Master in Economics

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Faculté de Gouvernance, Sciences Economiques et Sociales – FGSES

Informations clés

Durée/heures de formation
2 années
Prérequis d’inscription
Licence en économie
Nombre d'étudiants
Présentation synthétique

The “Master in Economics” program is intended for students who wish to deepen and strength their knowledge of economics and specialize in either agricultural economics, renewable natural resources, and environmental economics or development economics. The training offers a high level of specialization, oriented towards public policies and giving particular attention to the problems and specificities of Morocco and other African countries.

  • What are the objectives of the program ?

The Master's degree in Economics aims to train in theoretical and empirical methods applied to economic analysis, the design and implementation of public policies.
These are economic development policies in the broad sense, including policies aimed at agricultural development, and the sustainable management of renewable natural resources and environmental protection.

One of the objectives of the program is also to enable students to master quantitative methods, modelling and modern economic analysis’ tools to enable them to have a sure added value in effective decision-making support.

The program aims to prepare students for doctoral studies. 

  • Who is the program for ?

The program is open to holders of a degree in economics, obtained in Morocco, or an equivalent degree obtained abroad.

Holders of an engineering degree or a specialized Master's degree who meet the necessary pedagogical prerequisites to integrate advanced training in economics are also eligible.

  • What are the specificities of the program?

The major comparative advantage of the Master's degree is twofold: (i) it offers training adapted to the realities of African countries and their specific problems by adopting public policy analysis as the central subject of the training; (ii) it enables students to acquire strong skills and master modern methodological tools adapted to the analysis of situations in Africa.

  • What are the skills to be acquired?

The program provides students with the following skills:

  • Master scientific approaches, methods and tools to address economic and development issues, applied to agricultural development and economic development issues;
  • Have a deep understanding of policy issues and develop capacities to identify and suggest relevant alternative policies adapted to the African contexts;
  • Evaluate and analyze strategies and policies implemented in different countries;
  • Identify and propose sustainable, socially, and economically relevant policy alternatives.


Structure des modules

The program is spread over four semesters and consists of eighteen course modules and a Master thesis/internship. The courses belong to two disciplines, namely economics and mathematics. The first year is common to both options of the program and the division into specialties is made from the end of the second semester.

The Training’s modules :

The modules are 50 hours divided into classroom courses (48% of the HV), recitations (32% of the HV), homework (10% of the HV), and two exam sessions (mid-term and final exams).

The training program consists of the following modules:

Semester 1 ( 6 Modules: 300 h)

  • Mathematical Economics
  • Statistics
  • General & Analytical Accounting
  • National Accounting
  • Languages & communication
  • Artificial Intelligence and decision support systems

Semester 2 ( 6 Modules: 300 h)

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Trade
  • Econometrics
  • Investment Projects' Analysis
  • Introduction to Renewable natural resources and environmental economics

Semestre 3 – Option 1 : Agricultural, Renewable natural resources and environmental economics

  • Production Economics and Risk Management
  • Renewable natural resources and environmental economics
  • Agricultural Markets and International Trade
  • Agricultural and Development Policies' analysis
  • Economic Modelling for Public Policy
  • Thematic seminars


Semestre 3 – Option 2 : Development Economics

  • Development Economics and Political Economy
  • Monetary Economics for development
  • Public Finance and Public Policy economics
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Economic Modelling for Public Policy
  • Thematic seminars


Semester 4 (from February to June)

Semester committed to the preparation of a Master thesis or an internship following the students’ preferences.


The Master program in economics is a solid preparation for both doctoral studies and labour market integration. For successful candidates wishing to join the professional world after completion of the Master program, many opportunities, professions and jobs will be easily accessible, namely:


Indicative employment sectors

  • Private companies
  • International development organizations
  • Public administrations and government agencies
  • National, regional and local authorities
  • Professional or non-governmental organizations.


Professions and jobs

Policy Analyst - Designer, manager, evaluator of agricultural and development policies, plans, programs, and projects - Public sector executives (agriculture, trade, development,...).


Université Mohamed VI polytechnique
Faculté de gouvernance sciences économiques & sociales

Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid
Ben Guerir, 43150
Tél : 0525-073146
Fax : 0525-073146

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