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
(Financial Times, 2020)
Accelerate your creativity & career options
Master in Management
Programme taught in English
If you hold a degree from a French institution, contact us.
|PROGRAMME START||Spring intake: February 2023|
Fall intake: September 2023
|DURATION||1 year + internship (4-6 months)|
|LOCATION & FORMAT||Courses: In-person in Nantes|
Internship: 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.
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:
September 2023 Intake
As of September 2023, the following majors will be available to students:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Graduates of this programme have found employment in the following sectors:
Programme graduates have found employment in the following job roles:
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.
Audencia also has a business incubator that supports select graduates in their entrepreneurial work.
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:
We strongly recommend applying as early as possible due to the limited number of seats available. Contact us with any questions.
To apply, you must have:
Minimum score for English tests:
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:
Minimum score for English tests:
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:
*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.
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
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.
|Early application||€ 1,500||All programmes||Apply before Jan 31st 2023|
|Solidarity scholarship||Up to 30%||MSc. Management-Engineering|
Based on academic merit and financial need.
Apply before March 31, 2023
|Women in Engineering & Science Scholarship||Up to 60%||MSc. Management-Engineering||Apply before March 31, 2023|
|Excellence Scholarship||Up 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.
Matthieu Comte of France (MSc in Management-Engineering 16)
"There are students from everywhere in the world...we get experiences in international group work, which is very important because there are different ways of thinking and working depending on where you come from...The MSc in Management-Engineering seems to be very relevant because many companies need engineers with additional knowledge in finance, management and marketing. Audencia was one of the first to develop this kind of double degree."