Master program in Economics at Aix-Marseille School of Economics
The master’s 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, in big data or quantitative finance for instance, to provide an inclusive comprehension of quantitative phenomena and deep technical knowledge in economics. You will also enjoy the dynamic and simulating environment at the AMSE made up of social events, as after-work sessions, career days, integration day. Our graduates are pursuing careers in the public or private sectors, as well as PhD students.
AMSE students are based in Marseille or in Aix-en-Provence depending on the training programme.
AMSE is the department of Economics of the Faculty of economics and management, within Aix-Marseille University.
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.
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.
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:
- Theoretical and empirical economics
- Economic policy analysis
- Econometrics, big data, statistics
- Quantitative finance and insurance
Given the rapid evolution of needs in the labour 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. Examples of our graduates’ jobs: https://www.youtube.com/c/amsechannel
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. A dual degree scheme is possible during the programme (Germany, UK, Italy, Portugal). Students evolve within an international environment.
Several AMSE excellence fellowships are available for foreign students wanting to enrol in the Master Economics programme. To apply, all foreign students must be a newcomer to Aix-Marseille University (i.e. have never studied at AMU before) and have obtained their last diploma abroad. These fellowships are awarded by an AMSE committee. How to apply: https://www.amse-aixmarseille.fr/en/news/2023-amse-excellence-fellowships
- Applications to the M1 will open on MonMaster app on March 22: https://www.monmaster.gouv.fr/master/universite-d-aix-marseille/economie-5?nomenclature=economie&position=6&layout=1
- Applications to one of the four M2 tracks will open on eCandidat app on February 23: https://candidatures.univ-amu.fr/candidatures/#!accueilView