Audencia Nantes School of Management

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Audencia Nantes School of Management
Audencia Nantes School of Management
Audencia Nantes is among Europe’s top management schools and offers
programmes that are regularly featured in the best international rankings (The
Financial Times, The Economist, etc).
Audencia Nantes forms Audencia Group together with the Ecole Atlantique
de Commerce and SciencesCom.
The school forms a structural alliance with the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and
the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes (ensa Nantes). In
this way, the ALLIANCE brings together the following dimensions of higher
education: engineering, management, architecture and creation.
Main spokespersons
Frank Vidal, Dean Audencia Group
Jean Charroin, Director Audencia Nantes School of Management
André Sobczak, Research director Audencia Group
Audencia Nantes’ identity is built on three main elements:
Global responsibility
Signatory of the Global Compact and the Principles of Responsible
Management Education
Audencia Nantes is committed to promoting the principles of global responsibility
defined by the UN among its students, staff and partners. It also integrates the
same principles into its research, teaching and internal management as well as
producing an annual report on aims and actions in the area.
Creation of the Audencia
Responsibility (CSR) in 2005
Audencia Nantes’ Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility seeks to promote
responsible management that involves all parties in order to strengthen
economic, social and environmental performance.
Incubator created in March 2003
More than 200 projects considered since 2003
104 projects incubated since 2003
64 companies created since 2003
30 projects currently incubated
Since 2013, Symbiose the incubator for the three ALLIANCE schools, houses a variety
of projects including those concerned with the fields of art and social sciences.
Entrepreneurship major
This major aims to encourage the development of both entrepreneurial and
managerial behaviour, while also promoting an understanding of the
entrepreneurial process (from the original idea to the successful launch) and
stimulating creativity for those developing an existing company or creating a new
Audace business challenge
This compulsory business plan challenge is organised for all 2 nd year students
of Audencia Master in Management (Grande Ecole programme).
Dual competencies
A spirit of openness is a cornerstone of the school’s philosophy. In this way,
management students are offered a wide range of dual competencies study
tracks: Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts, Law and Public Sector
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Key figures
3 international accreditations
 EQUIS (EFMD) since 1998
 AACSB since 2004
 Association of MBAs (Amba) since 2010 for the full-time MBA and since
2012 for the Audencia Master in Management (Grande Ecole
184 international partners in 56 countries
94 full-time faculty
40% of faculty non-French or bi-cultural
3062 students from 81 countries including 2341 on the Audencia Master in
Management (Grande Ecole programme) and a total of 832 international
635 alumni Audencia Master in Management (Grande Ecole programme)
Grande Ecole in 2014
Merger process with
the Ecole Centrale de
Nantes and the Ecole
Supérieure National
d’Architecture de
A structural alliance
The structural alliance formalized in September 2012 by Audencia Nantes and
the École Centrale de Nantes welcomes a third member, the Ecole Supérieure
Nationale d’Architecture de Nantes (ensa Nantes).
Strengthened international development
The wide-ranging higher education pole formed by the three schools will aid
negotiation with international clients and partners. Benefitting from a far-reaching
offer of multi-disciplinary programmes, exchanges and faculty, the three schools
can benefit from their critical mass to strengthen their visibility outside France.
The dual competencies approach
This structural alliance provides an effective answer to the needs of companies
who seek to recruit alumni capable of anticipating the reality of management, of
being aware of scientific and technological developments, and of demonstrating
the creativity that allows them to innovate.
A joint strategy, a shared governance
The presidents of each school sit on the other partners’ administrative boards.
Joint committees on various key themes are in place.
Audencia Nantes’ research activity is organised into three specific axes:
 Consumer behaviour and marketing innovation
 Management of organisations and the value chain
 Audit, risks and financial performance
… and two more global axes:
 Corporate social responsibility
 Entrepreneurship
Company chairs
"Micro-finance" chair, sponsored by Banques Populaires
"Innovation and client relations" chair, sponsored by ERDF
"Agribusiness" chair, sponsored by Crédit Agricole SA
"CSR" chair, sponsored by Bel'm, the Caisse d’Epargne, Les Coteaux
Nantais, Dorel, ERAM, KPMG and Sigma
"Marketing, design and creation" teaching chair, sponsored by SEB
“Family business and society” chair, founded by CIC, EY and Fleury
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Audencia Nantes School of Management
Audencia Master in Management (Grande Ecole programme) – four
years including one in-company. Almost 2500 students on the
Full-time MBA – Taught in English over a 12-month period. Ranked
among the world’s top 100 MBAs by The Economist.
Executive MBA – 18 months part-time, taught in French, with
international seminars in English.
Euro*MBA – Executive programme run by a consortium of six European
business schools including Audencia Nantes. Taught over 24 months
through distance learning and six European residential weeks.
Professional MBA in International Sports Management – A 24-month
part-time programme, taught in Englosh and French in Paris with
international seminars in English.
European and International Business Management Programme
(EIBM) – Trilingual (English, French, Spanish) programme in 12 and 14month formats. Run by Audencia Nantes and two academic partners in
the UK and Spain.
MSc in Management-Engineering – An English-language programme
followed by students from around 20 French and foreign engineering
schools. An 18-month course with a study period abroad. Ranked 27th in
the world in the Financial Times’s masters in management ranking
(September 2014).
International Master in Management (IMM) – Year-long programme
offered by Audencia Nantes in partnership with three institutions in
Spain, Poland and the UK. Taught in English with the possibility of
studying on the campus of each partner.
Master Supply Chain and Purchasing Management – English-taught
programme split between Audencia Nantes and MIP Politecnico di
Milano (Italy). Available in 12 or 18-month formats.
Specialised masters accredited by the French Conférence des
Grandes Ecoles and taught in French
Management of Sports Organisations
Management and International Competencies
Marketing Design & Création
Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
Finance, Risk, Control
Marketing Strategies for the Digtial Age
Executive education
Certified programmes – BADGE, specialised masters…
Short programmes – two to seven days
Tailormade solutions