First year


A core curriculum is delivered, including courses in Mathematics, Optimization, Theory of Probability, Statistics, Computer Skills, Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Modeling, Applied Economics and Communicational Skills.

The first year ends with a 4-week internship minimum.

  • Special training for students with Economics background (1A ECO)

Courses mainly consist of mathematics. The Algebra course provides the matrix algebra and bilinear algebra necessary for econometrics and data analysis. The Analysis course deals with supplements of analysis necessary for probability and optimisation. The Differential Calculus course provides the essential tools used in economics and optimization. Another course provides the students with the basics of measure theory.

  • Special training for students with Mathematics background (1A MATH)

These students have to follow both mathematics and introduction to economics courses. Some aspects of mathematics not taught in “classes préparatoires” are added in order to complete the student’s training, such as Functional and Convex Analysis. There is also a course devoted to the Mathematical Foundations of Probabilities.

Students follow an Introduction to Economics course presenting the main concepts and the accounting side of economic analysis, and are required to write dissertations on descriptive economics.

Courses

Semester 1

Courses Lecture (hours) Tutorials (hours) ECTS (Units)
UE1-01E – Elements of Mathematics (1A-ECO) 17
Linear Algebra 30 24 5
Analysis 36 30 6
Differential and Integral Calculus 15 15 3
Measure Theory 18 15 3
UE1-01M – Advanced Mathematics (1A-MATH) 9
Functional and Convex Analysis 30 27 5
Mathematical Fundations of Probability Theory 21 21 4
UE1-02M – Introduction to Economics (1A-MATH) 8
Social and Economic History 18 0 1,5
Introduction to Economics 18 0 1,5
Economics Paper 1,5 0 2
Readings in Economics 1,5 18 2
Introduction to Social Sciences 12 0 1
UE1-03TC – Core courses : Economie et Société 3
Economics of Banking and Financial Markets 12 0 2
Introductory Lectures on Contemporary Societal Issues 10 0 1
UE1-04TC – Tools for Probability and Statistics 4
Introduction to Computer Science (1A-Eco) 12 18 3
Algorithms and programming / Python (1A-Math) 0 24 3
Univariate Descriptive Statistics with SAS 3 6 1
UE1-05TC – Foreign Languages and Sport 6
Foreign language (English) 1h30 or 3h/week 3
Foreign language (Other Language) 1h30 or 2h/week 2
Sport 1 session/week 1
Double- degree program ENSAE-HEC
Linear Algebra 24 4
Analysis 33 5
Differential and Integral Calculus 15 15 4
Measure Theory 18 15 3

Semester 2

Matière Lecture (hours) Tutorials (hours) ECTS (Units)
UE1-06TC – Applied Mathematics 12
Numerical Methods and Applications 15 12 2
Introduction to statistics 18 18 3
Optimisation 21 18 3
Probability Theory 30 30 4
UE1-07TC – Introduction to Economics 5
Introduction to Macroeconomics 24 28 2,5
Introduction to Microeconomics 24 24 2,5
UE1-08TC – Projects and opening courses 5
Introduction to Ethics and Data Law 12 1
Programming Project (except double degree, see below) 0 0 1,5
Statistical Physics for Social Sciences 12 9 1,5
History of Economic Analysis (1A-Math) 18 0 1
Databases Initiation (1A-Eco) 6 12 1
LaTeX (optionnal) 0 6 0
UE1-09TC – Foreign Languages and Sport 6
Foreign language (English) 1h30 or 3h/week 3
Foreign language (Other Language) 1h30 or 2h/week 2
Sport 1 session/week 1
UE1-10TC – Interpersonal Skills 2
Interpersonal Skills (1st unit) 9 1
Interpersonal Skills (2nd unit) 9 1
Double degree ENSAE-HEC
Introduction to Computer Science (1A-HEC) 15 15 1,5

This state-controlled program is also accredited by the French Commission des titres d’ingénieur