Are you looking for an MBA programme that allows you to reimagine your role in the business world? One that empowers you to take a “business for the better” approach on an international scale?
Business can sometimes have a bad reputation – one of personal gain over greater good, one where you must shed your unique qualities to thrive. But in this International MBA programme, previously Full-Time MBA, we work with you closely to understand who you are, what you want to achieve and how you can use your unique strengths to impact society for the better.
Build comprehensive skills, take risks and test your ideas in this one-year boutique programme:
MBA - Audencia
Optional International Graduate Certification: Maximizing Global Performance:
* For this optional certificate, you’ll take courses from the two partner schools online.
|PROGRAMME START||September 2023|
|DURATION||1 year, full-time|
|TUITION||€31,500, with generous scholarships available|
*Tuition fees for study abroad options vary
Your tailor-made programme is delivered in collaboration with the diverse MBA community and Audencia corporate partners, making it both a highly personal and internationally networked programme.
Term 1 (September to December)
Gain a broad understanding of business management, enabling you to make qualified and sustainable business decisions in complex international environments. Modules take an individualised approach, with participatory and interactive learning in small teams:
Term 2 (January to May)
Focus on your field of professional interest, selecting the right paths to sharpen your skills.
Choose one path per phase to gain a deeper knowledge in your interest areas, or choose the optional online International Graduate Certification: Maximizing Global Performance with Boston University and Tecnológico de Monterrey and one concentration of your choice. Each path is composed of three modules.
Entrepreneurship & Transformation
Innovation & New Product Development
For this optional certification in Maximizing Global Performance, three of the world’s leading business schools have joined forces to offer unique online training in successful strategies to confront tomorrow’s global business challenges. Each university offers an online course within the certificate that brings a special perspective to the topic of maximising global business performance.
You will develop a strong international network, become active in global discussion groups and work in multinational teams on cases and projects.
Boston University - U.S.
With international faculty comprised of Nobel Prize winners, renowned scholars, and professionals at the top of their fields, Boston University is ranked among the top institutions in the U.S. You may choose between the following two modules:
Tecnológico de Monterrey – Mexico
Tecnológico de Monterrey has over 27 years of experience in distance learning and is the no. 1 private university in Mexico, with 26 campuses in Mexico and 18 offices around the world. A creative hub for business, Tecnológico de Monterrey has graduated over 4,000 businesses through incubation and entrepreneurship programmes. As a part of this certificate, you will take:
Audencia – France
One of the elite international business schools holding triple accreditation and highly ranked across the board for MBA education, Audencia is a leader in responsible business and management education and practices.
Audencia was the first business school in France to sign the United Nations Global Compact, was a member of the United Nations’ task force in charge of defining the Principles for Responsible Management Education, and signed a groundbreaking agreement with WWF France to support the training of responsible managers. Our faculty and staff are involved in these issues daily, including work in our Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility.
As part of this certificate, you will take:
If you choose to earn this certificate, in addition to these three online courses, you will also enrol in any one of the concentrations at Audencia.
This optional week abroad can complement your concentrations and expand your international experience and network. Arrange a study week in Italy to increase your expertise in a field relevant to your final project and career.
MIP Politecnico di Milano
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. Spend a week in Italy and select a one-week course. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.
Concurrent with Term 2 (February to March)
MBA graduates are frequently hired for their consulting skills, both within the consulting industry and beyond. Managers now take on a consulting role within their own companies, applying a systematic and analytical approach to solving problems, improving performance or developing the business.
The first module introduces you to the industry and familiarises you with tasks and processes typically found in the consulting world. In the second module, you and a small team of your peers will be given a consulting mission with a company or an organisation. You will act as a consultant, addressing the client’s questions/challenges, collecting data and presenting your recommendations at the end of this five-week period.
This allows you to gain real consulting experience, expand your portfolio and broaden your network within the industry.
Concurrent with Term 2 (March to September)
Your professional goals and interests are the focus of your programme. You’ll have a substantial amount of time to work on a project related to your own professional plan. Your final MBA project can take one of the following forms:
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 choose to add French language to your portfolio of professional competencies.
You may learn independently at any time using your exclusive online access to Assimil, a proven intuitive language learning method, provided at no additional cost. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice conversational French with French students at Audencia’s “Café Français”.
Additionally, you can choose to attend French as a Foreign Language (FLE) evening classes at the University of Nantes’ language department, which is situated just across the road from our main campus. There are a wide range of levels available. Contact the University of Nantes directly to register. Register early to secure your place.
MBA students also have the opportunity to participate in a Consulting Mission in the first year of the programme, as well as elective seminars whose subjects change yearly to include most relevant themes.
Not only will you make close connections with people in a vast array of industries from all over world, you can test your ideas within this global community.
You’ll meet and network with students, faculty, staff and industry partners from partnering international schools on Audencia’s Nantes campus during International MBA Week. Throughout your programme, you’ll collaborate with your cohort and the wider MBA community on case studies, consulting assignments, business games and more. You’ll also have an international network of professors and industry leaders at your fingertips.
Get all the benefits of a small, personal programme while also building diverse global relationships. Social responsibility depends on giving everyone a voice – develop as a leader within a diverse community, and collaborate to advance change for the benefit of society.
Your programme ranks 6th in the world for student diversity (The Economist, October 2021). With an average of 15-18 countries represented in a class of 30, students ranging in age from early 20s to late 40s, and equal representation of women, you’re joining a vibrant community where true innovation happens.
Students come from a wide range of professional backgrounds – many in engineering or science, but also in fields as diverse as the humanities, communications, law and medicine – within the public and private sectors.
Throughout your programme, you’ll network and collaborate on coursework with Audencia’s Executive MBA students, who offer the insights and connections of over eight years of professional experience and over five years of direct management experience.
Your MBA community expands beyond Audencia to a range of our partner institutions. You’ll be collaborating on case studies and more with students from:
Audencia faculty members, instructors and guest speakers also represent a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. In fact, your programme is ranked 5th in faculty/student diversity and 35th worldwide for faculty quality (The Economist, Which MBA 2021).
You’ll work closely with top international experts 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.
You’ll gain expertise from industry insiders, as business executives from partner companies visit and share their professional insights during the programme. You’ll also get to work closely with a company or organisation during your consulting project and optional internship.
Your understanding of management will advance beyond the theoretical to the actual – helping you build a plan of action for your future.
MBA in Paris
Your programme has an annual two-day event where you get to know a variety of companies through company visits and mini case studies, as well as round tables with alumni and professional recruiters.
Audencia’s International MBA ranks 5th in the world for student diversity (The Economist, October 2018). 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.
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. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.
With international faculty comprised of Nobel Prize winners, renowned scholars, and professionals at the top of their fields, Boston University is ranked among the top institutions in the U.S. Opt for the optional online certificate with Boston University and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) to broaden your network even further.
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) has over 27 years of experience in distance learning. As an Audencia Full-Time MBA candidate, you may choose to benefit from this expertise by joining the optional online certificate with Tecnológico de Monterrey and Boston University.
Rediscover yourself and how you fit into and can impact the business world.
In this unique module, you’ll become fully prepared to take your project to successful completion by connecting to your inner resources and talents and developing complimentary skills. A collaboration between MBA faculty and Career Services, you’ll receive a blend of personalised sessions covering resumes, LinkedIn profiles, elevator pitches and more.
You will also participate in workshops that allow you to revisit your self-awareness with the help of your diverse peers. Our team of certified coaches makes sure this experiential approach is carried out in line with ethics and confidentiality, respecting your individual goals and preferences.
Stages of Development
Systemic approach, growth mind-set, appreciative inquiry, collective intelligence, neurosciences, learning styles
Kenji from Japan, Class of 2017
Data and Information Management Officer, United Nations, Resident Coordinator Office, Burkina Faso
"The MBA from Audencia had a huge impact on my life. I worked in Japan in a monocultural environment for 6+ years. After obtaining this MBA, I was able to work for the United Nations Global Compact in New York as a data analyst. I realised my dream of working in CSR for the UN Global Compact. Now, to deepen my understanding of development and peace-building/humanitarianism, I work in the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office. This career path was not imaginable before the MBA."
Alaa from Lebanon, Class of 2015
Senior Medical Advisor, Johnson & Johnson, Medical Devices, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
“My role allows me to use my MBA and my background as an orthopaedic surgeon to find solutions for unmet clinical needs in the Middle East.”
Jing from China, Class of 2017
Market Analyst, Caterpillar, Beijing, China
"Caterpillar is taking a socially responsible role in various sectors, including providing clean energy solutions to the world. As an employee in the energy sector, I have a chance to contribute to China’s clean energy solution.
After graduation from the Full-Time MBA at Audencia, I switched to a different industry, from agriculture to energy. I’ve learned lots of new energy industry knowledge and gained marketing experience, bringing in my new business school knowledge.
It was really a pleasant journey at Audencia; we have classmates and professors from different backgrounds and cultures, and the teamwork, group discussions and exchange of opinions are very inspiring. It’s a very valuable experience, especially when you will join an international company after the MBA.
I feel myself highly improved in my capabilities, including strategic thinking, communication skills, critical thinking, etc., after the MBA and returning to working life."
Note: All statistics on this page are based on the number of replies to the question. They relate to all classes to date unless otherwise stipulated.
Your career development is the cornerstone of the International MBA programme. A broad range of career development modules 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.
Proven career outcomes for your success
Audencia works hand-in-hand with the corporate world and is a leader in advanced management practices and corporate social responsibility. Your programme is ranked as a Top 100 Global MBA by QS World University Ranking, 2021. 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%).
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:
Get personalised career services that address your specific experiences, strengths, weaknesses and goals – and take advantage of our close ties with the business world, including 175+ corporate partners.
Here is just a sample of Audencia’s comprehensive career services:
Join more than 24,000 Audencia Business School alumni working across the globe. Audencia Alumni includes 200+ communities in cities such as London, New York and Shanghai. Furthermore, over 2,000 of our alumni have become CEOs. Audencia Alumni, our alumni association, gives you direct access to this worldwide network of opportunities and resources.
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 have the drive to help build a more ethical and sustainable world.
Minimum English test score required: TOEFL iBT 84, TOEIC 650, IELTS 6.5, Duolingo 100
English-taught programme for bachelor’s degree
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.
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 our admissions office with further questions.
Please note we are providing generous Solidarity scholarships to combat the effects of the global hardship. See the Financing section for more information.
Optional Study Abroad
Additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours you take. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions. Contact us with questions.
Other Costs Linked to School Fees
We award €500,000+ in scholarships per year, giving high-performing students around the world the chance to study in a world-class environment. In light of the global crisis, Audencia is investing unprecedented funds in scholarships to help you to pursue your goals. This is a reflection of our commitment to global responsibility – and our belief in you as the next generation of leaders.
|Early application||Up to 40%||International MBA||Apply before Jan 31st 2023|
|Solidarity scholarship||Up to 30%||International MBA|
Based on academic merit and financial need.
Apply before Mar 31, 2023
|Project-based scholarships||Up to 50%||International MBA|
Project-based scholarship demonstrating a commitment to one of the four concentrations in the programme
See the guidelines to apply for this scholarship here
|Excellence Scholarship||Up to 50%||All postgraduate programmes|
Merit-based scholarship, selection based on academic excellence, test scores and other criteria.
Apply before May 1, 2023
*Audencia scholarships are for international applicants only, and are subject to availability of funds and final decision from Audencia’s scholarship committee. Applicants are limited to one scholarship in addition to Early Application. The scholarships are awarded in the form of a partial tuition fee waivers to students who are admitted to the Fall intake but who have not yet started the programme. Quality applications are given priority.
In addition to an Audencia scholarship, you may be eligible for funding by other public or private bodies. You will find some examples Learn more about external scholarships.
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!"