Welcome to IAE Pau-Bayonne

Between the Pyrénées and the Atlantic coast , close to the Spanish border, the IAE Bayonne-Pau has two campuses: one in Pau and one in Bayonne. This ideal working environment is enhanced by high quality facilities and equipment, innovative teaching methods and numerous academic partnerships in France and internationally.

The IAE Pau-Bayonne carefully selects its students. This allows for a more personalised and tailored learning experience as the school strives to achieve excellence in its teaching and research activities. We value quality rather than quantity!

We work as a close community; our teachers, our administrative teams, we all endeavor to support and facilitate our students’ learning.

We have high expectations for our students and demand from them an equally high level of commitment, at Master and PhD level.

At IAE Pau-Bayonne you will learn how to think rather than what to think : we encourage intellectual development and participation. The professors-researchers and members of the research teams work together to provide up to date teaching that is adapted to the real needs of the sector in order to best prepare students for their future careers.

The history of our school is constantly being built upon through its exchanges and partnerships. The school encourages team work,  listening, welcoming other points of view and understanding, giving attention to others. It is also an impartial and transparent opening to the world.

Strongly rooted in the geographical territory, with its close partnerships with local businesses and in the local economy, the courses at IAE Pau-Bayonne strive to offer the ideal balance between the needs of businesses and the knowledge acquired by the students. This strong collaboration with local businesses allows our students to better integrate into the professional world.

Because there is no innovation without courage, without initiative, IAE develops new projects every year.

Our motto: openness and diversity

  • Social integration and diversity: The school is impartial but still selective in its recruitment. The students come from mixed professional backgrounds, nationalities and ages.
  • Open-mindedness, diversity of opinion and interest: IAE Pau-Bayonne is driven by professors-researchers and as such it benefits from being a University that functions like an “École” in that it is closely linked to the business world. The spirit of IAE Pau-Bayonne is shared by the 35 other IAE schools in France making it the largest French community for Management Sciences and a very strong network.
  • International integration and cultural diversity: IAE reinforces its international status in Bayonne by offering a large number of courses in English as well as benefiting from 45 international partnerships. Academic exchanges with our partner universities is highly encouraged.
  • Geographic integration and regional diversity: We are one of the few IAE schools in France to benefit from having 2 campuses. Thanks to its unique position IAE Pau-Bayonne constantly benefits from an intercultural environment.
  • Integration of skills: IAE Pau-Bayonne offers carefully selected courses at Master and PhD level, adapted to the needs of businesses and enhanced by the latest advances in research. Today, the majority of our students in Master 2 follow work/study courses which offer extra professional experience and contribute to a better integration in the labour market.
  • Integration of partnerships and economic diversity: In our region,  the unemployment rate is lower than the national average and as a school we benefit from this advantageous situation. Thanks to the large variety of different businesses and sectors represented in our area, students can make the most out of the variety of professional opportunities on offer. The entrepreneurial spirit of our students is valued, encouraged and supported.