Founded in 1900 as École Supérieure de Commerce, Audencia
Nantes School of Management has grown since the late 1970s to become a well-ranked French
management school. It holds triple accreditation by the Association of MBAs, AACSB
The school's purpose-built campus alongside Nantes University is just 12 minutes tram ride from the city centre and next to the River Erdre. The city of Nantes itself is just two hours by regular high speed train from Paris and less than an hour from the sandy Atlantic coast.
Audencia Nantes' faculty is made up of top professors, over 70% of whom hold a PhD or 'doctorat'. More than a third of these experts are from outside France, a figure that increases every year.
The school offers a full range of management programmes including the Audencia Master in Management, a post-Bachelor course available in English and / or French and an Executive MBA
. Other programmes include the full-time Audencia MBA, the European Management Programme (taught in English, French and Spanish), the International Master in Management, a multi-site, English-language programme and a variety of French-language Masters. In addition, Audencia offers new international short programmes in cooperation with US universities since May 2006.
About 2000 students of more than 30 nationalities attend the school. More than half of this total number of students are female.
Audencia Nantes has signed partnership agreements with 95 schools and universities worldwide. In this way, all students on the Audencia Master in Management spend at least a study semester abroad.
- Jean Arthuis, former French Minister of Economy, current head of the French senate economic committee