International Master in Management

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Join some of the brightest innovators from around the world at Audencia Business School. In our International Master in Management (IMM) programme, you’ll take courses led by global experts within a highly international campus and curriculum. Prepare for career success:

  • Learn to do business across cultures.
  • Consider our rigorous Fast Track if you have a four-year bachelor’s degree.
  • Tailor your programme to your interests and goals, including choice of electives, study abroad options, and summer term opportunities.
  • Prove your skill with a practical master’s dissertation on a specific business and management area.
  • Connect with our large network of corporate partners through events and internship opportunities.

Key information

  • Degree earned: Master of Science in International Management
  • Language: English
  • Programme start: September
  • Duration: Fast Track: 1 year; Full Track: 2 years

Tuition:

  • Fast Track: €17,700 
  • Full Track: €21,200

Eligibility:

  • Fast Track: 4-year bachelor’s degree
  • Full Track: 3-year bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency in English

Programme

Prepare for your career in any sector of international management at one of the top ranked, triple accredited and most corporately connected business schools in Europe – and in one of the best places to live in France. Complete your foundational core courses, and then determine the focus and format of your education to fit your career goals.

If you’re a highly qualified student with a four-year degree, the Fast Track lets you run at full throttle to complete the IMM in one year. 

Period 1 (September to December)

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of international management and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation. Core courses include:

  • International Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Human Resources Management and Business Ethics
  • Managerial Coaching

And if you choose an Asia focus, you have the option of completing these courses in China at the renowned Beijing Institute of Technology.

Period 2 (January to June) 

At this point in the programme, you’ll have built a solid foundation in business management. You’ll then select courses that will either prepare you as a specialist in your area(s) of interest or broaden your managerial knowledge even further.

For elective courses during this period, you may opt to study in Nantes or travel to one of our IMM partner institutions for a term in Asia or Europe.

Examples of electives in Nantes include: 

Marketing

  • Psychology of Money and Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Negotiation
  • E-Commerce
  • International Retailing and Innovation
  • Marketing in the Digital Age

Finance

  • Advanced Corporate Finances
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Financial Markets

Strategy & Management

  • International Business Environment
  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurial Business Plan
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social and Collaborative Businesses
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Deviance, Fraud and Corruption
  • Creative Project on Intercultural Gaming
  • Project in Corporate Social Responsibility

Specialisations may be taken in the domain of marketing, finance or consulting.

*Specialisations are subject to availability. Students may be selected to participate based on prior experience.

Period 3 (July to August)

If during this optional period you’d like to further develop or refine your expertise, work closely with a new group of peer and partner contacts, or sharpen your language skills, an additional Summer Term programme is available in Nantes free of charge. Small group study, projects and company visits are just a small part of these programmes.

Possible options include:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing to Europe
  • Arts Management
  • Field trips and excursions
  • French language classes (and if you like, a homestay with a French family!)

You may also select a summer programme offered through our IMM partner university in North America, University of California, Berkeley (tuition varies).

Concurrent with periods 2 & 3 (January to November)

Delve into your real-world international study of a business and management area that will influence the trajectory of your career. This dissertation is both academic and practical, allowing you to showcase what you have learned and how you plan to apply it. 

You’ll write this dissertation and can defend it either in person in Nantes or via Skype.

Concurrent with period 3 (July to December)

This internship option allows you to build connections with our network of French and international corporate partners. Apply your knowledge and skills within your sector, and further strengthen your international portfolio and employability. Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws.

You’ll secure your internship with a company of your choice (with the assistance of our internal job board). The internship will be guided by a faculty member, so you’ll gain both a hands-on practical understanding and an academic one – something that looks good on any resume. 

Facts & figures

  • €956 – average monthly intern salary (2014)
  • 62% – interned in France (2014)
  • 36% – employed before graduation (2013)

If you have a three-year bachelor’s degree or simply wish to go into depth and take advantage of all the options the programme offers, the Full Track is for you. You’ll complete the IMM in two years.

If you have a four-year degree and desire a fast-paced programme, see the Fast Track. 

Period 1 (September to December) of 1st academic year

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of international management and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation. Core courses include:

  • International Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • International Marketing
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Human Resources Management and Business Ethics
  • Managerial Coaching

And if you choose an Asia focus, you have the option of completing these courses in China at the renowned Beijing Institute of Technology.

Period 2 (January to June) of 1st academic year

At this point in the programme, you’ll have built a solid foundation in business management. You’ll then select courses that will broaden your managerial knowledge even further.

For elective courses during this period, you may opt to study in Nantes or travel to one of our IMM partner institutions for a term Asia or Europe.

Examples of electives in Nantes include: 

Marketing

  • Psychology of Money and Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Negotiation
  • E-Commerce
  • International Retailing and Innovation
  • Marketing in the Digital Age

Finance

  • Advanced Corporate Finances
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • International Financial Markets

Strategy & Management

  • International Business Environment
  • Business in Emerging Markets
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurial Business Plan
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Social and Collaborative Businesses
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Business Ethics
  • Deviance, Fraud and Corruption
  • Creative Project on Intercultural Gaming
  • Project in Corporate Social Responsibility

Period 3 (July to August) of 1st academic year

If during this optional period you’d like to further develop or refine your expertise, work closely with a new group of peer and partner contacts, or sharpen your language skills, an additional Summer Term programme is available in Nantes free of charge. Small group study, projects and company visits are just a small part of these programmes.

Possible options include:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing to Europe
  • Arts Management
  • Field trips and excursions
  • French language classes (and if you like, a homestay with a French family!)

You may also select a summer programme offered through our IMM partner university in North America, University of California, Berkeley (tuition varies).

Period 4 (September to December) o2nd academic year

Now it’s time to select courses that will either prepare you as a specialist in your area(s) of interest or broaden your managerial knowledge even further.

For elective courses during this period, you may opt to study in Nantes or travel to one of our IMM partner institutions for a term in North America, Europe, the Middle East or North Africa.

Examples of electives in Nantes include: 

Marketing

  • Psychology of Money and Consumer Behaviour
  • International Retailing and Innovation
  • Sectorial Marketing
  • Business to Business Strategies and Methods in Sales and Marketing

Finances

  • Reporting under IFRS and US GAAP

Strategy & Management

  • Agile Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Art and Cultural Management
  • Consulting
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

Specialisations may be taken in the domain of marketing, finance or consulting.

*Specialisations are subject to availability. Students may be selected to participate based on prior experience.

Period 5 (January to June) of 2nd academic year 

Delve into your real-world international study of a business and management area that will influence the trajectory of your career. This dissertation is both academic and practical, allowing you to showcase what you have learned and how you plan to apply it. 

You’ll write this dissertation and can defend it either in person in Nantes or via Skype.

Concurrent with period 5 (January to June) of 2nd academic year

This internship option helps you build connections with our network of French and international corporate partners. You’ll apply your knowledge and skills within your sector to further strengthen your international portfolio and employability. Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws.

You’ll secure your internship with a company of your choice (with the assistance of our internal job board). The internship will be guided by a faculty member so that you’ll gain both a hands-on practical understanding and an academic one – something that looks good on any resume. 

Facts & figures

  • €956 – average monthly intern salary (2014)
  • 62% – interned in France (2014)
  • 36% – employed before graduation (2013)
65%
work internationally

International Partners

Reach your goals – and see the world

Within this programme alone, our student body represents 25+ nationalities from top universities around the world, and our faculty represents 15+ nationalities – with loads of international industry experience. We provide you with a highly international experience, even if you opt to stay in Nantes throughout the programme.

If you’d like to really dig in deep to a particular region or enhance your foreign language skills, choose to study abroad with one of our top international partners. For more information on study abroad opportunities at Audencia, please contact us.

Core or elective courses in Asia

We’re proud to partner with one of the top 100 in the Asian University Rankings – Beijing Institute of Technology – where we have a Cooperative Center for Studies and longstanding partnerships. You have the option of studying alongside Chinese and international students for either your core or elective courses to develop an Asia focus within your sector.

Tuition for Asia focus: €2,000

  • Only one period outside of France is possible (in addition to a summer term abroad, if desired).

Elective courses and/or summer term in North America

Two top North American universities welcome IMM students for elective courses in the 2nd academic year of the IMM Full Track programme. The first, Boston University, is located in one of the US’s largest and most innovative cities and is counted in the top 100 of World University Rankings.

The second, Laval University, located in French-speaking Quebec City, Quebec, is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in Canada (Maclean’s).

If you like, you can also spend your summer in sunny California at the University of California, Berkeley – the no. 1 public university in the US (US News and World Report) and in the world (Shanghai Rankings). 

Tuition for North America focus: €6,000 to €8,000, depending on the partner school

  • Only one period outside of France is possible (in addition to a summer term abroad, if desired). 
  • Tuition for summer term at partner schools may vary depending on the school and the number of credit hours chosen.

Elective courses in Europe

Loughborough University, in the top 25 in QS University Rankings: Top 50 Under 50, is a hotbed of research and has been named a top 10 university in England for research intensity by the Times Higher Education.

One of the best schools in Poland and a top 50 school in Europe in the European Business Schools Ranking, Kozminski University has an internationally renowned management programme and is located in the capital city of Warsaw, one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Tuition: No additional tuition fees for these European destinations.

  • Only one period outside of France is possible (in addition to a summer term abroad, if desired). 

Elective courses in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Kuwait University is the first public research university in Kuwait and is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.

Ranked no. 1 in Morocco by Eduniversal global rankings in a range of MBA, management, finance and marketing specialisations, ISCAE Casablanca is located in the largest city in Morocco and one of the most influential cities in Africa.

Both universities welcome IMM students for elective courses during the 2nd academic year of the IMM Full Track programme.

Tuition: No additional tuition fees for these MENA destinations.

  • Only one period outside of France is possible (in addition to a summer term abroad, if desired).

Career & alumni

Proven career outcomes for international success

With the increasing globalisation of the world’s economies, corporations need highly trained leaders who can tackle complex and challenging issues – and in innovative and socially responsible ways that emphasise ethics alongside profitability. Gain insights and practical experience from leading global experts and corporations in the IMM.

Note: All statistics on this page are based on the number of replies to the question. They relate to the class of 2015 or all classes to date when available. 

Industries IMM prepares you for:

  • Insurance
  • Financial
  • Professional services
  • Civil engineering
  • Chemical
  • IT
  • Textile
  • Mechanical
  • Agribusiness
  • Energy
  • Communication and creative industries
  • Consulting
  • Accounting
  • Retail
  • Government
  • Non-profit

Functions IMM qualifies you for:

  • General management
  • Import
  • Export sales
  • Marketing 
  • Logistics
  • Financial management
  • Consulting
  • Auditing

Audencia provides you with personalised career services that address your specific experiences, strengths and weaknesses, and goals. We also cultivate close ties with the business world, which benefit you in the classroom and in your future career.

  • Individual career coaching and advising
  • 15,000+ employment opportunities posted each year on our dedicated intranet
  • Employment fairs with 120+ companies
  • CV workshops
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Panel discussions with professionals and alumni
  • Assessment centre preparation
  • Personal development programme on topics including leadership skills, communication skills, ethics, intercultural management and networking
  • Auditing sector fair
  • Information resources and online tools
  • Access to 100+ career events on various topics

Audencia also has a business incubator that supports select graduates in their entrepreneurial work.

Join the nearly 22,000 Audencia Business School alumni working in 110 countries. Audencia Alumni includes 22 professional and cultural clubs in France and 29 international chapters. Furthermore, over 2,000 of our alumni have become CEOs.



The alumni association will help you connect with other professionals and provide additional development and networking opportunities to support your career.

22%
work in Paris
€40,048
average annual salary of IMM graduates

Admissions & finance

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Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you’ll need to make it smoothly through the application process.

Admissions are open until the programme is full, however we strongly recommend applying by the early-application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.

Full Track:

  • Three-year bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Proficiency in English

Fast Track:

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree in any field*
  • Proficiency in English

*Specialisations within the Fast Track are only open to students with a background in that area.

Note that you can apply during the last year of your bachelor’s studies.

Admissions are based on a point system tied to a set of objective criteria.

GPA conversion (55%)

  • Converted to US system of 0-4.0

English proficiency (40%)

  • Test (up to 40% possible, depending on score)
    TOEFL: 60-120
    TOEIC: 600-990
    IELTS: 5.0-8.0
  • English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree (up to 35% possible)
  • Native speaker (40% automatically awarded)

Professional experience in months (5%)

  • 1-12 months (1%)
  • 13-36 months (3%)
  • 37+ months (5%)

We award bonus points for ranked and accredited schools, diversity and high GMAT or GRE scores.

Recognised school (5%)

  • Ranked (ARWU/QS/THE)
  • Accredited (AACSB/EQUIS/AMBA/ABET)

Diversity (5%)

  • Countries not represented in the class in the past two years (contact us to check your eligibility)

French (5%)

  • For B2 language levels

GMAT or GRE (5%)

  • GMAT: 500+
  • GRE: 300+

You may begin your online application any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.

In addition to the online application you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV and cover letter in English
  • Copies of diplomas and academic transcripts
  • English test score (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS)*
  • Copy of identity document (e.g. passport)
  • Photo (jpeg, 346 x 366)

*English test scores are not required for native speakers or applicants who have completed their undergraduate degrees in English.

Contact us if you have a different English test score or are planning to take a test later in the year.

  1. Submitting your application
    Complete the online application (recommended by 31 January). Upon completion, you’ll pay the €100 application fee using any major credit card. If you cannot use a credit card, you may contact the Office of International Relations for alternatives.

    Your application will be evaluated within seven days. If you qualify, step two will also occur within seven days of your application.

  2. Admission interview
    At a prearranged time, you will have a 15 - 20-minute exchange with an admissions counsellor to assess your level of English and make sure that you are a good fit for the programme.

  3. Admission decision
    Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. You will have a decision within 11 days of your interview. If your application is borderline and requires further review by the programme director, you will have an admission decision within 18 days of your interview. Please do expect some delay during holidays.

  4. Acceptance
    Congratulations! If admitted, you’re invited to officially join the programme. You’ll sign a contract and pay the first instalment of the tuition fees (€1,500).

Please contact our admissions office with further questions.

Fast Track

 

€17,700

Full Track

 

€21,200

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions. Contact us with questions. 

Other costs linked to school fees 

Application fee: €100

Compulsory registration with the student social security system (students under 28 years of age): As an example, the total for 2016/2017 was €215. The fee must be paid at the latest on the first day of the school year and for the subsequent years before 30 September. 

Costs such as visa fees, transportation, accommodation and meals are to be paid directly by the student. Visit Student Life to learn more.

Audencia Business School’s commitment to excellence and diversity is shown through the variety of scholarships we give out each year to students of merit from different backgrounds. We award over €500,000 in scholarships per year, giving students around the world the opportunity to study in a world-class environment.

Our aim is to open up the best business education to students that show the skill and motivation to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Scholarship

Amount

Details

Early application

€1,000

For candidates who submit their application before 31 January

Achievement

€3,000

Merit-based scholarship following admissions criteria

Diversity

€3,000

Nationality-based scholarship for underrepresented countries or regions

Global Leadership Award

€3,000

Merit-based scholarship awarded to students of excellence from each region; meet us in a region near you  

 


 

*The awarding of scholarships is subject to availability of funds and final decision of the Office of International Relations. The scholarships are awarded in the form of partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted but have not yet started the programmes. Scholarships, waivers and awards are not cumulative. If two are awarded to the same student, only the one with the highest amount will be kept unless otherwise stated

Scholarship or loanDetails
Eiffel scholarships
  • Only applies to the September intake. 
  • For non-French citizens under 30 years of age
  • Applicants must register to an Audencia programme before 15 December
  • Incompatible with any other scholarship, except early application
  • For more information please visit: www.campusfrance.org/en/eiffel 
French government scholarships
Audencia Foundation scholarships
  • Awarded to enrolled students based on criteria chosen by the foundation
 
FIDERH Banco de Mexico
loan and scholarship
  • For registered students of Mexican nationality
  • Loan granted by FIDERH, scholarship granted by Audencia to beneficiaries of the FIDERH loan
  • For more information: www.fiderh.org.mx/acercade.html or contact us
COLFUTURO scholarship-loan
  • For registered students of Colombian nationalityScholarship-loan granted by COLFUTURO under specific conditions
  • For more information: www.colfuturo.org 
French bank loans
  • Some French banks offer loans at preferential rates to Audencia students*
  • For more information, see “Offres Bancaires” on this page.
Other scholarships
  • Institutions and companies around the world offer different funding opportunities to students of merit
  • Contact us for more information

*Most loans from French banks require a guarantor who is a French resident. Audencia does not act as an intermediary in these transactions, nor does it have any responsibility in the negotiation of these agreements.