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MSc in Management-Engineering (Grande Ecole)


Develop a dual competency in management to increase your effectiveness and employability as an engineer. As the first French school of business to open our doors to engineering students, Audencia Business School is well established in the field. Your training will be of the highest quality; ranked 46th in the world for masters in management and 15th for our career service (The Financial Times, 2019).

During the MSc in Management-Engineering programme, you’ll study entirely in English. Your programme is where engineering meets international management, which accelerates your creativity. Graduates are qualified for roles requiring engineering expertise and business strategy within a global environment.

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Applications 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: MSc (Master of Science) in Management-Engineering
Language: English
Duration: 1 year + internship (4-6 months)
 Programme start: September or February
Tuition: €22,000

  • Proficiency in English
  • A 4-year degree in engineering or science (Applicants holding or completing a degree from a French institution should contact us.)


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

  • Take advanced management courses with top faculty and experts in the field.
  • Select a specialisation in management, finance or marketing.
  • Gain experience with a four- to six-month internship that boosts your networks and career possibilities.

Period 1

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

Period 2

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. Courses are grouped into the following specialisations:


  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets (September intake only)


  • Consulting
  • Management of Digital Business and Information Technology


  • Marketing for Product Managers

Period 3

During the summer, you’ll further refine your expertise. Small group study, projects and company visits 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

You may also opt to spend your summer term abroad. Choose from a wide catalogue of elective courses with one of our partner universities

Period 3

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.

Optional Study term abroad

Reach your goals – and see the world

Your programme offers the possibility to study abroad during your summer term. Choose from a wide catalogue of elective courses with one of our partner universities.

Summer term in Boston University

Boston University, located in one of the US’s largest and most innovative cities and counted in the top 100 of World University Rankings, welcomes IMM students for their summer term.


Additional tuition fees apply: approximately €4,500 to €5,000 for a six-week session.

Summer term at the University of California, Berkeley

If you like, you can spend your summer in sunny California at the University of California, Berkeley – the no. 1 public university in the US (US News and World Report) and in the world (Shanghai Rankings).


Additional tuition fees apply: approximately €2,500 to €3,000 for a three-week session.

Summer term at LSE

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world. Join the Summer School! 


Additional tuition fees apply: approximately €2,500 for a three-week session.

Summer term at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon

University Institute of Lisbon ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon- accredited AACSB and AMBA- is a prestigious Portuguese university offering an exceptional variety of programmes, some of which are taught in English.


Additional tuition fees apply: approximately €1,000 for a three-week session.

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.

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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
work in France

Admissions & finance

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(Note that the application procedure is different for candidates with a degree from a French institution. Contact us with any questions.) 

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 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.

To apply, you must have:

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

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 have:

  • Currently pursuing a master’s engineering degree from a French institution
  • Proficiency in English

Note: Please contact the programme coordinator, Amandine Delaunay, to learn if your home institution is a partner.

Independent applicants (not currently attending a partner institution) follow our international application procedures. As part of the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV and letter of motivation in English
  • Copy of engineering degree and related transcripts from an institution outside of France
  • English test score* (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, or DUOLINGO)
  • Copy of identity document (e.g. passport)

You may contact the Office of International Admissions if you have any queries.

  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 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.

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- to 18-month 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.
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.

For more information on the double degree, or to learn if your institution is a partner, please contact the programme coordinator, Pauline Pommier

MSc in Management-Engineering


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 external scholarships you may be eligible for as an international student. Please contact us with questions.




Women in Engineering & Science Scholarship



Diversity Scholarship

up to 30%




4,000 EUR

For female candidates with a degree in a field of engineering or science (or in the process of completing such a degree).


Nationality-based scholarship for underrepresented countries or regions.(contact us to see if you are eligible)


*The awarding of scholarships is subject to availability of funds and final decision of the Office of International Relations. The scholarships are awarded in the form of partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted but have not yet started the programmes. Scholarships, waivers and awards are not cumulative. If two are awarded to the same student, only the one with the highest amount will be kept unless otherwise stated

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