Alternance management

Economic development degree: "Development strategies and territories" specialisation

During the final year of the Master in Management, choose your specialisation in territorial development on the Caen Campus.
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Programme taught in French
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Cooperative track

Your economic development degree in a world-renowned Business School

With the Development Strategies and Territories specialisation, become a specialist in local development, serving companies and territories. Learn to build, adapt and manage a territorial project at different scales.

Develop the theoretical knowledge necessary to practice this profession. Tackle concrete case studies that will enable you to sharpen your analytical skills and provide the most effective support possible to project leaders. Master the tools and codes of public policy to unite business representatives and local authorities around a common vision.

This M2 specialisation of the Master in Management is available exclusively as a work-study programme (under specific conditions for international students).

This specialisation has been in existence for nearly thirty years and has constantly evolved to meet the needs of the field. It is a unique coursework for a management school in France and in Europe, which is recognised by accreditations and has been among the best courses in public management for many years. The quality of the teaching and the academics lies in the subtle combination of experienced professors and recognised experts in the field, with proven experience in their field of activity. The periods of study abroad are also a positive point that gives the group of students the possibility to create synergies and relationships outside the usual classroom or company environment while observing and analysing different development contexts. This training is also part of a long-term relationship with partners in the region, based on a large and well-developed network of local actors. It is a trust and recognition that has been built up over time.

Lucas DurandLucas DurandCV
Academic Director
Associate Professor in Economics


The economic development degree programme

The EM Normandie's Master in Management is recognised worldwide:

  • Top 80 of the best Masters in Management worldwide in the Financial Times ranking.
  • Top 100 of QS World University Rankings.

The two-year Master's degree is open to international students who hold a non-French degree obtained after at least three years of higher education outside France (Licence degree, Bachelor degree, Benke...).

The first year allows you to choose between various majors. Specialise in the last year by choosing the M2 Development Strategies and Territories specialisation that consists of the following subjects:

  • Tools and territorial analysis
  • Development strategies and policies
  • Transitions, sustainability and territories
  • Business, economic development and territories
  • Research
  • ...

Through courses such as development strategies and policies, master the principles of financing and public markets, tourism and residential economy and territorial marketing. By participating in the territorial intelligence seminar, learn to create and animate a network, to elaborate and animate a professional event, to analyse an organisational problem and to take a step back in front of immediate and incomplete solutions. Learn to animate and manage a project by following a rigorous methodology and by using adapted tools.

Work experience during the economic development degree

The Master in Management offers you a wide range of internships, assignments and challenges based on real-life business cases.

Professional knowledge and skills development:

  • Project Coordination and Management
  • Writing Workshop
  • Initial In-company Period
  • Surveys and Survey Evaluation
  • Thesis Methodology
  • Dissertation...

With classes in animation and project management, learn to lead a project according to a rigorous methodology, to use the appropriate tools and to develop a qualitative or quantitative survey method. By participating in the territorial intelligence seminar, learn to create and animate a network, to animate a professional event, to analyse an organisational problem and to take a step back from immediate and incomplete solutions.

Career opportunities after the economic development degree

With the specialisation "Development strategies and territories", get the job of your dreams in the field of territorial development:

  • Economic development manager
  • Business creation and development officer
  • Economic and territorial developer
  • Territorial business engineer
  • Project manager in local development
  • Economic, urban and sustainable development project manager
  • Territorial development officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management courses

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What are the advantages of work-study programmes?

By following your final year as a work-study programme in a world-renowned School of Business, you can immediately apply the lessons you have learned in class, increase your know-how tenfold and build your professional experience by becoming a full-fledged employee in a company whose activity is linked to territorial development.

Work-study at EM Normandie