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M2 Business and market economics | Social and economic action assessment and consulting course


Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing training or sandwich course

Location : Marseille

Type of diploma: Master's

Length of studies: 2 years

Exit level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French

Department : Logistics, Organization and International Trade

  • Objectives

    The "Evaluation and consultancy in social and economic action" course, formerly known as "Management and evaluation of public action" in the Economics of business and markets master's program, aims to support the growing use of evaluation, and even more so to encourage and anticipate its development. The principle of evaluation is now enshrined in a number of legislative texts as a tool for managing public action (vocational training, urban development, technological and innovation support policies, etc.) and for meeting certain non-discrimination obligations.

    This course trains managers in the methods, techniques and tools of the evaluation approach, capable of assessing the impact, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and relevance of projects and action programs for both public and private organizations. It trains project managers capable of mobilizing evaluation tools in the development and management of public or private programs and projects.

    On completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

    • Set up and manage an evaluation project concerning the actions of organizations and administrations that depend, at least in part, on public action, whether at local, national or international level.
    • To respond to the commissioning and management of studies of the economic and social impact of public action, by setting up observation tools and then formalizing a diagnosis and recommendations.
    • Contribute to the performance of public action through the use of decision-making tools.
  • Teaching

    Master 2 EEM Evaluation and consulting in social and economic action (60 credits)

    • Semester 3 M2 EEM Management and Evaluation of Public Action (MEAP) (30 credits)
    • Public action and evaluation practices (3 credits)
    • Public management (3 credits)
      • Institutional evaluations
      • Sociological evaluations
    • Cost-benefit analysis methods (3 credits)
    • Econometric evaluation methods (3 credits)
    • Evaluation tools (9 credits)
      • Survey techniques and statistics
      • Geographic information systems
      • Quantitative data analysis
    • Seminar Management and evaluation of public projects and programs (3 credits)
    • Project management (3 credits)
      • In economic development
      • European innovation strategy
      • Regional economic development
      • Cross-border development
    • Evaluation in the field of development (3 credits)
    • Semester 4 M2 EEM Evaluation and consulting in social and economic action (30 credits)
    • Evaluation in the field of education (3 credits)
    • Internship or work-study assignment and professional dissertation (18 credits)
    • English (3 credits)
    • Healthcare evaluation (3 credits)
    • Evaluation in the field of employment (3 credits)
  • Admission - Second year

    Who can apply?

    Any student who has completed one year of a Master's degree (60ects). Candidates must present a study and professional project in the field of training. Students from scientific and technical backgrounds may also apply. They will have to undergo a refresher course in economics and management.

    A solid background in economics and management and initial experience of project management are recommended.

    How do I apply?

    Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    Internships and projects are an important part of the curriculum. A long internship of 4 to 6 months is compulsory in semester 4, and leads to the writing of a professional thesis.

    The Master's program takes a skills-based approach, emphasizing innovative teaching methods, a variety of real-life situations involving tried-and-tested methods, team dynamics, and the mobilization of individual knowledge and know-how.

    This course is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education
    • Work-study training
    • Professional training contract
  • What next?

    Career opportunities

    Graduates will be able to apply for jobs as :

    • Evaluation project managers in the economic and social fields of action of the State, local authorities, non-governmental organizations or companies
    • Research manager in auditing and consulting firms
    • Head of development and coordination of public-private partnerships in economic and social fields
    • Socio-economic information and sector watch officer
    • Project manager in economic and social fields for governmental or non-governmental organizations and international bodies.

    The training provides students with recognized methods and operational skills enabling them to tackle a wide range of professional situations in the field of business creation.

    The professional orientation of the program does not exclude the possibility of continuing studies in specialized masters or doctoral programs, notably through CIFRE or regional scholarships.


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