Master 2

Network Industries and Digital Economics


Program overview: The IREN M2 program is focused on the economics and management of network industries and the digital economy. The program is organized in 2 semesters. From September to December, 12 fundamental 21-hour seminars are proposed to students. During the second semester, from January to March, students choose one specialization among four: Digital Economy; Innovation; Competition and Regulation; Market Design. They must also validate 4 applied courses outside of their main track. From April on, students complete an internship of 3 to 6 months in a company. This is also the period when they write a research dissertation.

Language of instruction: courses are taught either in French or English. It is possible to follow the program entirely in English (with some restrictions in the available courses).
ECTS: 228
Oriented: Industry and Research
Duration: 1 year
Courses Location: University Paris-Dauphine, place du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Paris

Educational objectives

The IREN program aims to develop problem-solving capacities of students and their ability to use analytical tools to make decisions. The program mixes acquisition of theoretical concepts and tools, and situations where students are invited to apply them in real-life cases. The master thesis, as well as the methodology courses provided in the program, also aim at increasing students’ analytical skills. Behavioral and interpersonal skills are acquired through the internship in a company or public institution.

Program structure


Laboratories involved

Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation (I3), (UMR 9217). Researchers of i3 at Ecole polytechnique and Telecom Paris are involved in the management of the M2 track and teach in the program. I3 also hosts research interns from IREN, and a number of former IREN students are now doctoral students at i3.

Career prospects

  • Careers in sectors where innovation is a key parameter: network industries, digital economy, energy, etc.
  • Banking and venture capital
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public agencies, regulatory authorities
  • Research

The size of each cohort is about 50-60 students, which corresponds more or less to the size of the job market of our students (though they find jobs very fast, so the demand is probably over 50-60 students per year).

Institutional and industrial partners

Relationships with the institutional and industrial environment are realized in various ways: (i) the faculty involved in the program has relationships with the institutional and industrial environment, and some of them have held top positions in public institutions or companies, (ii) practitioners give some of the more applied courses in the program, and (iii) partners of the chairs involved in the program (see below) are also close partners of the program.

Chair and partnership

Two chairs are involved and have been supporting the IREN M2 program since its start: the Chair on Innovation and Regulation of Digital Services at Ecole polytechnique and Telecom Paris, and the Chair on Governance and Regulation at University Paris-Dauphine.


Application guidelines for a master’s program at IP Paris

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of the 1st year of a master program (Master 1)

Language prerequisites:

  • enough proficiency in French and English to follow the program

Application timeline

Deadlines for the Master application sessions are as follows:
– First session: February 28, 2020
– Second session: April 30, 2020
– Third Session (optional): June 30, 2020 (only if there are availabilities remaining after the 2 first sessions)
Applications not finalized for a session will automatically be carried over to the next session.

You shall receive an answer 2 months after the application deadline of the session.
You can check your application status by logging in your candidate space.

Tuition fees

National master: Official tuition fees of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
(2019-2020, EU students: 243 euros / Non-EU students: 3770 euros)


RAYNA Thierry, coordinator of the program

TURPIN Myriam, assistant of the program