A program to train future leaders and academics in economics and management to a high level of expertise in the intersection between applied economics, management, behavioral tools, and digital technologies.

A highly specialized and interdisciplinary Master’s degree program, in complete connection with applied research in behavioral economics, developed at the UBFC.

  • Develop the skills to evaluate research findings and to relate them to practical applications and solutions.
  • Be able to identify and mobilize the relevant tools in an organizational and/or operational context.
  • Be able to identify and understand the data required and approaches necessary to uncover and support behavioral solutions to a problem.

Program description

The BDEEM Master’s program is a consecutive four-semester International Specialized Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree program taught in English.

It offers students a unique and future-oriented program structure in France with a specific behavioral and digital orientation.

This master is taught by scientists and researchers teaching modules in complete connection with their own research in the field: all researchers in behavioral economics, information and communication technologies (ICT) and information systems (IS), as well as management from the University of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (UBFC). They are currently working in the CRESE research department at the University of Franche-Comté (UFC) and CREGO research department and the IAE (business department) at the University of Burgundy (UB).

The master collaborates with corporate partners applying behavioral and digital tools in management. It also offers students the possibility of a semester abroad with distinguished foreign universities.

Curriculum

Semesters 1 and 2 (at the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon) integrate main elements of economics, competition policy, public policy, an industrial organization with a focus on the contribution of behavioral economics. They include studies in:

  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Public policy
  • Economics and finance
  • Game theory

Semesters 3 and 4 (at IAE Dijon) integrate main tools and theories in management with a particular focus on Consumer psychology and Business Intelligence, taking into account the impact of behavior in decision-making.

During their 2nd and 4th semester, students are required to participate in internships and write their master’s thesis (written individually under a researcher’s supervision) about a relevant topic in one of the participating research departments.

All course formats are highly interactive and will be partly conducted as so-called «project courses» in collaboration with companies.

Some courses will mainly be conducted using experimental economics games and infrastructures by researchers of the team.

The pedagogical approach emphasizes connections with the corporate world (courses taught by professionals, mandatory works placement, consulting projects, etc.)

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Future career prospects

The BDEEM Master provides its graduates with various career perspectives in management, as well as in all industries extensively using digital technologies and in need of behavioral tools but also in academia.

It allows students to benefit from an internship placement support, a mentoring program, and numerous services support.

The graduates will act in jobs such as global strategists, analysts in counseling companies, chiefs in marketing services, management consultants, government officials, economists in banks and financial organizations, human resources managers, etc. They can also do a Ph.D. in Economics or in Applied Economics and Management.

Entry requirements

The main goal is to attract highly talented and ambitious French students from UBFC, as well as students from all over the world with a background in science, business, social sciences, economics, finance, political science, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, computer science or other integrated programs. The Master will benefit from international agreements with foreign universities of the UFC and the UB-IAE.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or License (180 ECTS) in science (mathematics, computer science, engineering, statistics, and data analysis, etc.), in economics and management, or other human sciences.

The application file must have:

  • A detailed CV.
  • Diplomas with individual marks in different studied courses.
  • A cover letter and possibly a recommendation letter.

Candidates for whom English is not their mother tongue must have a good level in written and oral English (courses and exams are in English).

Such a document is not necessary for candidates for whom English is their mother tongue, or who have validated a minimum of one semester in English during their Bachelor of Science. However, in both cases, the candidates must absolutely mention it in their application file.

Candidates should also preferably have a basic level in French.

Several criteria will be taken into account for the selection:

  • Diplomas, grades.
  • A strong interest in the sector adds value to your file. This interest can be shown by experience in this field (internship, project, and experiences) and/or explained in the cover letter. This will be even more important if you are planning to take your studies back or change your field of study.
  • The professional project.

They might be invited to an interview with the heads of the Master.

Application procedure

For all candidates

apply via eCandidate

  • Opening date: 14th February 2019
  • Deadline: 21st June 2019

Important: Candidates who have the nationality of countries OUTSIDE the European Union, European Economic Area and Swiss Confederation AND who live in one of the following countries with a Campus France office:

Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Guinea (Guinea-Conakry), Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Syria, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Vietnam.

If you receive an official notification of acceptance you must create an account on your country of residence’s Campus France website and complete their files from the tab «Je suis accepté» or «I am accepted» and apply for a visa.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 9, 2019
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243 EUR
243€ for tuition fees, and 91€ for student life contribution
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