First-Year curriculum


  • Objective: The program's initial year concentrates on core courses to establish a strong foundation in economics and quantitative methods. This foundation serves as the springboard for students to pursue their chosen specializations in the subsequent year.
  • Mobility: For the academic year 2023-2024, students will spend their first semester in Paris, and the second semester in one of the five Consortium Universities: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia (Italy), Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and Warsaw School of Economics (Poland).
  • ECTS Credit Distribution: Explore how 60 ECTS credits are divided to fulfill program requirements, with an emphasis on CORE scientific courses and language studies.
    • 56 ECTS Credits of Scientific Courses: 7 CORE courses worth 7 credits each, alongside 7 elective credits. 4 CORE courses in the first and 3 in the second semesters. Elective courses vary by institution.
    • Four ECTS Credits of Foreign Language Courses and Cultural Enrichment: You take two CORE courses worth two credits each. The courses include language classes and cultural excursions. They are offered in French, Italian, Polish, or Spanish. These courses are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Courses and Organization:

  • Courses:
First Semester Second Semester
Completion of CORE for 30 ECTS Credits Completion of CORE for 23 ECTS and ELECTIVE for 7 ECTS

Complete all:

Select 7 ECTS courses from the available list of your hosting university Barcelona, Paris, Venice, Louvain-la-Neuve, and Warsaw.


You can participate in Economics and Mathematics tutorials without the pressure of grading or earning ECTS credits each semester. Furthermore, you'll have access to a computer laboratory with available tutorship.

  • Course Organisation: Links to academic calendars, timetables, and syllabi for each partner university are provided here in Barcelona, Paris, Venice, Louvain-la-Neuve, and  Warsaw.
  • Prerequisites: Apart from the regular program courses, additional mathematics courses may be provided for Quantitative Economics Master's students who lack prior exposure to them. These extra courses, potentially mandatory for some, as determined by the Director of Studies, do not contribute to the required 60 ECTS credits for the first year. Possible offerings include:
    •     Logic and Sets (First Semester)
    •     Multivariable Calculus (First Semester)
    •     Linear Algebra (Second Semester)
    •     Euclidean Algebra (Second Semester)