International scope

Academic Excellence

Audencia Business School is amongst the 1% of business schools holding all top international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. We are known globally for education and research in the fields of business and management.

Audencia is one of France’s elite Grande École higher education institutions, with campuses in Nantes, Paris and Beijing.

Global partners

Audencia has strong partnerships with leading academic institutions. Here are just a few examples:

  • United States: University of California, Berkeley, Boston University and Bentley University
  • Netherlands: Maastricht University
  • Spain: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Mexico: Tecnológico de Monterrey’s EGADE Business School
  • Germany: HHL, Leipzig

Contact us for a full list of partners.

  • India: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • United Kingdom: Aston Business School
  • China: Beijing Institute of Technology and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • Italy: Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano


Our network of 150+ corporate partners includes companies like Accenture, BMW, Euler Hermes, L’Oréal and Sony.

Our partners recruit student consultants, interns and graduates; provide insight as guest industry experts; develop research alongside faculty; launch business challenges and more. Learn more on our dedicated Corporate relations website.

Audencia in China

One of the first schools established jointly in China by a French business school and a Chinese university, Shenzhen Audencia Business School (SABS) brings together leading minds in international business and management. As an Audencia campus in Shenzhen, China, supported by Shenzhen University, SABS is run collaboratively by its two founding institutions.  

SABS is a gathering place for select postgraduate students, accomplished professionals, experienced executives and internationally renowned professors, researchers and industry experts. These leaders gather in China’s Silicon Valley, which is a global leader in high-tech development, financial services, foreign trade, shipping and creative and cultural industries.  

Learn more about SABS

Audencia is partnering with the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) on collaborative academic programmes and research to develop and support globally responsible business leaders. Audencia’s Cooperative Center for Studies (CCS) is located on the BIT campus and is a base for our work with top institutions across China.  

CCS welcomes students, faculty members, researchers, corporations and leaders in management and engineering to come together and develop new and integrated ways of thinking about, studying and impacting international business and management.  

Learn more about CCS

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academic partners
150+
corporate partners
100+
permanent faculty members

International curriculum

Collaborative international learning

Our students and faculty members come together from all over the world. This creates an enriching intercultural learning environment. Students learn to work on teams with peers who have very different cultural values and communication styles. This prepares them for success in the global workforce.

Diverse communities in every class

For example, our average MBA in Responsible Management class has students from 12 different countries within a class of 30. Our International Master in Management programme alone typically enrols students from 25+ nationalities.

Wide range of English-taught programmes

We offer completely international and English-taught programmes at the bachelor, master, MBA, doctorate and executive level as well as a range of English-taught short-term programmes. We also offer English-taught programmes on our Beijing campus.

Individualised support

As an international student or visiting faculty member at Audencia, you can have your best possible experience in France – academically and personally. We offer comprehensive support services through our dedicated Office of International Relations and academic departments.

International career support

International career counsellors are available to assist all Audencia students and graduates with their job search in the global marketplace, and over 30% of our alumni work outside France.

Meaningful research

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is at the heart of our research, programmes and operations. We were the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the UN’s Principles of Responsible Management Education, which we assisted in defining. With the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) France as a key partner, we’ve incorporated research and teachings on CSR challenges into all curricula.

  • Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Institute for Innovation
  • Institute for Finance
  • Business Incubator: Centrale–Audencia–ENSA


Learn more about research at Audencia

4,000+
students
87
countries represented
22,000+
alumni

Partnerships & collaboration

As the Office of International Relations, we set the overall internationalisation priorities and strategies for Audencia and develop new relationships with international partners. We are available to discuss potential agreements with universities, business schools, companies and research institutions outside France.

How we can collaborate

  • Double degree programmes
  • Online programmes
  • Short-term programmes
  • Student exchange
  • Faculty member exchange
  • Joint research
  • Executive education
  • Career services and job fairs
  • Pooling corporate networks

Contact us

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 in the lists below.

John Harland / Cécile Steyer / Sarah Morkowsky / Corinne Peghaire / Françoise Conquer
Email: iro@audencia.com
Tel.: +33 2 40 37 34 34

Benjamin Rethmel / Michelle Cristy / Matthew Wetherington / Yombo Rahman / Estelle Estevez

Email: international@audencia.com
Skype: audenciaird
Tel.: +33 2 40 37 34 34

Director of International Relations
Desi Schmitt

Deputy Director of International Relations
Guillaume Blaess

Executive Assistant
Fatima El Hadaoui
+33 2 40 37 46 37
felhadaoui@audencia.com