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Master Year 1 in Economics

Master Year 1 in Economics
Year

Master Year 1

Program

Economics

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Course duration

12 months, full time

Orientation

Research & Industry

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of the second year of the Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Acquire in-depth knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics

Asset n°2

Prepare for a PhD

Asset n°3

Conduct a research project

Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a two-year research-oriented program in economics taught in English. This program offers advanced training in economics through coursework and faculty supervision. It is aimed at students who want to become professional economists working in government, central banking, international organizations, consulting, finance or academic research.
The program heavily relies on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis. During the first year, students will take advanced core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. They will also conduct research projects under faculty supervision, acquiring valuable hands-on research experience.

Objectives

This first-year program allows student to:

  • Obtain advanced training in economics at a high international level with a strong emphasis on quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis
  • Become familiar with the most important analytical techniques used in economics
  • Acquire key tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics through a complete core course and research internship

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After graduation, students will be able to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Government agencies
  • International organizations
  • Consulting
  • Finance

Microeconomics 1

50h

8 ECTS

English

Macroeconomics 1

50h 

8 ECTS

English

Econometrics 1

40h

6 ECTS

English

Introduction to Time Series

12h

2 ECTS

English

Microeconomics 2

50h

8 ECTS

English

Macroeconomics 2

50h 

8 ECTS

English

Econometrics 2

40h

8 ECTS

English

During the first period and part of the second period, students engage in a group project in economics. This Project in Economics can be either theoretical or empirical and is supervised by a faculty member from the program.  Each group hands-in a written report (about 30 pages) and present their results orally. The project is worth 4 ECTS.

During the third period (from April), students undertake a research internship (minimum 16-weeks) in an academic research centre, in a public or private firm, or in a public or international institution. At the end of the internship, they hand-in a written research report which they then present orally. The internship is worth 8 ECTS.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics or social sciences (or equivalent)
  • GRE certificate is strongly recommended to ensure students have strong quantitative skills

Language prerequisites

B2 English level (students who have studied at an English-speaking institution are exempt)

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Jean-Baptiste Michau

Program office

Weronika Leduc

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

Institut Polytechnique de Paris offers a two-year research-oriented program in economics taught in English. This program offers advanced training in economics through coursework and faculty supervision. It is aimed at students who want to become professional economists working in government, central banking, international organizations, consulting, finance or academic research.
The program heavily relies on advanced quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis. During the first year, students will take advanced core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. They will also conduct research projects under faculty supervision, acquiring valuable hands-on research experience.

Objectives

This first-year program allows student to:

  • Obtain advanced training in economics at a high international level with a strong emphasis on quantitative methods for both theoretical and empirical analysis
  • Become familiar with the most important analytical techniques used in economics
  • Acquire key tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics through a complete core course and research internship

To complete the Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After graduation, students will be able to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors including:

  • Government agencies
  • International organizations
  • Consulting
  • Finance

Microeconomics 1

50h

8 ECTS

English

Macroeconomics 1

50h 

8 ECTS

English

Econometrics 1

40h

6 ECTS

English

Introduction to Time Series

12h

2 ECTS

English

Microeconomics 2

50h

8 ECTS

English

Macroeconomics 2

50h 

8 ECTS

English

Econometrics 2

40h

8 ECTS

English

During the first period and part of the second period, students engage in a group project in economics. This Project in Economics can be either theoretical or empirical and is supervised by a faculty member from the program.  Each group hands-in a written report (about 30 pages) and present their results orally. The project is worth 4 ECTS.

During the third period (from April), students undertake a research internship (minimum 16-weeks) in an academic research centre, in a public or private firm, or in a public or international institution. At the end of the internship, they hand-in a written research report which they then present orally. The internship is worth 8 ECTS.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics or social sciences (or equivalent)
  • GRE certificate is strongly recommended to ensure students have strong quantitative skills

Language prerequisites

B2 English level (students who have studied at an English-speaking institution are exempt)

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

  • EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 4243€
  • Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland students: 6243€
  • Engineer students enrolled in one of the five member schools of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (Ecole polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis): 159€
  • Special cases: please refer to the "Cost of studies" section of the FAQs

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Coordinator

Jean-Baptiste Michau

Program office

Weronika Leduc

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr