Mission, Vision and Values

The School's missions are rooted in Aix-Marseille University's missions

The School deliberately positions itself halfway between private management schools and public universities in order to offer the best of both worlds: on the one hand, the vibrant dynamism and flexibility closely associated with the business world, and on the other the academic excellence of an institution founded on the values of public service and on the high standards of university research.
As a result, the School's missions and values are rooted in those of its university of affiliation. Aix-Marseille University is widely open to the world, it guarantees freedom of thought and facilitates access to knowledge. Thus, it actively contributes to its social, cultural, political and economic environment.

Our missions and vision

The Aix-Marseille IAE is France's oldest university management school. Its mission is to bridge the gap between the worlds of university and of business, and it is based on three pillars:

  • democratising access to management studies and to business administration through life-long learning, research and connections with companies;
  • developing double competences with students from non-managerial backgrounds, by developing apprenticeship and continuing education in an enriching work environment made of determined and culturally diverse individuals;
  • ensuring high financial and social return on investment thanks to high post-graduation employability and enhanced social mobility for affordable tuition fees.

Our values

The School strives to contribute to a sustainable form of society composed of responsible managers who can adapt to change and commit themselves to the common good. The School faithfully carries out its duty as a public educational service and its values are: diversity, courage, integrity, excellence and respect for the common good.

The School's motto is "Empowering humanistic leadership"