The Master in Management at Audencia Business School is one of France’s elite Grande École programmes, recognised worldwide for quality. As a student, you benefit from our reputation, network and forward-thinking training. You’ll develop multiple areas of expertise and be strong in the fundamentals of international management. You’ll have diverse and immersive work experiences.
Degree earned: MSc (Master of Science) in Management
Language: English or French – your choice
Duration: 2 to 3 years, full-time
Programme start: September
Build your programme to fit your goals
Gain extensive workplace experience and advanced training in multiple areas of specialisation while also building a solid foundation in general management principles. The Master in Management at Audencia lets you fit your programme to your goals. Join us at one of the top-ranked, triple-accredited, most corporately connected business schools in Europe – and one of the best places to live in France.
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 with core courses, as well as begin defining the shape of your programme with electives.
Our graduates are well-rounded professionals. In the first year of your studies, you’ll gain comprehensive training in the fundamentals of international management – accounting, marketing, finance, statistics, logistics and project management. You’ll also take advanced French as a foreign language and a sport course. All courses listed are available in English or French.
Choose one elective track. Then, you’ll select any two classes within that track.
You can choose to focus on the professional world, taking a break from courses to intern for 9-12 months. You may hold either one or two internships – in France or abroad. Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws. This optional internship allows you to:
Internships may be carried out in any type of business or organisation, as long as the tasks undertaken are in areas related to management. Companies students have worked with during this period include:
You’ll have the support of both academic mentors at Audencia and corporate mentors within the company. Your mentors will support you throughout the programme and assist you with your internship report.
You’ll turn in a report on your internship experience following the in-company year. Once approved, you’ll earn 20 academic credits for your work.
Periods 2 and 3 (January to May and September to December)
During this period, you’ll select courses to prepare you as a specialist in your area(s) of interest. Each specialisation is taught over the course of one term by Audencia faculty members. Courses are grouped into the following specialisation areas; those available in English are marked with “(EN)”.
Period 4 (January to May or July)
During this mandatory internship, you’ll apply your new expertise within your areas of specialisation. This internship serves as a springboard for entry into professional life. It allows you to build connections with our network of corporate partners in France and abroad, as well as 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). The internship is guided by a faculty member 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.
Here are just a few examples of places graduates have interned:
You’ll turn in a report on your experience following the required four- to six-month internship. You’ll have the support of an academic mentor at Audencia throughout the writing and evaluation of your internship report.
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.
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, 89% of graduates of this programme are employed 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.
Our Career Services team – with international corporate backgrounds – will help get you there with support, planning and training from the very beginning. And our close ties with the business world benefit you in the classroom and in your future career.
Audencia also has a business incubator that supports select graduates in their entrepreneurial work.
This programme prepares graduates for a range of sectors. Graduates are employed as follows:
Graduates of this programme are employed in the following functions:
A wide range of companies – including French, international and multinational – employ graduates of this programme. Companies employing your peers include:
Admissions are open until 15 June 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.
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.
To apply, you must have:
If you hold a degree from a French institution, please see our Grande École page for further information
Note: You can apply during the final year of your bachelor’s studies.
To apply, you have two options (choose only one):
In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:
*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 or are planning to take a test later in the year.
Note that this page describes the documents needed to apply directly to Audencia. If you choose to apply through SAI, please see the SAI website.
|Master in Management (Grande Ecole)||€24,950|
Note that an additional fee of €1,000 applies for students choosing the optional in-company year.
For study abroad 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.
If you hold a degree from a French institution, please see our Grande École page for further information.
Other costs linked to school fees
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.
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|French government scholarships|
|Audencia Foundation scholarships|
|FIDERH Banco de Mexico|
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|French bank loans|
*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.