MSc in Management-Engineering (Grande Ecole)


Audencia developed this original programme in partnership with five national and international corporations looking to hire engineers with managerial skills.

You have worked hard to gain training as an engineer. Now it is time to increase your employability and effectiveness, preparing you for an exciting role in international business. As the first French school of business to open our doors to engineering students, we have pioneered a specialised business and management programme customised to your needs.   

Earn a qualification known for quality

  • 44th in the world for Masters in Management (Financial Times, 2021)
  • 26th in the world for Alumni salary (Financial Times, 2020)
  • 23rd in the world for Career Service rank (Financial Times, 2020)
  • Elite Grande Ecole programme with prestigious national accreditation

(Financial Times, 2020)

Accelerate your creativity & career options

  • Study entirely in English
  • Hold 4-6 month internship anywhere in the world
  • Develop a specialisation in marketing, finance or management
  • Consider spending a term abroad in the U.S., U.K. or Portugal
  • Build a career requiring engineering expertise and international business strategy 

Apply now

Key information


Master in Management


Programme taught in English

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year or 4-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or hard sciences

If you hold a degree from a French institution, contact us.

PROGRAMME STARTSpring intake: February 2023
Fall intake: September 2023
DURATION1 year + internship (4-6 months)
LOCATION & FORMATCourses: In-person in Nantes
: Anywhere in the world


Built in collaboration with industry

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

Learn from top-performing faculty with expertise in accounting, marketing, finance, statistics, logistics, project management, languages and more. Build your network with company visits, guest speakers, real-world projects, study abroad options and an internship.

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


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

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.

February 2023 Intake

The following majors are available to students in the February intake:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing for Product Managers
  • Consulting
  • Management of Digital Business & Information Technology

September 2023 Intake

As of September 2023, the following majors will be available to students:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Consulting
  • International Strategy

Selecting your specialisation

If you’d like to reserve a spot in your preferred specialisation, you can select it before starting classes. If you do this, your choice is final and you cannot switch later in the year.

To lock your specialisation

Inform admissions of your choice before 15 May. There is a selection process. Shortly after (in June), admissions will confirm if you have been admitted to your area of choice and reserve your place.

To decide later

You don’t have to decide now! You may also start your classes as “undeclared” and select a specialisation later. Your choice is subject to available seats.

During the summer, you’ll further refine your expertise. Students joining the programme for the spring intake will complete their summer term in Nantes. Students joining the programme for the fall 2023 intake will have the option of completing their summer term in Nantes or abroad at one of four partner institutions (additional tuition fees apply):

Summer term in Nantes:

Small group study and projects are an integral part of the summer term on the main Audencia campus in Nantes. Possible options include:

  • Big Data, IT and Marketing
  • Leadership
  • European Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • Global Sales
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Field Trips and Excursions
  • French Language Classes

Summer term abroad:

Students joining the programme in fall 2023 will have the option of completing their summer term abroad at one of the following partner institutions:

  • University of California Berkeley (USA)
  • London School of Economics (UK)
  • ISCTE Business School (Portugal)
  • Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia)

An additional tuition fee of €8,000 applies to students opting to study abroad.

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.

Audencia and Corporate partners

Our reputation, quality, network, and locations provide you with training from the best in both industry and academia. The knowledge, experience and vast network you’ll gain will prepare you to lead in international business.  


Audencia is amongst the elite 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. A world leader in corporate social responsibility, we were the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the Principles of Responsible Management Education, which we also helped define. We bridge the gap between passion and business, pairing creativity with meaningful and effective action. 


Through our network, you’ll work with faculty members who have extensive industry experience, researchers who specialise in a diverse range of fields and corporate partners in need of real solutions. We’re constantly developing innovative collaborations that expand our network, such as our alliance with other leading institutions in Nantes that unite and enrich engineering, management, architecture and creativity. 


A well-connected modern city with old-world flair, Nantes, France, is recognised by the EU for quality of life. The entire Loire Valley region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn more about life at Audencia.

With over 175 corporate partners in 31 different lines of business across the globe, Audencia offers you a strong network to advance your career. Audencia students receive over 91,000 internships and job offers per year.

Moreover, your programme was developed in partnership with four key companies: PwC, Société Générale, Valeo and Netatmo. Together, we’ve built training and experiences that elevate your engineering skills and provide you with a dual competency in international management.

Throughout your programme, you’ll enjoy case studies, projects, guest lectures and site visits in collaboration with a range of corporations – and build important connections for your internship and future career.

Audencia Faculty

Faculty members at Audencia are incredibly diverse, with 50% of professors representing 27 countries outside of France. Many have backgrounds in industry; their work is published in internationally recognised academic journals and business publications and they regularly act as consultants to a wide range of business entities, including start-ups, non-profits, NGOs, SMEs and multinational corporations.

All faculty members work within the frame of corporate social responsibility (CSR), advancing responsible best practices for the business world. Areas of expertise are many and typically fall into one or more of the following research departments:

  • Finance
  • Business and Society
  • Communication and Culture
  • Management
  • Marketing

Meet Audencia faculty

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, 96% 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: 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

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.

Average annual salary
of graduates found a job before or within 2 months of graduation
of graduates found a job through the Audencia Alumni network
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Admissions & finance

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 MSc in Management-Engineering programme has two intakes per year:


  • Start in September: Admissions are open until June 15 at the latest, and may close earlier if the class is full.
  • Start in February: Admissions are open until December 31 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. Contact us with any questions. 

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To apply, you must have:

  • A three-year or four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering or science
  • Proficiency in English


English proficiency
Minimum score for English tests:

  • TOEFL iBT: 84
  • TOEIC: 650
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo: 100
  • English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree (up to 20%)
  • Native speaker (40%)


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:

  • Be currently pursuing a master’s degree in engineering from a French institution
  • Be proficient in English


English proficiency
Minimum score for English tests:

  • TOEFL iBT: 84
  • TOEIC: 650
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • Duolingo: 100
  • English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree (up to 20%)
  • Native speaker (40%)


Note: Please contact the programme coordinator, Pauline Pommier, 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 cover letter in English
  • Copies of diplomas and academic transcripts
  • English test score (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC)*
  • Copy of identity document (e.g., passport)
  • Photo (jpeg, 346 x 366 pixels)
  • Online interview (scheduled shortly after submitting the online application if you qualify)

*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 score or are planning to take a test later in the year.

  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 Department of International Affairs 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 within a few days of your interview. If your application is borderline and requires further review by the programme director, you will have an admission decision within 8 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, non-refundable).

    Please contact the Department of International Affairs 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 16-18 month MSc 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. Contact us with questions.

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.

Tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year

Please note we are providing generous scholarships. See the Financing section for more information.

MSc in Management-Engineering: €22,000

 Other costs linked to school fees

  • Application fee: €100
  • Costs such as visa fees, CVEC, supplementary health insurance, transportation, accommodation and meals are to be paid directly by the student. Visit Student Life to learn more.

We award €500,000+ in scholarships per year, giving high-performing students around the world the chance to study in a world-class environment. In light of the global crisis, Audencia is investing unprecedented funds in scholarships to help you to pursue your goals. This is a reflection of our commitment to global responsibility – and our belief in you as the next generation of leaders.

ScholarshipAmountProgrammeSelection Criteria
Early application€ 1,500All programmesApply before Jan 31st 2023
Solidarity scholarshipUp to 30%MSc. Management-Engineering

Based on academic merit and financial need.

Apply before March 31, 2023

Women in Engineering & Science ScholarshipUp to 60%MSc. Management-EngineeringApply before March 31, 2023
Excellence ScholarshipUp to 50%All postgraduate programmes

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

Apply before May 1, 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. View examples.