School's environment

The Aix-en-Provence area, a heritage and an art de vivre always appreciated

The IAE Aix-Marseille is located in the south of France in Aix-en-Provence, an attractive and dynamic student city, in the heart of a region of tourism and culture with a privileged climate.

Marseille, a millennium city turned towards the sea

The school benefits from the proximity to the second French metropolis, Marseille, the great port of the Mediterranean and the major economic center of the South. The Aix-Marseille area is served by an international airport, two high speed train stations (3 hours from Paris) and a dense motorway network.

Provence, land of innovation

Provence is one of the first destinations in France for foreign direct investment. It hosts renowned companies in high-tech sectors including microelectronics, information technology and aeronautics. Over the past few years, large-scale and job-creating projects have been developing:

  • ITER, an international research and development project in the field of nuclear fusion.
  • Euroméditerranée, operation of urban renewal and economic development with a European dimension in Marseille, focused on services and maritime activities.
  • The Port of Marseille-Fos, with ambitious expansion projects.

With the French Tech label in 2015, the region constitutes an ecosystem favouring innovation with a dense fabric of start-ups, SMEs and leading companies in their field.

Around Marseille-Provence, the cultural capital of 2013, a real cultural renewal has also begun, with, among other things, the opening of new museums and new spaces dedicated to the arts, culture and leisure.

The IAE Aix-Marseille, a key player in Higher Education in its territory

With 18,000 high-level managers trained in its programs and a long tradition of executive education, IAE Aix-Marseille enjoys a unique visibility in its territory and actively participates in local development. Many of its graduates hold key positions in businesses in the region.