Institut d'Administration des Entreprises

The French IAE are part of the French universities, except for the IAE of Paris which has a special status. They are academically selective, socially inclusive and very affordable Graduate School of Management within the French Public Research Universities. The IAE model is inspired by the Anglo-Saxon Business Schools.

IAE - University Schools of Management
Institut d'Administration des entreprises
Everywhere in France, there is an IAE to suit your needs of training and research in management
TypeUniversity Schools of Management
Established1955 (1955)
Academic staff
1,200 lecturers and 6,600 professionals
Students45,000 students
34 Cities
FounderGaston Berger  France

There are currently 34 IAEs located all over the French territory, 32 of which are part of the IAE FRANCE network where the oldest members are the first actors in the development of management in France. This is the primary French network of education in management which has around 45,000 students and 425,000 alumni.

IAE's History

The origin of IAE dates back to the 1950s. At the time, degrees in management were not available in French universities. In the United States, by contrast, economic growth is powered by batches of engineers and managers from the best business schools attached to universities. In the midst of reconstruction, France have a lack of managers while the Thirty Glorious begin.

In 1955, Gaston Berger, Director of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, created the Institute of Business Administration (IAE) in American style, to provide academic knowledge in management that complements the professional know-how and gather University and Business world. In the beginning, IAE were schools with a single diploma, “CAAE” - Certificate in Business Administration with a pioneering position on the "dual skills". This degree was designed to give management skills to engineers and graduate students of the faculties of Law, Letters and Sciences. Recognized degree, designed to be followed on a year, during the evening, is a “MBA à la française”. The teaching is based on the case method, innovative approach at the time. It has been for nearly 20 years, the common degree of most IAE in becoming “DESS CAAE” and continues today through the “MAE” (Master of Business Administration).


Most of the IAE have a status of « institutes and schools belonging to Universities », just like the University Institutes of Technology as an example. Some are part of Faculties such as Faculty of Economics and Management.

The IAE Paris is the only independent IAE, it's a public establishment of an administrative nature linked to the Pantheon-Sorbonne University.

The EM Strasbourg Business School is the result of the merger between the IAE of Strasbourg and the local business school, It's part of the University of Strasbourg[1] · [2] · [3] · .[4]

The Réseau is related to 32 Laboratory of research including 10 Joint Research Units associated with the CNRS.

Admission in IAE

The admission in IAE require the test of the Score IAE-MESSAGE,[5] an application file and an admission interview. Some IAE as among others Paris, Nice, Grenoble, Lille and Aix can also ask for the results of other tests such as the TAGE-MAGE,[6] the GMATT,[7] the GRE,[8] the TOEIC[9] and the TOEFL.[10]

An alternative to private Business Schools

According to the Hetzel report,[11] IAE show the best results of all universities in professionalization. Degrees of IAE are internationally recognized by the LMD (Bachelor, Master and PhD,) reform and its MBAs.

In 2012, Olivier Rollot, in Le Monde stressed the excellence of such Public Graduate School of Management being a real alternative to private Business Schools[12]

Monday, 28 January 2013, the French channel France 2 did a report about the Business Schools which had been pointed out by the Court of Auditor and talked of the IAE as an alternative to Business Schools, providing the same quality of education for a very lower cost. Emmanuel Davidenkoff, chief editor of l'Etudiant (media specialized in Education) conclude this reporting saying that "Between a good business school and a good IAE, there is about the thickness of a sheet of waxed paper.".[13]

List of IAE in France

NameUniversity linked toofficial websiteAccreditation(s)
IAE Aix-en-ProvenceAix-Marseille Universityiae-aix.comEQUIS, AMBA
IAE AmiensUniversité de Picardieu-picardie.frQualicert
IAE BesançonUniversité de Franche-Comté
IAE BordeauxUniversité de Bordeauxiae-bordeaux.frQualicert
IAE BrestUniversité de Bretagne
IAE CaenUniversité de Caen Basse-Normandieiae.unicaen.frQualicert
EUM ClermontUniversité d'Auvergnemanagement.u-clermont1.frQualicert
IAE CorseUniversity of Corsica Pascal
IAE DijonUniversité de Bourgogneiae.u-bourgogne.frQualicert
IAE GrenoblePierre Mendès-France Universityiae-grenoble.frQualicert
IAE Gustave EiffelUPEC-UPEMiae-eiffel.frQualicert
IAE RéunionUniversité de la Réunioniae-reunion.frQualicert
IAE LimogesUniversité de
IAE LilleUniversity of Lilleiae.univ-lille1.frQualicert
IAE LyonJean Moulin University Lyon 3iae.univ-lyon3.frEPAS
IAE MetzUniversité Paul-Verlaineesm.univ-metz.frQualicert
IAE MontpellierUniversité Montpellier, EPAS
IAE NancyUniversité Nancy-IIisam-iae.univ-nancy2.frQualicert
IAE NantesUniversité de Nantesiemniae.univ-nantes.frQualicert
IAE NiceUniversité de Nice Sophia-Antipolisiae-nice.frQualicert
IAE OrléansUniversité d'Orléansuniv-orleans.frQualicert
IAE ParisUniversité Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonneiae-paris.comQualicert
IAE PauUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l'Adouriae.univ-pau.frQualicert
IAE PerpignanUniversité de
IAE PoitiersUniversité de Poitiersiae.univ-poitiers.frQualicert
IAE RennesUniversité de Rennes Iigr.univ-rennes1.frQualicert
IAE RouenUniversité de
IAE Savoie Mont-BlancUniversité de Savoieiae.univ-smb.frQualicert, EPAS
IAE Saint-ÉtienneUniversité de Saint-É
EM StrasbourgUniversité de Strasbourgem-strasbourg.euQualicert, EPAS, AACSB[14]
IAE ToulonUniversité de
IAE ToulouseUniversité Toulouse Iiae-toulouse.frQualicert, EPAS
IAE ToursUniversité François Rabelaisiae.univ-tours.frQualicert
IAE ValenciennesUniversité de
IAE VersaillesVersailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Universityism.uvsq.frQualicert


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