Published on December 11, 2020 Updated on April 13, 2021

Master Économie parcours Analyse économique (Economic Analysis)

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Master Économie parcours Analyse économique (Economic Analysis)


The Master 2 in Economics Analysis is a joint program between the University of Cergy-Pontoise and ESSEC Business School. Read more


Career Opportunities

At the end of the program, students are able to join a PhD program, where they can develop their research skill to either to pursue an academic career or to work as consultants/researchers in think tanks or the private sector. Potential employers outside academy are international institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank, CDE, IMF, World Bank, WTO, ILO, BIS, Regional Development Banks, etc..), government administration, banks or large corporations


Applications for 2021-2022 are now open.

Several grants are available for students enrolled in the M2 EA in 2021-2022!

For detailed information about the program and excellence sholarships, see THEMA website.

The Master 2 in Economic Analysis is a joint program between CY Cergy Paris University and ESSEC Business School. It offers high quality training in economics in a one-year program, where all courses are taught in English. Its purpose is to prepare for further studies in a PhD program. Therefore, the program focuses on economic theory as well empirical methods. The content of the courses is available here.

This program is the sequel of the Master 1 Economie Quantitative from CY Cergy-Paris University. The information on the Master 1, which is taught in French, can be found here.

The Master 2 in Economic Analysis is part of a Ph.D. program in Economics of ESSEC Business School, in partnership with CY Cergy Paris University. Students who have successfully completed the master program may demand admission to the Ph.D. program. They are also eligible to apply to the doctoral program at University of Cergy-Pontoise.

Students gain a mastery of quantitative methods (optimization, econometrics, simulation methods) and the basic concepts of the individual choice theory and the micro and macroeconomic equilibrium. Specialization courses address current and advanced research in applied fields.

The training in research follows international standards of scientific quality in economy. Fluency in English facilitates the research activity, which is international in nature.

The two partner institutions have a strong scientific visibility. According to international rankings, University of Cergy-Pontoise is among the very best French universities, while ESSEC is among the French business schools that are most active in research.
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Person in charge of the academic program

Directors of the M2 EA : Laurence JACQUET, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, and André FOURCANS, ESSEC.
Administrative Coordinator: Ms. Catherine Tran - tel. : +33 1 34 25 67 54 Université de Cergy-Pontoise - "Chênes 1" building - Office 447 (4th floor)

Mailing Address :
CY Cergy Paris Université
Institut économie et gestion - M2 Economic Analysis
33, boulevard du Port



Prerequisites training

Any student holding a M1 (at CY Paris Cergy Université or elsewhere) may apply to the Master 2 in Economic Analysis. Likewise, students who have graduated from a Grande École d’ingénieur ou Grande École de Gestion may apply,  as well as students from the ESSEC MBA having completed at least half of the credits for the MBA. Admission decisions are based on the analysis of the student's application material. Please carefully check what you need to include in your application package here.

A degree in economics is not necessary, but the candidate should have some background in mathematics, since the courses rely heavily on mathematical modelling of economics.

Deadline for application: June 18th, 2021.
The deadline for Campus France countries is usually in March.

Conditions of applications

Applications for 2021-2022 are now open.

Deadline for application: June 18th, 2021.

Be aware that the deadline for M2EA scholarships' application is April 23rd, 2021. The International students who must apply via Campus France should keep in mind that Campus France’s deadline is usually very early March.

The link to download the application form for the academic year 2021-2022 is here.

The link to download the scholarships' application form for the academic year 2021-2022 is here.
For more information, visit THEMA website.


Content of the academic programm

Compétences Thèmes
1 Maîtriser les concepts fondamentaux de la théorie du choix individuel et de l’équilibre microéconomique et macroéconomique Fondamentaux de l'économie
2     Maîtriser les outils mathématiques nécessaires à la modélisation en économie, tels que le calcul différentiel et intégral et l'optimisation Modélisation
3 Analyser des données en utilisant des outils statistiques Analyse
4 Réaliser des études économétriques pour investiguer les relations entre les variables comme prévus par la théorie économique Econométrie
5 Maîtriser les développements les plus actuels et les plus avancés dans les domaines des spécialités choisis par l'étudiant parmi: économie internationale, économie publique et organisation industrielle. Veille
6 Rédiger, en anglais, les résultats d'un travail de recherche scientifique  Communication
7 Présenter oralement, en anglais, un travail de recherche scientifique Communication
8 Faire l'état de l'art sur un sujet de recherche scientifique en économie Veille

What's next ?

Job opening

Business sector or job

The Master 2 in Economic Analysis offers a number of alternative careers. Among the several options, there are the large international institutions (European Commission, European Central Bank, OECD, IMF, World Bank, WTO, ILO, BIS, Regional Development Banks, etc.), which recruit students at Research Master level. French and foreign governments are also an outlet. Finally, the private sector, in particular the financial sector, is another option, since economists are capable of guiding major strategic choices.  

Finally, the students most interested in academic research may continue into the PhD program to be able to pursue a career in universities, research institutions (CNRS, INRA, OFCE, etc..) or in Business Schools in France or abroad. The Master prepare students to follow a doctoral program in economics, in the fields of industrial organization, international economics, public economics, labor economics, development economics, macro and microeconomics. Students pursuing a PhD will be welcomed into the THEMA. They may also apply to the "Ph.D. in Economics", which is a program in partnership between ESSEC and the University of Cergy-Pontoise. The Master 2 corresponds to the first of the 2 years of courses within the PhD program. After that, the student’s time is devoted to the thesis research.

Professional integration

À l’issue de la formation, les étudiants sont en mesure d’entreprendre une thèse de doctorat qui peut être validée au meilleur niveau international (publications dans des revues internationales) ou encore d’être opérationnels en tant que chercheurs/consultants dans des cabinets de conseils internationaux. En dehors des carrières académiques ou du conseil, les employeurs potentiels sont les institutions internationales (Commission européenne, Banque centrale européenne, CDE, FMI, Banque mondiale, OMC, BIT, BRI, Banques régionales de développement, etc.), les administrations françaises ou étrangères, les banques ou les grandes entreprises