First Year of Graduated Studies:
The first year of Graduate Studies (Diplôme Universitaire), MMEF - Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance, is a one-year, full-time, international programme taught in English. The courses correspond to courses taught in the first year of Graduate Studies, which in the Bologna European Academic System is the first year M1 of the Masters. The courses derive from already existing courses of the university, together with intensive courses in French.
The degree is devoted to the training of students in the use of mathematical models in economics and finance: mathematical economics, strategic analysis, decision theory, stochastic models, mathematical finance and optimization models. The training is built around a large spectrum of courses, which aim to give the knowledge for the modeling of economic and financial problems, for the mathematical formalization and the tools for the numerical solutions. The new models in finance, economics and decision theory need a coherent training in these fields.
Around 50 students are welcomed each year. Admission is made on the basis of academic excellence and it is mandatory for applicants to have fluent written and spoken English and a recognized Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS credits in the Bologna system), but not necessarily in economics, Finance or Mathematics. Mathematical aptitude and work experience can be helpful.
Continuation to the QEM Erasmus Mundus Master:
After the first year of the MMEF Degree, successful students who wants to get a Masters Degree, may apply to:
- the QEM1, the first year (QEM1) of The Erasmus Mundus Master course, QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics; or
- the accelerated track that corresponds to a combination of the Summer Semester and second year of the QEM (QEM2).
After having successfully completed the QEM programme, the students may enter one of the PhD Programmes involved with the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. See below for the continuation of studies within the university.
The competition for the QEM is very high. Only 30% of students who have attended the MMEF programme were accepted in the QEM Erasmus Mundus Master on the basis of academic excellence.
Our past experience with previous MMEF students attending the QEM, show that the intensive courses in math with applications to Economics and Finance allows for successful students in the QEM.
Students that are selected for the accelerated track have the possibility of spending the Summer Semester in one of the following QEM Partner Universities: Universität Bielefeld, Université catholique de Louvain, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne or Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
Current Academic Year 2013-14
- Fall is CLOSED
- Spring is CLOSED
- Summer is 1 June 2014
Coming Academic Year 2014-15 (NOW OPEN)
- Fall is 5 September 2014
- Spring is 30 November 2014
- Summer is 1 June 2015
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