IAE Aix Graduate School of Management

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: Mid-August to December
Spring: January - June

Courses Available

Courses are taught in English and French. Masters students can attend 1st year and 2nd year masters courses (MSc programs in General Management, International Finance Management, International Business and Corporate Communication & Change Management). MBA courses are available to students with at least 3 years of professional work experience.


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 4 courses / Maximum 10 courses per semester

Estimated Expenses

Estimated monthly expenses (e.g. housing, utilities, groceries, transportation) are approximately $1100 per month, based on 2014 costs.


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

Robbe Bressot
International and Exchange Programmes - Inbound
Tel: :+33 (0)4 42 28 08 02
Fax: +33 (0)4 42 28 08 00
Email (Robbe.bressot at iae-aix.com)