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Quality

Top accreditations & rankings

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.

Equis

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”.

EFMD website

AACSB

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.

AACSB website

AMBA

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.”

Association of MBAs website

Conférence des Grandes Ecoles

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:

  • Business Development
  • Finance, Risk and Control
  • Sports Management
  • Management and International Expertise
  • Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing, Design, Creation (Audencia – École Centrale de Nantes)
  • Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age
  • Actor for the Energy Transition
  • Management of the music industry

Rankings

Classement des Business Schools européennes

Financial Times

Décembre 2018

46e

Executive Education

Financial Times

Mai 2018

46th for open programmes

79th for customised programmes

CNN Expansión

March 2018

43rd
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

The Economist

Octobre 2018

90th

5th for student diversity

22nd for faculty quality

32nd for diversity of recruiters

CNN Expansión

March 2018

59th
Euro MBA

Better World MBA ranking

40th

Financial Times

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

Financial Times

September 2018

39th in the world

15th for career service rank

Grande Ecole programme

Le Point

February 2018

9th

Sigem

2017

6th

L'étudiant - L'express

November 2018

Joint 7th

2nd - Graduate satisfaction
6th - Proximity to preferred companies
4th - Best salaries
12th - International excellence
8th - Academic excellence

Le Parisien

Mai 2017

Joint 9th

Le Figaro étudiant

November 2017

7th
Challenges

9th