Master in Management (Grande Ecole)

Lead with purpose

As a Top 50 Masters in Management in the world (QS World University Ranking, 2021), our programme gives you unparalleled opportunities to specialise in areas that interest you – while building immersive international work experience. With a degree from one of France’s elite Grande Ecole programmes, the quality of your training is recognised no matter where you go.

  • Select from 21 specialisations with options in English or French
  • Gain an impressive 4-18 months of in-company experience – you decide the duration
  • Spend a term in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. or Canada
  • Enjoy Audencia’s corporate connections and comprehensive career services 

Key information


Master in Management – Audencia (Grande Ecole)

LANGUAGEEnglish or French
  • French as a Foreign Language classes included as part of your programme
ELIGIBILITYProficiency in English
  • Bachelor’s degree from a non-French institution 
  • Proficiency in French (only if you choose courses taught in French)
What if I hold a degree from a French institution?
PROGRAMME STARTFall: September 2022
Spring: February 2022 or 2023
DURATIONMaster in Management: 2 years, full time
  • Term 1: In-person in Nantes, France 
  • Term 2: In-person in Nantes, France 
  • Term 3: In-person in Nantes, France or abroad in Australia, New Zealand, the United States or Canada 
  • Internship: Anywhere in the world
TUITIONMSc: €29,750 


Build your programme to fit your goals

Go beyond a solid foundation in general management principles to gain extensive workplace experience and advanced training in multiple areas of specialisation. You’ll learn from top-performing faculty with expertise in accounting, marketing, finance, statistics, logistics, project management, languages and more. Join us at top-ranked, triple-accredited, and corporately connected Audencia. 

Term 1

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of international management and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation through core courses. You’ll also begin defining the shape of your programme with electives.

Our graduates are well-rounded professionals. In the first year of your studies, you’ll gain comprehensive training in the fundamentals of international management – accounting, marketing, finance, statistics, logistics and project management. You’ll also take advanced French as a foreign language and a sport course. All courses listed are available in English or French.

  • Marketing Strategies
  • Financial Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Business Simulation
  • Business Project
  • French as a Foreign Language
  • Sport

Choose one elective track between Marketing/Management and Finance. Then, you’ll select any two classes within that track.


Organisational Change Management
Project Management: tools and techniques
Digital Marketing & Social Networks
Managing Across Cultures
Data Analytics in Python & Machine Learning
Introduction to Data Science
Accounting Analysis & Performance Evaluation
Introduction to International Finance Project
Quantitative Finance
Measuring Organisational Social Impact
Data Analytics in Python & Machine Learning
Financial Modeling
Introduction to Data Science




Choose one elective track between Marketing/Management and Finance. Then, you’ll select any two classes within that track.

Choisissez un parcours entre Marketing/Management et Finance, puis sélectionnez deux cours au choix au sein de ce parcours.

Conduite du changement organisationnel
Marketing Digital & Réseaux Sociaux
Management de Projets : outils et méthodes
Managing Across Cultures (in English)
Introduction to Data Science (in English)
Les Bases VBA Excel
Finance Quantitative
Analyse Comptable & Evaluation de la Performance
Evaluation de l'Impact Sociétal d'une Entreprise
Introduction au financement de projet à l'international
Modélisation financière
Introduction to Data Science (in English)

Terms 2 & 3

Select courses to guide your career and prepare as a specialist in your area(s) of interest. Courses are grouped into the specialisation areas outlined below; those available in English are marked with "(EN)" and those available in French are marked with "(FR)". You will select one specialisation in one area in Term 2 and a different specialisation in another area in Term 3.

Only the courses marked with an * are available to students who wish to do the Terms 2 or 3 online. 

See the detailed section on specialisations to learn more about the curriculum and reservation process.

Choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Corporate Finance* (EN or FR; Term 2 or 3)
  • Financial Markets (EN; Term 2 only)
  • Risk Management & Compliance (EN; Term 2 only)
  • Financial Analysis & Investment Management (EN; Term 2 only)
  • Financial Strategy (EN; Term 3 only)
  • Management Control and Auditing (FR; Term 2 or 3)

Choose one of the following specialisations:

    • Marketing for Product Managers* (EN; Term 2 or 3)
    • Business Development (FR; Term 2 or 3)
    • Communication & Media (FR; Term 2 only)
    • Marketing in the Digital Age (FR; Term 2 or 3)

    Choose one of the following specialisations:

      • Consulting* (EN; Term 2 or 3)
      • Managing for Sustainable Impact (EN; Term 2 only)
      • Supply Chain and Purchasing Management (EN; Term 2 only)
      • Management of Digital Business and IT (EN; Term 2 only)
      • International Development for SMEs (EN; Term 2 only)
      • Entrepreneurship (FR; Term 2 or 3)
      • Human Resource Management (FR; Term 2 only)
      • Arts Management (FR; Term 2 only)
      • International Management of Public Policies (FR; Term 2 only)
      • Creation & Management of Audio-visual Production (FR; Term 2 only)

      During this mandatory four- to six-month internship, you'll apply your new expertise within your areas of specialisation. This internship serves as a springboard for entry into professional life. It allows you to build connections with our network of corporate partners in France and abroad, as well as 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). The internship is guided by a faculty member 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.

      Here are just a few examples of places graduates have interned:

      • Airbus
      • Bayer AG
      • Coca-Cola
      • Deloitte
      • Henkel
      • KPMG SA
      • Nestlé
      • Société Générale
      • Volkswagen Group
      • Warner Bros.

      You’ll turn in a report on your experience following the required four- to six-month internship. You’ll have the support of an academic mentor at Audencia throughout the writing and evaluation of your internship report.


      Your Master in Management programme offers you total flexibility to design your experience.

      Programme options

      2-year standard path

      Curriculum choices

      • 20 specialisations
      • English or French-taught specialisations
      • Optional study abroad term

      Audencia and 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 management.  


      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.

      Audencia has strong partnerships with leading academic institutions across the globe. If you choose to spend a term abroad, you can select from eight well-respected institutions: 

      • University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
      • Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
      • University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
      • Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
      • University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand
      • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA extension), Los Angeles, U.S.
      • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
      • The University of California Berkeley Extension, U.S.

       Additional tuition fees apply.

      Please note that access to exchange semesters abroad is subject to selection and requires a minimum TOEFL score of 90 for non-native speakers. 

      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


      Prepare as a specialist in your area(s) of interest to guide your career. Courses are grouped into the specialisation areas of finance, marketing and management. You will select one specialisation in one area in Term 2 and a different specialisation in another area in Term 3.

      (In English or French; Term 2 or 3)

      Gain expertise in the following fields: fundamentals of accounting, financial analysis of investment decisions and corporate finance, financial markets, financial institutions and economic conditions, asset management and valuation and risk management.   

      Career prospects: financial analyst, financial director, treasurer, credit analyst, corporate affairs manager, asset manager, investment banker, investment banking manager, auditor and consultant.

      (In English; year 1 only)

      Students will have a strong technical knowledge and professional skills for the prospects of a career in asset management, among others: financial analysis, financial markets, company valuation, portfolio management, risk management, assets valuation, derivatives, macroeconomics.

      Career prospects: Financial analyst, Private equity, Credit analyst, Business development manager, Sales, Front office, Back office, Risk Management, Wealth manager, Corporate & investment banking

      (In English; Term 3 only)

      This specialisation prepares you for roles in corporate finance, equity management and equity finance structuring. Particular emphasis is placed on mergers and acquisitions, financial analysis of investment decisions and corporate finance.

      Career prospects: M&A firm positions, financial structuring analyst, financial analyst, investment banker and consultant.

      (In English; academic period 2 only)

      Description here soon. 

      (In French; Term 2 or 3)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      Note: The following specialisations are incompatible due to similarity in content or a clash in schedule:

      • Corporate Finance / Finance d’Entreprise / Financial Markets / Financial Strategy / Financial Analysis & Investment Management
      • Corporate Finance / Finance d’Entreprise / Financial Markets / Risk Management & Compliance / Financial Analysis & Investment Management
      • Marketing for Product Manager / Marketing à l’Ere du Digital
      • Management of Digital Business & Information Technology / Consulting

      (In English; Term 2 or 3)

      Become a marketing manager with strong professional skills, focusing on practice and expertise in complex environments. Develop a critical approach towards marketing, as you will have a key role in ethical, environmental and social changes.

      There are three components to this specialisation:

      • Carry out a real-life marketing project covering the complete marketing process of launching an innovation
      • Analyse and discuss key ethical, social and environmental issues related to marketing
      • Develop relationship and cooperation skills in an international environment

      Career prospects: product and brand manager, communications and PR manager, sales and negotiation staff, market researcher for international or small companies or consultant

      Sectors: FMCG, luxury goods and cosmetics, retail, industry, services and energy

      (In French; Term 2 or 3)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      (In French; Term 2 only)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      (In French; Terms 2 and 3)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      (In English; Term 2 or 3)

      Get the tools you need for a career in management consulting. The diversity of cultures and sectors covered prepare you for work with businesses of all types, sizes and cultures. Through this specialisation, you’ll develop a high calibre of technical and interpersonal skills.

      Career prospects: junior consultant, business analyst, business development manager, internal consultant and project manager

      (In English, Term 2 only)

      Rethink business in society, developing skills in cross-sector solutions, CSR strategy and performance, CSR audit and certification, social economy financing and governance in the social economy.

      Career prospects: CSR analyst or auditor, sustainability manager, social entrepreneur, responsible investment manager.

      (In English; Term 2 only)

      This specialisation comprises seven modules that help you develop a clear perspective on how supply chain management and purchasing can lead to superior performance.

      Career prospects: supply chain manager, operations manager, purchasing manager, logistics manager.

      (In English; Term 3 only)

      In line with leading information systems/technology management programmes, this course combines business, technology and management theory and practice. Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge you need for a range of IT-related careers, including knowledge management, global IT outsourcing, strategic IS planning and evaluation, IS project management and data science.

      Career prospects: management/information systems consultant, IT project manager, chief information officer, data and analytics specialist, and many more.

      (In English; Term 3 only)

      Build the skills of a business developer. Train to take a company’s business international – and to develop and implement growth opportunities successfully. This specialisation is practical; it is designed for future managers of small and medium-sized companies. Learn business development tools for market research and market entry strategies, logistics and supply management, and business planning, among others.

      Career prospects: entrepreneurs, business developers, prospective managers.

      (In French; Term 2 or 3)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      (In French; Term 2 only)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      (In French; Term 2 only)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      (In French; Term 3 only)

      Please visit the French-language page for details on French specialisations.

      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.

      Online: Only the following specialisations are available online

      • Corporate Finance
      • Marketing for a Product Manager
      • Consulting

      employed before or within two months of graduation
      found employment through their internship

      Career & Alumni

      Proven career outcomes for your success in management

      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, 95% of graduates from your programme are employed before or within two 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

      Our Career Services team – with international corporate backgrounds – will help get you there with support, planning and training from the very beginning. And our close ties with the business world 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.

      This programme prepares graduates for a range of sectors. Graduates are employed as follows:

      • Agribusiness
      • Auditing
      • Communications
      • Consulting
      • Distribution (vehicle and mobility, public building and works, energy, mechanics, textile)
      • Industries
      • Insurance and banking
      • IT
      • Public and parapublic (administration, culture, humanitarian aid, health)
      • Services (real estate, training, tourism, transport)

      Graduates of this programme are employed in the following functions:

      • Auditing
      • Banking and finance
      • Consulting
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Management
      • Marketing
      • Purchasing and logistics
      • Sales

      A wide range of companies – including French, international and multinational – employ graduates of this programme. Companies employing your peers include:

      • Accenture
      • Bank of America
      • Carrefour
      • Google
      • Louis Vuitton
      • Microsoft
      • Nike
      • PepsiCo
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
      • Procter & Gamble
      • PSA Peugot-Citroen
      • Sotheby’s
      work in France

      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 Master in Management 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 15 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.

      (If you have a degree from a French institution, visit the Grande Ecole French site.)

      Master in Management

      • Proficiency in English:

      TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS tests
      English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree
      Native speaker

      • Bachelor’s degree from a non-French institution (with at least 3 years of study outside of France)
      • If you choose courses taught in French, proficiency in French (DELF/DALF B2 minimum; waiver for native speakers)


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

      Contact us if you have a different English test score or are planning to take it later in the year.

      Admissions are open until 15 June for fall and 18 December for spring, or until the programme is full; we strongly recommend applying as soon as possible, as there are a limited number of seats available. To apply, you have two options (choose only one):

      1. Apply directly through Audencia and complete your online application at For more information, see Documents and Procedure below.


      2. Apply to five French business schools through Join a School in France. You select your top choice if admitted to more than one school. Visit the Join a School in France website for more information.

      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.

      Note that this page describes the documents needed to apply directly to Audencia. If you choose to apply through Join a School in France, please see the Join a School in France website.

      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 us 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 an admissions decision within 10 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.

        We’re happy to help you! Please contact us with any further questions: 

      Note that this page describes the process to apply directly to Audencia. If you choose to apply through Join a School in France, please see the Join a School in France website website.

      Tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year

      Please note we are providing generous Solidarity scholarships to combat the effects of this global hardship. See the Financing section for more information.

      Master in Management (MIM): €29,750

      Optional in-company year

      €1,950 fee, with possibility of paid internship, depending on destination

      Optional study abroad

      Additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours you take. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions. Contact us with questions.

      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.

      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 2022
      Solidarity scholarshipUp to 30%Master in Management (Grande Ecole)

      Based on academic merit and financial need.

      Apply before March 30, 2022

      Excellence ScholarshipUp to 50%All postgraduate programmes

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

      Apply before May 1st 2022


      *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

      Jiajia Fang

      Jiajia Fang

      Travel Retail Manager for Shiseido Group in Dubai, UAE

      Jiajia Fang, from China, graduated in 2016 from the Master in Management Grande Ecole program and is now working as a Travel Retail Manager for Shiseido Group in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This job brings together everything she has always been wanting for a fulfilling career. Here, she shares with us her Audencia experience and her new life in the Middle East:

      “I chose Audencia because it is one of the top ranked business schools in France. Studying at Audencia carries value in the business world. The three years of Master in Management Grande Ecole program was just perfect to further my knowledge in management/consulting, and to practice and strengthen my professional skills during my different internships. The program also offered the possibility of a semester of studies abroad, which added a lot of fun. The school is located in the lovely city of Nantes, which is very student friendly, dynamic, and close to the seaside and to Paris.

      Audencia has an active student association helping international students to integrate. All the activities organized by students associations were a perfect stress reliever from all the schoolwork, and a fantastic way to make new friends. Thanks to this programme, students can experience major life milestones: relocation to a new city, first internship, first exchange semester, first job…etc. We help each other and that is also a good way to build long-term friendships with people from all over the world. Audencia also has a strong alumni presence around the world, which helps to broaden the network and the career perspectives.

      This experience allowed me to understand France and the French culture, to speak French fluently, one of the most elegant and useful languages in the world. As it turned out, each internship (during the programme) or each job (after graduation) had a strong link with France.

      This experience at Audencia prepared me both professionally and personally for the rest of my life. I learnt to work efficiently and to interact with individuals from all cultural backgrounds. I learnt to be more independent and more flexible in all situations. I must say I miss this student’s experience already!

      But I’m delighted because my career dream came true. My current job is the absolute dream job since it combines my two passions: travel and cosmetics. The duty free market remains a booming and fun sector in cosmetics (pre- and hopefully post-Covid): I’m always on the road, flying around the globe, exploring new markets, having interesting business meetings with fascinating people, attending glamorous seminars and trainings. And on top of that, I’m managing some of the world’s most prestigious brands in an exciting market: the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. I honestly couldn’t think of a better job for me.”