Licence 3 (L3)

In collaboration with the IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, IAU is pleased to offer a one year degree (L3) in International Business Studies. Students who have successfully completed two years of university studies, and who wish to continue on to pursue masters degrees, are eligible for this L3 program.

The liberal arts are considered essential in the cultivation of future managers. As such, some of the most prestigious American universities have reviewed their management programs to incorporate these aspects as a key component to the curriculum. The teaching philosophy of the International Management Licence 3 Program at IAU is based on the importance of an international curriculum in liberal arts to the business world. 

The International Management Licence 3 Program is the ideal link between an undergraduate and graduate degree in International Business. IAU welcomes more than 700 students to its main campus in Aix-en-Provence, France each year. IAU courses are held to the highest standards of American education, and all business courses are approved by IAU partner institution Fairfield University, whose Dolan School of Business has AACSB accreditation. IAU has a network of over 350 American universities. Students have access to a 3 month internship available at one of more than 40 business across 25 sectors alongside their normal coursework.

The IAU-IAE Partnership

The IAE Aix-Marseille works with IAU to define the profile of the ideal student as well as the best curriculum for the program. IAE also validate students’ participation in the program which allows them to earn full ECTS credits. Students are prepared for successful completion of the GMAT, TOEFL and TAGE MAGE while proving their commitment and dedication during the 3rd year of university. Thanks to the IAU partnership with IAE Aix-Marseille, the International Management Licence 3 Diploma affords students automatic access to the M1 Master’s program at IAE Aix-Marseille as well as access to a 4-year traditional Bachelor program in the US and France.


IAU's business faculty are at the top of their respective fields, have diverse backgrounds, and represent several countries including France, Great Britain, Morocco, and the United States.

For questions regarding the program or admissions, please contact IAU's U.S. Office of Admissions at or call 1-800-221-2051.