Master in European & International Business Management

3 countries, 3 languages, 3 institutions, 1 joint degree

Prepare to thrive in today’s constantly changing global business environment thanks to this 31-year old programme. Join the elite one-year European and International Business Management Master (EIBM) programme for complete trilingual training in international management and entrepreneurship. 

Joint degree from these top European institutions

  • University of Bradford, United Kingdom
  • Deusto Business School, University of Deusto, Spain
  • Audencia Business School, France

Tripled networks & services across Europe

  • Corporate connections of three respected institutions
  • Internship opportunities in France, Spain, the United Kingdom, and more
  • Career services support from Audencia, Bradford and Deusto
  • Access to three large international job boards
  • Alumni connections and optional network membership from all three

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Applications are open until the class is full and are processed on a rolling basis. Due to the limited number of places available in this competitive programme, we advise applying as soon as possible.

Key information

Degree earned: Master in European and International Business Management
Language: English, French and Spanish (all three languages required)
Duration: 12 months, full-time
Programme start: September
Tuition: €15,350

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree (or three-year bachelor’s degree with professional experience)
  • Proficiency in English and either French or Spanish; lower-intermediate level (or higher) in the third language


Study management techniques, international cultures & languages

You’ll be studying with top faculty members through French at Audencia, Spanish at Deusto and English at Bradford during this trilingual one-year programme, giving you the knowledge and adaptability you’ll need throughout your career.

Preprogramme session (September) at Deusto

High proficiency in English is required for acceptance to the programme. Before starting the programme, we recommend you take advantage of our optional intensive language courses to raise your proficiency level in French and/or Spanish to a B2 level or higher.

French intensive course: 45 hours; additional cost of €300.

Spanish intensive course: 45 hours; additional cost of €300.

Term 1 (October to December) at Deusto

In this phase, you’ll learn the foundational principles of management and develop relevant language skills. Core courses may include:

  • Organisation and Management
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Change Management
  • Law
  • Management of Global Responsibility
  • Strategy
  • Languages (French and Spanish and English)

Term 2 (January to mid-April) at Audencia

Moving from Spain to France will expand your managerial knowledge with an emphasis on European and international perspectives, and sharpen your language skills. Courses may include:

  • European Environment and Community Management
  • European Marketing
  • Purchasing Management
  • European Financial Analysis
  • Export Techniques
  • Law or European Business Law
  • Corporate Strategy in Europe
  • Communication Skills
  • European Management
  • French and Spanish

Term 3 (mid-April to late June) at Bradford

Once in the United Kingdom, you will select courses to train as a specialist in one field of management. Example electives may cover: 

  • European Business Management
  • Managerial Leadership
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • E-business
  • Global Supply Chain
  • International Marketing
  • Business Simulation
  • International Financial Management

Available electives may vary.

Concurrent with Terms 1 & 2 (October to May)

Your international study of a business and management area will influence the trajectory of your career. The final group project allows you to showcase what you have learned and how you will apply it, culminating in a comprehensive report and oral defence. For the final project, you will:

  • Work in a group composed of students from a variety of nationalities and educational/professional backgrounds.
  • Choose amongst available topics provided by programme directors and updated yearly to reflect pressing social and economic issues.
  • Receive guidance from a project supervisor with specialised knowledge in the project subject field.
  • Write the final report in English.

Comprehensive oral examination (end of Term 3, June)

Your group will present the final project to a panel composed of the EIBM programme’s three directors. A Q&A session in English, French and Spanish will follow your presentation, allowing you to demonstrate your subject knowledge and language skills.

Term 4 (July to December) worldwide

Build connections with our corporate partners around the world! Job boards at Audencia, Deusto and Bradford will help you secure an internship that will be both a hands-on and academic experience. Internships can be done anywhere in the world. Internships in France are paid; this will vary from country to country, depending on local laws.

EIBM students have interned for multinational corporations, including:

  • Airbus
  • Bank of China
  • Bloomberg
  • Carrefour
  • Club Med
  • L’Oréal
  • Nestlé
  • Nike
  • Renault
  • Société Générale
  • Unilever

Internship facts & figures

  • €969 – average monthly compensation for 2014 EIBM interns
  • 72% – 2014 EIBM students interning in France

Based on answers from 155 alumni. Survey conducted in 2014.

  • Internships are a minimum of 3 months in length.
  • We recommend you work on attaining a B2 level or higher in French and Spanish before commencing the programme. Students can take advantage of the language intensive courses to improve their language level(s) before the start of the programme.

International Partners

Reach your goals – and the world

Audencia generates international leadership talent, and our international connections extend beyond the campus to our corporate partners. Enjoy all of the advantages of Audencia in addition to the resources and recognition of two leading universities in the United Kingdom and Spain during your study abroad.

The University of Bradford is one of Europe’s oldest and largest business schools, combining rapid growth with continual review and enhancement of its teaching and research programmes. It is also amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) – as is Audencia. The University of Bradford provides housing for approximately €100/week in Wardley House, or you may choose alternative housing options.

See Admissions and Finance below for English language requirements for Bradford.

Deusto Business School – University of Deusto, accredited by ANECA and ranked No. 8 in the Best Master & MBA category (Eduniversal ranking), is a pioneer in management training. Deusto is known for its international environment, with up to 70% of its graduate students coming from outside of Spain, and has an alumni network of over 16,000.



Career & Alumni

As a student in the EIBM programme, you will have access to three career service departments, tripling your job prospects worldwide. Audencia will help connect you with our corporate partners – as will Deusto Business School and the University of Bradford School of Management.

Note: Statistics are based on the number of replies to the question. They relate to all classes to date unless otherwise stipulated.

Discover our Corporate Partners

Audencia’s Career Services team – with international corporate backgrounds – will help you throughout the entire career development process. You will have access to:

  • 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 available to programme graduates interested in pursuing entrepreneurial goals.

EIBM graduates have found work at companies in Europe and across the globe: 

  • France
    BNP Paribas (Troyes), Ernst & Young (Paris), Esso S.A.F. (Rueil-Malmaison), KPMG Audit (Tassin la Demi-Lune), Renault (Boulogne-Billancourt), Shiseido Europe (Boulogne-Billancourt)
  • Spain
    AXA (Madrid), Banco Santander de Negocios (Vitoria), McKinsey & Company (Madrid), SAP España y Portugal (Madrid), Schneider Electric España S.A. (Valencia), Grupo Inditex (La Coruña)
  • United Kingdom
    American Express (Brighton), BP Oil UK (London), Energis (London), GKN Driveline (Birmingham), HarperCollins Publishers (London), Thomas Cook Group (London)
  • Other Countries
    A.T. Kearney (Norway), Islamic Development Bank (Saudi Arabia), Campbell Sales Company (United States), Deloitte (Argentina), DHL (Netherlands), Dubai World Trade Centre (UAE)
  • Sales 22%
  • Consulting & Auditing 22%
  • Marketing & Communications 18%
  • Management 12%
  • Purchasing & Logistics 7%
  • Entrepreneurship 6% 
  • HR 3%
  • Finance 3%
  • Other 7% 
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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.

Master in European and International Business Management (EIBM)

  • Four-year bachelor’s degree (in any field), or three-year bachelor’s degree (in any field) with professional experience

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

  • Proficiency in English* and either French or Spanish
  • Lower-intermediate level (or higher) in the third language

Note: Applicants with a lower-intermediate level of either Spanish or French are strongly encouraged to take the optional language intensive offered one month before the official start of the programme.

*Applicants will be required to achieve the following minimum scores in one of these recognised tests:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no subtest lower than 5.5.
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 94 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17)
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

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.

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

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

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

*As always, an applicant who has a degree that was taught entirely in English or who is a native speaker would not need to take an English test.

If you do not yet have the required language criteria, admissions may be given subject to you submitting the required English test results before programme start.

  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 should have a decision immediately following 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- which is non-refundable.

Please contact our admissions office with further questions.

Please visit our online application portal to get started.



Other costs linked to school fees

Application fee: €100.

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

There are a range of scholarships you may be eligible for. Please contact us with questions.

ScholarshipAmountProgrammeSelection Criteria
Early application€ 1,500All programmesApply before Jan 31st 2023
Solidarity scholarshipUp to 20%All MSc. Programmes & EIBM

Based on academic merit and financial need.

Apply before March 31st, 2023

Excellence ScholarshipUp to 50%All postgraduate programmes

Merit-based scholarship, selection based on academic excellence, test scores and other criteria.

Apply before May 1st 2023


*Audencia scholarships are for international applicants only, and are subject to availability of funds and final decision from Audencia’s scholarship committee. Applicants are limited to one scholarship in addition to Early Application. The scholarships are awarded in the form of a partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted to the Fall intake but who have not yet started the programme. Quality applications are given priority.

In addition to an Audencia scholarship, you may be eligible for funding by other public or private bodies. You will find some examples here.