Audencia Business School

Nantes  France

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 offers a wide range of degree programs taught in English, as well as exchange and short-term study abroad programs. There are more than twenty degrees to choose from in the following programs: Accounting and Finance, Business and Society, Marketing and Sales, Management, and other specializations. You'll join a leading center of research and activity in the field, with access to Gaïa, the first business school school dedicated to positive impact management strategies and practices. Courses are delivered within a sustainability framework and aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Why study at Audencia Business School?

The school has 3 accreditations (AMBA, EQUIS & AACSB) it is amongst the 1% of global business schools owning the triple crown

Founded over 120 years ago. The schools benefits from a wide network (companies, academic partners, alumni...)

International exposure (over 200 academic partners, incoming students coming 120 countries worldwide)


postgraduate students




ranked in Financial Times World ranking 2023

Nantes  France

main campus

Agriculture (1) Business & Management (5) Economics (10) Computer Science (8) Engineering (12)

About Audencia Business School

Our courses are specifically designed around our core value: corporate & social responsibility. Our aim is to train managers of tomorrow and put a strong focus on sustainability. How can we improve tomorrow’s business & management and make it more responsible both for the planet and the people. This topic is crucial for Audencia which actually created "Gaia" school dedicated to sustainability management.

In addition to placing the challenges of ecological and social transition at the heart of its research and teaching, Audencia is implementing an ambitious CSR approach that involves all of the school's departments and numerous partners. This approach has been designed with our stakeholders and is structured around 5 priorities, broken down into quantified objectives and action plans, which are monitored by the CSR General Delegation.

The school brings together 33 student associations spread across all campuses.All the themes of the student associations (business, sport, culture, humanitarian, CSR...) enable students to get involved in professionalizing projects that develop new skills: ethics & CSR, project development, budgeting, team management and leadership, events, prevention, health and more.

In order to best support our students throughout their education, Audencia has developed a "Wellbeing department" to provide students with a service that allows them to meet their health and wellness needs on a daily basis.

For many years, Nantes has been one of the top French cities for quality of life. It has many parks and gardens (including the amazing Jardin des Plantes in the heart of the city or the relaxing Japanese Garden on the Île de Versailles), waterways, historic buildings, bicycle paths...

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