About us

Carine Nourry, Head ot the graduate school

In an ever changing world, companies and public institutions increasingly need economists who understand the environment they operate in, and who are able to anticipate its evolution. This is the kind of economists and leaders that AMSE “produces”.
In a digitalizing society, AMSE students, trained to the techniques of economic analysis, statistics, econometrics, as well as to Big Data tools, can play a valuable role within firms and organizations where data mining has become one of the ways to support strategic decision-making process. Beyond their academic and technical training, AMSE students benefit from the international orientation of the school. AMSE welcomes students coming from all over the world and promotes international exchanges for its students, e.g. through a semester of study in partnerships with foreign universities. The bilingual education is another key asset of the program; this enables students to improve gradually their skills in working in English. AMSE School offers to students a renowned and high quality education providing them with cutting edge techniques and analytical frames 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 of Aix-Marseille University and the training component of the labex . AMSE has indeed been labeled "excellence academy" by the 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