Audencia Business School

5.00 / 5

Audencia Business School is a leading French business school located in Nantes, France. Here’s some information about the school and its programs:

  • Name of their school of business: Audencia Business School
  • Their MBA programs: The school offers several MBA programs including Full-Time MBA, Executive MBA, MBA in Responsible Management, MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management, and MBA in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management.
  • Duration of their MBA programs: The Full-Time MBA program is a 12-month program, while the Executive MBA program is a 15-month program.
  • Cost: The tuition fees for the Full-Time MBA program are €42,000, while the Executive MBA program costs €57,000.
  • Enrolment: The Full-Time MBA program has around 100 students, while the Executive MBA program has around 50 students.
  • Admissions requirements: Admissions requirements vary by program, but typically include a bachelor’s degree, work experience, English language proficiency, and GMAT or GRE scores.
  • If GMAT is required: Yes, GMAT or GRE scores are required for most programs.
  • If so, what is the average GMAT score: The average GMAT score for the Full-Time MBA program is 630, while the average GMAT score for the Executive MBA program is 610.
  • Application deadline: The application deadlines vary by program, but for the Full-Time MBA program, the application deadline is typically in May.
  • Start date: The Full-Time MBA program starts in September, while the Executive MBA program starts in January.
  • Study mode: Full-time, Part-time
  • Student body: The school has a diverse student body, with around 40% of students coming from outside of France. The average work experience of Full-Time MBA students is 6 years, while the Executive MBA students have an average of 11 years of work experience.
  • Rankings: Audencia Business School is consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in France and Europe. The school is ranked #6 in France and #23 in Europe by the Financial Times 2021 Global MBA ranking.
  • Admissions: Admissions to Audencia Business School are competitive, with an acceptance rate of around 30%.
  • Accreditations: The school is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA.
  • The language of instruction: English
  • Faculty: The school has around 140 faculty members, with over 60% of them being international.
  • Tuition fees: Tuition fees for the Full-Time MBA program are €42,000, while the Executive MBA program costs €57,000.
  • Curriculum: The curriculum of each program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business and management. The programs are structured around a core curriculum and electives, and include opportunities for internships, study abroad, and consulting projects.
  • Alumni, Salary and Jobs information, employment statistics, employment after MBA, and reputation: The school has a strong alumni network, with over 27,000 alumni from over 120 countries. The school’s graduates are highly sought after by employers, with an average employment rate of over 90% within three months of graduation. The average salary for graduates of the Full-Time MBA program is €59,000, while the average salary for graduates of the Executive MBA program is €87,000.
  • Medium language, student body, accreditations, total enrolment: The medium language of instruction is English. The school has a diverse student body, with around 40% of students coming from outside of France. The school is accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. The school has around 1500 students across all its programs.


Information: Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia whose name was born from the conjugation of the Latin "audientia".

  • In 2004, Audencia Business School joined the United Nations initiative which brought together businesses, the world of work and civil society around ten universal principles relating to human rights, labor standards and environment.
  • In 2010, the establishment joined forces with SciencesCom (school of communication and media founded in 1984) and the Atlantic School of Commerce (post-bac training created in 1981), accredited programs and ranked among the best in their field of expertise.
  • Since 2013, the École Centrale de Nantes, Audencia Business School and the National School of Architecture of Nantes (ensa Nantes) have formed a strategic alliance that relies on their complementarity.
  • In 2021, Audencia unveils its “ECOS 2025” strategic plan. As a result of the "Daring Together" scheme, more than 200 people representing the Audencia ecosystem were led to:
  • Question the certainties of the school,
  • Look for new and innovative opportunities,
  • Reinvent yourself and place the school horizon at the crossroads of Humanities and Responsibility.
RECOGNITION: Audencia Business School is part of  schools benefiting from the triple EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation for a maximum period of 5 years, a pledge of its commitment to teaching excellence 3 PROGRAMS OPEN TO LEARNING: -  BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT:Duration 462 h - GRANDE ECOLE MASTER: Duration: 889 h - AUDENCIA SCIENCESCOM: : Duration:  882 h WHAT IS A LEARNING CONTRACT? The apprenticeship contract is an employment contract of 6 months to 3 years concluded between an employer and an employee generally aged 16 to 29 years called an apprentice.   The apprentice alternates between periods of theoretical lessons given in an apprenticeship training organization (Audencia) and periods of working time in a company under the compulsory responsibility of an apprentice master. This apprenticeship contract makes it possible to acquire an Audencia diploma registered in the National Directory of Professional Certifications. WHAT BENEFITS? The objective is both to acquire an Audencia diploma and a solid professional experience that can be valued on the job market, while benefiting from free tuition fees, a salary and personalized support within Audencia and in the host company. DISCOVER OUR BACHELOR IN MANAGEMENT:  Audencia Bachelor in Management is a human-sized program with a strong international dimension. The 6 strengths of the Bachelor program
  1. A fulfilling and stimulating environment
  2. International openness
  3. Proximity to businesses
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Global Responsibility: develop your commitment
  6. Digital
DISCOVER OUR BBA - BIG DATA & MANAGEMENT: The BBA Big Data & Management is a hybrid course combining Management and Engineering to meet new business expectations. The 7 assets of the BBA program
  1. A double competence
  2. Teacher-researchers
  3. 15 months abroad
  4. Training in connection with the professional world
  5. Personalized support
  6. The 1st Bachelor BAC + 4 triple targeted in France
  7. The co-issuance of a Diploma by Audencia and Centrale Nantes
SPECIALIZED MASTER:  Audencia gives you the opportunity to stand out by choosing from 8 Specialized Master programs specifically designed to meet the key challenges of businesses and markets.
  1. Specialized Master Actor For Energy Transition
  2. Specialized Master Management Responsible for Sports Organizations
  3. Specialized Master Management and International Skills
  4. Specialized Master Digital Strategies & Data Marketing
  5. Specialized Master  Global Management of Purchasing and Supply Chain
  6. Specialized Master Financial Strategies and Responsible Investments
  7. Specialized Master Family Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Growth
  8. Specialized Master Marketing, Design and Creation
DISCOVER OUR MSC & INTERNATIONAL MASTER:    Taught 100% in English, more than 25 nationalities come together and contribute to the wealth of learning
  1. MSc International Master in Management
  2. Master in European and International Business Management
  3. MSc Food and Agribusiness Management
  4. MSc Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
  5. MSc in Data Management for Finance
  6. MSc in Cognac, Spirits and Wine Management
DBA: In English at Paris Campus/Online   CONTACT: 44312 Nantes, Cedex 3 Phone: +33 (0) 2 40 37 34 34

  • Divya Baghel

    Rating: 5 / 5

    We went to Audencia for Winter programme. They are very welcoming and friendly.
    Even being from other country, we didn’t feel any barriers.

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