Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management-IAE has its own specific status within Aix-Marseille University

Like other French university-affiliated business schools, AMGSM-IAE enjoys a specific status (article L713-9 of the code of education) which ensures it has a measure of autonomy in terms of strategy, finance and human resources.
Among Aix-Marseille University's 19 units, Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management-IAE is the only one that delivers management degrees at Master and Doctorate levels.

The global reach of the AMGSM-IAE's university of affiliation Aix-Marseille University was founded in 2012 when three universities previously established on Aix-Marseille territory decided to merge. That makes it France's youngest and largest university today. It counts 75,000 students (including more than 10,000 international students), 8,000 teaching and support staff, 12 doctoral schools (with 3,600 doctoral students), 130 research laboratories which collaborate with major national research institutions (CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRA, CEA).

It ranks as the largest university in the Francophone world and covers the whole spectrum of scientific disciplines. The latest Shanghai ranking (2015) positions Aix-Marseille University among the top 101-150 world universities and among the top 6 French universities . It is widely recognised for the quality of its research (as assessed by the AERES ) which is structured around 118 units and 14 federative structures, including the CERGAM laboratory which is supported by the Aix-Marseille IAE.

In 2012, the A*MIDEX project was launched by Aix-Marseille University with 7 partners (CNRS, INSERM, CEA, IRD, Ecole Centrale Marseille, Sciences Po Aix and AP-HM). It was selected by the French government and was granted a loan of €750 million to fund inititatives of excellence (IDEX). Only 8 French university projects were shortlisted for implementation.

School's governance

On the strategic level, the School's governance is composed of three councils:
•    The board of directors
•    The council for strategic orientation
•    The council for research orientation.

The Strategic Committee ("Comité de Direction") has a more operational function. It is composed of the six Associate Deans.
The Executive Committee is made of the five departement managers.