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M2 Economics | Data, Analysis, Decisions and Economic Evaluation (DADEE)


Teaching method: Initial training or continuing education

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of diploma: Master's

Length of studies: 2 years

Exit level: Bac+5

Language(s) : English

Department : Aix-Marseille School of Economics

  • Objectives, Skills

    This master's programme trains economists in designing, implementing, and evaluating economic projects or programmes, as well as preparing them for economic decision-making or project management. Grounded in applied economics methods, it enables decisions to be rooted in a detailed sectoral analysis of data.

    The knowledge and skills developed provide graduates with a high level of expertise both in public policy and decision-making (planning, development, education, environment, housing, health, transport, etc.) and in the diagnosis, forecasting and project management of private companies.

    This track enhances the technical and writing skills of future graduates, as well as the analytical abilities needed to understand, formalise, and address economic and managerial issues that require complex economic problem-solving.

    Students will handle quantitative tools of economic calculus (cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness analysis), econometrics (econometrics of impact evaluation and economic decision-making or policies). They are initiated into the use of tools for Data Science and Machine Learning, acquire sector-specific knowledge (health, environment, development, etc.) and learn from professionals about practical and/or professional situations and project management.

    Within the IDEAL option, the international dimension of such knowledge and skills is stressed in analysing globally relevant strategies, conflicts and economic issues.

    Main professional skills targeted by the end of this M2 track:

    • Performing descriptive and predictive analyses, based on a thorough understanding of specific economic sectors and proficiency in a broad range of data analysis methods,

    • Applying methods of economic calculus to support managerial decision-making or to manage programmes and economic policies,

    • Conducting economic projects in the fields of environmental economics, health economics, development economics, housing economics, transport economics, taking into account the macroeconomic context,

    • Analysing economic problems by first identifying the specific needs of the private or public institutions handling the project and contributing specific expertise in economic analysis and/or statistics,

    •  Writing synopses in French and in English and presenting them clearly to a knowledgeable audience and/or a jury.

    • Mastering the international dimensions of economic issues related to the environment, climate and peace (IDEAL option).

  • Career opportunities

    Examples of alumni jobs:

    • Business analyst, Biomen
    • Consultant in business analytics, Eulidia
    • Consultant in digital transformation & NLP, Reveals SA
    • Consultant, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    • Control risk analyst, Opel Vauxhall Finance
    • Corporate audit & risk advisory, CMA-CGM
    • Customer success manager, IQVIA
    • Data analyst, Groupama
    • Data analyst, Music World Media
    • Data analyst, SecuritasDirect
    • E-health cybersecurity project manager, Agence Régionale de la Santé Corse
    • Finance operations executive, Click&Boat
    • Junior economist, European Investment Bank
    • Project manager, Direction Interministérielle de la Transformation Publique
    • Public finance controller, Direction Générale des Finances Publiques
    • Relationship manager, DBS Bank
    • Research assistant, Fedesarrollo
    • Research engineer, Solutec
    • Research manager, Société du Canal de Provence et d’aménagement de la région Provençale
    • Software engineer, Cap Gemini
    • Sustainable Finance Analyst, Institut Louis Bachelier
    • Training data analyst & costing support, Airbus Helicopters 

    Watch our alumni talks on Youtube.

  • Teaching

  • Teaching syllabus

    The syllabi will be available in a couple of weeks.

  • Admission - Second year

    Who can apply?

    This track is a particularly good fit for students who have completed the first year of the AMSE Master’s in Economics (M1) at the Faculty of Economics and Management. Access to this second year of the master’s programme in economics (M2) is also possible for students who obtained 60 credits in other M1 in economics programmes with a strong focus on quantitative methods.

    This track can be completed as part of the third year of the Magistère Ingénieur Economiste option offered by AMSE and within the IDEAL option (International Diplomacy, Economic Analysis and Law), which involves joint courses with the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence (Sciences Po Aix).

    How to apply?

    Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    This course is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education
    • Work-study training: apprenticeships with CFA Epure Méditerranée are possible.

    At the end of the academic year, students complete a long-term internship (three to six months) and write a master’s internship report. The objective of the internship is to prove their ability to apply the conceptual tools mastered during the M2 to questions facing the profession. The student must therefore identify the question, implement the tools and be able to communicate the results to both a professional and an academic audience. The internship is supervised by both an academic tutor and an internship supervisor (from the firm or organisation). The report is defended orally in front of a jury comprised of at least the academic advisor and the internship supervisor. Students in work-study programs doing their Master 2 under an apprenticeship contract receive guidance from both an academic and a professional advisor throughout the year, culminating in the defence of an apprenticeship dissertation.
    Students enrolled in the IDEAL option have the opportunity to combine a three-month professional internship with a three-month university study period abroad.

    The Master 1 classes can be taken in Marseille or Aix-en-Provence. Courses in Marseille are taught exclusively in English. In Aix-en-Provence, courses are taught in French and in English. M2 tracks are taught exclusively in English. DADEE M2 track is only proposed in Aix-en-Provence.

    The master's program is bilingual in M1 and in English only in M2. It welcomes international students (nearly 50%), some of whom receive Eiffel scholarships. 
    The student can spend the M1 abroad following one of our double degree programs with the universities of Konstanz, Tübingen, Venice, Lisbon, Kent. In this case the student spends the entire year abroad.
    Erasmus exchanges are possible in the first semester of M1 if planned the previous year, or in the second semester of M1 depending on the number of places available. Students work in an international environment, speaking and writing in English.

    The Master in Econometrics Statistics is part of the École Universitaire de recherche (EUR) AMSE, which includes almost almost a hundred researchers from Aix-Marseille Université (AMU), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Centrale Méditerranée (ECM) and Sciences Po Aix. The teachers are selected according to their expertise within those institutions. The teaching staff is supplemented with practitioners.


Educational managers

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Academic Studies Secretary AMSE
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