The foundation of Audencia Business School is our engaged teaching staff of 90 tenured faculty members. Audencia’s faculty is 40% international – with members from 22 countries – and 44% female.
Our permanent faculty is complemented by our affiliated faculty members, including internationally recognised researchers and visiting professors, who collaborate with Audencia faculty members to develop teaching and research projects.
The #Audencia2020 strategic plan provides for the recruitment of 45 new faculty members in all management disciplines by 2020.
By sharing their expertise, Audencia faculty members make critical contributions to the business community – and society in general. They interact regularly with economic stakeholders, working to identify concerns that inspire innovations and new research.
The work of Audencia’s faculty is published in internationally recognised academic journals and business publications, advancing theoretical debates and improving the best practices of business leaders around the world. We also integrate the results of our research into our curriculum, helping to train the next generation of innovative and responsible managers and entrepreneurs.
Supporting the personal and professional development of each faculty member is a strategic priority for Audencia. Our "Research Thursday" seminars are just one of the ways we foster innovation and the exchange of ideas.
To respond to complex issues, faculty members are encouraged to collaborate across disciplines, developing projects that leverage the expertise of management sciences, engineering, information and communication sciences, urban planning, law and more. This cross-disciplinary approach is also facilitated by the alliance between Centrale Nantes, Audencia and the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture (ensa Nantes), through which teams collaborate on topics including the city of tomorrow, the factory of the future and managing big data.