IAE France

A national network

The IAE France network is composed of 31 university-backed management schools. It is the largest community in management science in France. Just like the Aix-Marseille IAE, these schools have long been recognised as expert centres in management training.

The network’s member IAEs offer 800 degrees including 32 programmes taught in English, one third of which are at Master level. They welcome 45,000 students, including 28,000 initial learners, 7,000 students in apprenticeship and 10,000 in continuing education. They employ 1,200 teacher-researchers. More than 425,000 graduates have been IAE fellows and 3,000 new students are admitted each year.

 

The School’s influential involvement in the network

The School’s director, Virginie de Barnier, is actively involved in running the network. In effect, she is the vice-president of IAE-France in charge of partnership relations and communication among insitutions. Her objective is to enhance the visibility of IAEs as alternatives to business schools by mutualising resources between IAEs.