Master in Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy
In today's increasingly global economy, metropolitan areas are centers of economic competition and growth. The distribution of capital, knowledge, labor pools, and infrastructure across geographical space play a major role in a metropolitan area's economic development and prosperity.
Many 21st century cities are currently being transformed in order to embrace new challenges regarding technological, urban and mobility. In order to do this, many cities will need to implement an effective, sustainable and tailor-made economic strategy. Some of the key challenges that they will need to overcome include shaping new urban patterns, preserving and enhancing their environment, and find a balance between fast-moving rates of urbanization and people’s quality of life.
This Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Master's Degree from Ecole Polytechnique offers students the opportunity to gainan in-depth understanding of new and transforming metropolitan areas and their competitive environments.
Application deadlines for an entry in September 2021 are:
- Round 1: 4th Nov 2020 to 4th Dec 2020
- Round 2: 12th Jan 2021 to 12th March 2021
- Round 3: 23rd March 2021 to 23rd April 2021
Please visit our website for full admission requirements.
Entry in Year 1 : bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, civil engineering and/or transportation studies, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur).
Entry in Year 2 : master’s degree or M1 in economics, or a French engineering degree (diplôme d'ingénieur), with a background in quantitative economics.
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The Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Program offers both general classes in economics and courses applied to urban contexts and policies in cities.
Throughout the Program, students develop strong economics skills with classes like Economics of Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, and Corporate and Social Environmental Responsibility.
They also learn to tackle urban economic issues through classes in Environmental Economics and Politics in Cities, Real Estate, Traffic and Transportation Systems, and Local Development Economics, among others.
Internships and Project
The Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy Program emphasizes hands-on, experiment-based learning by inviting you into with the worlds of research and industry.
In this context, students complete a four- to six-month internship at the end of each year of the Program, either in France or abroad.
Throughout the two years of the Program, students are also required to complete a research project. They can choose to do a research thesis, or work on a real-world case study called the “Capstone Project”, which is done in collaboration with the city of Paris.
The cost of this course is €12500 per year
Graduates of this program will earn a Master's degree in Economics for Smart Cities and Climate Policy
The Smart Cities and Urban Policy Program is tailored towards students who wish to pursue careers as executives or economic advisors within modern public or private institutions. The Program provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed in their chosen career. A number of different career paths are available after the degree:
- Managerial positions in various industries, such as transportation, energy, environment, commercial real estate, urban and infrastructure management, and services
- Economic advisory positions in local, regional, governmental and international institutions
- Consultancy positions, making the most of the invaluable market knowledge gained from the Program
About this institute
École Polytechnique: A Tradition of Scientific Excellence
Located just 20 minutes from Paris the École Polytechnique, is the most prestigious engineering Grande Ecole in France. The university is supported by the state and has been operating since it was founded in 1794. The École educates the nation's scientific,...
Why study at Ecole Polytechnique
École Polytechnique is a leading French institute that combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. The school produces socially responsible professionals who excel in leading complex and innovative projects which address current and future challenges facing our society.
École Polytechnique, also known as l'X, is an historic institution. Founded in 1794, it holds a leading role in the French academic tradition – Poincaré, Ampère, Schwartz and Fresnel are just a few of the prestigious scientists to have studied here. Three French presidents, three Nobel Prizes (including Jean Tirole in 2014), one Fields Medalist and many illustrious CEOs like Citroën or Schlumberger, also walked the halls. However, no need to time travel to find proof of our academic excellence: our Alumni, researchers and professors receive prestigious awards and distinctions years after years.
Academic rankings demonstrate the competitiveness of École Polytechnique in France and abroad. Leader of scientific and technological institutes in France, l'X was also ranked 13th best European University in the QS university ranking 2015/16 thanks to our emphasis on innovative teaching methods and our continued presence at the forefront of French research. Our renowned Alumni, including numerous current CEOs of French and international companies, visit frequently and you will reap the benefits of having them share their knowledge in special seminars and conferences.
As part of our commitment to innovation, l'X has been the pioneer of MOOCs and e-learning in France, with several courses available on various platforms including Coursera and more under development.
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