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M2 Business and Market Economics | Energy and Natural Resources Economics course (EERN)


Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing education or Work-linked training

Location : Marseille

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French

Department: Logistics, organization and international trade

  • Objectives

    The objectives of the "Energy and natural resources saving" model pathway (EERN) of the Business and Market Economics Master's programme consists of giving students the basics of the models and methods used in energy and environmental economics in order to provide them with a coherent frame of reference when managing projects, analysing markets or specific resources. This conceptual framework and these operational tools are necessary to integrate into private or collective action the search for greater efficiency and the consideration of broader socio-economic objectives.

    The EERN model pathway trains future decision-makers in the application of economic and management methods to analyse, evaluate and implement strategies and projects (private and public) in the energy and natural resources sector and more broadly in the perspective of sustainable development and energy transition.

    At the end of this course, graduates will be able to :

    • To support companies or public players in their strategies for the design and development of energy production and distribution activities (fossil or renewable), energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gases or rationalisation of the use of natural resources.
    • To carry out sectoral studies in the field of energy or natural resources in order to assess the opportunities for the development of innovative products and services.
    • To design and implement different business models or partnerships that fit into the requirements of the energy transition and sustainable development.
    • Assess the socio-economic impacts of projects or resources within the framework of proven international methodologies.
    • Formalize and support voluntary standardization initiatives in the field of recycling, environmental management or energy management, or the development and updating of a climate, air and energy plan.
    • To communicate to the various stakeholders in French and English using the appropriate media and methods.
  • Teachings

    Master 2 EEM Typical course Energy and Natural Resources Economics (EERN) (60 credits)

    • Semester 3 M2 EEM Typical course Energy and Natural Resources Economics (EERN) (30 credits)
    • Socio-economic assessment and evaluation (6 credits)
      • Cost benefits analyses
      • Environmental balance sheet and energy scenarios
    • Territorial projects and sustainable development (6 credits)
      • Geographic Information System (GIS)
      • Territorial projects and sustainable development
    • Empirical methods (6 credits)
      • Behavioural analysis and experiments
      • Surveys and market research
    • Saving energy and natural resources (3 credits)
    • Energy production, distribution and storage (3 credits)
    • Energy Systems and Transition (3 credits)
    • Environmental Management (3 credits)
    • Semester 4 M2 EEM Typical course Energy and Natural Resources Economics (EERN) (30 credits)
    • Innovation marketing and sustainable development (3 credits)
    • English (3 credits)
    • Option: EU for alternates / EU for non-alternators (24 credits)
    • Option for non-alternators (24 credits)
    • Internship and professional dissertation (18 credits)
    • Application workshop (6 credits)
      • Project
      • Project management and financing
    • Option for alternates (24 credits)
    • Work-study assignment and professional dissertation (24 credits)
  • Admission - Second Year

    Who can apply?

    Any student who has completed one year of Master's degree (60ects). Candidates must present a study and professional project in the field of training. Students coming from the field of science and technology can apply. They will have to go through an upgrade in economics and management.

    A solid background in economics and management as well as a first experience in project management are recommended.

    How to apply?

    Apply at the time of admission on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    Internships and projects are an important part of the training. A 4 to 6 month long internship is compulsory in semester 4 and gives rise to the writing of a professional dissertation. A project organised throughout the year puts students in the position of having to respond to a request from a professional partner. Some projects are carried out in collaboration with engineering schools in the region.

    The Master's programme develops a skills-based approach which emphasises innovative teaching methods, varied situations using proven methods, team dynamics, and the mobilisation of individual knowledge and know-how.

    This training is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education
    • Work-linked training
    • Training under a professionalization contract
  • What's next?

    Professional opportunities

    Graduates will be able to apply for jobs in :

    • Companies in the energy sector (fossil, renewable, biomass...) such as: Market Research Manager, Environmental Research Manager, CSR; Manager of water and electricity distribution networks; Business Engineer, Economic Engineer; Local Authority Relations Manager; Recycling and Waste Project Manager; Certification Manager; Environmental, Energy and CSR Management Manager; Consultant.
    • Professional associations, NGOs in the field of energy and the environment such as: Market Research Officer and Project Manager.
    • Local authorities such as: Energy and Environment Officer; Eco-neighbourhood and Circular Economy Officer; Air and Energy Climate Plan Manager.

    The training provides students with recognised methods and operational skills enabling them to tackle numerous professional situations in the field of business creation.

    The professional orientation of the training does not exclude the possibility of pursuing studies in specialized masters or doctoral programs, particularly through CIFRE or regional scholarships.


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