Audencia Nantes School of Management
Audencia Nantes School of Management is a top-five French business school and one of the few worldwide to hold all three major international accreditations. Founded in 1900, the school occupies a purpose-built campus just 12-minutes tram ride from the centre of the French city with the country’s best quality of life. The school offers a full range of programmes, from Masters up to an executive MBA. In 2002, its full-time MBA was revamped to meet international standards. From this date, Audencia MBA has been taught entirely in English, recognition of the restyled programme’s quality coming in the form of AACSB accreditation in 2003 and the approval of the Association of MBAs in 2004. These added to the school’s already existing Equis label. Faculty at Audencia are experts in their fields, with 80% of them holding a PhD or equivalent. In the most recent world MBA ranking by The Economist Audencia's faculty were rated 8th in the world for quality. The total number of students will almost double by 2010 to aclose to 4000, the campus expand to nearly twice its present size and the number of faculty grow considerably. In addition, a network of Audencia alumni ambassadors has been set up with 20 country representatives already in place and another 10 due to be appointed before 2010.
Financial Times: 11th in the world (Masters in Management)
Economist: 69th in the world (MBA), 8th for faculty quality
America Economica: 37th in the world (MBA)
AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA