Audencia Business School

Audencia Business School

City: Nantes
Country: France
Language of instruction: Classes taught in English & French

About: Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia – from the Latin audientia, meaning “listening”, and audacia, meaning “daring” – was first accredited by EQUIS in 1998 and is ranked amongst the top European business schools. In 2004, Audencia joined the UN initiative uniting companies, the business world and civil society around 10 universal principles for labour and environmental standards and human rights. The first business school in France to join the Global Compact.

Since then, they have been developing and disseminating expertise in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and integrating it into research, teaching and internal management.
In 2010, Audencia incorporated the strengths of SciencesCom (a media and communication school founded in 1984) and the École Atlantique de Commerce (for post-baccalaureate education, set up in 1981). Both are accredited programmes ranked amongst the best in their specialist area.

Audencia can therefore now offer management and communication programmes from bachelor’s to doctoral level. They have also developed executive courses, available in France as well as internationally, which provide educational solutions to meet the strategic challenges and operational objectives of businesses.
Audencia currently has four campuses in Nantes, a campus in Paris and a Cooperative Center for Studies in Beijing.
In 2015, Audencia was awarded reaccreditation by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA for the maximum period of five years.

Useful info:



  • Business/ Management, Marketing, Media and Communication, Finance, International Business
  • Course Catalogue
  • Credit load: 30 European Credits

Subject Restrictions: Business course only