Audencia is part of a very select group of schools holding all three international accreditations for business and management education. This is just one way in which our commitment to excellence in teaching is recognised.
We are also internationally recognised for the global careers of our graduates, and we hold top global rankings for our MBA and other specialised programmes. We are highly regarded internationally as well as within Europe and France.
The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) has established highly respected standards for evaluating the quality of management schools through EQUIS accreditation.
Not only are we EQUIS-accredited, but the EQUIS report praises our “impressive development” over the last five years, highlighting our areas of research, internationalisation and continuing education.
Furthermore, it emphasises “the considerable potential of the alliance between Audencia, the École Centrale de Nantes and the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nantes”.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is the longest-serving global association dedicated to advancing management education worldwide.
Within the AACSB report granting Audencia accreditation, AACSB specifically focused on the excellence of our strategic approach in combining innovation, cooperation and responsibility. It also emphasised our very strong international expansion and ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility.
AMBA (Association of MBAs) is the global standard in accreditation for postgraduate business and management programmes: MBAs, DBAs and masters in management.
The 2015 AMBA report notes: “The School’s dedication to its deserved reputation for corporate social responsibility and business ethics, throughout its portfolio, is impressive.”
Audencia is a member of the elite national Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE), which is a non-profit association and prestigious national accreditation body. CGE certifies Mastère Spécialisé (specialised master’s) degrees in order to ensure that programmes meet the needs of businesses.
All of our Mastère Spécialisé programmes are approved by the CGE:
Our Master of Science programmes are approved :
|Ranking of European Business School|
50th for open programmes
70th for customised programmes
|37th - Executive MBA|
|QS Global EMBA Rankings||48th - Executive MBA|
|MBA Full Time|
Better World MBA ranking
|24th in the world|
QS World University Rankings 2019 – MBA
|50th in Europe|
Diversity – 6th in Europe
Return on investment – higher than both the global and European averages
5th for student diversity
22nd for faculty quality
32nd for diversity of recruiters
Better World MBA ranking
|12th in the world|
|Master in Management|
QS World University Rankings 2019 – Masters in Management
|Global rank – 49th|
Alumni outcomes - 18th
Diversity – 10th
Employability - 45th
|Msc in Management-Engineering|
39th in the world
15th for career service rank
|Grande Ecole programme|
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2nd - Graduate satisfaction
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