Sports Hub

In line with the school's ECOS 2025 strategic plan, the Sports Hub brings together all stakeholders around responsible management and the benefits of sport and physical activity. The various programs, with the commitment of departments, services and student life, bring skills and human value to major multidimensional "sport" projects focused on inclusion, diversity, health or competition.

Le Triathlon Audencia - La Baule

7200 amateur and professional participants - beginner and advanced

The Audencia - La Baule Triathlon is the largest sports event in France organized mainly by students.

Every year since 1985, 24 students from Audencia have been passionately organizing the #TRIALB. Thanks to the constant dynamism of its members, the organizing association has received several awards, such as the 3rd Student Association of France in 2015.

This event welcomes over 7200 amateur and professional participants, beginners and confirmed, in challenges adapted to all ages and levels. The diversity and variety of race formats allow everyone to find the event that suits their level of training, whether it's a moment of family fun, a competition between colleagues or an attempt at a personal performance. In fact, it's this diversity that attracts thousands of spectators to the La Baule embankment over several days to cheer on the competitors.

A real event challenge that is eagerly embraced by new students each school year!"

With the experience of Hervé Delaunay, the event director, triathlon has turned a corner and signed a partnership with the French Triathlon Federation. The organization now welcomes the best French and international triathletes on the occasion of the Grand Prix de Triathlon, which has been held in La Baule for several years in a row.

The reputation of the event goes beyond borders

For the first time in France, the Audencia - La Baule Triathlon organized and hosted the 2022 European Youth Triathlon Championships. The best European triathletes between the ages of 14 and 17 competed over three days in La Baule. The event was a great success and allowed the organization to continue its European success story. In 2023, a new challenge will be added: the finals of the European Triathlon Club Cup.

Individual and team registrations open in March/April each year: an event not to be missed for triathlon enthusiasts!

Sports in our training courses

Bachelor in Management Audencia: a range of courses for top athletes

The many professional and elite sports clubs in the Nantes region have always been a source of students for the Audencia Bachelor in Management program. Now there is a special offer for elite athletes to support their educational investment. Officially launched at the beginning of the 2022 academic year in partnership with CREPS Pays de la Loire, the program is open to all accredited elite athletes. Today, Audencia Bachelor has 13 elite athletes on its team.

An offer adapted to the demands of the professional world, promoting the well-being of the students.
Through this partnership, Audencia Bachelor and the CREPS offer high level athletes, an academic curriculum of excellence with:

Audencia - Étudiants en chasuble effectuant des exercices physique

This ability to adapt and monitor allows athletes to continue their sporting commitment while benefiting from the academic excellence of Audencia's Bachelor in Management and the richness of its associations and student life. The program, accessible through Parcoursup, is designed for all types of sporting or artistic profiles, whether post-baccalaureate or returning to school at the end of a sporting career, for example. The adapted curriculum takes place in person at the CityCampus (4 rue Bisson, 44105 Nantes)..

Represented sports:

  • In the first year of the Bachelor program: windsurfing, basketball, motorsports, rugby, soccer
  • In the second year of the Bachelor program: dance, horse riding, golf, ice hockey
  • In the third year of the Bachelor program: soccer refereeing, horse riding
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Sports in the Grande École program

Sports values, a response to the school's missions:

By offering a wide variety of content tailored to the needs of the students, the physical education program at Audencia contributes to the acquisition of multiple skills in the service of individual development and the construction of social values in a team environment. Through this acquisition of life skills and know-how, sport becomes a strong vector of personal balance and socialization, thus responding to the school's main missions defined in the ECOS 2025 Strategic Plan.

Sports, training the managers of tomorrow:

A genuine interest in physical education in the school, creating and leading a learning sequence is an integral part of the courses. Teachers ask all their students to take charge of part of the session. In this way, they develop the qualities that are essential for their future leadership roles in companies.

Audencia - Étudiants face à l'Atlantic Campus

Sports activities taught:

On the one hand, the great classics such as rugby, soccer, ultimate, baseball, fitness, badminton, volleyball, basketball, middle-distance running, but also more original activities such as orienteering, mountain biking, bike & run, rowing, golf, hip-hop dance or French boxing..

Sports education at AUDENCIA in a few figures:

Number of students involved: 54 groups or about 1500 students. Among them, more than 200 international athletes and 34 nationalities are represented.Number of hours taught: 1434Sports facilities: a gym, a dance room, a weight room and a cardio area.Staff: 2 permanent teachers and 15 temporary staff.

Throughout the year, Audencia's Sports Office sets the pace for the school's sporting life by organizing sports courses in various disciplines and organizing various events.

Sport seeks fear to overcome it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty to conquer it.

Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the modern Olympic Games.

Audencia - Étudiants face à une entrée d'Audencia Business School

Specialized Master in Responsible Management of sports (MS MOS)

1st course in the "Management of Sport and E-Sport" category, Eduniversal 2023 ranking

The MS MOS is aimed at students and professionals who want to become tomorrow's sports managers: humanistic and responsible. In line with market expectations and Audencia's values, the program asserts a strong awareness of CSR in sport. Based in Saint-Ouen, it aims to integrate specialized agencies, companies, associations, clubs, federations, professional leagues, start-ups, equipment manufacturers and media in the world of sport. A benchmark in its field for 31 years, the program is renewed every year to anticipate changes in the sector and its various professions. Field studies with major organizations, visits to stadiums and training centers, "fil rouge" projects and conferences on the environmental and social challenges of sport, meetings with industry experts: the advantages of the MOS are unparalleled!

Sports & Alumni

Triathlon Audencia - La Baule

During the Audencia La Baule Triathlon, alumni have the opportunity to participate in the triathlon open to the public on Saturday afternoon. 22 teams, each consisting of a runner (5 km), a swimmer (500 m) and a cyclist (20 km), are reserved for them. Taking part in this sporting challenge is also an opportunity to support a cause. The challenge has a strong solidarity dimension as part of the Golden September program, supporting causes dear to Audencia, such as the Nourette Association. On the occasion of the Audencia La Baule Triathlon, Audencia Alumni also organizes the "After Triath", a get-together where all the school's graduates are invited to celebrate this sporting event.

Audencia Golf Trophy

This international golf trophy combines networking, passion, team spirit and solidarity on several golf courses around the world: Nantes, Paris, Barcelona, Chengdu, Geneva and Singapore. It's an opportunity to share a friendly game of golf in a 3-way scramble on top quality courses, or simply to take part in a cocktail party to exchange ideas in an idyllic setting. In 2022, more than 120 participants from 5 courses around the world will take part in 3 days of fierce competition! A golf tournament with a solidarity dimension, which every year supports the Audencia Foundation's solidarity campaign to help students in difficulty. Learn more about the Audencia Golf Trophy.

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Sports Clubs

The Club Foot is designed to bring together soccer enthusiasts and act as a link between alumni and the different classes of the Audencia community. The goal is to participate in a competitive company/alumni league with weekly meetings, as well as to get together occasionally for tournaments or get-togethers.

The Club Run Audencia brings together all the established and aspiring joggers in the Audencia community to meet for friendly runs. This club meets every Tuesday at 8 pm in a Parisian neighborhood to train and prepare its members for the races that take place throughout the year in Paris.

Audencia - Étudiants pratiquant le Rugby

The Audencia Rugby Management Club is the association of former Audencia rugby players. The club was founded in 1999 with the aim of promoting the values of rugby on the field and in the professional environment. The club organizes or participates in several events each year: the LARGE (Ligue des Anciens Rugbymen des Grandes Ecoles) tournament, dinner conferences organized by the LARGE association, a 7s rugby tournament in June, and the Student vs. Alumni Gala Match in October.

The Sport Business Club is a new club designed to bring together Audencia graduates who have worked, are working or want to work in the Sport Business field and to facilitate the exchange of information (after-works, conferences, debates and more). The aim is to create a network spirit among graduates, to help each other find internships and jobs, and to share professional experiences.

Audencia Faculty Research on Sports

Audencia - Balle de Tennis sur un court de Tennis

Audencia's faculty members work on a variety of sport-related topics and research projects. This includes work at the macro level, such as a territorial diagnostic study on sport participation and potential barriers to public sport participation in the Pays de la Loire region, led by Anna Gerke in collaboration with the think tank Sport & Citoyenneté.

Other work is underway with ECOS on sustainable business models in sport and responsible sponsorship.

Sports for Audencia Employees

Audencia - Seminaire du personnel 2022

Sports and physical activity for employees are important at Audencia. Audencia offers weekly sports, yoga, pilates and fitness classes at the various campuses. Audencia also offers the opportunity to participate in annual sports events such as Odyssea. In addition, employees can register for the famous annual La Baule Triathlon organized by Audencia students. Last but not least, employees from all departments and professional profiles organize their own sports sessions, such as running, cycling or fitness sessions along the Erdre river in Nantes, the Seine in Paris or via online sessions in their free time. Finally, employees have free access to the school's recently renovated gym.