Master of Science in Management-Engineering

CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR ENGINEERS

Develop a dual competency in management to increase your effectiveness and employability as an engineer. As the first French school of business to open our doors to engineering students, Audencia Business School is well established in the field. Your training will be of the highest quality; ranked 29th in the world for masters in management and 9th for international students (The Financial Times, 2017).



During the MSc in Management-Engineering programme, you’ll study entirely in English. Your programme is where engineering meets international management, which accelerates your creativity. Graduates are qualified for roles requiring engineering expertise and business strategy within a global environment.



Key information

Degree earned: MSc (Master of Science) in Management-Engineering
Language: English
Duration: 1 year + internship (4-6 months)
 Programme start: September or February
Tuition: €19,500
Eligibility: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • A 4-year degree in engineering or science (Applicants holding or completing a degree from a French institution should contact us.)
  • GMAT with a 550 minimum or GRE with a 300 minimum or CAT with a 150 minimum

Programme

As a graduate, you’ll be uniquely qualified for top positions in engineering and management. Audencia developed this original programme in partnership with five national and international corporations looking to hire engineers with managerial skills: ERDF, PwC, Société Générale, Thales and Valeo. 

  • Take advanced management courses with top faculty and experts in the field.
  • Select a specialisation in management, finance or marketing.
  • Gain experience with a four- to six-month internship that boosts your networks and career possibilities.

Period 1

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of international management and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation, as well as begin defining the shape of your programme with electives.

Core courses

  • Marketing Strategies
  • Financial Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Simulation
  • Business Project
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Sport

Electives

  • International Management
  • International Finance
  • Accounting, Audit and Control
  • Digital Marketing
  • Organisational Change Management

Period 2

At this point in the programme, you’ll have built a solid foundation in management. Now it’s time to select courses that will prepare you as a specialist in your area(s) of interest. Courses are grouped into the following specialisations:

Finance

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets (September intake only)

Management

  • Consulting
  • Management of Digital Business and Information Technology

Marketing

  • Marketing for Product Managers

Period 3

During the summer, you’ll further refine your expertise. Small group study, projects and company visits are an integral part of the summer term.

You’ll spend the summer term on the main Audencia campus in Nantes, France. Possible options include:

  • Intercultural Management
  • Media and Communication
  • Marketing to Europe
  • Arts Management
  • Field Trips and Excursions
  • French Language Classes

Period 3

At the end of the programme, you’ll apply your newfound expertise within your area of specialisation. The required four- to six-month internship serves as a springboard for entry into professional life. This internship allows you to build connections with our network of corporate partners in France and abroad, as well as further strengthen your international portfolio and employability.



You’ll secure your internship with a company of your choice (with the assistance of our internal job board), and a faculty member will oversee the internship so that you’ll gain a hands-on practical understanding and an academic one – something that looks good on any résumé. Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws.

Students and graduates of this programme have interned with companies like Airbus, Crédit Agricole, Danone, Nokia, Proctor & Gamble and Société Générale.

International scope

Audencia is among the elite 1% of business schools to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA – the international triple crown of quality. You’ll benefit from our network of international corporate partners, faculty members with extensive industry and international experience, and researchers who specialise in the field.

Career & alumni

Proven career outcomes for management success

With the ever-increasing globalisation of the world’s economies, corporations need highly trained leaders who can tackle complex and challenging issues in innovative and socially responsible ways.



Audencia works hand-in-hand with the corporate world and is a leader in advanced management practices. As a result, 98% of graduates found a job before or within 2 months of graduation– with a truly international education gained in one of the best places to live in France.

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. 

Graduates of this programme have found employment in the following sectors:

  • Agribusiness: 4%
  • Automobile: 5%
  • Audit: 12%
  • Banking: 11%
  • Computing: 15%
  • Consulting: 15%
  • Distribution: 9%
  • Electricity and energy: 6%
  • Engineering: 15%
  • Industry: 10%

Programme graduates have found employment in the following job roles:

  • Auditor: 10%
  • Bank financial analyst: 8%
  • Company manager: 10%
  • Consultant: 18%
  • Engineer: 22%
  • Founder or entrepreneur: 6%
  • Purchaser or logistician: 5%
  • Sales and marketing: 21%

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.

€46,623
Average salary
98%
of graduates found a job before or within 2 months of graduation
37%
of graduates find employment through their internships

Admissions & finance

Apply now
(Note that the application procedure is different for candidates with a degree from a French institution. Contact us with any questions.) 

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. 

The Management-Engineering programme has two intakes per year: 

  • Start in September. Admissions are open until 15 March at the latest, and may close earlier if the class is full.

  • Start in February. Admissions are open until 31 December at the latest, and may close earlier if the class is full.

We strongly recommend applying as early as possible due to the limited number of seats available.

To apply, you must have:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or sciences
  • Proficiency in English
  • A written test: GMAT with a 550 minimum or GRE with a 300 minimum or CAT with a 150 minimum

Note: You can apply during the final year of your bachelor’s studies.

You may contact the Office of International Admissions if you have any queries.

To apply, you must have:

  • Currently pursuing a master’s engineering degree from a French institution
  • Proficiency in English

Note: Please contact the programme coordinator, Amandine Delaunay, to learn if your home institution is a partner.

Independent applicants (not currently attending a partner institution) follow our international application procedures. In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV and letter of motivation in English
  • Copy of engineering degree and related transcripts from an institution outside of France
  • Written test: GMAT, GRE, CAT
  • English test score* (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
  • Copy of identity document (e.g. passport)

You may contact the Office of International Admissions if you have any queries.

  1. Submitting your application
    Complete the online application. 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.

If your home institution is partnering with Audencia on this programme, you may substitute your final year of engineering studies at your home institution with the 16- to 18-month Management-Engineering programme.
After completion, you will earn two degrees: one in engineering from your home institution and an MSc in Management-Engineering from Audencia. As a double degree applicant, you’ll apply through your home institution.
Audencia initiated this dual-competency curriculum with the École Centrale Nantes School of Engineering, a top 10 school of engineering in France. Today, more than 20 other top schools of engineering have joined Audencia to participate in this double degree programme.

For more information on the double degree, or to learn if your institution is a partner, please contact the programme coordinator, Amandine Delaunay.

Tuition & fees for the 2017-2018 academic year

MSc in Management-Engineering

€19,500

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 first school year, and for 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.
 

There are a range of external scholarships you may be eligible for as an international student. Please contact us with questions.

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 1 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.