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Audencia Nantes School of Management
8 route de la Jonelière
Nantes, 44312, France

Founded in 1900, Audencia Nantes is today among the best European business schools. Its key mission is to provide expert teaching and practical advice to prospective and current (incoming and outgoing) students. Resolutely international with over 60% of all classes taught in English rising to 100% on the full-time MBA, Audencia Nantes is one of the rare schools to hold the three world renowned accreditations, EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. This ‘triple crown’ underlines the school’s commitment to teaching excellence. With more than 140 quality academic partnerships in 45 countries plus more than 110 accords with national and international companies, the school gives its students the tools and knowledge needed to pursue careers worldwide. Each year, Audencia welcomes around 2800 students of over 50 nationalities on its 13 management programs and adult education tracks. The school’s strategy is based on three pillars: global responsibility, entrepreneurship and dual competencies. In 2004, Audencia Nantes became the first school of management in France to sign the United Nations Global Compact. Since then, the school has been fully involved in this initiative, which has brought businesses, labor organizations and societies together to further 10 universal principles of human rights, labor standards and the environment. In signing the Global Compact, Audencia Nantes is committed to promoting these 10 principles to its student body, staff and partners. It also integrates these principles into its research, teachings and internal management while reporting annually on its aims and related measures taken. In line with the school’s stress on responsibility in all its forms of its activity and portfolio of programs, its full-time MBA has now been repositioned for 2013 as the MBA in Responsible Management. Rather than offering a specialized MBA, the initiative is designed to attract students wishing to follow a quality generalist MBA which has the notion of responsibility at its heart. In this way, the new-look Audencia MBA will help participants acquire a critical distance, a true sense of innovation and a heightened awareness of the wider effects of their actions. In terms of entrepreneurship, the school’s on-campus business incubator is increasingly active, providing students and alumni from all programs with office space, expert advice and key contacts for up to three years after graduation. The spirit of openness key to the school finds one of its main outlets in Audencia Nantes’ dual competencies approach. This logic means that the school draws on partnerships with other non-management schools to be able to train engineer-managers, art-managers, architect-managers, life scientist-managers and the like via the Audencia Master in Management (Grande Ecole program). In addition to this graduate program, Audencia Nantes offers a full range of international Masters and MBAs. The International Master in Management (IMM) is taught entirely in English and allows students to move between the UK, Spain, France and Poland depending on study choices. The Master of Science in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management divides students’ time between Nantes and Milan and can be studied over one or two years. Finally, the European Management Program (EMP), taught in English, French and Spanish, involves classes taught in France, Spain and the UK.

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About Audencia Nantes School of Management

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 216
  • Middle 80%
Admissions Selectivity
50% Audencia Nantes School of Management 77% Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 50
50% 50.0
92% 92
0% 0
100% 0
Pre-MBA Careers
General Management
52% 52
22% 22
10% 10
Human Resources
4% 4
Marketing / Sales
4% 4
Finance / Accounting
4% 4
4% 4
30% 30
Consumer Products
18% 18
13% 13
Pharma / Health Care
9% 9
Financial Services
5% 5
5% 5
4% 4
Petroleum / Energy
4% 4
Real Estate
4% 4
4% 4
4% 4
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • AES Lab
  • Stryker Corp
  • Manitou
  • DCNS
  • Bénéteau

Tuition: Can I afford it?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
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Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loan guarantee policy No
0 Full Tuition Scholarships Awarded
0% Percent that received aid

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
44% 44
44% 44
Students in Core Classes
23 Audencia Nantes School of Management 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
30% 30
Case study
25% 25
Experiential learning
15% 15
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Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
  • Student must present final company-specific project results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 18
  • Distance learning Yes
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Installation of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system allowing more efficient management of student files, lectures, registration planning, contracts, faculty pay, absence records, evaluations, average marks, study reports, etc). Improved connectivity between the various sites now run by the school. Updating of overall printing system including print facilities available to students and the management of print quotas. Conversion of student files to computer format.

Students: Who are my classmates?

42 Average age of student 9% International Students
9% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Europe Free Trade Zone
100% 100
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  • Campus distance from airport 6 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

970 Living MBA Alumni 18 Countries where alumni clubs exist
21 Active alumni clubs
0% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.