The Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management - IAE (AMGSM - IAE), part of Aix-Marseille University, is located in the South of France, within France’s second largest metropolitan area after Paris. Founded in 1955, AMGSM - IAE was the first Graduate School of Management in the French public university system. It is a graduate business school with 800 postgraduate and 150 international students.
AMGSM - IAE is a highly ranked business school being the only French public university entity to receive dual international accreditation; the European standard of excellence EQUIS and the AMBA accreditation.
AMGSM - IAE is recognised for courses in general management, international finance, international affairs, leadership.
The Computer Centre is open all week. The local network gives access to internet services linking to a vast software library (finance, accounting, marketing, information systems, management etc.). Each student receives disk space on a server to save his/her personal work, a personal e-mail box available for use during his/her stay. IAE Aix students can use the SIP computer lab for assignments.
The library was set up at the founding of the IAE, which explains the wealth of information it contains, with 12,500 books and a collection of 200 English and French periodicals. An internet connection provides access to the library’s catalogue as well as to the catalogue of the Paul Cezanne University Library. On arrival, each student onregistration obtains access to the library.
Other (Gym, Sports, Club)
Students at the IAE Aix benefit from a very dynamic student life. The student union is comprised of both international and exchange students who participate in and organise various projects and events on a daily basis. Besides the numerous parties organised, there are many extracurricular activities and projects available. For more information, please visit the student union’s website/ facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/BDEIAEAIX
Sports are managed by the Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives (SUAPS)
At the IAE Aix, the Bureau des Sports (BDS):http://siuaps.aix.univ-cezanne.fr
SUAPS website: http://siuaps.aix.univ-cezanne.fr
Autumn Semester: Mid August to December
Spring Semester: January to June
Please view the online academic calendar for exact dates.
Students are expected to arrive 1 or 2 days before the semester begins.
French Language Course
Pre-semester Language Course:
The course take place 3 hours per day for 10 days before the semester begins.This pre-semester course is offered free of charge.
Semester language course
During the semester 24hr course, 3 ECTS is offered to exchange students. Please note the beginner level is only offered in the Autumn Semester.
Paul Cezanne University (through the International Relations Service) also offers 40 free hours of French refresher courses, exclusively for students in exchange programmes.
The teaching method in France is predominantly done through lectures. At IAE AIX courses are organised in clusters of 3 or 6hrs per day over several weeks an intensive seminar format with continuous assessment. 24 contact hours are usually given for a course worth 3 ECTS.
The Grading System in France ranges from 0 to 20 with 0 being the lowest and 20 being the highest. 10 - 12 is considered to be a pass mark with further details outlined below:
10-12 Passable, 12-14 Assez-Bien, 14-16 Bien, 16-20 Très Bien. Highest : 20, Pass : 10, Lowest : 0.
FRENCH SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take a minimum of 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by your Academic Advisor or Head of Programme, although you may want to register for more if you wish.
ENGLISH SPA workload requirements:
You are required to take 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the courses approved by EBSL although you may register for more if you wish.
Please note the following when selecting your modules:
Academic Progression following the study abroad period
Number of credits you will accumulate on the degree:
How your marks from the study abroad are used to calculate your final degree classification:
What happens if you fail credit whilst on the study period abroad?:
In cases where there is significant non-engagement with the year abroad, students could be exited from the programme.
There are no options to take resit exams at Institut d`Administration des Entreprises d`Aix-en-Provence.
Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at IAE.
Aix-en-Provence (South of France), population 150,000.A very old, safe, international city, with more than 50,000 students.
Situated 30 km from Marseilles, it is the 2nd largest metropolitan center in France, it is only 3 hours from Paris.
You can find a lot of information on the IAE website.
More information can be found in the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad Pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.
Housing Search Resources
You can find housing information at the IAE Aix, for apartments in Puyricard, near the Institute (posted on the bulletin board in the main hall).
IAE suggests the following:
Approx. from €700 to €900 (minimum per month)
Accommodation: approx. from €146 (Room in the University Campus) to €350/ month.
Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.
Students who have been nominated to study at IAE will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.
You must provide evidence of having an appropriate, comprehensive health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.
If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.
Students from the European Economic Area (EEA) do not require a visa to study in France. All other nationalities need a visa and should contract the French consulate, 21 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2EN, Tel: 020 7073 1200, Fax: 020 7073 1201, Website: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org/
A resident permit “carte de séjour” is required for anyone planning to stay in France for more than three months. When foreign students (outside the European Economic Area) arrive in France, they must be in possession of a D "Etudiant" visa (extended studies visa) with the written indication "carte de séjour à solliciter dès l'arrivée en France" (residence permit to be requested immediately on arrival in France) which is issued by the French Embassy in their home country. Any other visas (e.g. tourist short stay visa ) do not allow foreigners to stay in France for more than 3 months.
More information on Immigration Formalities
BP 33, Clos Guiot
Chemin de la Quille
Puyricard - Cedex 3
Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange
Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: