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Why Audencia?
Audencia Nantes School of Management is one of Europe’s leading business schools, located
in the city Time magazine named as the best place to live in Europe. Audencia, founded in
1900, is one of France’s elite Grande École higher education institutions, world-renowned for
management education and research. It is an internationally focused institution with students
from over 50 countries and more than 180 international academic partners around the world.
Just two hours from Paris, Nantes Métropole is a thriving modern city with old-world flair and has
approximately 600,000 residents.
Building on more than 100 years of experience in business education, Audencia Nantes is
among a tiny group of elite institutions in Europe. It has earned all three major international
academic accreditations for business schools (Equis, AACSB and AMBA) – a feat that less than
one per cent of business schools worldwide can match. Audencia Nantes was also the first
French higher education institution to sign the United Nations’ Global Compact, and among
the first institutions in the world to sign the UN’s Principles of Responsible Management
Education (PRME), which had a hand in defining evidence of Audencia’s longstanding
commitment to social responsibility values.
During the Summer Term, make the most of our permanent faculty and guest subject specialists,
and enjoy classes in smaller groups. You will also work on group projects with students from all
over the world. Get to know some of our faculty members below:
Clare Cook
Assistant Professor
Joint-Head of the Major "Marketing for
Product Manager"
Senior Lecturer in print & online
journalism, University of Central
Researcher Media Innovation Studio
 PhD in Marketing - University of Geneva, HEC
 Master in Management - Edhec Business School
 Erasmus exchange programme - University of Economics and Business
Administration - Cordoba
Areas of Expertise
Main teaching activities
 Consumer Behaviour
 Qualitative Methods
 Designing & managing products and services, pricing, distribution and
Course leader for the BA Hons Media Management programme and
teach undergraduates, foundation and post grads on digital technology
and the media. My specialisms include media business, marketing,
digital and social media.
 Research fellow in the Interact CT lab - Edhec Business School
 Programme coordinator, Marketing Strategy, E-business and
Communication - University of Geneva
 Marketing & Communication Manager - Cap Gemini Montpellier
PG Certificate in Higher Education
National Certficate Examination Journalism
Post graduate diploma in print journalism NCTJ with distinction
Special BA Hons in European Studies 2.1 with first distinction
 Chief sub editor new! Magazine, Express Titles
 Senior journalist Nottingham Evening Post
 Senior education correspondent Lancashire Post
Online profile: | @cecook
Hitesh VYAS
Dr. Christopher GRIFFIN
 MS in International Finance – Columbia University, New York
 PhD in International Relations, University of Southern California
Areas of Expertise
Areas of Expertise
 Strategy and International Finance
 Consulting
 International Relations
 European Politics and Transatlantic Studies
 Contemporary Military History and Strategy
 Management Consultant – Magellan-Pro, France
 Advisor: Financial Markets & Investment Policies with the Fed, White
House and the Treasury Dept.
 Financial Analyst: Investment firm in London & New York
 Postdoctoral Fellow, European Studies Research Group, Université de
Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle
 Lecturer in International Relations and American Civilization, Institut
Catholique de Rennes
Company visits
Each Thursday, students can go on field trips and discover some local companies. Whether it is
a cheese monger, wine maker, or a pen company, company visits help you to understand
what you’ve learned in the classroom and the French way of working.
Company visits usually include a presentation, guided tour of the production site and a Q & A
*In Brussels only
Beillevaire :
Veuve Amiot :
Saunier Duval:
Coca-Cola :
*In Brussels only
Enjoy beautiful Nantes
Audencia is located in the heart of beautiful Nantes, France, which has been rated “the best
place to live in France” (Le Point Magazine) Time Magazine also declared Nantes the most
livable city in Europe. Students enjoy a fantastic quality of life here: almost 20% of Nantes
residents are young people from 16 to 25 years old who study in the city.
Just 2 hours from Paris and less than a 30 minute drive from the Atlantic coast, Nantes is a
thriving modern city with old world flair and has approximately 600,000 residents. It is also easy
to get from Nantes to London, Brussels and Geneva.
Nantes, the capital of the “Pays de la Loire” region, originally developed around the castle of
the Dukes of Brittany. The region is a popular tourist destination, drawing around two million
visitors per year, and offers countless sights and attractions for students to take advantage –
both within the city and in the natural surroundings.
Social activities & practical details
During the Summer Term, we organize an exciting social programme including activities such
as: a guided tour of Nantes / the Fête de la Musique (June 21st) / la Nuit de l’Erdre (July 3rd-4th) /
a farewell dinner / a language exchange event / a trip to the beach/ etc…
There is always something going on in Nantes, especially in the summer!
Students’ feedback
I really enjoyed my time at Audencia, because it was so much
more than just a summer school programme. We had excellent
teachers, as well as host families that gave us a real taste of what life
was like in France. The programme was varied, with lots of different
lecture topics, as well as trips and visits. I also loved the vibrant city of
Nantes. All in all, it was a wonderful experience, which I would
recommend to anyone given the opportunity.
Alexandra B., Exeter University, Summer School 2014 participant
Participation in Summer School of Management was a very
good decision during my studies. Audencia is a very reputable
university in France so the course that I chose (Marketing to Europe)
was a good combination of theory and practice (project). Course
was led by experienced and international professors. What is more,
the city of Nantes is very picturesque and cultural. I can really
recommend Audencia School of Management for both: bachelor and master students.
Magda C., Technical University of Lodz
Summer Term Manager
[email protected]
International Relations Office
Audencia Nantes School of Management
8, route de la Jonelière |44312 Nantes Cedex 3 | FRANCE
(+33) 2 40 37 34 35