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M2 Economics of Law - Business Law and Economics course (BLE)


Teaching method: Initial training

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French and English

  • Objectives

    Accessible after the M1 Economics of Law or with a compatible M1, the M2 BLE offers a double Aixois or Erasmus Mundus course for students wishing to deepen their economic analysis of law and institutions. The Aixois program takes place in Aix en Provence and is entirely in English. In the second semester, it welcomes Erasmus students from the ten universities participating in the programme. Erasmus Mundus students attend 3 different universities during the year. The objective is to train professionals open to the world and capable of applying economic analysis. The ability to communicate in English on technical issues both orally and in writing is a key element of the training. Students for a motivated minority may pursue a PhD, while others are directly involved in professional life. There is no standard career path, former students (the course has been in existence since 1977) occupy a variety of positions in management in companies, higher and secondary education, in expert positions with international institutions or Think Tanks. Some are company directors.

    Teaching is exclusively in English (exams in English or French, according to the student's choice).

    The graduate will have acquired the following skills:

    • Master the concepts, methods and tools of economic analysis.
    • Understands the mechanisms of institutional evolution and in particular the legal rules
    • Is prepared for the international opening of research professions (teaching is entirely in English, student recruitment is international and diversified).
    • Understands the complexity of the institutions in order to be able to anticipate the necessary adjustments.
    • Synthesizes literature on one or more areas of the social sciences in order to be able to identify avenues for further research.
    • Conceives and develops models using mathematical formalisation, and more generally, articulates arguments clearly
    • Mastery of research techniques (use of digital databases and other more traditional sources of information)
    • Communicates the fruit of his research in a clear and constructive way in French and English (oral, written).
  • Teachings

    Master 2 Economics of Law course Business Law and Economics (BLE) (60 credits)

    • Semester 3 M2 Economics of Law course Business Law and Economics (BLE) (30 credits)
    • Methods (10 credits)
      • Advanced microeconomics
      • Cost benefits analyses
      • Introduction to econometrics
    • Public choice and regulation (8 credits)
      • Public choice
      • Regulation and dynamic efficiency
      • Financial regulations
    • Law and economics 1 (4 credits)
      • Topics in the economics of public law
      • Topics in the economics of civil law
    • Entrepreneurship and market strategies (4 credits)
      • On european and international IP
      • Business strategies in the economics of information area
    • Business strategy and ethics (4 credits)
      • Platform strategies
      • Business ethics
    • Law and Economics 2 (6 credits)
      • Competition law for new business models
      • Legal framework for the digital economy
    • Master thesis or internship (18 credits)
    • General issue in social sciences (6 credits)
      • Research seminars & invited professors
  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    For access to M2, the student must have an M1 level of study or, if foreign, its equivalent. He/she must demonstrate, in particular through his/her academic and university background, capacities and motivation for economic analysis applied to the understanding of social and in particular institutional dynamics. He must be able to follow courses in English.

    An initial training in economics is recommended, but candidates from other disciplines (in particular law, but also management) can be accepted if the motivation is sincere. For entry into M2, it is recommended that candidates provide tangible proof of the ability to follow courses in English (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, TOEIC, study abroad).

    How do I apply?

    Apply at the time of admission on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    An important place is given to the dissertation, supervised by one of the lecturers in the Master's programme. The dissertation must demonstrate an ability to synthesize a literature and analyze a regulation, an institution, a social dynamic... The choice of field is left to the student who can thus deepen a field towards which he or she thinks he or she is moving. Research seminars allow the development of these capacities.

    The program is associated with the AMSE (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), the Institute of Business Law, and the Center of Economic Law.

    Teaching volume :

    • Lectures: 203 hours
    • Tutorials: 18 hours
  • What's next?

    Professional opportunities

    Rome Codes :

    • K1302 Design and management of public policy
    • K1903 Legal defence and legal advice in companies and professional organisations
    • K1902 Legal Collaboration, Lawyer
    • K2108 Higher education
    • M1302 Small and Medium Enterprise Management
    • M1403 Socio-economic studies and forecasts

    For the "Business, Law and Economics" course: Economic advice and expertise for private and public companies, teacher-researcher.

    The professional orientation of the training does not exclude possible further studies for a doctorate.


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