Our School

The school is a founding member of the national network of University Business Schools, the IAE France network, which comprises 36 select members throughout France.


Since its creation in 1955, the IGR-IAE Rennes has fostered the development of the entrepreneurial spirit in Brittany through quality training ( Bac +3 to Bac +5 and Bac +8) in management and business sciences. IGR-IAE Rennes also offers several programs taught in English: the 3rd year of the Bachelor’s (Licence) as well as Master 2 programs in all the disciplinary fields of management: Human Resources, Finance, Marketing (Franchising) and International Management. 

A renowned school for more than 60 years

Created in 1955 as an IAE (Institut des Administrations et des Entreprises), Rennes IAE is the first University Institute for teaching and research in Management and Business Studies in the the Western part of France.
In 1969, the IAE Rennes became IGR, Institut de Gestion de Rennes, marking its territorial roots and promoting its development dynamics.


The assets of a "Grande Ecole"

  • Entry selection
  • Proximity with companies
  • Active alumni network
  • Internationalized training courses
  • Dynamic associative life
  • Smooth professional integration

Working hand in hand with companies, IGR-IAE Rennes trains graduates who contribute to companies the knowledge and know-how they expect from their future staff. An important place is also dedicated to students’ ” know-how-to-be “: oral presentation of projects, group works, associative projects, etc.

The values of the university

  • Teaching excellence and thoroughness
  • Willingness to innovate through management research
  • Defending equal opportunities
  • Attractive cost of education

IGR-IAE Rennes ensures that graduates and their recruiters benefit from training of excellence in management, based on a teaching that promotes critical thinking and allows the future executives to understand their environment through appropriate analytical methods.

IAE France

A network of expert schools in management for more than 60 years

IAE FRANCE is the association that brings together the 35 IAE (University Schools of Management) located throughout France. As real management schools within universities, the IAE have specialized for more than 65 years in education and research and are the most important resource of Research work in Management Science. Being part of the IAE France network brings recognition of the teaching quality of IGR-IAE Rennes.

The biggest French Management community

IAE FRANCE community brings together various profiles: students, faculty members, practitioners, companies, staff, Alumni…
Everyone have a role to play to develop this wide and powerful community.

The University of Rennes

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The Université de Rennes originates from the “Université Ducale de Bretagne”, established in Nantes by the Duke Jean V in 1414, and promulgated in 1460 by the Duke François II, Anne de Bretagne’s father. The University of Rennes 1 was instituted in March of 1971.

It is a state owned, multidisciplinary university comprising 18 Faculties, Schools and Institutes, situated on three large campuses grouped by area of discipline: health, law-economy-management-social sciences, science and technology.

Its overall goal is to provide researchers and students with a unique opportunity to interact with a broad and global network. The Université de Rennes is Brittany’s largest university. Its busy center of multi-disciplinary research is recognized by experts both nationally and internationally.