Gain broad business knowledge and training – and a unique set of responsible management skills. The Full-Time MBA's challenging curriculum, extensive co-curricular events and professional projects prepare you for the complexity and potential of responsible management. Every dimension of the programme holds global responsibility as its core value:
Work closely with top international faculty members and benefit from personal mentoring, quality teaching and real-world corporate and international experience. We are active in research, helping you stay abreast of the most recent developments in your field, including in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and practices respectful of the environment.
You’ll also gain expertise from industry insiders, as business executives visit and share their professional insights during the programme. With a diverse group of faculty members, professionals, peers and partner companies to learn from, you’ll develop a practical and theoretical understanding of globally responsible management – and build a plan of action for your future.
Period 1 (September to December)
Gain a broad understanding of business management, enabling you to make qualified and sustainable business decisions in complex international environments. Through participatory and interactive learning with small teams and an individual approach, you will realise your full potential.
During this period of core courses, you will be taking the following modules:
Period 2 (January to May)
Focus on your field of professional interest, selecting the right concentration to sharpen your skills. You can study at Audencia or at one of our programme’s two international partner universities. Either way, you’ll network with a diverse group of students.
Choose one module per phase to gain a deeper knowledge in your interest areas.
Innovation & New Product Development
Entrepreneurship & Transformation
Take advantage of our programme’s two international partners and study abroad. Arrange a study week to suit your needs and increase your expertise in a field relevant to your MBA project.
Concurrent with period 2 (March to September)
Your professional goals and interests matter most. During this programme, you’ll undertake a project related to your own professional plan.
Your final MBA project can be in the form of:
We organise a series of professional development trainings and events in a range of formats, topics and competencies. This helps you jump ahead in your current field, pursue a new career or compete for senior management positions. You’ll also further develop your leadership, negotiation and networking skills.
You’ll work closely with our team of international career advisors, who help each MBA student develop an individual career plan. The career services team also offers workshops on networking, CV writing and interview skills, as well as self-awareness and individual coaching. See Career & alumni for more information.
Develop your managerial skills in parallel with your theoretical knowledge in seminars held during the first two terms of your MBA studies. Seminar topics include leadership skills, change management, communication skills, business ethics, and more.
While the Full-time MBA is entirely English-taught, as an international student, you may attend optional French language courses for beginners, adding to your portfolio of professional competencies.
Intensive week: total duration of 30 hours; free of charge (about one week before programme start)
Audencia’s main campus is situated just across the road from the University of Nantes’ language faculty. You may choose to attend French as a Foreign Language (FLE) evening classes there. There are a wide range of levels available. Contact the University of Nantes directly to register. Register early to secure your place.
Our innovative teaching methods and culture of collaboration help you build experience through exchanges with faculty members and peers, as well as via creative projects, case studies, business simulation games and hands-on work with companies. You’ll spend roughly three hours preparing for each class. This creates an environment where discussion, personal experience and points of view complement independent learning and more traditional methods.
Audencia’s Full-Time MBA ranks 2nd in the world for student diversity (The Economist, October 2016). With an average of 12 countries represented in a class of 30, you’re joining a vibrant community. Students also come from a wide range of professional backgrounds – many in engineering or science, but also fields as diverse as the humanities, communications, law and medicine.
Our faculty members, instructors and guest speakers also represent a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. You’ll find that you, your fellow students and our staff have one common goal – advancing change for the benefit of society.
Combining tradition and renown with innovation and insight, our highly ranked and globally responsible partner in the United Kingdom hosts full-time MBA students from Audencia. You can opt for a study week here as part of your programme. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.
MIP is part of a consortium made up of large multinational corporations and private Italian institutions, helping to make it one of the top schools in Europe. As an Audencia full-time MBA student, you can opt for a study week here as part of your programme.
Your career development is the cornerstone of the Full-Time MBA programme. A broad range of career development programmes and services is available throughout the year. Audencia also cultivates close ties with the business world, which is an added benefit to you throughout the programme.
Get personalised career services that address your specific experiences, strengths, weaknesses and goals – and take advantage of our close ties with the business world.
Here is just a sample of Audencia’s comprehensive career services:
Audencia is a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and works hand in hand with the corporate world. As a result, our graduates work with major corporations across the globe – and 85% are employed before graduation. Programme graduates have found work in Europe (54%), Asia and the Pacific (29%) and Latin America (9%).
(Statistics are based on the number of replies to the question. They relate to the class of 2015 or all classes to date when available).
The MBA prepares you for industries such as:
Functions the MBA prepares you for include:
Our MBA graduates are employed by a range of multinational companies, including:
Audencia has almost 22,000 graduates in 110 countries, including over 2,000 alumni who have gone on to become CEOs – and counting. Audencia Alumni, our alumni association, gives you direct access to this worldwide network of opportunities and resources as soon as you enrol on the programme.
The alumni association includes 22 professional and cultural organisations and is represented outside France by alumni ambassadors who manage the Audencia alumni network in 26 different countries. Check out the alumni website for more information.
Each generation of business leaders faces unprecedented challenges in response to changing global environments, economies and markets. This programme is for future business leaders who understand the pressures to be profitable and sustainable.
Applications are open until the class is full and are processed on a rolling basis. Due to the limited number of places available in this competitive programme – and to benefit from early application fee waivers or scholarships – we advise applying by 31 January.
Note: Applications can be accepted without these tests, but your degree will only be conferred once the results are received.
Admissions are based on a point system tied to a set of objective criteria, listed below:
English proficiency (15%)
Management test (10%)
Professional experience (35%)
Essay and/or interview (10%)
If the percentage totals less than 55, or if 0% is awarded for the essay, the application goes back to the programme director for review and final decision.
We award bonus points for the criteria listed below:
Recognised school (5%)
You may begin your online application any time, and you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early-application deadline of 31 January.
In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:
*English test scores are not required for native speakers, applicants who have completed their undergraduate degrees in English or applicants with a GMAT score of 700 and over. To have your scores sent to Audencia, use our institutional ETS code, 0161. Contact us if you have a different English test score or are planning to take a test later in the year.
Please contact us with further questions.
|Tuition Fees for the 2017/2018 Academic Year|
Other costs linked to school fees
Compulsory registration with the student social security system (students under 28 years of age): As an example, the total for 2016-2017 was €215. The fee must be paid at the latest on the first day of the school year and for the subsequent years before 30 September.
Costs such as visa fees, transportation, accommodation and meals are to be paid directly by the student. Visit Student Life to learn more.
We show our commitment to excellence and diversity through the variety of scholarships we give out each year to students of merit from different backgrounds. We award over €500,000 in scholarships per year, giving students around the world the opportunity to study in a world-class environment. Our aim is to open up the best business education to students that show the skill and motivation to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Up to 50%
For candidates who submit their application before 31 January
Up to 45%
Merit-based scholarship following admissions criteria
Up to 35%
Nationality-based scholarship for underrepresented countries or regions
Global Leadership Award
|Up to 20%||Merit-based scholarship awarded to students of excellence from each region; meet us in a region near you|
|CSR Fellowship||Up to 45%||Project-based scholarship for social responsibility and/or environmental sustainability|
|Excellence Scholarship||Up to 45%|
GMAT score of 700+: 45%
GMAT score from 650 to 699: 35%
|Executive Leaders Fellowship||Up to 75%||Project-based scholarship related to the 4 concentrations offered on the Full-Time MBA programme: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, CSR and Finance|
*The awarding of scholarships is subject to availability of funds and final decision of the Office of International Relations. The scholarships are awarded in the form of partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted but have not yet started the programmes. Scholarships, waivers and awards are not cumulative. If two are awarded to the same student, only the one with the highest amount will be kept unless otherwise stated
|Scholarship or loan||Details|
|French government scholarships|
|Audencia Foundation scholarships|
|FIDERH Banco de Mexico|
loan and scholarship
|French bank loans|
*Most loans from French banks require a guarantor who is a French resident. Audencia does not act as an intermediary in these transactions, nor does it have any responsibility in the negotiation of these agreements.
Audencia Business School and The Economist have partnered to provide you with a free GMAT Online Tutor Course so you can prepare for the test from anywhere.
You’re a busy professional, so we allow you to take the GMAT any time before September 1st. Once you register for the programme, Audencia will provide you with a free subscription to The Economist GMAT Online Tutor Course, including access to an adaptive test prep, five Comment Supports (Ask a Tutor) and two Sim Tests. We pay for your training.
Enrolling in a top-ranked MBA is an important decision; the GMAT should not be a barrier for anyone. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Jung Un Song of South Korea (MBA 2016)
Business Development Manager at Chestnut Tree
"The world is changing faster than ever in our history and, sooner or later, the era of traditional business model will have to meet its fatal end. The question is where can students really learn corporate social responsibility, responsible management, and sustainable business within an MBA programme?
I found my answer from Audencia Business School where I had strong support, guidance, and encouragement from professors, the career department, CSR departments and alumni; all in a positive learning environment.
If you want to create a new paradigm for innovation and meet a new era of sustainable business, let your new adventure starts with Audencia Business School in France today!"
Sohei Fukuyama of Japan (MBA 2011)
Director of business development at In-Cell-Art
"I always ask myself if I should be specialist or generalist, but I prefer to know many different things, rather than just one field. Without having the degree and experience from Audencia, I wouldn’t be here. The internship was key."