Audencia Nantes School of Management

Nantes, France

No. Students: 2,897 (667 int'l)* No. of Academic staff: 91
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Why should I study here?

Discover the top reasons to study at Audencia Nantes School of Management

  • In 2004, Audencia 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, labour organisations and societies together to further 10 universal principles of human rights, labour standards and the environment.

In signing the Global Compact, Audencia has committed itself 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.

  • Audencia is one of the truly international, multicultural top management schools worldwide.

- 53 different nationalities of students on campus

- 43% international faculty members

- 30% of Audencia alumni work abroad


Audencia's mission

Audencia Nantes provides education and personal development guidance to students who will assert themselves as responsible, highly-skilled managers and entrepreneurs having a global awareness and a broad culture who are attentive to giving meaning to their decisions and actions. To do so, Audencia produces and diffuses management knowledge useful for academic disciplines, firms, and the classroom.

By recruiting men and women from around the world, chosen for their diversity and potential, and by making a commitment to educating leaders sharing its values, Audencia accompanies firms in their development.

Thus, Audencia contributes to expanding the influence of the territory that fosters its identity.


National level

  • French Ministry of Education

Full recognition for the Master in Management (Grande Ecole programme): September 2003 Audencia is since then authorised to accompany its diploma with the title of Master Degree Renewal of full recognition: September 2008

  • CNCP (Commission nationale de la certification professionnelle)

Full recognition for Audencia Executive MBA: July 2009 (3 years) Full recognition for BADGE DCP: April 2010 (5 years) Full recognition for Audencia Executive MBA: January 2011 (5 years)

  • CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles)

6 Specialised Masters fully accredited 5 BADGE fully accredited

  • AERES (Agence dévaluation de la recherche et de lenseignement supérieur)

Peer review visits in January (for Research) and March 2011 (for Institution) (Currently awaiting results)

International level

  • EQUIS/Efmd

1st accreditation: December 1998 1st re-accreditation: April 2002 2nd re-accreditation: June 2007


Initial accreditation: September 2004 1st re-accreditation: April 2010

  • AMBA

1st accreditation: September 2005 1st re-accreditation: September 2010

  • CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply)

Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management re-accreditation: January 2010

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