Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics

Why study economics at university?

Considered demanding in mathematics, this bachelor’s degree is nevertheless universal in economics with an opening to other social sciences. Therefore, it is importanthave a certain level of general knowledge, a good spirit of synthesis and analysis.

The purpose of the economic license is to prepare future economists who have completed a general bachelor’s degree, in general. the field of economics, management, accounting, management of companies or institutions and human resources.

Bachelor’s majors that can still give a good boost to the 1st year license:

Mathematical specialty

- specialty SES (economic and social sciences)

- specialty KhGGSP (history-geography, geopolitics and political science)

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What subjects are included in the economic license program?

You will study for 2 years how the economy works (macroeconomics) as well as behavior of economic entities (microeconomics)as well as modern economic problems. Acquisition of economist’s tools (mathematics, statistics, computer science) is an important part of learning. That living languages are also prominent.

You can choose on the 3rd year among several courses (specializations) depending on your professional project and the host university: international economics; political Economy; human resources ; accounting-control-audit (CCA); finance; business and market economy, applied economics, etc.

Some universities offer multidisciplinary courses or double courses, from the 1st coursefor example:

- Course “Economics-Law” for the acquisition of knowledge and skills of lawyers in addition to teaching economics. With this dual skill, students can aspire to further study in Masters in Law and Economics and to a variety of professional opportunities.

- A course in economics and philosophy that offers teaching on the fundamental subjects of economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, public economics and regulation, mathematics and statistics, etc.) and the fundamental elements of philosophy (history of philosophy, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology). and the history of science…).

- Economics – geography and planning course, selective and demanding course based on the social sciences and including a semester abroad in the first semester L3.

Opportunities: What to do after a Bachelor of Economics?

This License is granted, among other things, to masters in economics, economics and econometrics, social and solidarity economy, human resources, auditing, marketing. Many universities offer this type of course at the Bac+5 level.

Admission to the Institute of Political Studies (St.IOP) is also possible. You can also send civil service competition (A or B) or access Master MEEF (Teaching professionseducation and training).

Another possibility, apply in the first or second yearbusiness schools in parallel admission. In order not to forget specialized schools (taxes, customs, national institute of statistics and economic research, journalism, etc.).

Finally you canenter the labor market directlyespecially if you have a dual profile of economics and mathematics, which is especially sought after by banks and insurance companies.

And if you continue your studies in the magistracy and / or doctoral studies?

If you want to get a master’s degree and a doctorate, the areas of activity will be wider: banking (market operator, wealth manager, etc.), insurance, finance, personnel management, marketing, consulting and other services (economic journalist, accounting … ), industry and commerce (sales promotion manager, treasurer…), education (professor of economic and social sciences after a master’s degree, researcher after a doctoral degree…) or even the state (responsible for economic development and social affairs, head of the budget department, etc.).

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