Licence 3 (L3)

In collaboration with the IAE Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, IAU College 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.  

Aboubakr Jamaï, MBA, MPA
University of Oxford, Harvard University
International Business, Finance

Alice Fabre, PhD
Université d'Aix-Marseille
International Economics

Amy Mumma, MBA
Bordeaux School of Management
Wine Studies

Cécile Bozzo, PhD
Université d'Aix-Marseille

Catherine Darracq, MBA
New York University
Stern School of Business

David Coombes, Emeritus
Oxford University
European Studies

Mariana Escobar, PhD
University of Montpelier
Business Ethics
Sebastien Llorca, PhD
European University Institute 
Law & International Relations 
Philip Breeden, MALD
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
International Relations
Pascale Schaaf, MA
Université d’Aix-Marseille
Internship Program Coordinator/Business French

Randy Willoughby, PhD
Visiting Professor
University of San Diego 
International Relations

Kara Alaimo, PhD 
Hofstra University 
Communications Studies


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