International scope

Academic Excellence

Audencia 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

  • 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 160+ 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.

  • Nanyang Polytechnic School of Business Management, Singapore

Audencia in China

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

SAFTI 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 SAFTI

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

Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is a leading Chinese university housing the renowned Equis and AACSB accredited School of Business Administration (SBA) as well as the graduate Business School (WBS). SWUFE is continually recognised for excellence and positioning itself at the forefront of research and innovation within the areas of finance and economics.

Chengdu, the most influential city in Western China, with more than 260 Fortune 500 companies and 12 consulates, offers a fast-paced business environment paired with an easygoing traditional culture of incredible food, Sichuan arts, beautiful parks and outdoor teahouses. It’s also home to the famous panda research center.


SWUFE - AUDENCIA degree programmes running at SWUFE campus

Undergraduate programme

  • BBA Bachelor in Financial Services and Marketing (4-year bachelor degree accredited by the Ministry of Education of China)


Postgraduate programmes

  • Master of Science in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Business Administration

Audencia in Latin America and Africa

The Collaborative Institute for Global Agribusiness brings together academic, corporate and scientific partners to provide multidimensional education, consulting and research for stakeholders across the global agricultural economy.

Founding members include:

  • The Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG)
  • ESPAE Graduate School of Management, ESPOL – Ecuador
  • TCAI Tejon Communication & Action International Ltda, an influential consulting company run by José Luis Tejon Megido, member of the Brazilian Marketing Academy Hall of Fame – Brazil
  • Audencia Business School – France

Adhering members include:

  • United States International University Africa (USIU)- Kenya 
  • The University of Ghana
  • FECAP Business School – Brazil 

All programmes and initiatives at the Institute are based on three pillars - entrepreneurship and innovation, green growth and sustainable development, and talent management and strategic skills - and are designed to train leaders and assist companies and institutions who are shaping the future of this vital sector.

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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

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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.

Tel.: +33 2 40 37 34 34


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