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Teaching method: Initial training or Continuing education

Location : Marseille

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French, English

Department: Aix-Marseille School of Economics

  • Objectives

    The aim of the Master's in Economics is to train economists capable of understanding contemporary economic problems both on a theoretical and applied level. These economists will be able to understand the environment in which companies and administrations operate and anticipate the issues at stake.

    The Master's degree has a quantitative dimension that is necessary in a society in which data play an increasingly important role - jobs related to economic analysis and data exploitation are set to expand considerably.

    The master's degree is co-sponsored by Aix-Marseille University, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the Ecole Centrale Marseille (ECM).

    The Master 1 is composed of a common core taught over 3 sequences of 6 weeks. The remaining 6 weeks are devoted to optional UEs which allow the student to be initiated to new disciplines before specifying his choice of specialization for the M2 which is declined in 4 courses.

    Given the rapid pace of change in the needs of the labour market, this diploma will train professionals capable of adapting to it. This adaptability requires a global understanding of quantitative phenomena and requires in-depth technical knowledge of economics. In the first year, the student acquires fundamental knowledge in economic theory and quantitative methods. The second semester of M1 allows him/her to experience a deepening in one of the four areas corresponding to the four second year courses.
    The aim of the first year is to develop the analysis and understanding of complex economic phenomena, to strengthen the ability to write a dissertation or report and to present it orally. These skills will eventually (EU elective) be reinforced by a theoretical introduction to project management.

    The training has a dual purpose: academic and professional. A solid academic training is necessary to provide students with a capacity for reflection and analysis enabling them to develop favourably during their career. This first year constitutes the foundation on which the specialised professional courses offered to students wishing to enter the labour market at the end of the Master's programme and the in-depth courses in economics and econometrics for those intending to pursue doctoral studies are based.

  • Teachings

    There are two programmes: standard track and Magistère track

    Master 1 Economics - standard track (60 credits)

    Semester 1 M1 in Economics - standard track (30 credits)

    • Microeconomics I and II (6 credits)
      • Microeconomics I
      • Microeconomics II
    • Macroeconomics I and II (6 credits)
      • Macroeconomics I
      • Macroeconomics II
    • Econometrics I and II (6 credits)
      • Econometrics I - Linear models
      • Econometrics II - Non-linear models
    • Labour economics, risk and incentives (6 credits)
      • Labour economics
      • Risk and incentives
    • Methodology I (6 credits)
      • Software for economists I
      • Mathematics for economists
    • Refresher courses: choose 1 on 2
      • Catch-up in economics (0 credits)
      • Catch-up in Mathematics and Statistics (0 credits)

    Semester 2 M1 Economics - standard track (30 credits)

    • Microeconomics III and IV (6 credits)
      • Microeconomics III - Game theory
      • Microeconomics IV - Public economics
    • Macroeconomics III and IV (6 credits)
      • Macroeconomics III
      • Macroeconomics IV
    • Methodology II (10 credits)
      • Time series
      • Software for economists II
      • Mathematics for finance
      • Evaluation by econometric methods
    • Elective units (choose 2 on 3) (8 credits)
      • Project Management / Health and Environmental Economics (4 credits)
      • Introduction to corporate finance / Financial econometrics (4 credits)
      • Software for economists III / International trade (4 credits)

    Master 1 in Economics - Magistère track (72 credits)

    Semester 1 M1 Economics - Magistère track (36 credits)

    • Microeconomics I and II (6 credits)
      • Microeconomics I
      • Microeconomics II
    • Macroeconomics I and II (6 credits)
      • Macroeconomics I
      • Macroeconomics II
    • Econometrics I and II (6 credits)
      • Econometrics I - Linear models
      • Econometrics II - Non-linear models
    • Labour economics, risk and incentives (6 credits)
      • Labour economics
      • Risk and incentives
    • Methodology I (6 credits)
      • Software for economists I
      • Mathematics for economists
    • Big data I (6 credits)
      • Big data, challenges and opportunities
      • Programming for Big Data, an introduction to Python and SQL
      • Big data softwares

    Semester 2 M1 Economics - Magistère track (36 credits)

    • Microeconomics III and IV (6 credits)
      • Microeconomics III - Game theory
      • Microeconomics IV - Public economics
    • Big data II (6 credits)
      • Advanced SAS
      • Introduction to machine learning
    • Methodology (9 credits)
      • Software for economists II
      • Mathematics for finance
      • Evaluation by econometric methods
    • Macroeconomics III and IV (6 credits)
      • Macroeconomics III
      • Macroeconomics IV
    • Vocational courses (6 credits)
      • Quantitative marketing
      • Software: R
      • Economic policy II
      • Insurance mechanisms
      • Training on economics topics
      • Training in English language
    • Elective courses (choose 1 on 5) (3 credits)
      • Introduction to corporate finance (3 credits)
      • Project management (3 credits)
      • Health and environmental economics (3 credits)
      • Financial econometrics (3 credits)
      • International trade (3 credits)
  • Admission - First Year

    Who can apply?

    This master is aimed at students wishing to deepen their knowledge in Quantitative Economics with a view to professional integration after 5 years of higher education or to pursue a PhD. The target audience are students who have completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics, a MIASHS degree or a scientific degree (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science).

    How to apply?

    Access is recommended in M1 and is also possible in M2. All students must submit an application file which will be examined by the pedagogical commission of the Faculty of Economics and Management (for more details on the procedure to follow, please consult the faculty's website).

    Apply at the time of admission on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    The Master of Economics has bilingual teaching in M1 and English only in M2. It welcomes international students (nearly 50%), some of whom receive Eiffel scholarships. Erasmus mobility is possible in the first semester of M1 if it was planned the previous year or in the second semester of M1 depending on the remaining places. Students work in an international environment and express themselves and write in English.

    This course is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education

CONTACTS

Pedagogical Manager

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Céline
POILLY
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University Professor

Administrative Manager

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Colette
TURPIN
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Academic Studies Secretary AMSE