Economic analysis and policy (APE)
The Economic Analysis and Policy (APE) Master’s programme is the first joint degree in economics between UTC-Compiegne and the Faculty of Arts at the Sorbonne University. This international Master's degree, taught essentially in English, benefits from a fully unified management. It is based on the pooling of skills present in these two institutions and the contribution of experts who will be invited speakers in their respective networks. The field is home to the Erasmus Mundus EPOG+ (Economic POlicies for the Global transition) Master's Degree programme supported by the European Union. It offers a world-class integrated master's programme on transition processes (digital, socio-economic, ecological) with a pluralistic approach in economics and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Candidater au master EPOG+
The UTC-APE Master's degree aims to become a world-class Master's degree in economics in its field, through the excellence of its training, partnerships with very high level institutions at national and international level and the participation of the best students from different continents. It is part of an international Master's degree project.
It is based on a pooling of skills, not only within the two institutions associated with the same Idex (Initiative of Excellence), but also on courses taught by teacher-researchers from other laboratories in France and elsewhere.
Associated research laboratories
The APE Master's programme is associated to the Knowledge, Organization and Technical Systems lab (COSTECH, EA 2223) at the UTC and Study Group on the Sociological Analysis Methods of the Sorbonne (GEMASS, CNRS UMR 8598) at Sorbonne University.
EPOG+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD)
The main objective of the programme is to give birth to a new generation of international experts, able to define and assess economic policies and evolve within different political, social and regional contexts.
Supported by the European Union the EPOG+ Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree offers a unique integrated world-class programme on the (digital, socioeconomic and ecological) transition processes. Towards this objective, the programme goes beyond the reach of standard economic theory to include various institutionnalist approaches.
The full partners (degree awarding institutions) include a wide set of prestigious institutions:
- University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC),
- Sorbonne University,
- University of Paris,
- University of Turin,
- Berlin School of Economics and Law,
- University of Roma 3,
- Vienna University of Economics and Business,
- University of the Witwatersrand (Wits).
It also involves more than 30 (academic and non-academic) associated partners in Europe and the world.
The very best students from all over the world will be eligible for scholarships awarded for 2 years by the European Commission, based on our selection:
- The "Programme countries" scholarships for students from Member States of the European Union (EU) as well as former Yugoslav, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of Macedonia, Turkey;
- The "Partner countries" scholarships for students from all the other countries.
Applications for the APE Master's degree, in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus EPOG+ (2‑year programme), for the September 2022 academic year can be registered until January, 31, 2022, 13h00 (Paris time)..
Applications to the UTC-APE Master’s programme with direct admission to M2 will be opened later, for the September 2022 student intake.
Please note that two letters of recommendation are required in order to apply.
Courses will start in September 2020. Selection will be organized in conjunction with the programme EPOG 2.0
Organization of the programme courses
The organization of the Master's programme into three elective specialty options (the "Majors") allows students to choose one of the fields of expertise associated with them, while other elective courses (the "minors") and a set of seminars will enable them to acquire the elements of transversality and common culture necessary for a global understanding of economic policies.
It opens students’ minds up to face a variety of issues, encourages work on common topics by students from different majors and promotes interdisciplinary approaches rather than a "silo" approach. Thus, beyond the economic content, students will consider aspects of law, sociology and political science, geography and history.
The Master's programme comprises three majors (A, B and C) with, for each, different courses including international mobility, some leading to multiple or double degrees with foreign universities. These majors focus on :
- Knowledge, Innovation and the Digital transition (Major A);
- International Macroeconomics and Finance (Major B);
- Development, Sustainable Development and the Ecological Transition, (Major C)
Partnerships and relations with employers
The partnerships and relations with potential employers are established at several levels:
- a network of academic partners and non-academic associated partners from the world of business, NGOs, trade unions and international organizations;
- a set of about forty annual seminars involving personalities from the academic world but also, to a significant extent, leading personalities from the economic, social and political world (policy makers, economic, high officials, trade-unionists, NGO leaders…),
- the development of the EPOG alumni network at international level (EPOG Students and Alumni Association),
- the participation of invited/associated professors from the professional world (in the context of pooling with other institutions),
- the networks of our foreign partners (alumni network, access to local job advertisement);
- the possibility of completing an internship (during the Semester 4).
For the two-year programme (M1-M2): the targeted audience is made of the students who have completed (or are completing) their initial training (Bachelor or Master's degree or any equivalent degree corresponding to at least 180 ECTS). Applicants should have a minimum background in economics, mathematics, statistics or econometrics.
For the one-year programme (M2): the applicant must have completed (or must be completing) a degree corresponding to a minimum of 240 ECTS with a minimum knowledge in economics, mathematics, statistics or econometrics (that minimum requirement is higher than that for the two-year programme).
Some excellent candidates returning to study and motivated for the EPOG programme can also be recruited. A sufficient level of English is required (at least B2 or 6.5 at IELTS or 92 at TOEFL, …).
Students, according to their personal and professional project, will be able to:
- pursue in the field of research, on particular by starting a PhD, in France and abroad. The graduates will be able to participate in the creation of a leading international network in political economy focusing on a set of topics related to economic policies in a globalized context: technological change and digital transition, macroeconomic and financial dynamics, environmental regulation, achievement of development goals and territorial development;
- contribute to providing analysis and solutions to public bodies (international organisations, ministries, large administrations) and private organisations (companies, non-governmental organisations, trade unions, etc.). They can also invest in business creation.
Typically, depending on their study path, the following job opportunities can be mentioned:
- Major A: Intellectual Property Advisor in legal offices or consulting firms, Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager, Innovation / Research Advocacy Officer, Brand Expert evaluation of property rights, consultant in the field of economic intelligence, researcher…
- Major B: researcher, economic expert and statistics in administrations, consulting firms, companies, banks, international organisations. Political Analyst, Project Manager, Financial Analyst in the middle / back office, Portfolio and Risk Manager…
- Major C: programme or project manager in cooperation and development, policy analyst, consultant, researcher…