IEE’S Master in European and International Studies

  • International Trade and Export Marketing
  • AIMS AND GENERAL ORIENTATION
    This vocational course aims at training SMEs export managers, international senior managers, export zone chiefs, managers of foreign branches or subsidiaries, mainly in North America and Latin America. The degree is recognised and certified by the French Foreign Trade Advisers who participate in the selection of the students, lecture in the cycle of professional conferences and deliver a qualification certificate to the students complying with the requirements presented.

    FURTHER STUDIES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES :

    - European or American MBA (INSEAD, London School of Economics).

    - SMEs’ Export managers, international chief managers, export zone chiefs (Americas or Central and Southern Europe notably), managers of foreign branches or subsidiaries (especially in North America, Latin America and Asia).

    - Business and administrative senior managers for enterprises with a strong foreign trade activity

    - Senior managers for international trade auxiliaries (distributors, purchase agents, transporters, freight forwarders, banks, insurance-credit companies, transport, trading societies, Market study agencies counsellors in international strategies).

     

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION

    MA 1st year : level of studies : Licence/bac +3 or equivalent foreign degrees (three years of university studies) in economy, management, law, applied foreign languages, geography. Vocational diplomas in trade, marketing, management, logistics,

    MA 2nd year : level of studies : bac + 4/maîtrise or equivalent foreign degrees (four years of university studies) in the same fields as above.

    Validation of professional experience by equivalencies

    Selection : on application form (on line), written exam and oral interview with the jury  

    Number of places available : M1 : 50 - M2 : 50

     

  • The European Union and Globalisation
  • AIMS AND GENERAL ORIENTATION
    This course has a major professional aim but it integrates research students in its second year of studies.
    Its purpose is to give the students a thorough knowledge – including a critical approach – of the European construction, its history, institutions, processes and practical functioning as well as its relations with the rest of the world. The programme of studies also includes analysis of the socio-political changes generated by European integration and enhanced by globalisation, notably concerning the conception and nature of the state, public services, citizenship, democracy and its implementation, and the place and role of territories, local authorities, local government and decentralised cooperation

    FURTHER STUDIES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES :

    - High Schools (College of Europe in Bruges, ENA (National School of Administration), ESSEC Business School).

    - Research and teaching careers ;

    - Consultants, project leaders and policy officers in European or international organisations and organisms, observatories, think tanks and research centres ;

    - Local, national and international civil service ;

    - Services and organisms implementing EU regulations, policies and funding ;

    - Journalism and treatment of European information.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION

    MA 1st year : level of studies : Licence/bac +3 or equivalent foreign degrees (three years of university studies) in human and social sciences, international relations.

    MA 2nd year : level of studies : bac + 4/maîtrise or equivalent foreign degrees in the same fields as above.

    Selection : on application form (on line), written exam and oral interview with the jury.

    Number of places available : M1 : 40 - M2 : 40

  • Cultural Policies and Management in Europe
  • AIMS AND GENERAL ORIENTATION

    This course has a major professional orientation but it integrates research students in its second year of studies.
    Its aim is to train high-level managers acting at European and international levels, who will have :

    -  a sound practical and theoretical knowledge of the European construction, notably as concerns the policies, funding and (administrative, financial and legal) management of culture
    -  a thorough knowledge of the professional resources and networks, acquired through the setting up of projects and during internships,
    -  a capacity to take initiative and master the know-how in the various contexts of cultural management in the public and private sectors.

    FURTHER STUDIES AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES :

    - High Schools (College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium), European University Institute of Florence),

    - Competitive exams for local, national and international Civil Service ;

    - Doctorate in sociology, political science and arts for the research profile

    - Research and teaching careers ;

    - Consultants, project leaders and policy officers in European or international organisations and organisms, observatories, think tanks and research centres

    - Cultural managers (for French cultural centres and institutes abroad, arts and culture institutions in all domains : theatre, music, dance, plastic arts, audio-visual, in France or abroad and for international, national or local structures).

    - International arts and culture directors, project leaders and policy officers

    - External and public relations managers/officers in enterprises and cultural institutions

    - Direction and management of private cultural enterprises (management, marketing, sponsoring, consultancy…).

    - Journalism and treatment of European information.

    - Consultants and policy managers in EU and international organisations and organisms for arts and culture

     

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND APPLICATION

    MA 1st year : level of studies : bac + 3/Licence or equivalent foreign degrees (three years of university studies) in arts, human and social sciences…

    MA 2nd year : level of studies : bac + 4 or equivalent foreign degrees. Qualifications in arts (École du Louvre), management (Sup de gestion, IEP-Institute of Political Studies and High Schools).

     Validation of professional experience by equivalencies

    Selection : on application form (on line), written exam and oral interview with the jury.

    Number of places available : M1 : 40 - M2 : 40

     

  • Towns, Metropolises and Social Dynamics in Europe
  • Orientation

    In the greater Paris area, the offer of masters in urban development is rich. The « Cities » programme of the master at the European Studies Institute (IEE) has a particular ambition : to train professionals to respond to « urban renewal » project holders and decision makers. In France, the concept concerns the actions of public authorities that, from a sustainable development perspective, seek to promote and manage the evolution of cities and prevent their sprawl.

    Within this large field, the « Cities » training programme will focus on disadvantaged areas whose residents are partly marginalised or in the process of marginalisation and on urban policies pursuing their renovation and the improvement of living conditions in them.

    This ambition entails a knowledge and understanding of :
    - Cities and urban inhabitants and groups from a sociological and anthropological perspective.
    - Project management and implementation assistance tasks.
    - Surveys, analysis, and mediation tasks in urban projects.
    - A comparative approach to these issues and project management and implementation at the scale of Europe : political and institutional settings, objectives, action frameworks, technical tools, monitoring and evaluation methods, results, difficulties, and failures.
    - The policies and action frameworks of the European Union.

    One the one hand, courses are thematic to familiarise students with Europe, cities and urban cultures, and on the other, methodological to initiate them to the forms and tools of public action.

    Some courses will be bilingual or taught in a foreign language in order to stimulate a European approach. In 2016/2017, these courses will be taught in French and Spanish in preparation of the study trip to a Spanish city.

    The programme ERASMUS+ in which some students will be able to participate, also stresses the academic programme’s European dimension. With common lectures centred on urban dynamics, the ERASMUS+ programme brings together graduate students and professors from three European universities : Paris 8 (France), Christian Albrechts in Kiel (Allemagne) and the USC in Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

    In 2016/2017, the workshop of the « Cities » programme will develop a specific approach within the action framework of the French National Agency of Urban Renewal (ANRU), which was established in 2004 to finance and implement the National Programme of Urban Renewal (PNRU). The PNRU’s objective is to redevelop France’s poorer urban areas (5 million inhabitants are concerned) and to promote a social mix and the diversification of activities. This programme is based, both methodologically and thematically, on a co-construction principle of program objectives with residents and a close link between spatial interventions and social concerns.

    With this perspective, the « Cities » programme will also offer thematic courses that will allow a better understanding of the production conditions of these territories and of difficulties faced in projects. Given the stakeholder diversity of these urban initiatives, the « Cities » programme will also draw on professionals with an expertise in institutional and social mediation acquired from diverse experiences in providing support and training, building awareness, and implementing concertation schemes with residents during the full project cycle.

    As such, the most professionalising component of the « Cities » programme is its training for mediation which is a new dimension of urban policies and a tool to foster « participatory » democracy. It has several objectives :
    -­ Familiarise students with this type of policy and by it, with broader logics of public action in cities with an emphasis on innovative forms.
    -­ Introduce students to « urban mediation » practice in « shared » project implementation
    frameworks, both with institutional and non-institutional actors.
    -­ Place students in a professional role by developing practical cases within the courses and making students work in a project mode.

    In the first year (M1), the « Cities » programme aims at training students in producing urban surveys. This process will result in an individual dissertation analysing a policy or urban initiative in a disadvantaged area of an European city.

    In the second year (M2), a « project » approach is stressed. Students will work in a workshop format in one of the ANRU’s initiatives being implemented.

    Calendar

    YEAR 1

    October / December First session of courses
    January / April Second session of courses
    March or April Study trip to an European city
    May / July Research and urban analysis of one European city (dissertation)
    or May / September Research and urban analysis of one European city (dissertation) + internship (optional)

    YEAR 2

    Octobrer / December First session of courses
    January / April Second session of courses
    April / September compulsory internship of 3 to 6 monthes

    ORGANISATION

    Professionalising activities

    COURSES   210H
    Policy of the city M1 S1
    Qualitative research methods (fieldwork) M1 S1
    Cartography M1 S1/S2
    Urban planning policies : issues, actors and tools M1 S1
    Large urban projects in Europe : issues and actors M1 S2
    Citizen participation and urban issues M2 S1
    Commissioning urban projects and surveys by public authorities M2 S1

    ­‐ Urban study M1 : an urban renewal initiative in an European country

    January / April Preparation seminar : definition of surveu themes
    April / July Personalised supervision
    July or September Dissertation submission (depending on internship activity or not)

    - Workshop M2 : managing an urban renewal operation

    Case study : ANRU operation S1 / S2 ½ day for 24 weeks

    -Internship in a professional organisation : public, private or NGO

    M1 optional : 3 monthes max. In this case, the dissertation can be submitted in September
    M2 compulsory : 3 to 6 monthes

    - Study trip to an European city M1 - Country in 2017 : Spain

    Eight days and 2 bilingual preparation courses. Programme linked to the Erasmus+ academic partnership

    - Lectures by professionals and thematic study days/workshops - M2

    Thematic courses   330h
    Politico-administrative systems in Europe M1 S1
    Urban cultures /public space M1 S2
    Global cities /world cities M1 S1
    Networked cities : urban actors of cooperation M1 S2
    Decision-making processes in Europe M2 S2
    The city at the margins of cities M2 S2
    Local development and sustainable development M2 S2
    Housing policies in Europe M2 S2
    Bilingual courses French / Spanish    
    Urban heritage production in Europe M1 S1
    City and governance in Spain M1 S1
    Barcelona : culture and territory M1 S2
    Refresher training courses in European languages M1/M2 90h S1 & S2
    To Choose from the IEE’s course offer : Spanish course strongly recommended in M1    

    Teaching staff

    IEE’s academic programme’s faculty and lecturers

    Alain Sinou, professor at Paris 8, architecht/sociologist, "Cities" programme director    
    Urban planning policies : issues, actors and tools M1 S1
    Large urban projects in Europe : issues and actors M1 S2
    Dissertation advising, study trip and programme Erasmus+ M1 S2
    Policies of memory : urban heritage in Europe    
    Bilingual course in Spanish M1 S1
    Alain Bertho, professor at Paris 8, anthropologist    
    Urban cultures/public space M1 S2
    Global cities/world cities M1 S1
    Gaël Curet, associate professor, head of the urban consulting firm "perspectives urbaines et sociales", urban planner    
    Policy of the city M1 S2
    Urban renewal project management M2 S1/S2
     Marianne Hérard, lecturer, research engineer at the Maison des sciences de l’Homme, Paris 8 / Paris 13, CNRS, anthropologist    
     The city at the margins of cities  M1 S2
     Networked cities : urban actors of cooperation  M1  S2
     Diagnostic study – Professionalising role-playing  M1  S1
     Philippe Maingault, lecturer, local governments’manager, urban planner    
     Local development and sustainable development M2 S2  
     Carlos Gotlieb, lecturer, professor the school of architecture of Bordeaux, architect    
     City and governance in Spain – bilingual course  M1 S1
     Sylvain Adam, lecturer, coordinator of the NGO « Appuii », architect    
     Citizen participation and urban projects  M2 S1
     Arnaud Combaluzier, lecturer, head of the urban consulting firm « CO-S », projectprogrammer    
     Commissioning urban projects and surveys by public authorities  M2 S1
     Professional speakers Lecture series/study day    
    Urban renewal in France and Europe M2 S1-2

    Programme « ERASMUS + » Seminar in Santiago de Compostela, Spain with professors and graduate students from USC and Christian Albrechts M1/M2 S2

    Other instructors from Paris 8
    - Michel Mangenot, professor of Political Science
    - Claire Lévy Vroelant, professor of Sociology – Sociology Department