From September to March: Expand your knowledge
► Core courses - A multidisciplinary approach at the heart of SIA programme
Economics: evaluating a project (or any asset), including externalities, and understanding its contribution to value creation in an environment dominated by high uncertainty.
• Cost Benefit Analysis
• Econometrics and Data Analysis
• Industrial Organization & Regulation
• Risk and uncertainty
Management: identifying the potential implementation issues and using the relevant management techniques (organizational analysis, sociology).
• Investment Decision
• Innovation & Intangible Asset Evaluation
• Organizational & Managerial Practices
Finance: structuring the financial resources, mobilizing the adequate instruments (equity, debt, hybrid) on the basis of sophisticated valuation and modeling techniques;
• Project Finance & Corporate Finance
• Structured finance
► Field courses
All field courses are compulsory since the objective is to provide to SIA students with a general training on projects appraisals methodologies and cost-benefit analysis which can be applied to any sectors, rather than to specialize in a more specific one.
Energy and ecological transition
• Sustainable development and climate change economics
• Energy Economics
• Water, sanitation and waste management economics
• Platform Economics
• Disruptive business model
• Data Analytics
Healthcare in aging societies
- Health economics
- Aging and health
- Regulation in healthcare
- Urban economics
- Housing and Real Estate
- Transport Economics
► Capstone Projects, a professional mission
The Capstone project is a 72-hour mission, conducted under the supervision of a member of MSc EDCBA faculty staff, and an experimented professional from the industrial sector or a guest lecturer. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from experts how to manage and deliver a consultancy mandate.
2021-2022 Capstone Projects Partners:
- Autorité de Régulation des Transport (ART)
- Mairie de Paris
- World Bank Group
- Hospital innovation economics
Example of a Capstone project: ARAFER
« Cost-Benefit Analysis on the Substitution of Regional Small Railway Lines with Coach Lines in France » The capstone project offered a methodological framework and a decision support tool regarding the choice of whether to operate regional passengers transport services by train or by coach.
While passengers transport services are traditionally operated by train in France, some lines face a low level of activity.
Several French regions have therefore to decide whether to keep these “small” train lines, or to substitute them with coach services, which are usually cheaper than train services, but are often perceived as offering a lower quality of service by users.
The method aims to take into account not only the public transit authority but also all the other parties involved (users and non-users, firms, the environment).
More Capstone Projects
• Renault, « Electric Vehicule for all? A cost benefit analysis of the second-hand market solution »
• Autorité de Régulation des Transport (ART), « Socio-economic impact (ex-post) of liberalisation of coach transport in France »
• Lime, « A cost benefit analysis of Lime free-floating e-scooter service in Paris »
From April to August: build your professional experience
4-month internship - The internship is an excellent opportunity for students to put into practice what they have learnt over the past year. In addition, the MSc SIA staff proactively proposes internship offers to the students.