IAE Aix-en-Provence Graduate School of Management is part of the Université Paul Cézanne, Aix-Marseille III (Paul Cézanne University). Founded in 1955, the IAE Aix was the first Graduate School of Management in the French public university system. It is located in the South of France.

The School has been awarded the EQUIS accreditation in 1999 and the AMBA accreditation for its programmes including the MBA Change & Innovation, Master’s programmes, Executive Part-time MBA and Euro*MBA. IAE Aix-en-Provence is the first institution of the French University system to receive EQUIS accreditation.

The Euro*MBA is a 2-year part-time programme offering a mixture of e-learning and residential weeks. It is run by a consortium of European institutions. Consortium members include: IAE Aix-en-Provence, Open Universiteit of the Netherlands & Universiteit Maastricht Business School (the Netherlands), Audencia Nantes EM (France), EADA Escuela de Alta Direccion y Administracion (Spain), plus three partners: RW Durham (UK) & University College Delmenhorst and Euro Study Centre North-West-Germany (Germany) & Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship and Management - LKAEM (Poland).

The IAE Aix MBA Change & Innovation is a one-year full-time English general management MBA programme. Candidates successfully completing the Change & Innovation programme will also receive the Master’s in General Management delivered by the French University Ministry.

The EMBA “Leading Business, People, and Innovation” is a part-time, two-year, full English general management MBA programme.


- Ranked 64th among the Top 65 European MBA (Financial Times 2008).

- 11th in the French MBA Rankings 2006 (Whitefield Consulting Worldwide).

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