The Economics, Management and Finance Department trains high-level graduates who are able to apply their skills and knowledge in economics and finance to complex projects involving multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams. At the end of their studies at École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), they are able to analyze, identify and implement investment strategies taking into account technological and financial constraints, the impact of such strategies on the environment – be it direct or indirect - as well as the uncertainty inherent to such complex projects.
Economics and finance have been taught at ENPC is that dates back to since the pioneering work of Jules Dupuit (1844) on measuring utility and financing public works, thereby continuing a tradition of excellence. This tradition has continued with Jean Tirole, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on market power and regulation, and for his analysis of industry network strategies.
The program provides students with a toolbox that combines high-level analytical and quantitative skills with an acute awareness of current economic and social debates. Rigorous teaching methods are based on a mix of research-oriented classes and project-based courses given both by researchers and practitioners.
The master program includes 3 semesters of full time study and a final internship within a firm or a research laboratory lasting between 4 and 6 months. It is made up of a robust core curriculum and two tracks:
• Economics: expertise in economic calculus, urban economics and sustainable development, transportation economics and development economics
• Finance: expertise in business corporate finance and project finance.
During the third semester, students can choose among different opportunities within ENPC (see Program for more information)
Teaching within each track systematically includes real-world examples and hands-on projects and involves specialists from the field in question, ho may be researchers or practitioners.
Depending on the track they choose, you will find our alumni in the finance industry (project finance, structuring, trading), consultancy firms, insurance companies or working as professional economists for international organizations, ministries, regulatory bodies or within the strategy departments of large companies.