Founded in Nantes in 1900, Audencia – from the Latin audientia, meaning “listening”, and audacia, meaning “daring” – was first accredited by EQUIS in 1998 and is ranked amongst the top European business schools. Learn more about Audencia’s quality.
In 2010, Audencia incorporated the strengths of SciencesCom (a media and communication school founded in 1984) and the École Atlantique de Commerce (for post-baccalaureate education, set up in 1981). Both are accredited programs ranked amongst the best in their specialist area.
Audencia can therefore now offer management and communication programs from bachelor’s to doctoral level. We have also developed executive courses, available in France as well as internationally, which provide educational solutions to meet the strategic challenges and operational objectives of businesses.
Audencia currently has four campuses in Nantes, a campus in Paris and a Cooperative Center for Studies in Beijing.
In 2013, the École Centrale de Nantes, Audencia and the Nantes École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture (ensa Nantes) formed a strategic alliance for greater synergy. This alliance unites engineering, management, architecture and creativity to enrich the teaching, research, corporate relations and international scope of all three schools.
In 2015, Audencia was awarded reaccreditation by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA for the maximum period of five years. We also had the first combined start of the university year for the schools in our alliance.
The student association focused on international students is IC Team.
The alumni association is Audencia Alumni.