Bachelor of Economics and Management

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The Bachelor degree in Economics and Management aims to train economists who aspire to follow a professional path as scientific analysts. The degree in economics, organised and delivered by the University of Paris-Descartes (Sorbonne Paris Cité), offers multidisciplinary training that is centred on practical business.

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The programme provides a solid background in mathematics and statistics, control of economic quantitative techniques and scientific management methods (human resources, accounting, etc.), and marketing. It familiarises students, furthermore, with the legal disciplines related to the activities and structures of companies (company law, competition and consumer law, criminal business law, etc.). The economics undergraduate programme provides, finally, additional knowledge of history, or a social psychology promoting a more comprehensive understanding of economic phenomena.

Mastery of the formal tools used in these disciplines is a key teaching tool in the analysis of real economic problems that students study.

The programme also gives students the opportunity to learn or improve their fluency in two modern foreign languages (English, Arabic, Spanish, German, or Italian), to help them in an open and international world.

This degree, dynamic and high quality, prepares students for various jobs in the banking and insurance sectors, as well as jobs related to human resource management. It also helps students move towards strategic development studies and research at companies and national and international organizations.

During the first two years of the economics undergraduate program, students become familiar with the theoretical and statistical tools of economics and management, and acquire historical and institutional knowledge. In the third year, students are introduced to the various applications of this scientific background in concentration courses such as international economics, industrial economics, the European economy, growth and economic policy, cost accounting, marketing, and financial management.

Courses are evaluated based on consistent testing throughout the each semester followed by a final exam for each course.

Semester 1

  • Economic analysis
  • Introduction to economics
  • Introduction to law
  • Socio-economic history
  • Social psychology
  • Computing
  • Research methodologies
Semester 2

  • Market economics
  • Mathematics for microeconomics
  • Financial law
  • Common entrepreneurial issues
  • International relations
  • Research methodologies
Semester 3

  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for macroeconomics
  • Accounting
  • Corporate law
  • Social and labour law
  • Introduction to human resource management
Semester 4

  • Finance and currency
  • Mathematics for finance
  • Taxation
  • Introduction to marketing
  • Public financial institutions
  • Computing
  • Professional project
Semester 5

  • International economics
  • Mathematics for forecasting
  • Criminal law
  • Marketing
  • Accounting and project management
  • Introduction to financial management
Semester 6

  • Growth and economic policy
  • European economies
  • Human resource management
  • Consumer law and competition
  • Industrial economics
  • History of labour and social relations
  • Computing
  • Interview techniques and assessment
  • Personal Work

Every semester, two languages are required as part of the programme. Students can choose any two languages from Arabic, English, German, Italian, or Spanish.


Various possibilities are open to students in the public sector and in business, finance, and insurance:

  • Banking, insurance, and financial companies
  • International organisations
  • Economic analysis, market analysis and sales
  • Financial management
  • Public administration
  • Business services
  • Financial services companies

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“I am happy to study at the Sorbonne because it offers me very rich and diverse academic content in marketing, law, human resources management, accounting, management and more. The depth of the courses and the important theoretical knowledge in the License will enable me to integrate the best Masters studies at the Sorbonne or elsewhere. The Sorbonne offered me diverse and comprehensive training. I would like to be an entrepreneur and I think the Sorbonne empowered me with the necessary tools to excel in this profession.”

Stanislav Polubinskiy

: Second year student 2014

“I chose the Sorbonne because it would be a new experience for me. I have the advantage of following an atypical course and training based on diverse teachings.It’s important to have at least one internship during the three years of the License. This is vital as the theoretical knowledge learned at university can then be applied in practical cases within a company, bank or public institution.”

Ahmed Al Marri: Second year student –  2014