About us

First IAE established in France

The “Institut d’Administration des Entreprises” (IAE), Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management-AMGSM, was founded in 1955 and it was designed following the model of US business schools affiliated to prestigious universities. It is affiliated to Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France’s youngest and largest university in terms of student population. AMGSM-IAE is perfectly in line with AMU’s strategy of academic excellence, internationalisation and professionalisation. In 2015, the Institute celebrated its 60 years of expertise in the training of specialists in the major domains of management. The programmes it offers have kept developing and have become ever more professional and international. More than 17,000 graduates represent the School all over the world.

Top quality training guaranteed by international accreditations

The high quality standards of AMGSM-IAE training are backed by the EQUIS and AMBA international accreditations. Only twelve French schools hold this double accreditation and AMGSM is the only public business school among them. The School’s programmes also enjoy leading rankings in numerous press league tables, at the national (Challenge and l’Etudiant magazines) and international levels (Financial Times ranking, SMBG).

A global international outlook

Internationalisation is at the very core of the School’s strategy. 30% of our students are international. All our French-born students spend time abroad on exchange programmes or on Study Tours thanks to our network of partner universities. More than 50 different nationalities share life and work on our campus in a cosmopolitan and multicultural environment.

Meeting the needs of the market place

Our graduates quickly find employment on the job market. This testifies to the quality of AMGSM-IAE’s training programmes (M1, M2, MSc, Doctorates and MBAs), and shows they fully meet the needs of enterprises. One third of our students follow apprenticeship programmes and already benefit from on-the-job business experience. 93% of our graduates are recruited on management positions within 6 months after graduation.

Our university business school culture

Our university business school culture is made of student diversity, faculty excellence, top-class research and pedagogical innovation. It enjoys the full support of its fully committed administrative and technical staff and gives everyone the opportunity to express their talent and fulfill their potential.