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The SIA program is entirely taught in English. It offers a solid theoretical training delivered by leading researchers and professionals while being distinctly oriented towards the professional development of students through the completion of a Capstone Project and a mandatory 4-month internship.

The objective of the master’s program is to provide a solid general training on project evaluation methodologies and cost-benefit analysis, applicable to any sector of activity.

From September to March: Deepen Your Knowledge

Fundamental Courses – The Multidisciplinary Approach at the Core of the SIA Program

Economics: Develop strategic actions in investment for sustainable performance applicable to rapidly growing sectors.

  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Econometrics and Data Analysis
  • Industrial Organization & Regulation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Risk and Uncertainty

Management: Identify potential issues related to project implementation and utilize relevant management techniques to resolve them (organizational analysis, sociology).

  • Investment Decision
  • Innovation & Intangible Asset Evaluation
  • Organizational & Managerial Practices

Finance: Structure financial resources, mobilize suitable instruments (equity, debt) based on sophisticated evaluation and modeling techniques.

  • Project Finance & Corporate Finance
  • Structured Finance


Advanced Courses

The field courses are mandatory because the objective is to provide students with a generalist training on project evaluation methodologies and cost-benefit analysis applicable to all sectors, rather than specializing in one particular field.

Energy and ecological transition

  • Sustainable development and climate change economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Water, sanitation and waste management economics

Digital transformation

  • Platform Economics
  • Disruptive business model
  • Data Analytics

Healthcare in aging societies

  • Health economics
  • Aging and health
  • Regulation in healthcare

Smart cities

  • Urban economics
  • Housing and Real Estate
  • Transport Economics

The Capstone Project, a Professional Mission

Conducting the Capstone Project involves 72 hours of the students’ program. It is supervised by a faculty member of the SIA master’s program and an invited professor or experienced professional from the industry sector. It represents a unique opportunity to learn how to manage and successfully carry out a consulting mission.

From March to August: An Enriching Internship

Mandatory 4-Month Internship - This internship provides an opportunity to apply the lessons learned throughout the academic year. You will be supported in the internship search by the teaching and administrative team of the MSc SIA.

Program Director

Carine Staropoli is an economics professor at the Paris School of Economics, associate professor at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne university, and co-director of the SIA master’s program.