AMSE - Master program in Economics
The Master degree in Economics at Aix Marseille School of Economics (AMSE) offers a high-quality education in Economics, which a strong focus on quantitative economics. It offers several fields of specialization to provide an inclusive comprehension of quantitative phenomena and deep technical knowledge in economics. You will enjoy the dynamic and simulating environment at the AMSE made up of social events, as after-work sessions, career days, integration day.
AMSE is a university community with an international focus, recruiting both students and professors from abroad and maintaining close contact with numerous foreign universities in the context of student exchanges. AMSE is the department of Economics of the Faculty of economics and management within Aix-Marseille University. In 2015, AMSE has received the « Excellence academy » label from AMIDEX with additional funding to reach the « French Grandes Ecoles » standards at a reasonable cost to our students. In 2017, AMSE became a « Graduate school of research » (GSR) combining a research unit, a graduate school, and a department of sharing.
This master Economics trains students to apprehend contemporary economic problems theoretically as well as practically so that they can fully understand the environment in which businesses and administrations operate in and predict the stakes. This master’s degree includes a quantitative dimension, which is necessary in a society increasingly overwhelmed by the role of data. Jobs linked to economic analysis and data exploitation will soar.
This master is addressed to students who wish to further develop their knowledge in quantitative economics with a view to professional insertion (Bac+5) or doctoral studies. Access is recommended in the first year but possible in the second year (M2). Every student must file an application in full, which will be examined by a pedagogic board at the Faculty of Economics and Management.
Renowned academic staff
A team of internationally recognized professors ensures that our students’ training draws on the latest advances in economics and quantitative techniques, a real plus for employers. Courses by industry and institutional professionals complement the core curriculum, offering a highly professional and practical approach to economics.
Structure and organization
The first year of the master’s degree comprises a core curriculum of 3 sequences spread on a 6-week period. The 6 remaining weeks are for the elective courses allowing the student to be initiated in new disciplines before making a choice of specialization for the second year, which has four tracks:
- Empirical and theoretical economics
- Economic policy analysis
- Econometrics, big data, statistics
- Quantitative finance and insurance
Given the rapid evolution of needs in the labor market, this diploma will train professionals able to adapt to these changes. Such adaptability implies an inclusive comprehension of quantitative phenomena and requires deep technical knowledge in economics. The degree will allow the student to acquire in the first-year fundamental knowledge in theoretical economics and quantitative methods. Students get their field of specialization for the second year.
The first year aims at building comprehension of complex economic phenomena, strengthening the ability to write a dissertation or a report and to defend it orally. These skills may be strengthened (elective course) by an initiation to project management. The training has a double target: academic and professional. A solid academic training is necessary whatever the direction the students take to give them the analytical and thinking mind necessary to evolve favourably during their career. It constitutes the foundations on which the high-level teachings given to students rest if they want to enter the labour market after graduating. Similarly, the thorough teachings in economics and econometrics for those who want to pursue doctoral studies rest on a solid academic training.
The Economics Master has bilingual teachings in the first year, and English teachings in the second year. It receives international students (close to 50 percent), several of whom are holders of the Eiffel scholarship. An Erasmus mobility scheme is possible during the degree. Students evolve within an international environment. They speak and write in English.
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13001 Marseille , France