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ERASMUS Mundus QEM

  • ECTS

    120 crédits

  • Durée

    2 ans

  • Composante

    UFR de mathématiques et informatique (UFR27)

  • Langue(s) d'enseignement

    Anglais

Présentation

The  Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics (EMJMD QEM)

 

About the EMJMD QEM

The EMJMD QEM is a Master degree program in Economics co-funded by the Erasmus+ ERASMUS MUNDUS program of the European Union. It is a true joint full-time advanced Master Degree for elite cohorts of students with many specializations. Taught in English, the master program in economics is designed by a Consortium of five Partner Universities from 5 European countries with a network of Associated Partners consisting of international academic institutions as well as public and private companies.

The course of this master program in economics offers a rigorous education in fundamental quantitative tools by combining core economic theory with related quantitative disciplines such as Probability, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Modelling, Computation and Simulation, Experimental Design, and Political Science. The breadth of courses offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of these many areas in accordance with their interests along with a number of course tracks. These being areas that are increasingly vital in both research orientation for further studies and in the job market for positions in government organizations, private companies, or financial institutions.

The course of the master program is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers that utilize their competency in economics, including economic theory, macroeconomics, and financial forecasting, financial engineering and risk management, quantitative asset management, computational economics, quantitative trading, and applied and theoretical research.

Each year, approximately 60 students are welcomed to this master program in economics on the basis of academic excellence. Applicants for our master degree economics should hold a recognized bachelor's degree (or its equivalent, i.e. 180 ECTS credits in the Bologna system) and be fluent in both written and spoken English. Ideally, applicants for this master in economics will have previously studied mathematics, applied mathematics, quantitative economics, or finance but candidates with other backgrounds are welcomed provided that they can demonstrate sufficient interest in economics. Mathematical aptitude as evidenced by previous studies or work experience is taken into consideration in the admissions process. Applicants for the master program in economics without the required mathematical background are advised to undertake special training or programs prior to their enrolment in the QEM program. Such training is proposed by the Graduate School of Mathematics of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne with the collaboration of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

The EMJMD QEM students must study in at least two (and no more than three) of the five participating universities from the Consortium. This mobility enables students to benefit from the strengths of each university on a wide range of issues and to meet and work with professionals from various backgrounds.  Upon successfully completing the program, students are awarded a QEM Joint Degree from the partners of the consortium. The consortium provides extensive career assistance to the students, including help with internships and job placement for graduates. We have had an excellent job placement record, since 2008.

What former QEM students do now

Since its first incarnation, the Quantitative Economics Master Programme has fostered several generations of students that, with the connections these students have made since finishing the program, have already created a vast worldwide network. Students have also formed the QEM Alumni Organization, they are part of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association and of a Facebook Group where they can be contacted. With about 700 applications per year, the successful students of The EMJMD QEM come from around 49 different countries.

Application

Application to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) QEM program can be easily completed online.  Review the processes below to help you prepare to apply, complete the application process (between Nov. 15 to June 30).

Application Schedule: Call for students application 2021/2023

  • November 15th, 2020 Start the application process for the EMJMD QEM program starting September 1st, 2021.
  • June 30th, 2021 Deadline for the application submissions for the EMJMD QEM program starting September 1st, 2021.
  • November 15th, 2020 Start the application process for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the EMJMD QEM program starting September 1st, 2021.
  • February 15th, 2021  Deadline for the application process for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for the EMJMD QEM program starting September 1st, 2021.

NB: Please note that all documents, including reference letters, must be submitted by the respective deadline. 

How to apply:

Application to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree (EMJMD) QEM program can be done through the web portal, located https://erasmus-mundus.univ-paris1.fr/index.php. There is no application fee.

Stage 1: Register on the Online Platform

To apply, you first need to create an online account. After completing the initial registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing your login ID and password. For any questions directed at the QEM administration, please use the email address that you used during the creation of your personal session. You do not need to complete the entire form in one sitting; you can return to your partially completed application by logging in to the system using the email address and password you create at the start of the process.

  • Applications are made exclusively through the online platform: at this stage, please do not send any documents by regular mail or e-mail unless you are explicitly asked to do so by our staff (see stage 4 below for the certified copies).
  • The application form contains 7 mandatory components, and possible additional ones as described below.
  • An incomplete application will delay evaluation.
  • need to complete a single application form at the consortium level.
  • All documents must either be in English or be accompanied by an official certified English translation. All files should be uploaded in .pdf format (except for the photo, which should be uploaded in.jpg).

Stage 2: Upload your Documents on the Online Platform

The following documents should be uploaded to your personal QEM application page in Portable Document Format (PDF). Documents must either be in English or be accompanied by an official certified English translation.

The application supporting documents: [1] Curriculum Vitae, [2] Statement of Purpose (Personal Declaration), [3] Proof of Nationality, [4] Certified Transcript of Study Results, [5] Certified Copy of University Degree(s)/Diploma(s), [6] Certificate of Proficiency in English, [7] Proof of place of residence if you are not from the countries of the European Union, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey, and Serbia, [8] Two Letters of Recommendation, [9] Optional.

Stage 3: Make Your Course Choice

QEM1: for the first year of the Erasmus Mundus Master QEM: Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics.

Contact: If you have any questions concerning your registration, application, and other related issues, please an email to qemapp[a]univ-paris1.fr (qemapp @ univ-paris1.fr)

In any e-mail correspondence, please always mention your: Full name, ID number, Phone number, and e-mail address.

The QEM Help Desk office hours are Monday-Friday from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, local Paris time. Please allow 48 hours for a response. Before contacting the QEM Help Desk, please ensure that your questions have not been answered already on the QEM website.

 

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Objectifs

Why QEM

Many recent financial events like the 2008 financial crisis, the following Eurozone debt crisis, and the credit crunch among others demonstrate that the cutting edge in economic research lags behind world economic realities, leaving policy makers in uncharted waters. This lag emphasizes the need for economists with engineering skills: with the ability to master economic theory, practice and implementation techniques, acquire knowledge from some related fields, and understand advanced research topics to design integrated answers. 

A QEM graduate with those qualifications will be able to:

  • bridge research and practical issues and efficiently solve real world problems;
  • fit the specific needs of multiple sectors including international organizations, NGOs, government, finance, insurance and industry.

 

Top reasons why students choose to study in Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree QEM (EMJMD)

Course content: In attempting to tackle the training needs dictated by the economic challenges mentioned above, the study programme of Erasmus Mundus Joint Master QEM (EMJMD) will provide to the Graduates: 

  • Both research and professionally oriented training, preparing students equally for research or for an economic engineering career in a new curriculum;
  • A critical understanding of the scientific concepts and methods they have learned in the curriculum;
  • The capacity to work independently on complex situations, and develop and implement ideas of their own.

Graduates will be able to analyze economic and econometric problems and conduct theoretical and empirical investigations with a high degree of complexity.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree QEM (EMJMD) programme will counterbalance the traditional separation between applied and theoretical academic tracks by preparing students simultaneously for research and economic engineering careers with interactions all across the economics curriculum. Students who aim to a professional career will then receive a research oriented training, while students who want to continue in a PhD will also acquire engineering skills. 

International dimension: The international dimension of the Master Economics QEM programme, provides students exposure to different European cultures and connection to a worldwide network through the Master's economics programmes at the campus located at Paris in France, Brussels in Belgium, Warsaw in Poland, Barcelona in Spain, Venice in Italy. Partner Universities by joining forces and exploiting reciprocities are jointly offering a richer and more versatile curriculum than any of the individual Partners alone. The programme is thus able to offer a single innovative package, using all of the good practices of the Partner universities.

Mobility: Research/educational training in economics (or social sciences in general) tend to be small with the obvious consequence that they tend to specialize in somewhat narrow domains. Building a network allowing the mobility of students generates an environment large enough to create and benefit from increasing returns to scale with cross-fertilization and important spillovers across various fields related to Economics. Moreover, mobility between countries creates another dimension for knowledge and education,that students obtain through the immersion in different cultural environments.

Programme Assistance: Administrative staff provide general assistance to students including airport pick-up and help with locating suitable housing and furnishings. The Application Help Desk staff are happy to answer questions regarding visas and immigration status, work permits, cultural life and Optional Practical Training.

Alumni Network: Since its beginning in 2005, the program has maintained a strong network of alumni from numerous countries. Please consult the Student and Alumni Networks.

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Organisation

Membres de l’équipe pédagogique

 

EMJMD QEM Coordination and Partner Universities contacts:

  • Coordination Office

Email: qemapp @ univ-paris1.fr;  Phone. +33 1 44 07 76 68; Fax. +33 1 44 07 76 61

Mailing Address: Office B14,  Maison des Sciences Economiques, 106-112, Boulevard de L'Hôpital, 75647 Paris CEDEX 13, France

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Website: http://www.uab.es

E-mail: idea @ uab.es

  • Université catholique de Louvain

Website: https://uclouvain.be/en/

E-mail:  geraldine.carette @ uclouvain.be

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Website: http://www.pantheonsorbonne.fr/

E-mail: qem-paris @ univ-paris1.fr

  • Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

Website: http://www.unive.it

E-mail: qem-venice @ unive.it

  • Warsaw School of Economics 

Website: https://ssl-www.sgh.waw.pl/en/

E-mail:  dkrysi @ sgh.waw.pl

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Programme

Course of Study

Courses are taught in English and are structured according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) with 120 credits for the two years.

First Year: Foundation courses (60 credits)

First semester in a partner University (30 credits) and the second semester in another partner University (30 credits):

56 ECTS Credits of Scientific Courses: 7 x 7 Credits mandatory + 7 Credits elective

The first year is focused on building a solid foundation in Economics and quantitative methods, thus there are seven mandatory courses and each are awarded 7 ECTS credits (7 x 7). Four of these mandatory courses are taken during the first semester and three are taken during the second semester. The remaining 7 ECTS are allocated to elective courses (which vary by institution, see below).

4 ECTS Credits of Foreign Language Courses: 2 x 2 Credits mandatory

Each semester, students take courses in French, German, Italian or Spanish as a foreign language. These courses are mandatory and 2 ECTS credits are awarded for these courses, which correspond to approximately 50 hours of language classes and cultural excursion. These courses are graded either pass or fail.

List of Courses

First Semester: 30 ECTS Credits

  • Microeconomics 1 (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Macroeconomics 1  (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Optimization (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Probability and Statistics (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Foreign Language Course in French, German, Italian or Spanish (2 ECTS credits, mandatory)

Second Semester: 30 ECTS Credits

  • Microeconomics 2 (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Macroeconomics 2 (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Econometrics (7 ECTS credits, mandatory)  
  • Foreign Language Course in French, German, Italian or Spanish (2 ECTS credits, mandatory)
  • Elective courses, see the following links for lists of the range of electives available at each partner university: Barcelona, Paris, Venice, Louvain-la-Neuve  and  Warsaw (7 ECTS credits)

In each semester, students may elect to attend tutorials in Economics and Mathematics without grade or accumulating any ECTS credits. In addition, students have access to a computer laboratory with tutorship organised as necessary.

Second Year (Semester 3 and Semester 4): Specialization (60 credits):

  • Specialization courses (40 credits): in the major university (chosen among the five partners of the consortium, according to the student’s specialization)
  • Master dissertation (20 credits): research project or internship report prepared under the joint supervision of the major university and one of the four others.

Members of the teaching team

The teaching team are from five full partners' higher education institutions involved in the EMJMD QEM Consortium as full Partners. These full partner instiutions are:

 

Furthermore, there are 16 Associated Partners who act as complementary members of the EMJMD QEM Consortium and provide diversity to the Consortium regarding geographical origins, organizations' types, etc.

Academic Associated Partners:

Ten of these Associated Partners are academic institutions with a solid scientific and research background in economics and related disciplines:

Paris School of Economics (France), ESCP Europe (France), Sciences Po (France), University of Queensland (Australia), École Polytechnique de Tunisie (Tunisia), American University in Cairo (Egypt), University of Tokyo (Japan), University of Zhejiang (China), Hanoi Water Resources University (Vietnam), and Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brasil).

Non-Academic Associated Partners:

Six of the Associated Partners are public and private companies that aid in the administration of the Consortium:

CIC Banque, ABN Amro Bank NV, Banque de France, Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research, Saletelligence and Axa Group.

 

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Admission

Conditions d'accès

General Requirements:

The selection of candidates is based on common admission criteria that rely on academic excellence. They must have a recognized Bachelor in Economics or an equivalent degree (three years, 180 credits) in line with national legislation. In any case, a basic training in quantitative methods is required. The applicants must have performed well above average during their undergraduate studies, have good knowledge of English certified by a TOEFL or IELTS by a score of 213 (TOEFL, computer-based) or 6.0 (IELTS).

Academic assessment is done by experts from the field, on defined criteria and under exclusion of any conflict of interests. The Committee will classify candidates pursuant to the following criteria, chosen to select the best-suited candidates: academic record, relevant academic background in quantitative methods, motivation of the candidate, recommendations, work experience, internships, research paper, and social competence.

NB: Application to the programme is possible even if the candidate has not yet realized the studies required by the date of application submission. However, the applicant must have completed the appropriate degree level before the cohort starting date that is the first September of the starting year of the cohort.

Admission to the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) QEM programme requires an English-language test certificate such as TOEFL (Minimum score required: 76 for IBT, 230 for Computer based, 550 for papaer based)  or IELTS (Minimum score required: 6.0) or Cambridge  Examination (Minimum score required: C). Applicants coming from an English-speaking country or having a sufficient degree taught in English are waived from this requirement. 

 

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