Become a successful international manager and experience what it means to work with people from all over the world on a daily basis. Master teamwork and interaction in a multicultural setting. In our MSc in International Management (MSc IM - previously known as IMM) programme launched in 2005, you will take courses led by global experts within a highly international campus and curriculum.
The MSc IM is designed for people with a management background and a strong motivation to meet the challenges of international business. Adaptability, flexibility and global understanding are key success factors for young graduates starting a career in international management. These skills will be developed throughout the programme through state-of-the-art management education provided by international faculty.
With the increasing globalisation of economies, companies need highly skilled leaders who can tackle complex problems and master multicultural thinking and action. The MSc IM programme will equip you with both business knowledge and soft skills to enter the positions of your choice in international companies.
As of Fall 2024, this programme will be renamed to the MSc in International Management & Business.
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 core courses, and then determine the focus and format of your education to fit your career goals.
You will gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of international management and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation. Core courses include:
|Financial accounting||Managerial finance|
|Corporate finance||International strategy|
|Corporate social responsability & Business ethics||Human resources management|
|International marketing||Managing across cultures|
|Managerial coaching||Research methods in business|
At this point in the programme, you’ll have built a solid foundation in business management. You will then select one of the following five specialisations:
MARKETING FOR PRODUCT MANAGERS
INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT
FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT
In addition to the Marketing, Finance or Strategy specialisations, you will broaden your managerial knowledge even further by choosing four elective courses.
Examples of elective courses include:
(Minimum 4 months, maximum 6 months)
During your final term, you will complete an individual internship, a collective consulting mission for a company, or a research project.
You will secure your work experience anywhere in the world with the assistance of our career advisors. This professional mission will be guided by a faculty member, so you will gain both a hands-on practical understanding and an academic one – something that looks good on any resume.
Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws.
Apply your knowledge and skills within your sector, and further strengthen your network and employability.
Instead, you may choose to work on a research project with a faculty member, delving into research questions applied to concrete company problems.
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 will write this dissertation and can defend it either in person in Nantes or from any place in the world via online communication tools.
While your programme is 100% English-taught, you have the option of adding French to your steadily increasing list of qualifications – for work or for fun!
You will have the opportunity to take optional French language courses before the programme begins. Audencia offers a four-week French language course with 20 hours of lessons a week for an additional cost of €600.
You may also learn independently at any time using your exclusive online access to Assimil, a proven intuitive language learning method, provided at no additional cost.
Additionally, you can choose to attend French as a Foreign Language (FLE) evening classes at the University of Nantes’ language department, which is situated just across the road from our main campus. There are a wide range of levels available. Contact the University of Nantes directly by clicking here to register. Register early to secure your place.
The MSc in International Management is available in two formats:
If you are a highly qualified student with a four-year degree in business, science or engineering, you may be eligible for the 1-year MSc in International Management programme. If you have a degree in another field, or a three-year degree, the 2-year MSc programme is for you.
In the 1-year MSc programme, students start directly in the core courses, specialising further in their second semester, as outlined above.
Students starting the 1-year MSc programme in Fall 2023 will be completing the MSc International Management programme.
If you have a four-year degree in a field other than business or a three-year degree in any field, you may be eligible for the 2-year MSc programme OR the 2-year Master in Management programme.
The first year of both programmes provide students with solid foundations in management and busines, while the second year allows students to specialise in their area of interest:
In the second year of the programme, students begin the core MSc courses, and specialise further in the following semester.
Students starting the 2-year MSc or Master in Management programme in Fall 2023 will be completing or specialisating in the newly renamed MSc International Management & Business programme.
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.
Once you graduate from the MSc IMM, you will be equipped to work in various sectors, such as:
|Insurance||Financial Services||Professional Services|
|Civil Engineering||Chemical Industry||Information Technology|
|Textile Industry||Mechanical Industry||Agribusiness|
|Communication & Creative Industries||Consulting||Government & Non Profit|
The MSc IMM will give you the skills, knowledge and know-how to occupy different positions, such as:
|General Management||Import & Export Sales||Marketing|
|Logistics||Financial Management & Auditing||Consulting|
Our Career Centre will help you throughout the entire career development process. During your studies, you will have access to CV and interview workshops, individual career coaching, personal development programmes, and many information resources and online tools.
In addition, the Career Centre organises each year Employment Fairs with 120+ companies, shares with Audencia students and Alumni 90,000+ job and internship opportunities, and gives you privileged access to 100+ career events per year.
Audencia graduates interested in pursuing entrepreneurial goals can also benefit from our in-house business incubator!
Join more than 27,000 Audencia alumni working in 30 countries. Audencia Alumni includes 31 professional and cultural clubs in France and 40 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.
WEIMING OF CHINA
B2B Client Relations Management (CRM) Specialist, Huawei Technologies (France)
TAREK OF EGYPT, IMM (2014)
Country Manager at Legos (France)
Nonso Chukwuma of Nigeria (IMM 2013)
Founder of Chooka-France
"Starting with my project, Chooka-France, Audencia created an incubator that helps young companies with bright ideas take off."
“Nantes offers rich history, beautiful greenery and good proximity to the sea. Its diversity is ideal for student life, and its multicultural profile is good for internationals passing through or hoping to start their career… if I were still a tourist, I would call it one of my favorite destinations, but now I call it home!”
Monique Avila of the Philippines (IMM 2010)
Market Manager at Agoda.com
"I chose Audencia because it was more global than the other French business schools. I chose to apply for the IMM programme specifically because it had a diverse student body and faculty. Through the programme, I was able to learn many intercultural skills, and I made many new friends from all around the world. Thanks to the time I spent at Audencia, I was able to land jobs in both France and the Philippines."
Gabrielle Nicot Berenger (IMM 2012)
Digital Marketing Manager at Music Glue
"Audencia’s career service has been a resourceful support to my internship research from the very beginning. The availability and professionalism of the advisers have enabled me to plan my future career with more focus. Thanks to all of this, I was invited to attend a major group’s assessment centre in London. My advice to future IMMs: make the most of the fantastic opportunity the career service represents!"