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DESU Master's Degree in Economic Engineering

Teaching method: Initial training or Continuing education

Location: Marseille

Duration of teaching : 3 years

Output level : Master

Department: AMSE

  • Objectives

    The Magistere Ingenieur Economiste programme provides high level training  in quantitative methods and economic analysis, leads to three diplomas in three years (a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and the Magistere diploma),

    • has a vocational orientation.

    Strenghts of the programme:

    • Innovation: tools of economic analysis, statistics and Big Data programme in the training tracks, closely linked to the evolution of the professional world
    • Proactive training: teamworking, project management training, pedagogy conducted in interaction with the professional world to confront theory with real operational applications, internships
    • International: semester abroad, bilingual teaching, double degrees
    • PhD programme for students desirous  of following up with a doctoral thesis after the master

    The Magistere aims to improve students’ knowledge of quantitative techniques not only as they are applied in economics but also in the fields of finance. The programme includes a number of modules from the BA in Economics and Finance, and the  Master Economics so that students obtain both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree as well as the Magistere diploma.

    Theoretical and technical knowledge will be developed for data analysis, undertaking projects, and for application in a vocational context through internships. The programme trains students in computing, quantitative techniques and the English language.

  • Teachings

    • Year 1 : courses specific to the Magistère and certain courses from the BA in Economics-Finance- big data courses ; a six-week internship.
    • Year 2 : first semester - a choice between a semester spent in a foreign university (in Canada, Europe, United States) or take the first semester of the Master Economics; second semester – Big data  courses - courses specific to the Magistère and some courses from the first year of the Master Economics ; an eight-week internship.

    Track M1 Economics : with Magistere option (OPPT) (72 ECTS)
    S1 M1 Economics magistère option (SE) (36 ECTS)

    • Microeconomics I and II (6 ECTS)
      • Microeconomics I
      • Microeconomics II
    • Macroeconomics I and II (6 ECTS)
      • Macroeconomics I
      • Macroeconomics II
    • Econometrics I and II (6 ECTS)
      • Econometrics I: linear model
      • Econometrics II: non linear model
    • Labor economics - Risk and incentives (6 ECTS)
      • Labor economics
      • Risk and incentives
    • Methodology I (6 ECTS)
      • Software for economists I
      • Mathematics for economists
    • Big Data (6 ECTS)
      • Big data, challenges and opportunities
      • Programming for Big Data, an introduction to Python and SQL
      • Big data softwares

    S2 M1 Economics magistère option (SE) (36 ECTS)

    • Microeconomics III and IV (6 ECTS)
      • Microeconomics III - Game theory
      • Microeconomics IV - Public economics
    • Big Data (6 ECTS)
      • Advanced SAS
      • Introduction to machine learning
    • Méthodologie (9 ECTS)
      • Software for economists II
      • Mathematics for finance
      • Evaluation by econometric methods
    • Macroeconomics III and IV (6 ECTS)
      • Macroeconomics III
      • Macroeconomics IV
    • Vocational courses (6 ECTS)
      • Quantitative marketing
      • Software: R
      • Economic policy II
      • Insurance mechanisms
      • Oral training on Economics topics
      • Oral training in English
    • Electives courses (choose 1 among 5) (3 ECTS)
    • Introduction to corporate finance (3 ECTS)
      • Introduction to corporate finance
    • Project management (3 ECTS)
      • Project management
    • Health and environmental economics (3 ECTS)
      • Health and environmental economics
    • Financial econometrics (3 ECTS)
      • Financial econometrics
    • International trade (3 ECTS)
      • International trade


    • Year 3 : Second year of the Master Economics + big data courses + end of study project tutored by professionals + internships in France or aborad (3 to 6 months).
  • Syllabi des enseignements

  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    Students who have already spent two years in higher education in Economics and Management, Applied Mathematics or in Classes Préparatoires and who are well-versed in quantitative techniques. Entry onto the Magistere programme is selective, based on written application and an assessment of how well a student has fared in the first two years of higher education.  In certain cases, students may be invited for interview.

    How to apply?

    Entry to the Magistère is selective on the basis of the student's academic record after a Licence 2 or a CPGE. Candidates are likely to be called for an interview.

  • International Mobility

    The semester spent abroad is an integral part of the Magistere programme. The courses taken in a foreign university are graded and constitute the grade for the first semester of the second year of the programme. Intensive English language courses are an important feature of the first year of the Magistere programme in order to prepare students for the semester abroad.

  • Practical information

    Internships are an integral part of the training and are taken into account in the final grade for the diploma. The student undertakes two applied econometrics projects with SAS software that are the subject of lectures.

    In the 3rd year, students work on an End-of-Study Project (ETP) proposed as part of the big data training program. These projects are a complement to the compulsory practical training. It is a work of an operational nature, supervised by a university teacher and a professional tutor. The subjects of the IFPs are discussed with professional partners and validated by the school management. Students work on the project in small groups (3 to 4 students) over a period of 5 to 6 months (October to March). The IEPs are the subject of a written report and a defense in the presence of the company. IEPTs are often stepping stones to internships and then jobs.

    The Magistère maintains privileged relations with many companies and institutions. These relationships are reflected in the involvement of professionals, internship offers, recruitment "afterworks", job days, etc.

    The Magistere has strong links with a number of firms and organisations. These take the form of professionals being brought in to teach some of the courses on the programme and providing students with internships. Professionals are drawn from organisations such as the Banque de France, CEREA, INSEE, the OFCE, Conseil régional, Airbus Helicopters, etc.

  • What's next?

    The Magistere provides a high level of training and leads to careers in management and other positions of responsibility in large firms, financial institutions, national, european and international economic organisations, in positions such as research engineer, project analyst, econometrician, financial analyst and research officer.    
    Around a third of students move directly into employment, another third continue into specialist training in business schools, and the rest choose a career in research and higher education.


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Administrative officers

Academic Studies Secretary AMSE