Official master's degree in Management, Organization and Business Economics

A full-time research programme offering advanced training in the field of business research with an international projection and organised jointly by three universities

Content Official Master's Degree in Management, Organization and Business Economics

Ideal student profile

This programme aims to train advanced students to carry out research and analysis in the field of business economics. The programme therefore sets out a student profile that is considered suitable for this purpose. Applicants must have qualities based on three aspects: abilities, knowledge and interests. These are detailed further, below:

Recommended Abilities

  • The ability to analyse phenomena in an abstract way.
  • The ability to solve and draw conclusions from quantitative problems.
  • The ability to review, critique and synthesise analyses, essays and articles on economic phenomena.
  • The ability to distinguish, relate and order concepts.
  • The ability to organize work time, obtain learning results and communicate orally or in writing.
  • The ability to collaborate in English-language multidisciplinary and multicultural teams with short-term goals.
  • The ability to adapt to new situations and new ways of working and studying.

Recommended Prior Knowledge

  • General understanding of business organisation and management.
  • Calculation and optimisation.
  • Statistics and notions of econometrics.
  • Level B2.1 in English (as established by the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Interests

  • An interest in developing an analysis of companies from a conceptual and formal point of view in order to improve understanding.
  • An interest in understanding and improving the management of organisations, taking into account the various concerns that may be at stake.
  • An interest in understanding measures implemented by regulators to order markets, to promote certain business practices or to restrict others.
  • An interest in knowing and understanding interrelationships between and among financial phenomena, business decisions, and the organisation and structure of markets.

Basic skills

  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialised and non-specialised audiences.

Specific skills

  • Make use of quantitative documentary sources that are significant for the economic analysis of organisations from a critical perspective.
  • Analyse and summarise large amounts of complex quantitative and qualitative information using statistical, econometric and mathematical programming techniques.
  • Understand qualitative models of the firm and interpret their results.
  • Recognise the problems associated with the comparability of different organisational situations in empirical international research.
  • Understand the application of theoretical models to real business problems.
  • Display knowledge of the economic and institutional environment in which the economic agents interact within, or through, economic organisations.
  • Analyse the behaviour and the interrelationships among the different agents interested in the company's future.
  • Understand, analyse and solve complex problems related to the efficiency of organisations on the basis of broad knowledge of advanced tools for business economic analysis.
  • Analyse business cases from a theoretical perspective with the aim of better understanding organisational behaviours.
  • Interpret the most recent theoretical debates about forms of contracting, management and administration of organisations.
  • Design organisational strategies on the basis of available theoretical concepts and empirical evidence.
  • Evaluate decisions based on efficiency and social equity criteria.
  • Draw valid conclusions for business from case studies.
  • Analyse the different practices and strategies in human resources from the perspective of economic rationality.
  • Analyse the structure and evolution of output and input markets and the optimal firm behaviour.
  • Distinguish the characteristics and relations of the different variables that condition corporate strategy.
  • Draw up proposals to foster a sustainable business activity , based on organisational performance.
  • Display knowledge of the important research topics and of current academic debate around the theme of business economics and organisational economics.
  • Use the different research methodologies, in the different areas of business economics and related fields, to construct the relational and interpretative explanations that can lead to a profound understanding of the business phenomenon.
  • Relate the contributions from different disciplines that can originate new approaches to business economics.
  • Recognise, compile and handle the appropriate documentary sources for carrying out organisational economic research.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Present research results to various audiences using the different media available.
  • Master the technical and IT tools needed to carry out applied studies.
  • Identify the relevant sources of information and their content for subsequent analysis.
  • Develop an ethical, social and environmental commitment.
  • Work in multidisciplinary international teams.
  • Develop a critical and a constructive attitude to one's work and that of others.
  • Explain and motivate the analyses, interpret the results and present all these clearly and concisely in English.
  • Leadership and decision-taking capability.
  • Propose and develop an independent original research project, interpreting the results at an advanced level.
  • Develop the ability to evaluate sex- and gender-based inequalities and design solutions