in Management level ensuring to offer Master’s and Doctorate in Business and Management with the international standards.

EQUIS: EQUIS stands for EFMD Quality Improvement System for the quality assurance of the business and management schools. This prestigious accreditation is dedicated to develop the leading institutions offering the highest quality of business education.

AACSB: Audencia Business School is also accredited from AACSB International, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business offering the best education in the business education by being part of this elite group.

Audencia Business School Scholarships

Audencia Business School offers its global responsibility in preparing the next generation of leaders declaring to invest in scholarship.

The school provides several scholarships in admission categories for all its programs, including:

Early application: This scholarship is for the students who apply before 1st march and receive €1,500 or 40% discount on the International MBA program.


Solidarity Scholarship: This scholarship is available for all MSc programs and EIBM students up to 20% and for MIM, MSc Management Engineering students up to 30% off considering the financial situation of the applicant.

Academic or Sport Excellence: This scholarship offers an opportunity of up to 40% off on the program fee for Bachelor in Management and BBA Big Data & Management.

Women in Engineering & Science Scholarship: This scholarship provides up to 40% scholarship for MSc Management Engineering female students.

Project-Based Scholarships: This scholarship is available for the International MBA program up to 30%.

Audencia Business School Placements

Audencia Business School has Career & Corporate Relations Center to serve both current students and alumni and offers specific coaching to the professionals and coaching center for each candidate from the employability programs.

A specialized coaching offer with great aspirations

This center offers a unique coaching package having five key pillars:

  • Promoting values through self-awareness and motivation for success and achievement
  • CV writing services cover letter writing, and online presence on LinkedIn.
  • Mock interviews and training to prepare students for interviewing processes.
  • Evaluating and establishing business relations in France and abroad.
  • Possibilities and obstacles know French and the global employment opportunities.

Management of Strong Business Relationships

Ensuring to facilitate computer related events such as forum, educational events and challenges, Audencia Business School facilitates connection of its students with the business.

Addressing Employer Branding Requirements

With the goal of satisfying students, Audencia Business School offers satisfying employer branding needs of companies and expand the facility apprenticeship tax.

Integrated Virtual Environment

Online platform to set up counseling sessions with career advisors or consultants, offering internship and job listings, market data, and engage in self-quiz to help students to assist the self-promotion.

Student Services Offered by Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School concentrates on the academic processes while providing necessary facilities and opportunities along with the below services to students:

Accommodation Options

Audencia Business School allows its students to choose from hundreds of specific housing through Studapart-an online platform to find various types of housing such as studios, shared flats, or homestays through:

  • Multilingual team support
  • Using renting periods from one to twenty-four months
  • Simplified online procedures
  • Verified Ads
  • Catalogues to select around Audencia campuses and from any other strategic locations throughout France

Also, Audencia offers courtesy calls to its students to use private residential for housing needs along with the priority services around social halls and auditoriums near Nantes and Paris campuses.

Global Students’ Support

With over 2,900 students from 130 countries, Audencia is a multicultural business schools ensuring the smooth transition into student life through the French Foreign Social Security Insurance.

Information on student associations

BDI is a group of staff members and also international students of Audencia to help international students on know how to live in Nantes, cultural activities, and even in studying.

Disability Support

The school has offered an inclusive policy for students with disabilities aiming at equity in education, campus, and career based on their needs.

Health and Well-being Services

Audencia offers health and wellbeing of every student including:

  • Pre-registration and routine check-ups in coordination with the University Health Service SUMPPS
  • On-campus nurse availability
  • Availability of an online listening and support service

Student Life at Audencia Business School

Audencia has a dynamic range of over 30 student associations spread across its various campuses to foster a fulfilling and extraordinary student experience, including:

  • Business
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Humanitarian

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

These associations helps its students to get engaged in real-life professional projects and create new skills such as project management along with project planning, and ethical and corporate social responsibility.

Audencia also includes Grande Ecole, bachelors, internationals, and the associations to join the student associations while facilitating them to familiarize and engage in their individual experience and motivate them for the respective associations they choose.

Facilities for Associations

A range of associative premises including amphitheaters for 200 and 100 persons, radio studio, TV studio, music room along with the co-working associations to ensure conducive working environment.

Customized Academic Path

Audencia offers an engagement path offering an opportunity to its students to dedicate their time towards developing a long commitment in relation to the associative networks.

Ethical & CSRCommitment

Audencia sets a low-carbon pathway for its operation by introducing impact events and initiatives supports.

The two organizations are ACE (Audencia Club of Entrepreneurship) and the Enactus Audencia, aims at developing the entrepreneurship for its students.

Enactus Audencia is a student organization aiming for socio-commercial creativity and initiatives to enhance community wellness in Nantes.

Audencia Business School Rankings

Grande Ecole Program Rankings

  • According to Newspaper logo point in 2024 newspaper ranked the 8th position.
  • QS University ranking in 2024, FI was ranked at 10th position in France and 40th in the global list.
  • In 2023, according to Le Figaro Student, the school ranked at 8th position.
  • Eduniversal logo ranking in 2023 ranked the school at 6th position.
  • CSR rankings by Happy at School in 2023 placed at the 2nd position in overall CSR ranking.
  • As per Ranking of Financial Times in 2023, the GGS is ranked 7th among the business schools.
  • Planete Grandes Ecoles ranking in 2022 ranked ESIDM as 8th Grandes Ecoles in France.

SciencesCom Program Rankings in 2023

  • Audencia Business School was competitively ranked at the 5th position by Eduniversal in the communication license – media.
  • Ranked 2nd in the SMBG Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking for MS, MBA, and Bachelors

Bachelor Program Rankings in 2023

Ranked 3rd with Bachelor in Management by Eduniversal

Specialized Masters Program Rankings in 202

  • According to Eduniversal Ranking, Audencia was placed number 1 in Intercultural Management, Sports and eSports Management, Artistic Direction, Graphics and Design, and Responsible Finance and number 3rd in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics.
  • QS University Rankings, the Audencia Business School is ranked number 1 for Masters in Marketing in France and 21st in the world.

MBA Program Rankings in 2023

  • Financial Times ranked Audencia Business School ranks among 100 ‘Best European Business Schools’.
  • CEO Magazine ranked the school at the 6th place globally.

Executive Education Rankings in 2023

  • For the relevance training programs, Audencia was placed at 78th by Financial Times.
  • Inter-company programs ranked the school at 50th position in Finances Times.
  • Audencia was placed 27 globally in Financial Times’ in ‘MSc in Management Engineering’.

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