Programme taught in English at the Sophia Antipolis campus
Please note: intakes for this MSc are postponed.
This MSc is a full-time course taught over a twelve-month period. There are eight months of taught courses, followed by four to six months for the dissertation and internship.
Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of businesses as:
→ business analysts and consultants,
→ project analysts or industry economists in government and private sector organisations;
→ policy advisors;
Students who are inclined to quantitative studies can also expect to find employment as researchers in economic think tanks or be admitted to doctoral graduate programmes.
The MSc in Business & Economics will offer students a critical analysis of fundamental subjects such as macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, econometrics, and some more specific ones, such as industrial organisation, finance, international economics, and economics of knowledge. In addition, it provides an ample portfolio from which to choose elective courses. In particular, students can decide to focus in finance, management, or international business.
Applicants are not required to have prior training in Economics. However, students who already have a good background in Economics, Statistics and Econometrics can ask the director of the master if they can replace one or more compulsory courses with those offered on other SKEMA master programmes.
Why choose this programme
This is a high-quality and highly selective programme; you can expect to gain a significant edge in getting a job that requires analytical thinking. Furthermore, interacting with an outstanding faculty (all professors have Ph.Ds of well-known national and international institutions) will facilitate building up an excellent professional network.
The main objective of the programme is to teach students how to apply key economic principles to understand and solve practical business problems in a range of fields, including banking, telecommunications, intellectual property rights, energy, and commerce. A particular emphasis will be given to the management of knowledge as a way to succeed in your chosen career.
In-company projects and assignments
→ Most courses will require weekly or bi-weekly assignments. There is a business game course that will allow students to play out business strategies. This course may be replaced with a project based on a short stay in a company of a student’s choice.
MSc Business & Economics faculty
M. Iacopetta (OFCE SKEMA)
Z. Babutsidze (OFCE SKEMA)
S. Guillou (OFCE)
M. McCabe (University Of Michigan)
R. Minetti (Michigan State University)
M. Napoletano (OFCE)
L. Nesta (OFCE)
F. Vona (OFCE)
*OFCE is a Sciences Po research, forecasting and public policy centre based in Paris and Sophia Antipolis that brings together over 40 French and international researchers, including several internationally renowned research fellows. OFCE scholars investigate the main fields of theoretical and empirical research (macroeconomic theory, growth, social welfare systems, taxation, job policies, European construction, competition, regulations, industrial policy, globalisation...). They also inform policy makers about social and economic issues, such as the reform of the French pension system, the bailing out of Greece, the competitiveness of firms, the challenges and opportunities of free trade, or the containment of public debt.
Natixis, Boston Consulting Group
More about this programme
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the programme director, Maurizio Iacopetta, talking about the MSc on DailyMotion, the video-sharing website.
Jean-Luc Gaffard, director of the OFCE Innovation and Competition Research Department
“This programme is a real opportunity to master the most elaborate analytical tools and acquire a double expertise in management and in applied economics.
The MSc in Business & Economics also provides students with a proficiency in the analysis of industries and of the economic environment of large companies, national and international institutions. These professional skills are taught in an international environment with professors who are active researchers at renowned institutions in Europe such as OFCE.
Students will make links with these institutions and professors and will have a direct view on studies dealing with public policies evaluation as well as with company strategy in fields such as energy, automobile, banks or electronics.”