IGR-IAE Rennes, Graduate School of Management

The University of Rennes 1’s Graduate School of Management (created in 1955) is the largest Business Administration and Management teaching pole in the Western part of France.


The School is a founding member of the national network of University Business ­Schools, the IAE France network, which comprises 31 select members throughout France (www. iae-france.fr). It is divided into three main departments: The School of Management, the Franco-Japanese Center of Management (CFJM) and the Regional School of Training for Chartered Accountants (IRPEC).

Research programs are supported by the Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), the only research center in Economics and Management in the west of France, accredited by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). The CREM’s main goal is to develop analyses, conduct experiments and simulations in Business, Finance, Management and Marketing, amongst other fields.

The University Graduate School contributes towards the development of European studies in Management Science and is an active member of the Academic Council of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), and of the Steering Committee of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The School applies a selective entry process. On average, only one out of ten applications is successful. Before acceptance to the School, all candidates are expected to show a realistic, well thought-through and consistent career plan in addition to their academic achievements and proof of their motivation.

In 2007, an extensive fundraising campaign resulted in launching the first ever Foundation created within the university business school network in France (Fondation IGR-IAE). Closely linked with the French Foundation, (Fondation de France), its main aim is to initiate and support innovative programs to improve research and teaching in Management Science. Seminars, workshops and conferences are organized on a regular basis.


IGR-IAE Rennes

Dean’s welcome speech


"As a member of the IAE FRANCE network in France, IGR-IAE is the biggest public management school and management research center in western France. 
IGR-IAE develops “the entrepreneurial spirit within the university walls.” For more than 60 years, IGR-IAE has combined both academic research and  innovative teaching methods in order to offer its recognized high-quality programs. IGR-IAE offers a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in management science, six  professional and research-oriented Master’s degrees, and a Doctoral program. Four of the Master’s degrees (in Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resources) are taught exclusively in English. This offer is complemented by the addition of a program that is especially designed for the non-French speaking exchange students coming from our 67 partner universities, as well as the existence of overseas programs in Luxembourg, Morocco and Vietnam.
IGR-IAE will strive to develop competitive advantages in the coming years.  IGR-IAE celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2015 and continues its tradition of innovation in the  service of excellence in education and scientific research. The IGR-IAE Alumni  association offers a network that will prepare you for your chosen field. I invite you to join this network and become a representative of IGR-IAE."

Pr. Gwénaëlle POILPOT-ROCABOY,  Dean


"At IGR-IAE Rennes, the University of Rennes 1 School of Management, we have always been committed to preparing our students for the brilliant future that they have been dreaming of, whatever their social and cultural context.
For over sixty years, IGR-IAE Rennes has been one of the leading French  university schools in management, aiming to educate responsible managers through very high-quality undergraduate, Master’s and PhD programs. Among the key 
 qualities that have contributed to its excellent reputation and  innovative spirit are  academic excellence, with state-accredited degrees in marketing, human resources, finance and international management, cutting-edge research, as well as international connections through a network of more than 60 partner universities offering many opportunities for studying abroad and double degrees. There is much more to learn about our French and English taught programs, our exchange programs and our lovely region of Brittany in western France: please read more at our website to find out how IGR-IAE Rennes can help you  make the studies of your dreams come true! With the IGR-IAE Rennes faculty members, staff and students, I look forward to welcoming you!"

Karine PICOT-COUPEY, Associate Professor / International Affairs Director