Institut D'Adminstration des Entreprises

Aix-en-Provence, France

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Hosting students from over 50 countries, the IAE Aix Graduate School of Management is located in the South of France, within France's second largest metropolitan area after Paris. Founded in 1955, the IAE Aix-en-Provence was the first Graduate School of Management in the French public university system.

The School

IAE Aix-en-Provence is a growing business school with only post-graduate programs. The majority of the students are from France and IAE serves many executives and working professionals seeking further education. The school has many company contacts and can aid students in finding an internship for the summer (easier for French speakers).

The City

Aix-en-Provence is a charming city less than 30 minutes from the coastal city of Marseilles. It is set in rolling hills and has a large number of students. The town center has numerous shops and cafes along the many narrow cobblestone streets. Outdoor life in the region in the warmer months is active. Paris and Toulouse are easily accessible by train for weekend visits.

Term Dates

Fall: September - December
Spring: January - March

Courses Available

English courses offered in the Master in General Management program and the European MBA. Almost all course choices are Management related. It is also a possibility to participate in the day-long international seminars for credit, when offered (typically in May).


French and English are spoken at the school. The area is a mixture of many languages due to its location in a resort region of Europe and bordering so close to Italy. Courses from the MIB program are all in English; option of taking French language courses for all levels.

Credit Conversions & Grading

Minimum Credit Requirements

Minimum 12 ECTS credits (equivalent to 8 UF credits) per semester.

Estimated Expenses

$1000 per month.


Aix is a university town with much student housing. A bus runs from Aix to Puyricard every 15 minutes until 9 PM. IAE has an arrangement with a nearby Student Residence in Aix. Also, IAE has dormitory rooms on the top floor of their building where, you can live, if space is available.


Travel Opportunities

Located just one half hour from the Mediterranean, Aix-en-Provence is the ideal city. Italy, Switzerland, Monaco, the Cote d'Azur, and Spain are all easily reached by a short train ride.

Contacts Abroad

Institut d'Administration des Entreprises d'Aix-en-Provence
Clos Guiot Puyricard - CS 30063
13089 Aix en Provence Cedex 2 France
Tel: +33 (0)4 42 28 08 08
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 28 08 00

Robbe Bressot
Coordinator, International Exchange
IAE, Universite de Droit, d'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille
Clos Guiot, Chemin de la Quille- BP 33
Tel: +33 442 280 802
Fax: +33 442 280 800
Email (Robbe.bressot at

Veronique Moncada
Director, International Collaboration
13540 Puyricard FRANCE
Tel: +33 442 280 897
Fax: +33 442 280 800
Email (Veronique.Moncada at