About us

Carine Nourry, Head ot the graduate school

In an ever changing world, businesses and public institutions increasingly need economists who understand the environment they operate in, and who are equipped to anticipate its demands. This is the kind of economist that AMSE trains. In a more and more digital society, AMSE students, trained to the techniques of economic analysis as well as to Big Data, will play a valuable role within organizations in data mining in order to support strategic decision-making process.

Open-minded, AMSE welcomes students coming from all over the world and promotes a semester of study abroad thanks to our partnerships with international universities. The bilingual education is another key asset of our program; this enables students to improve gradually their skills in working with english language. During the first and second years of studying they can choose to attend each course in their preferred language, either in english or french.

AMSE School, by sitting in the Aix-Marseille University, offers to students a renowned and high quality education providing them cutting edge techniques and concepts.


AMSE, a school within the university labeled excellence academy

Aix-Marseille School of Economics is a department of the Faculty of economics and business and the training component of the labex Amse. AMSE has just been labeled "excellence academy" by Amidex, foundation of Aix-Marseille University, thanks to the pedagogical innovation level of its programme, its bilingual and high quality curricula. AMSE combines the high scientific standards of a university with the rigorous learning environment of a French "grande ecole":

  • an all-round programme linking theory, applied economics, competence in statistical and econometric tools,
  • small classes,
  • genuinely close contact with a dedicated teaching team,
  • tutorials and supervised practical work to enhance learning,
  • courses in mathematics and computing equipping students with the technical resources they will need,
  • an active student life.

Training at the Aix-Marseille School of Economics with the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities.


Teaching excellence backed up by research expertise

Aix-Marseille School of Economics is both a teaching department and a laboraroty of excellence (Labex) which works with two research untis:

  • the Greqam (the Aix-Marseille Quantitative Economics Research Group): a joint research unit of the national scientific research centre CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, the School of Advanced studies in the Social Sciences EHESS and the grande école Ecole Centrale Marseille,
  • and the Sesstim (Economic and Sciences, Health Systems and Medical Informatics: a joint reseach unit of Aix-Marseille Université, the National Institute of Health and Medical Reseach Inserm, and the Institute for Research in Developing Countries IRD).

AMSE's policy of combining research, training and practical application, means that the students of Aix-Marseille School of Economics are immersed in a culture of research and innovative development.



Our mission is to train a new generation of economists who understand the environment they operate in, and who are equipped to anticipate its demands.
We have to ensure a good professional future to our students and make attractive their hiring by recruiters.


Our founding values

  • Responsibility: we provide high quality training that guarantees success in the job market for our students.
  • Excellence: our professors are internationally renowned specialists in their fields, be they academics who base their teaching on recent and original research, or professionals who transmit their specific skills and competencies.
  • Openness: our students come from all over the globe and provide a truly international perspective.
  • Confidence: we work to establish a relationship of confidence with our students