This master in 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’s degree is co-accredited by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Ecole Centrale Marseille (ECM).
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. The target audience is students having validated an Economics Licence (Bachelor of Economics), MIASHS Licence or a Bachelor of Science (Maths, Physics, Computer science).
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 (for more details about the procedure to follow, consult the website of the faculty).
Structure and organisation
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.
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. The choice of elective courses offered at the end of the 1st year will make for a first deepening of the student’s knowledge in areas pertaining to the four 2nd year tracks.
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 so as 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.
Our students find jobs in France and abroad. Examples of jobs :
- Data scientist,
- Market research officer,
- Marketing research officer,
- Data analyst,
- Statistical analyst,
- Data consultant,
- Project manager,
- Quantitative analyst,
- Economic journalist,
- Assignment manager,
- Economic advisor,
- Financial analyst,
- Positions in government organizations, international organizations, banks, financial institutions, and NGOs,
- Positions in economic departments of embassies and ministries accessible via a competitive exam.
- Economist within a business or an administration,
- Jobs to help public decision making,
Students can apply to a PhD programme and write a thesis.
Pedagogy is carried out in interaction with the professional world to add an operational dimension to the teachings and confront them to practical elements. Many of our current partners (for internships and perfecting boards) are involved in the training. Some examples include : Equancy, the NGO Santé-Sud and the Banque de France, etc. The perfecting board of the master programme is a way to assess the relevance of the training within the local socio-economic environment and beyond. It directs and validates our pedagogical choices. It allows us to listen to and provide information to businesses.
An International Partnership Diploma (IPD) covers different types of collaboration between AMU and one or more foreign institutions with a view to either issuing a double or multiple diploma (s), or a joint diploma, or relocating AMU training within a partner institution.
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.