MSc Business Strategy & Consulting


Be a leader who can implement positive changes in organisations. From ecological overhauls to international issues, you will be ready to walk companies through transformation and act as a collaborative partner.

Audencia can provide you with a uniquely deep expertise in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainable business to make meaningful change. Audencia is a guiding presence in the field and offers special expertise:

  • Get access to new performance measurement methods to account for economic, social and environmental outcomes, developed in collaboration between Audencia and multinational partners like L'Oréal and PwC
  • Network and carry out projects in Gaïa, a centre gathering businesses, professionals, researchers and students working to build positive-impact managerial strategies - the first of its kind opened by a business school
  • Study at an institution recognised as a Top 30 school globally in the Positive Impact Rating for Business Schools by the UN's PRME Global Forum

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


In this programme, you will follow an experience-based approach to apply the knowledge acquired in real-world projects proposed by specialised firms.

You will learn how to:

  • Diagnose organisations and their environment to make relevant recommendations
  • Identify the main approaches to change implementation and apply them reflexively
  • Manage relationships with clients, mastering key facilitation, analytical and commercial techniques and applying them in an ethical way

This programme covers the fundamental aspects of consulting, such as:

  • International business
  • Project management
  • Digital transition
  • Data management and using AI for consulting
  • Change management
  • Customer environment analysis
  • Action plan propositions
  • Preparing tender responses
  • Consultant behavioural skills such as position, active listening, persuasive communication and relation construction

Here are some of examples of the teaching modules in the MSc in Business Strategy & Consulting programme:

  • Organization & management of consulting firms
  • Central topics in consulting
  • Understanding oragnizations
  • Managing change
  • Digital transformation
  • Consulting challenge
  • Communication & facilitation techniques
  • Developing proposals and business ethics for consultants
  • Quantitative skills for consultants
  • Quantitative skills for consultants
  • New trends in strategy
  • Business strategy consultant toolbox
  • Challenges of strategic management consulting
  • Implementing the business strategy consulting process
  • Job opportunities & career


Here are a number of examples of positions you could occupy after completing an MSc in Business Strategy & Consulting:

  • Management, organisation, change management, human resources, information systems and digital transition or operational strategy consultant
  • In-house consultant
  • Project Manager
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Admissions & Finance

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

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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at 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.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

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.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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Please contact us if you have any questions.