DESU Magistère ingénieur économiste

Head of the track

Gaetan Fournier


The Magistere Ingenieur Economiste programme provides high level training  in quantitative methods and economic analysis, leads to three diplomas in three years (a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and the Magistere diploma),

  • has a vocational orientation.

Strenghts of the programme:


  • Innovation: tools of economic analysis, statistics and Big Data programme in the training tracks, closely linked to the evolution of the professional world
  • Proactive training: teamworking, project management training, pedagogy conducted in interaction with the professional world to confront theory with real operational applications, internships
  • International: semester abroad, bilingual teaching, double degrees
  • PhD programme for students desirous  of following up with a doctoral thesis after the master
Who can apply?

Students who have already spent two years in higher education in Economics and Management, Applied Mathematics or in Classes Préparatoires and who are well-versed in quantitative techniques. Entry onto the Magistere programme is selective, based on written application and an assessment of how well a student has fared in the first two years of higher education.  In certain cases, students may be invited for interview.

Teaching objectives

The Magistere aims to improve students’ knowledge of quantitative techniques not only as they are applied in economics but also in the fields of finance. The programme includes a number of modules from the BA in Economics and Finance, and the  Master Economics so that students obtain both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree as well as the Magistere diploma.

Skills to be acquired

Theoretical and technical knowledge will be developed for data analysis, undertaking projects, and for application in a vocational context through internships. The programme trains students in computing, quantitative techniques and the English language.

Organisation and course structure

Year 1 : courses specific to the Magistère and certain courses from the BA in Economics-Finance- big data courses ; a six-week internship.
Year 2 : first semester - a choice between a semester spent in a foreign university (in Canada, Europe, United States) or take the first semester of the Master Economics; second semester – Big data  courses - courses specific to the Magistère and some courses from the first year of the Master Economics ; an eight-week internship.
Year 3 : Second year of the Master Economics + big data courses + end of study project tutored by professionals + internships in France or aborad (3 to 6 months).

Internships and supervised project work

The internships are integral part of the Magistere programme and contribute the overall grade obtained on the diploma. Students also undertake two applied econometrics projects using SAS software and these are examined by an oral presentation at the end of the first and second years.

Career prospects

The Magistere provides a high level of training and leads to careers in management and other positions of responsibility in large firms, financial institutions, national, european and international economic organisations, in positions such as research engineer, project analyst, econometrician, financial analyst and research officer.    
Around a third of students move directly into employment, another third continue into specialist training in business schools, and the rest choose a career in research and higher education.

Links with business and other organisations

The Magistere has strong links with a number of firms and organisations. These take the form of professionals being brought in to teach some of the courses on the programme and providing students with internships. Professionals are drawn from organisations such as the Banque de France, CEREA, INSEE, the OFCE, Conseil régional, Airbus Helicopters, etc.

Studying abroad

The semester spent abroad is an integral part of the Magistere programme. The courses taken in a foreign university are graded and constitute the grade for the first semester of the second year of the programme. Intensive English language courses are an important feature of the first year of the Magistere programme in order to prepare students for the semester abroad.