Strategic Plan 2021-2025: Ecos 2025

Audencia’s new strategic plan goes by the name of ECOS 2025, a reference to the Ancient Greek word meaning ‘house, our world’, and, by extension, society as a whole. Driving ECOS 2025 is a novel reworking of performance measurement allied to four major axes which together aim to play a role in the positive transformation of individuals, organisations and society.

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A new model within the higher education landscape

Audencia’s ambition is to invent a new model of business school: more virtuous, seeking to graduate ‘citizens of the world’, sharing humanist values, and with a firm belief in a common destiny. 

Christophe Germain, Dean of Audencia, sums up the values that underpin the plan:  

“The goal is not to become the best school in the world, but rather to be a school that is better for the world, and to be recognised as such both nationally and internationally.”

A plan based on four axes

  • Axis 1: creation of Gaïa, Audencia’s school of ecological and social transition
  • Axis 2: generalised and increased hybridisation
  • Axis 3: a development plan prompting even stronger impact
  • Axis 4: a new organisational template

Three key challenges

  • The creation and deployment of responsible technology and information

    • The definition and adoption of management approaches that favour inclusive organisations and societies
    • The design and application of sustainable business and development models (particularly in line with carbon neutrality aims) 


Target figures for ECOS 2025

600 staff (390 in 2020)
faculty members (134 in 2020)
students (6500 in 2020)
2 new campuses: Paris and São Paolo

An original scheme : "Daring Together"

ECOS 2025 is the result of a collective approach. All year long, thanks to the support of Nantes’ CCI, not only student and graduates, but also faculty, staff and partners could contribute to building a ‘new frontier’ together. In all, 200 people from the Audencia community took part in various workshops and intrapreneurship projects, while also posting ideas in a suggestion box – set to become a permanent fixture.

The aims:

  • Question what the school takes for granted,
  • Seek new and innovative opportunities,
  • Reinvent oneself and plant the school’s future at the crossroads of humanities and responsibility.