After the bachelor’s programme

What next after the Bachelor of Economics ?

The Bachelor of Economics offered by the Saint-Étienne School of Economics paves the way for further study on a master’s programme. Students graduating with a master’s degree or a PhD can expect to work in senior positions in national and international, public and private organisations (senior management, heads of department, project managers, heads of mission, etc.).

Further study after the bachelor

The Bachelor of Economics prepares you for further study in: 
- top economics programmes in France or abroad
- depending on your Year 3 option, top management, political science or data science programmes in France or abroad
- the Masters programmes taught at the Saint-Étienne School of Economics related to the fields explored by the GATE CNRS research unit. These programmes focus on public and private decision support systems and more specifically on innovation, local and regional development, ecological transition, and collective decision-making in sectors such as health, social services, education, etc.

Economics (specialised master’s programmes)

The Bachelor of Economics offered by SE² is an ideal preparation for any Master of Economics course in France or abroad. You can go on to specialise in areas not covered by the master’s programmes offered at SE², or apply to a highly specialised master’s programme in fields such as:

  • Money, banking, finance, insurance
  • Econometrics, statistics
  • Applied economics
  • Development economics
  • Economics of law
  • Corporate and market economics
  • Economics of organisations
  • International economics
  • The social economy
  • Economics and public management
  • Labour economics and human resources
  • Environmental, energy and transport economics
  • Economics of health
  • Industrial economics and networks

Management (Business schools and specialised master’s programmes)

Mainly applicable to jobs in the private sector (banks, large companies, consulting firms).

Banking, finance and insurance

  • Credit analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Actuary
  • External auditor
  • Risk analyst

Business and marketing

  • Market researcher
  • Business analyst
  • E-commerce manager
  • CRM project manager
  • Sales director
  • Property developer

Political Science (Institutes of Political Studies, specialised master’s programmes)

Mainly applicable to jobs in the public and para public sectors (civil service, local or regional authorities, public health, international organisations), NGOs and media organisations.

Social sector

  • Social policies officer
  • Network, services or career guidance coordinator (healthcare access, older people requiring domestic assistance, people entering or re-entering the job market)
  • Humanitarian aid worker


  • National parks manager
  • Town planner
  • Sustainable development manager
  • CSR consultant


  • Public policies consultant
  • Parliamentary assistant
  • Lobbyist 

Journalism and communication

  • Economics journalist
  • Corporate journalist
  • External relations officer

Data and statistics (applied statistics schools, specialised master’s programmes)

Applicable to private and public sector jobs (mainly large companies, consulting firms, the civil service, international organisations).


  • Statistician
  • Data analyst
  • Chief data officer


  • Big data architect
  • Database administrator
  • Open data manager
  • Data protection officer
  • SOC (security operation centre) analyst