Audencia: “total” immersion – Audencia Business School

The immersive experience … While many institutions claim this principle, only a very small number, like Audencia, manage to offer students maximum discovery, maximum intensity and truly differentiating courses. In Nantes, whatever they want – international course, commitment course, modular course, apprenticeship course or dual skills – Audencians really want this perspective of “total” training in the binoculars. Lifelong learning that will challenge them throughout their course.

“We want an optimal experience, at every stage of schooling and especially in international periods,” confirms Nicolas Arnaud, director of the Grande École program and the Audencia programs. The mere fact of having 200 academic partners around the world allows us to limit the number of our students by destination. This guarantees them true autonomy and all the personal enrichment that this kind of immersion allows. “

International immersion

Audencia’s Global Mobility Track is a symbol of this promise of international immersion. After a 1st semester with basic courses, it is actually possible for students to leave study 6 months across Europe before considering a 3rd semester in the US or China. Back in France, students will still be able to think about the international through internships. Finally, they will have the opportunity to become a member of one of Audencia’s English-language MScs in their final year, unless they choose a dual education in France or – again – internationally. “Audencia is an international school by nature, and therefore the tendency is to offer this kind of course,” Nicolas Arnaud continues. Let us not forget that we were the first school in France to make a semester abroad compulsory in the 1970s. Since then, we have only strengthened this dimension. And the proposal in the last year to integrate one of our Masters of Science entirely into English also goes in this direction. »

Immersion and hybridization

In addition to his 28 MSc and Specialized Masters® in Accounting & Finance, Business & Society, Marketing & Sales, Management and Sector Offering, Audencia has also multiplied new international and hybrid graduation courses over the past 18 months. “Dual courses with partners with very different specialties,” smiles the director of the Grande École program. Our students will thus have the prospect of a double change of scenery. Both geographically and disciplinary. And the list of these courses is long … In addition to international double degrees in areas close to management or even economics with the universities of Berkeley (USA), Aston (UK) and Tongji Shanghai (China) have double degrees and certificates in much more there are also created distant fields: “Students will thus be able to follow education in creation and audiovisual production with the New York Film Academy (NYFA), art and design education with UCLA, or even a course in gastronomy and Italian culture with the Instituto Lorenzo de Medici, in Florence . »

For students who have resided in France, Audencia will offer prestigious training courses in the same way. And among other things, the opportunity to obtain, in addition to the master’s degree in Grande Ecole, the master’s degree in business law from the Department of Business Law, or even double engineering management degrees at Central Nantes or recently the École Superieure tree.

Immersion and ecological transition

Finally, immersion in Audencia also means full and complete integration into the heart of teaching about environmental considerations. Already known for a long time for its involvement in CSR, the school will at the beginning of the next academic year open a new six-month master 1 course dedicated to managing ecological and social change. “This course will be entirely in English and completely focused on this theme of transition, which we address throughout all of our courses, but which will be addressed here in a much more specific way. A new program whose design owes much to Gaïa, the school set up internally to help us enter this new, more ecological and social era. We are also continuing to explore the establishment of new partnerships in France or internationally. »

Leave a Comment