What will I learn?

The Master in Economic Affairs (MEA) is a fulltime degree taught in English, designed for international and French university graduates. The program provides students with an opportunity to develop a broad understanding of key economic issues in international affairs and an in-depth knowledge of practical European and international business skills and practices. Course content focuses on specific European and international trade and financial policies and business transactions using analytical tools from economics, political science, management, business and law.

The program provides companies with managers ready to deal with intercultural management and international trade situations. The MEA is ideal for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of international affairs theory and practice, those who aspire to a career in the international arena, those who wish to add an international dimension to their educational background, those who want to take part in a multicultural experience in a culturally rich and dynamic environment, those who desire to strengthen their proficiency in English and acquire basic language skills in French.

Program structure

September to November: Students register for a three-month program (DU: university diploma), specifically designed for the MEA foreign students who do not speak French. The DU program offers intensive elementary-level language courses in French, intermediate-to-advanced level language courses in English, remedial courses in international economics, a business trip and access to cultural and intercultural activities and events.

December to June: Courses for the MEA start in December.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
€256 for Tuition fees plus Library plus FSDIE
Start date

Expected December 2019


University of Bordeaux

146 Léo Saignat Street CS 61292,


Ile de France,

33076, France

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must hold a Bachelor degree of Science or an equivalent degree. Other English language requirements: Students from English speaking countries must provide an official letter from the university confirming that English is the language of instruction. For TOEFL, a minimum of 550, 213 points respectively for paper-based, computer-based test is required.

For international students

Hold an accredited Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in economics, management, law or the humanities fields, with a record showing high academic achievement.

Demonstrate a clear commitment to international affairs.

Language requirements:

TOEFL IBT 90, IELTS 6.5 no sub-score under 6.0

Cambridge: Certificate in advanced English.

TOEIC “listening and reading”: 890/990, “speaking and writing”: 300/400, PTE Academic 65.