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The EDCBA Masters comprises three semesters (18 months): two semesters of course work and one semester in professional placement. Courses are taught by worldwide-recognized professors and a permanent link is made with real economic issues. A number of institutional partners and firms are associated with the programme.

In order to prepare students as well as possible, the teaching team includes interventions by professionals, an internship of six months must be completed by each student, and “capstone projects” are supervised by academic and professional tutors around practical cases sponsored by firms or by partner organisations.

The courses are given on the Campus Jourdan of the Paris School of Economics, in the South of Paris.

A multidisciplinary approach is at the heart of EDCBA curriculum

> Economics: evaluating a project (or any asset), including externalities, and understanding its contribution to value creation in an environment dominated by high uncertainty;

> Finance: structuring the financial resources, mobilizing the adequate instruments (equity, debt, hybrid) on the basis of sophisticated valuation and modeling techniques;

> Management identifying the potential implementation issues and using change the relevant management techniques (organizational analysis, sociology).


Core Curriculum

  • Cost Benefit Analysis - 3 credits, 18 hours lectures, 16,5 hours Tutorials - F. Henriet & H. Ollivier
  • Econometrics and Data Analysis - 3 credits, 24 hours - A. Secchi
  • Industrial Organization & Regulation - 3 credits, 24 hours - F. Bloch, E. Chong, AY Billon
  • Risk and uncertainty - 2 credits, 16 hours - C. Bobtcheff
  • Innovation & Intangible Asset Evaluation - 2 credits, 16 hours - N. Sinclair Desgagné
  • Macroeconomics - 2 credits, 18 hours - P. Artus
  • Investment Decision - 3 credits, 24 hours - I. Delarbre, C. Gallery
  • Organizational & Managerial Practices - 2 credits, 16 hours - H. Bovais
  • Project Finance & Corporate Finance - 2 credits, 16 hours - T. Cuingnet
  • Structured finance - 2 credits, 16 hours - H. Philippe

Field Courses
Digital transformation

  • Platform Economics - 2,5 credits, 20 hours - J. Beuve
  • Data analytics - 2 credits, 15 hours - M-A Diaye
  • Disruptive Business Models - 2 credits, 15 hours - H-P Rousseau

Energy and Ecological Transition

  • Sustainable development and climate change economics - 2.5 credits, 24h - F. Lecocq & K. Schubert
  • Energy economics - 2 credits, 15 hours - F. Chiappini, C. Staropoli
  • Water, sanitation and waste management economics - 2 credits, 15 hours - M. Fodha and invited professors

Healthcare in Ageing Societies

  • Health Economics - 2.5 credits, 20 hours - L. Rochaix
  • Aging and health - 2 credits, 15 hours - B. Rapoport
  • Regulation in healthcare - 2 credits, 15 hours - D. Herrera

Smart cities

  • Transport Economics - 2 credits, 15 hours - N. Coulombel
  • Urban Economics - 2.5 credits, 20 hours - L. Gobillon & C. Hemet
  • Housing and Real Estate - 2 credits, 15 hours - I. Nappi-Choulet

Capstone Projects
72 hours taught by staff and guest lecturers with extensive experience in industry. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts how to manage and deliver a consultancy mandate. Each project is advised by a member of MSc EDCBA faculty.


6-month internship program - internship and internship thesis
A dedicated Career Center helps students finding a valuable internship program with the help of the Master’s Sponsors, as well as making informed decisions about career goals and find opportunities related to their professional objectives.

>>> Download the EDCBA Course Booklet 2019-2020


03/09/2018: Welcome session, ENEDIS Smart City visit -

07/11/2018: Forum Trium, Organized by students of ENSTA, ENPC, MINES, ENSAE -

19/11/2018: Seminar Socio Economic Evaluation, Emile Quinet, ENPC

27/11/2018: PSE Master’s student job forum, Organized by PSE

28/11/2018: Seminar Economic theory and Cost-benefit analysis : connections, nature and limits, Roger Guesnerie, PSE

17/12/2018: Webinar Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF - Training program manager - Cédric van Riel, SIF

Week of 17/12/2018: Christmas drink

29/01/2019: Seminar CBA as part of the Public Investment Management Systems: experience in Latin American countries, Anne-Laure Mascle-Allemand, consultant

April 2019: Visit of a Renault Factory (part of the Investment Decision course) with Isabelle Delarbre, TIVOLY Group

Week of 27/06/2019: Summer Drink

02/09/2019: Welcome session, ENEDIS Smart City visit -

17/09/2019: team building – Escape Game

28/11/2019: PSE Master’s student job forum, organized by PSE

Seminars: Professionals are invited to present projects they have worked on. This is a way of giving an insight to the students on what to expect and network with several organizations.

24/09/2019: Gaston Grosjean, New Services and mobility Team Leader – Research Department, Renault

14/10/2019: Olivier Frémond, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships and development specialist

15/10/2019: Olivier Frémond, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships and development specialist

21/10/2019: Xavier Miraillès, Government Relations Manager et Fanny Brûlebois, Directrice Affaires Publiques, France & Benelux, Li.Me

22/10/2019: Anne-Laure Mascle-Allemand, CBA consultant

24/10/2019: Olivier Frémond, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships and development specialist

04/11/2019: Olivier Frémond, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships and development specialist

28/11/2019: To be confirmed

05/12/2019: Benoit de Saint Sernin, Public Affairs Manager at ESSO S.A.F. and Gildas Guillosseau, EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL France.

18/12/2019: Julie Ansidei, Head of Strategy and Sustainable Finance, Direction of Regulation and International Affairs, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF)