Audencia Business School

Year of foundation: 1900
Approx. number of students: approx. 4,500
Period of study: End August-End December; Mid January-End June
MCI partner since: 2017

The City

Nantes is a city in western France on the Loire River, 50 km from the Atlantic coast. The city is the sixth-largest in France, with a population of nearly 300,000 in Nantes and an urban area of 600,000 inhabitants. With Saint-Nazaire, a seaport on the Loire estuary, Nantes forms the main north-western French metropolis.
Nantes' layout is typical of French towns and cities. It has a historical centre with old monuments and administrative buildings, surrounded by 19th-century faubourgs surrounded by newer suburban houses and public housing. The city centre has a medieval core (corresponding to the former walled town) with narrow streets and a mixture of half-timbered buildings, more recent sandstone buildings, post-World War II reconstruction and modern redevelopment. It is primarily a student neighbourhood, with many bars and small shops.

The University

Audencia Business School is a top business school in France and in Europe, accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school enrolls 4500 students from almost 90 countries on bachelors, international masters, specialised masters, MBAs, doctorates and executive education courses.
Audencia is consistently ranked in the top five business schools in France. Its MSc in management-engineering was rated 24nd in the World by the Financial Times (September 2016). Audencia full-time MBA is classed in the top 100 in the world by the Economist (October 2016).
Audencia has more than 230 international partners.