Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management - IAE

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.

Campus facilities


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.

  • On-site consultation: 270 periodicals in English and French
  • Bibliographical files
  • Working Papers from IAE Aix and other institutions
  • Annual reports of French and foreign companies
  • General and specialised dictionaries
  • Statistical documents                  
  • Documents available on-loan: 14 000 documents in English and French
  • IAE Aix graduates thesis 

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:

Sports are managed by the Service Universitaire des Activités Physiques et Sportives (SUAPS)

At the IAE Aix, the Bureau des Sports (BDS):

SUAPS website:

Academic calendar

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.

Academic life

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 20 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, 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:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at EBS London, Regent's University London
  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)
  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses
  • If you are doing the SPA in the target language, you can include one language course as part of your workload
  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language
  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution


Passing requirements

FRENCH SPA passing requirements:

Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS credits per semester during their Study Period Abroad.

ENGLISH SPA passing requirements:

You are required to pass 30 ECTS per SPA semester from the courses approved by Regent’s.


Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

If you fail to meet these requirements, you will be obliged to make up the missing credits.


There are no options to take resit exams at Institut d`Administration des Entreprises d`Aix-en-Provence.

Disability provisions

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).

  • Centre Régional des Œuvres Universitaires et Scolaires. (Students' representative body dealing with accommodations, catering ...) Division de la Vie Etudiante, Cité universitaire Les Gazelles, Avenue Jules Ferry Aix, Phone:
  • classified ads in local free newspapers : “Aix Hebdo”, “Le Choc”, “Aix Sept”
  • Office de Tourisme (Tourist Bureau) in Aix-en-Provence. Phone: Furnished apartments list every Tuesday
  • the Maison Aixoise de l’Etudiant (Aix Student House)



Cost of living

IAE suggests the following:

Approx. from €700 to €900 (minimum per month)
Accommodation: approx. from €146 (Room in the University Campus) to €350/ month.

  • Food: approx. € 250/ month. Meal at IAE Aix Cafeteria: approx. €3
  • Books and classroom materials: approx. € 50/course
  • Local transportation:approx. € 50/month
  • Health Insurance: mandatory (approx. € 180 per year if bought here)
  • Private Liability Insurance: obligatory (approx. € 35 per semester)



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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.

Health Insurance  

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.

Visa requirements

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:

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

Contact: Robbe Bressot
Phone: 33-(0)442-280-802
Fax: 33-(0)442-280-800

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: France
Language of tuition: English,French
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: