Master Economics

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.

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.

The M1 is taught in English in Marseille and in French/English in Aix-en-Provence, according to the student's preference. The M2 tracks are taught entirely in English.

The Master’s program is co-sponsored by Aix-Marseille University and Centrale Méditerranée.


As with all recognized educational institutions, the attractiveness of AMSE school is based primarily on the quality of its students’ professional development. Our students find jobs in France and abroad. 

Examples of jobs held by our graduates: General economist, Research manager, Data analyst, Data consulting, Project manager, Quantitative analyst, Economic journalist, Project manager, Economic advisor, Business consultant, Consultant, Positions in government agencies, international organizations, banks, financial institutions and NGOs, Positions in the economic departments of embassies, consulates and ministries accessible by competitive examination, Business and government economist, Positions in support of public decision-making.

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  Training flyer of the "Master Economics"

M1 Economics

The first year aims at building comprehension of complex economic phenomena, enhancing the students’ ability to write a dissertation or a report and to defend it orally. These skills may be strengthened by an initiation in project management. The training has a double target: academic and professional. A solid academic foundation is necessary whatever the direction the students take, enabling them to develop the analytical and thinking skills they will need to advance in their careers. This first year constitutes the foundation upon which specialized professional teachings are built in the second year for students wishing to enter the job market after completing the Master's degree, and advances courses in economics and econometrics for those willing to enter a doctoral program.

The M1 is taught in both French and English, according to the student's preference.

Pedagogical manager: Eva RAIBER (eva.raiber[at]
Administrative officer: Sarah WUILLEMOT (sarah.wuillemot[at],  tel : +33(0)


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M2 Data, Analysis, Decision, and Economic Evaluation (DADEE)

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. The IDEAL option is co-organised with Sciences Po Aix.

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).

Courses all this track are taught entirely in English.


Pedagogical managers: Habiba DJEBBARI (habiba.djebbari[at] and Alain PARAPONARIS (alain.paraponaris[at]
Administrative officer: Emilie ALPACCA (emilie.alpacca[at],  tel : +33(0)


  Training flyer of the "M2 DADEE"

M2 Research in Economics

This track aims to provide students with a general training in theoretical and empirical economics, which can lead to research or to performing economic analyses.

The programme of this master’s track is aimed at better understanding and mastering the latest developments in economic theory and its methods, as well as the theory and practice of empirical methods of economic analysis. Students are initiated into research and develop their ability to define and conduct a research project in economics.

Main professional skills targeted at the end of M2 :

  • Ability to contribute to novel scientific output in economic sciences, 
  • Ability to highlight the value of research results,
  • Capacity to solve economic problems,
  • Expertise in an area of economic research.

Courses all this track are taught entirely in English.


Pedagogical managers: Roberta ZIPARO (roberta.ziparo[at]
Administrative officer: Emilie ALPACCA (emilie.alpacca[at],  tel : +33(0)


  Training flyer of the "M2 Research"