An international outlook

An international outlook is key to understanding and analysing today’s global economy. To equip students for careers that will involve working abroad or with international partners, the Saint-Étienne School of Economics (SE²) offers courses taught in English from Year 1 of the Bachelor as well as a range of possibilities for studying abroad.

A strong international focus

Through our partnerships with the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC), the École Polytechnique in Quito and a range of European universities through Erasmus+, all our master’s programmes are recognised internationally. The quality and reputation of the research carried out by the School’s lecturers and researchers adds to our high profile.

We aim to increase inbound and outbound student mobility and to develop Erasmus agreements targeting universities that are members of the ARQUS Alliance with which we already have research links. We are also looking to develop an Erasmus Mundus master’s programme in conjunction with Barcelona University, Utrecht University and Bordeaux University. These partnerships could also take the form of summer schools.

(According to the Agence Erasmus+, 64% of employers think that experience of studying abroad adds significant value in terms of recruitment, and 64% of graduates with experience of studying abroad said they were given greater responsibilities in the workplace.)

Bachelor: an international track proposed from Year 1

→ International track
> The same as the standard economics programme, but with 50% of first-year classes and 75% of second-year classes taught in English.
> One or two terms in the third year are spent studying abroad.
> Selective access via Parcoursup (French university admissions system), eCandidat or Campus France (international students): 25 places.

→ It is also possible to spend some time studying abroad either during the standard bachelor’s programme or in the form of a sabbatical year.

→ English language certifications (covered by the School in certain circumstances).

Master: a truly international programme

→ Double degree with the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQAC) for the Master of Data Science and Innovation Management.

Master of Political Engineering, taught exclusively in English over the two years.

Arnaud Deygas, master’s degree :
"After leaving high school, where I had taken special options in economics and social science, I chose the economics course at Saint-Étienne. I was lucky to have the opportunity to validate my degree in Scotland (Erasmus). It’s a real asset today in my role as Salesforce Consultant, in which I need to be responsive, curious and speak fluent English on a daily basis."