Do a Bachelor’s degree in Economics

Do a Bachelor’s degree in Economics
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Why study economics at university?

Reputed to be demanding in mathematics, this Bachelor’s degree is nonetheless generalist in economics, with an opening to other social sciences. It is therefore important tohave a certain level of general knowledge, a good spirit of synthesis and analysis.

The purpose of the Economics License is to train future economists graduating from a general baccalaureate in the whole field of economics, management, accounting, administration of companies or institutions, and human resources.

The specialties of the Bac which could still give a good boost to apprehend the 1st year of License are:

- Mathematics specialty

- the SES specialty (economic and social sciences)

- the HGGSP specialty (history-geography, geopolitics and political science)

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What subjects are on the Economics License program?

You will study for 2 years how an economy works (macroeconomics) and the behavior of economic actors (microeconomics)as well as contemporary economic problems. The acquisition of the tools of the economist (mathematics, statistics, computer science) is an important part of the training. The living languages also hold a prominent place.

You will be able choose in the 3rd year among several courses (specializations) depending on your professional project and your host university: international economics; Political economics ; human ressources ; accounting-control-audit (CCA); finances; business and market economics, applied economics, etc.

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

- Economics-Law course, to acquire the knowledge and skills of lawyers in addition to teaching in economics. Equipped with this dual skill, students can aspire to further studies in Masters in law and economics and to various professional opportunities.

- Economics and Philosophy course which offers training in the fundamental subjects of economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, public economics and regulation, mathematics and statistics, etc.) and in the fundamental elements of philosophy (history of philosophy, moral and political philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology and history of science…).

- Economics – Geography and Planning course, a selective and demanding course, rooted in the social sciences and which provides for a semester abroad in the first semester of L3.

Opportunities: what to do after the Bachelor’s degree in Economics?

This License opens, among other things, on the Masters in economics, economics and econometrics, social and solidarity economy, human resources, audit, marketing. Many universities offer this type of course, at Bac+5 level.

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

Another possibility, apply in the first or second year ofbusiness schools in parallel admissions. Not to forget, the specialized schools (taxes, customs, national institute of statistics and economic studies, journalism, etc.).

Finally, you candirectly enter the job marketespecially if you have the dual economics/maths profile which is highly sought after by banks and insurance companies in particular.

And if you continue to Master and/or Doctorate?

If you pursue a Master’s and Doctorate, the sectors of activity are broader: banking (market operator, wealth manager, etc.), insurance, finance, HR, marketing, consulting and other services (economic journalist, accountancy…), industry and commerce (sales promotion manager, treasurer…), education (professor of economic and social sciences after a master’s degree, researcher after a doctorate…) or even the State (responsible for economic development and social affairs, head of the budget department, etc.).

Are you cut out for university studies?
Take the test to find out!

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