Audencia Business School is among the 1% of business schools holding all top international academic accreditation – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, and is consistently ranked among the top 100 worldwide. Located in Nantes, France, this elite “Grande Ecole” welcomes over 100 nationalities in masters, MSc, double degree and MBA programmes. Innovation, cooperation and responsibility (CSR) are our core values.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • Audencia Business School is amongst the 1% of business schools holding all top international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. We are known glo
  • At Audencia, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the heart of research, programmes and operations. Audencia is the first French business school to adher
  • Audencia has more than 250 quality academic partnerships, plus more than 150 accords with national and international companies. The school welcomes around 4,000



Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia – from the Latin audientia, meaning “listening”, and audacia, meaning “daring” – was first accredited by EQUIS in 1998 and is ranked amongst the top European business schools. 

In 2004, Audencia joined the UN initiative uniting companies, the business world and civil society around 10 universal principles for labour and environmental standards and human rights.


Audencia Business School is a specialised higher education and research institution, whose three key types of programmes: those of Audencia Business School, the Audencia Bachelor BBA and those offered by Audencia SciencesCom.


Research areas

3 disciplinary research areas

  • Consumer behaviour and marketing strategy
  • Organisation and value chain management

Finance, risk, and accounting performance

2 interdisciplinary research areas
  • Global responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship


Companies at the heart of the group

  • Recruitment fairs and company presentations
  • Nearly 2,000 students enter the business world each year
  • Careers advising service for students and alumni, provided by business and investment professionals
  • Companies involved in the design and implementation of educational programmes
  • Company support for research, e.g. from Chaires Système U, Banque Populaire, ERDF, Crédit Agricole

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (7)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

Office of International Relations

We’re here to help international students and Audencia students studying abroad. Need assistance preparing for academic life? Wondering about admissions procedures? Find the right person to ask 

Housing services

You have a lot of options, including rooms in student residencies; homestays with local families; and private apartments, studios and flats. We have a housing platform that will give you information on what’s available. You can access it easily from the student intranet once you’ve been accepted to your programme and completed registration.

Audencia's housing platform will enable you to:

  • Find a rental close to campus
  • Find your international or French roommate(s) and form shared rentals
  • Find a subletting
  • Find a homestay with a local family

Library services

The library team supports teaching, learning and research at Audencia Business School by providing the Audencia community with library and academic information services. Our mission is to give access to information and knowledge, to guide and assist students, professors and researchers in their information search and to help develop students' information literacy skills.

ICT services

Audencia Tomorrow, a virtual platform which allows students to access their course timetable, e-mail, work files, and courses details.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the heart of the lively university district and on the banks of the river Erdre, Atlantic campus is the largest campus of Audencia. It is opposite the École Centrale de Nantes, a top engineering school and a key partner within the Centrale-Audencia-ensa Nantes Alliance. It is also across the road from the University of Nantes.

Atlantic campus includes most graduate programmes, the administration of the school, the Careers and Alumni Department, the Academic and Research Department and the HR Department, as well as the Phileas Fogg Media Library.

Sports facilities

Audencia offers you access to a sports hall equipped for team sports such as basketball, volleyball and football. You can also take advantage of our well-equipped gym as well as a fitness centre for activities such as dance, yoga and more. A public swimming pool and ice-skating rink are within seven minutes by foot.

Student clubs

Get involved in activities you love and meet students from different programmes, backgrounds and countries. With a wide range of on-campus clubs and organisations, you are sure to find a group of people you connect with.


  • ACSB
  • Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE)

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