You’ve worked hard to gain training as an engineer. Now it’s 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’ve pioneered a specialised business and management programme customised to your needs.
Earn a qualification known for quality
(Financial Times, 2019)
Accelerate your creativity & career options
MSc (Master of Science) in Management-Engineering
If you hold a degree from a French institution, contact us.
|PROGRAMME START||Fall: September 2021|
Spring: February 2021
|DURATION||1 year + internship (4-6 months)|
|LOCATION & FORMAT|
|TUITION||€22,000 (generous scholarships available)|
*Tuition fees for double degree and study abroad options vary
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.
* Some courses may only be available in one format (online or in-person)
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. Courses are grouped into the following specialisations:
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.
Online: Only the following specialisations are available online
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:
You may also opt to spend your summer term abroad. Choose from a wide catalogue of elective courses with one of our partner universities.
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:
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. You may also opt to stay in Nantes for the summer term.
Boston University, located in one of the U.S.’s largest and most innovative cities and counted in the top 100 of World University Rankings, welcomes Audencia MSc in Management-Engineering students for the summer term.
Additional tuition fees may apply.
Summer term at UC Berkley
If you like, you can spend your summer in sunny California at the University of California, Berkeley – the no. 2 public university in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report, 2021) and no. 5 in the world (Shanghai Rankings, 2020).
Additional tuition fees may apply.
Summer term at LSE
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is one of the foremost social science universities in the world, ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings (2021). Join the Summer School!
Additional tuition fees may apply.
Summer term at University Institute of Lisbon
Located in the bustling capital city of Portugal, the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) holds two exclusive international business accreditations: AACSB and AMBA. This prestigious Portuguese university offers an exceptional variety of programmes, some of which are taught in English.
Additional tuition fees may apply.
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:
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:
Note: Please contact the programme coordinator, Pauline Pommier, to learn if your home institution is a partner.
Admissions are based on a point system tied to a set of objective criteria.
GPA conversion (55%)
English proficiency (40%)
Professional experience in months (5%)
We award bonus points for ranked and accredited schools, diversity and high GMAT or GRE scores.
Recognised school (5%)
GMAT or GRE (5%)
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.
For more information on the double degree, or to learn if your institution is a partner, please contact the programme coordinator, Pauline Pommier.
Tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year
Please note we are providing generous scholarships to combat the effects of this global hardship. See the Financing section for more information.
|MSc in Management-Engineering:||€22,000|
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.
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 Solidarity Scholarship||50%||Applications before Jan. 31 for Fall|
|40%||Applications before Feb. 28 for Fall|
|30%||Applications before Mar. 31 for Fall|
|Diversity Scholarship||30%||For underrepresented nationalities|
|Women in Engineering & Sciences||Up to 60%||For all female applicants to this programme|
|Excellence Scholarship||Up to 50%||Merit-based scholarship; selection based on academic excellence, test scores and other criteria|
*The awarding of scholarships is subject to availability of funds and final decision from the Audencia scholarship committee. The scholarships are awarded in the form of partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted but who 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. All scholarships are for international applicants unless otherwise stated.
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."