IAE Pau-Bayonne

IAE Pau-Bayonne is the University School of Management and offers graduate courses in management in the University of Pau and the Pays de l’Adour (UPPA).

Cour intérieure B3


IAE offers 17 specialised programs from Bachelor to Master and PhD level that are adapted to meet the needs of businesses and enhanced by the latest research in the academic field of management.
It offers three work-study programs: an apprenticeship contract, professional training contract and internship placements.
IAE Pau-Bayonne prepares their students through their studies for senior positions in management and business roles in France and internationally.


The Campus



Between the Pyrénées and the Basque coast, in the heart of the Aquitaine-Euskadi Euroregion and on the doorstep of Spain, IAE Bayonne-Pau has established two campuses: Pau and Bayonne. This ideal working environment is enhanced by the high quality facilities and equipment, innovative teaching methods and academic partnerships in France and internationally. The students at IAE Pau-Bayonne benefit from personalised support within the accommodating structure of the School.



International Relations

IAE Pau-Bayonne benefits from 45 international partnerships. China, Europe, Canada, the USA, Latin America and South America; for certain Master courses, students have the opportunity to participate in an academic exchange abroad for one semester.

The school welcomes Chinese students, among others, who are recruited directly from their University by the professors at IAE as well as students from Latin America. For more than 20 years, IAE Pau-Bayonne has maintained strong links with universities in Latin and South America, with regular exchanges between the schools strengthening these partnerships.


Internships and placements for young graduates

Internships in France or abroad: an internship for 6 months in France or abroad is compulsory for all Master 2 courses. This internship is an ideal opportunity for occupational integration and a chance to create valuable contacts with other professionals in the field.

Average starting salary: 25 – 30 K€/an

Employment rate for young graduates: 91%


Partner businesses

Over 200 partner businesses host interns and apprentices from IAE Pau-Bayonne and financially support the school through the apprenticeship tax. Participating professionals also take part in giving lectures and conferences. The close collaboration the school has with partner businesses allows the students to have access to excellent firsthand experience in their courses. Integrated into the current world of business, through the courses at IAE Pau-Bayonne we endeavour to equip the students with the right knowledge, understanding and experience to meet the true needs of businesses.

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