Internationale / International Economic Policy
(PEI) is a two years programme in international
economics which also covers appropriate political
and legal dimensions. As one of Sciences Po Master
of International Affairs section, it gives students
the tools required for a career in international
firms, as well as in the public sector and in
The main career
- Private sector organizations
(banks, firms, etc.) involved in international
trade and investment.
- International institutions
(World Bank, IMF, WTO, etc.). It is important
to stress that Research
Masters (leading to a PhD) is the most
natural way to get a job in these institutions.
However, the PEI cursus of the Master of International
Affairs combined with a significant professional
experience (roughly 5 years) can give access
to such institutions.
- National public sector
: Ministries of Economics, Trade, Development
or Foreign Affairs, Central Banks, Development
- Non-Governmental Organizations,
especially those focusing on development and
that the PEI programme does not allow to undertake
a PhD in France (a Research Master is a prerequisite).
of study includes four semesters:
first semester is dedicated to the acquisition/deepening
of the main notions and toolkits in international
economics, i.e. in international finance, international
trade, economic development and economic integration.
In addition, the compulsory programme includes
a (basic) course in statistics and a course from
second semester focuses on firm issues
and public policy concerns. Students will do analytical
works in order to use the economic tools reviewed
during the first semester. The wide choice of
courses enables students to focus on specific
topics. The programme also includes other International
third semester is devoted to an internship,
workshop or a
semester in a foreign university.
last semester is a semester of specialization
on issues chosen by the students. It includes
workshops and analytical work.
It is required
to attend a language
class during each semester (with the exception
of the third semester).
international practices developed by International
Affairs and Public Policy Schools. Lectures are
taught in French and in English. In addition to
compulsory courses inherent to the PEI programme,
there is a huge variety of elective courses, including
courses available in the "Economics"
department of Sciences Po's Research Master in
International Relations – especially regional
economic courses (North America, India, China,
Middle East, Africa). Academic choices are crucial
regarding individual professional project building.
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For selected students, there
is opportunity of being enrolled in a double degree
- Freie Universität Berlin
– FUB (Germany)
- Columbia School of International
and Public Affairs – SIPA (United States)
- London School of Economics
– LSE (United Kingdom)
- Université de Saint-Gall
– USG (Switzerland)
- Moscow State University of
International Relations – MGIMO (Russia)
- Università Bocconi – UB (Italy)
profiles are highly diversified, from economists
willing to increase their economic skills associated
to a rigorous international dimension, to lawyers,
scientists, political and international relation
experts, etc. willing to add to their intellectual
background a wide knowledge in international economic
students who succeeded undergraduate programme
in economics may apply. Students coming to Sciences
Po within the context of this Master have already
attended economic courses. All must be able to
demonstrate strong motivation for a career related
to international economic relations.
of the programme are French and English (fluency
is required for both).
Head of Programme, Master of International Affairs
Nsingui-Barros (2006-2008 )
- Jacques de Champchesnel
Scientific Head of Programme
- Patrick A. Messerlin,
Professor at Sciences Po, Director of Groupe
d’Economie Mondiale (GEM)
- Pierre Boulanger,
Research Fellow at GEM, Sciences Po.