Le master Economics and Business intègre l'École du management et de l'innovation de Sciences Po créée en octobre 2016.
Les étudiants en cours de scolarité poursuivent la formation au sein de leur master d'origine.
Leur programme pourra faire l'objet de quelques évolutions liées à la mise en œuvre de l'École pour la rentrée 2017/2018.
Students Profile (2015-2016)
Number of Students:
- 63 in Master Year 1
- 42 in Gap Year
- 69 in Master Year 2
- 10 students are enrolled in Dual Degree programs
- 39 nationalities are represented
Average Age in Master Year 1: 22 years old
- 54% France
- 24% Europe (excl. France)
- 8% Asia
- 7% Americas
- 7% Others
Institutions of origin (examples):
- Sciences Po College, France
- Agro Paris Tech, France
- American University of Cairo, Egypt
- Beijing Foreign Studies Univ., China
- École des Mines, France
- ENSEEIHT, France
- HEC Montréal, Canada
- King's College London, UK
- London School of Economics, UK
- McGill University, Canada
- MGIMO, Russia
- Paris Sorbonne Université, France
- Stockholm University, Sweden
- SUPELEC, France
- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
- Università Luigi Bocconi, Italy
- Universität St Gallen, Switzerland
- University of Cambridge, UK
- University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Valentina Khatib, Institutional Sales in Oddo&Cie, Fixed Income Sales & Trading (Graduated in 2015)
I obtained my bachelor degree in Economics from Stockholm, where I am originally from. After completing my degree, I was eager to pursuit higher studies abroad. I was keen to join one of the leading universities in Europe in social sciences and I was looking for a challenging programme that could provide me with the necessary tools for the job market. The choice of master was to prepare me for careers inside the financial industry. I was seeking a master that could give me solid understanding of the fundamental quantitative tools in finance and global versatile view of the theoretical applied economics.
The Master in Economics and Business of Sciences Po has a multidisciplinary approach, enabling students to be well prepared for the working environment as well as strengthening and solidifying the theoretical knowledge. One of the strength of the Master is the blend in the learning approach being both practical and theoretical, courses being held by professionals from diverse sectors as well as top-ranked professors. Another strength is the access to corporate events organised by the Department of Economics, including breakfast meetings, afterworks with prominent companies and banks. As well as the yearly job fair where as a student I got to interact directly with recruiters and representatives from the professional life. Nevertheless, since the Master is in English it is rather international attracting talented students from all over the world.
I completed my final internship at Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking in Debt Capital Market Corporate Origination in Paris. DCM advises and helps corporates to raise capital through the issuance of debt. Working at Société Générale was a fantastic experience; it provided me opportunities to gain further knowledge in the banking industry, particularly in capital markets. I was involved in multiple tasks around the debt issuances, including pricing deals, market analysis and pitch book preparation for companies. I gained great knowledge, expanded my professional network and it confirmed my desire to pursuit a career in investment banking.
I am currently employed at Oddo&Cie Investment Bank in Paris, I work within Fixed Income market as sales for institutional investors in the Sales & Trading department. I am involved in undertaking (buy/sell) transactions in bonds with institutional clients and traders. The job requires strong analytical knowledge in markets, understanding of financial instruments and apprehension of companies issuing the debt. It is a fast-paced and dynamic job, many things going on at the same time, it requires being quick and reactive and able to juggle copious information, multiple events and projects at the same time. The fixed income market is strongly linked with macroeconomics, such as central bank decisions, inflation and economic growth as well as politics have an abundant effect on the market. Having a master degree in Economics and Business from Sciences Po has helped me acquire fundamental knowledge in economics whilst giving me a toolkit and relevant skills in finance.
Axel Searle, M&A Valuations, PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore (Graduated in 2015)
I am originally from Australia. I moved to Singapore when I was 15 years old where I studied at the Australian International School. I then came to Sciences Po for my undergraduate degree at the Middle East and Mediterranean campus in Menton. I spent my third year abroad at the American University in Dubai.
I chose the Master in Economics and Business because I realised my strengths were more numerical than literary. I was also very interested in both economics and finance, having specialised in economics in Menton and taking finance courses while in Dubai. My time living in both Singapore and Dubai showed me the huge impact that finance could have on the economy. I saw the Master in Economics and Business as a great way of studying my interests in both economics and finance.
The strengths of this Master include both the variety of courses and professors. The courses in the first year gave me a broad knowledge of economics and financial subjects, while I was able to refine specific technical skills in the elective classes in the second year. I also thought one of the big strengths of the Master was that the professors came from a mix of academic and professional backgrounds, giving me both a strong theoretical base and examples of practical applications of the theory.
I did not take a gap year as I wished to continue my studies. However, I did do an internship in the securities and investments department of a bank in Lebanon over the summer between my first and second year.
I did my final internship in the Corporate Finance department of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Singapore where I was engaged in both buy-side and sell-side advisory of mergers and acquisitions. My internship was very beneficial as it allowed me to apply what I learnt in the Master in Economics and Business, as well as gain connections in the company and industry. It was also greatly valuable as I secured a permanent position in the firm.
After completing my internship and Grand Oral exam in Paris, I returned to PwC in Singapore to work full-time in the Advisory line of service, where I am involved in the valuation of businesses in M&A deals. The Master in Economics and Business prepared me with the technical skills gained in finance courses such as Financial Markets II. I also believe the Master and the pedagogic system at Sciences Po gave me a broader education that has given me an edge in understanding different industries and the wider economic system in which PwC is operating.
Émilie Dubuc, Consultant in Capgemini, Corporate Excellence & Transformation (Graduated in 2015)
I was born and raised in Montreal (Canada) and completed a bachelor degree in Finance & Economics at HEC Montreal prior to Sciences Po. I chose the Master in Economics and Business because it combined both the economic and finance competencies with large possibilities of career at the end. Also I liked the fact it offered lectures and workshops in very different subjects given by the greatest teachers in Europe.
Having done a gap year in my previous degree, I decided to do the master in two years. However, I had the opportunity to do a summer internships in Microfinance in between. It was a great way to learn about a sector I knew nothing about, to create a network of professional and to travel abroad, in Paraguay.
I signed a "CDI" at the third semester at Capgemini Consulting so this accounted for my final internship. This experience helped me realized that consulting was really my "meant to be" job. The first 6 months of my contract, I had a mission in a large industrial French Group where I had the chance to work closely with the high management while developing my consulting skills.
I am still working at Capgemini Consulting as a consultant in the unit "Corporate Excellence & Transformation". I can say that the fact that most of my classes in the master where given by professionals was a key factor of success for me. The cases I worked on 2 years ago are similar to the ones I face today!
Tristan Royer-Borromée, Associate, The Boston Consulting Group (Graduated in 2016)
Born and raised in Paris, I got into Sciences Po right after my Baccalauréat in 2010. I spent two years on the Paris campus, studying social sciences: History, Economics, Law and International Relations. During my third year, I took Asian Studies and Public Policies modules at the National University of Singapore, wherefrom I had the occasion to explore Southeast Asia, and even to come back to Paris from China by train!
I knew that I wanted to work in the business sector but I didn't want to specialize in Marketing or Communications for example. I chose the Master Economics and Business because it was eventually based on the approach that I found most appealing, i.e., an English track with an immediate international perspective.
I think that the Master's main strengths lie within the diversity of both its curricula and its students. The multi-disciplinary approach lets us tackle various topics. Moreover, the fact that attendees are mostly non-French, often with various backgrounds enables to learn a lot by exchanging views and experiences. Lastly, we get a strong skill base that provides us with all the required knowledge to apply for the best jobs or to create our own company, like many of us did so far.
Doing a gap year was not a question for me as I needed to gain professional experience before graduating. I wanted to improve my analytical skills in a challenging work environment first, so I spent 6 months in M&A at BNP Paribas in Paris, where I focused on the Consumer and Luxury goods sector. Although I did enjoy the experience, I also wanted to discover the inside of a big industrial company, and to work abroad. I fulfilled both goals as a finance intern at Pernod-Ricard Asia's headquarters in Hong Kong.
Drawing lessons from both experiences, I wanted to continue in an intense work environment and to be able to tackle several sectors and functions, but with a bigger emphasis on strategy and on client relation, even as a junior, leading me to apply to various strategy consulting firms for my final internship. After some quite long and intense interview processes in consulting, I will be an intern at the Boston Consulting Group's office in Paris, with the aim to transform this internship into a full-time position after the summer.
Samuel Hopkins, Equity Analyst Energy and Agriculture in responsAbility Investments AG (Graduated in 2016)
I did an undergraduate degree in Economics at the London School of Economics and then worked at BlackRock, supporting the use of their portfolio management system by external clients. After a few years, I wanted to fulfil two personal goals I had at the time; moving abroad and continuing my studies.
I chose the Master Economics and Business for its breadth and location (Paris is a great city!). With a core curriculum of economics and business, the Master offers a strong academic foundation supplemented by a large range of electives. The electives, taught by working professionals, provide a practical understanding of specific industries; developing core skills by applying them to various contexts. The breadth of the Master really allows you to make a well-informed decision about your future career possibilities.
In fact, I learnt about the company at which I'm doing my final 6-month internship, responsAbility, from a presentation one of the MDs did for my Microfinance course. responsAbility is an investment manager focused on sustainable development finance for emerging markets, allowing me to have a positive social impact from my work, while remaining in the private sector. This complements my studies at Sciences Po well, as it requires both strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
Émilie Siebenborn, Corporate Finance Executive in Total S.A. (Graduated in 2016)
I entered the Master in Economics and Business in 2014, right after my Sciences Po Undergraduate College degree at the Paris' campus and my exchange year at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. As I have always wanted to study Economics and Finance, the Departement of Economics of Sciences Po emerged as an obvious choice. I choose the Master in Economics and Business which has the great advantage of being taught in English and is more relevant with my career path that I expect to be abroad.
This Master allows having a tailor-made training thanks to the wide range of available classes and subjects, with excellent teachers. It is suited to a prospective career in consulting, banking or corporate finance as it provides a broad range of theoretical and applicable knowledge. I also particularly liked the restricted number of students, all coming from different countries and cultures. It creates an excellent and very interesting working environment, as well as a great cultural diversification. In a nutshell, this Master, focused on knowledge diversification, improved my adaptability and skills base.
I decided not to take a gap year, which is not very common in this degree. I have done previous internships during my two years of Master degree, at Solvay, Brussels, Belgium, in the chemicals branch, and a summer internship in Financial analytics and Sales at Bloomberg LP, London, UK, both of them making me realize the field I want to work in: structured and project finance. Thus taking a gap year appeared as being unnecessary and I think that time has come to enter the job market.
I did my final internship at the Finance Department of Total S.A, Paris, France, as a project and corporate finance assistant manager. I was taking part in Total's projects financing and structuring, for their solar farm projects for instance, but also to corporate finance projects related to the Group's subsidiaries all over the world.
After this internship, the company offered me a full time position in the Capital Market financing team at the Treasury, based in London. I am now corporate finance executive, in charge of the equity financing of the Total S.A. Group, including managing the capital increase operations and more broadly everything related to the company's shares traded on Paris, New-York and London stock exchanges.
Florent Lachaud, Internal Strategy Consultant for BNP Corporate & Investment Banking (Graduated in 2016)
I entered the Master Economics and Business in September 2014. Before this experience, I had taken the scientific « Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles », after which I went to AgroParisTech, an engineering school where I majored in Environmental / Energy management and sciences.Willing to work as a Strategy Consultant and – in the long run – in the energy industry, there was no better solution than completing my hard scientific skills with a top-notch training in economics, finance, strategy etc. within this Master.
Indeed, the Master Economics and Business delivers strong knowledge in finance, accountability, economics, but also opens our mind to various other subjects such as political sciences, business law, negotiation, ethics etc. The diversity of subjects – not only economic, financial or corporate - is really the strength of this Master which provides thus a true open-mindedness. The pedagogy mixing theory and numerous practical cases led by teachers and professionals, reinforces the acquisition of those knowledge. Eventually, the alumni network as well as the corporate events are fabulous opportunities to ease students' entrance on the job market.
I had taken a gap year with my engineering school right before entering Sciences Po. I have spent six months as a Business Development Analyst in Areva (Paris) and six months as a Marketing Strategy Analyst in Suez (Hong Kong).
Thanks to my professional experiences and the complete education I have taken, I had the opportunity to take my final internship in OC&C Strategy as a Strategy Consultant.
The Master Economics and Business has undeniably instilled in me the business sense and a multi-skill mindset, without which I could never have obtained this internship. Those high-demanding fast-paced six months have helped me to become an entrepreneur, helping startups with their development for three months after the end of my internship.
Finally, I flew to New York to take a VIE as an Internal Strategy Consultant for BNP Corporate & Investment Banking. For the years to come, I wish to keep working within internal Strategy in any sector to discover multiple issues for a while, before taking a similar position in the energy field, in order to feel I can have an impact and create added value for business.
To wrap it up, I have had very different experiences and work opportunities… this is also Sciences Po and that Master: the World is yours!