The IAE was created by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research at the request of the MEDEF
(Movement of Enterprises of France).

The MEDEF was focused on what made American Universities' reputation: Business Schools.These didn't exist in French Universities yet.That is how the IAEs were created in France: they became universities' business schools.So, it was quite natural for the IAE Nice to develop many partnerships with companies.

These partnerships have taken numerous forms: the patronage of students' year groups, internships and job offers, conferences, courses and seminars.

As we nurture close partnerships with local, national or global businesses, our students clearly benefit from our network. Over the years, our alumni have also widened this pool of partnerships which now exceeds the local, regional and even the national scale.

We value our partners as one of our great resources!