The Master in Economic Affairs (MEA) is a fulltime degree taught in English, designed for international and French university graduates. The program provides students with an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of key economic issues in international affairs and an in-depth knowledge of practical European and international business skills and practices. Course content focuses on specific European and international trade and financial policies and business transactions using analytical tools from economics, political science, management, business and law.
The program provides companies with managers ready to deal with intercultural management and international trade situations. The MEA is ideal for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of international affairs theory and practice, those who aspire to a career in the international arena, those who wish to add an international dimension to their educational background, those who want to take part in a multicultural experience in a culturally rich and dynamic environment, those who desire to strengthen their proficiency in English and acquire basic language skills in French.
September to November: Students register for a three-month program (DU: university diploma), specifically designed for the MEA foreign students who do not speak French. The DU program offers intensive elementary-level language courses in French, intermediate-to-advanced level language courses in English, remedial courses in international economics, a business trip and access to cultural and intercultural activities and events.
December to June: Courses for the MEA start in December.
Semester 1: (30 ECTS - 300 hours)
Semester 2: (30 ECTS - 210 hours)
The program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the international business and trade areas:
The aim of the MBA is to develop knowledge of business and management to an advanced level. The program includes a strong focus on finance. It is taught entirely in English by visiting European and international professors and professionals as well as faculty staff.
Various teaching and assessment methods are used. During the seminars there are course-work based assessments such as exercises, case studies and group projects, as well as tests and a final report on the internship completed in the second semester.
The program prepares students for executive positions in company headquarters or subsidiaries.
The Joint Master in Global Economic Governance and Public Affairs takes place in Rome, Berlin and Nice. The programme is focused on how to assess, manage and enhance private and public institutions’ governance with a wide range of economic and digital intelligence tools.
The Master is offered by CIFE in cooperation with the LUISS School of Government in Rome.
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The programme starts in Rome (October to December). Courses will give an introduction to Global Governance, focusing on the context and challenges of economic governance and policy in the 21st century.
The Master continues in Berlin (January to March). Teaching will be concentrating on new forms of transnational and interregional governance as a way forward towards Sustainable Development in the context of major climate and demographic changes.
Studying in Berlin, one of the most dynamic and inspiring cities of the 21st Century, helps students to analyse how institutions, corporations, foundations and research centers are preparing the transition towards climate and demographic changes through innovative economic, social and environmental initiatives. Courses will discuss topics such as energy transition and sustainable finance. Case studies will review public-private partnership and innovative governance to ensure sustainable development.
Courses conclude in Nice (April to June). A special focus will be laid on Policy Intelligence, inciting participants to investigate how far the digital society enables transforming economic data into policy knowledge. As part of their academic requirements, students will complete a final master thesis.
Overview of the teaching Modules :
Learn the context and challenges of economic governance and policy in the 21st century while attending the following courses:
- Democracy and Global Governance: conceptual and methodological issues
- Global politics: power shifts in an age of globalization
- Statistics for international public affairs
- The political economy of the Eurocrisis
Study new forms of transnational and interregional governance as a way forward towards sustainable development in the context of major climate and demographic changes by completing the following courses :
- Transnational Innovation
- Global and Local Regulation
- Interregional innovation
- Investigate how far the digital society enables transforming economic data into policy knowledge by studying:
- Economic Indicators
- Global Risk Management
- Applied Research Methodology, case studies, simulation exercises and skills workshops
Throughout the whole curriculum in Rome, Berlin and Nice, students will participate in networking meetings with national and international government officials, private sector representatives and leading academics, organised by LUISS School of Government in Rome and by CIFE in Berlin and Nice.
Graduates receive two certifications from the CIFE along with a diploma from the LUISS School of Government, granting altogether 60 ECTS at Master level:
Candidates must submit an online registration dossier to the LUISS secretariat at:
The Application deadline is 30 June 2018.