Any student holding a Baccalaureate or diploma judged equivalent by an educational committee may register for the first year. The degree may be taken in a continuing education context with possible accreditation of professional skills. The University of Tours’ Bachelor’s Degree in Economics was designed to help students to develop their capacities for analysis and economic thought, and gain proficiency in analysis techniques. The course enables its graduates to enter the job market direct or to continue their studies and choose whatever specialisation interests them at Master’s level.
  • Objectives
The aim of the Bachelor’s Degree in Economics is to provide students with a sound basis in the various areas encompassed by the economics sector. In particular, the course should enable students to continue their studies at Master’s level, whether at the University of Tours itself, elsewhere in France, or even at a foreign University.

The course has been structured with this objective in mind, containing modules covering pure economics and applied economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, etc.), modules on related instrumental competences (English, statistics, mathematics, etc.) and modules designed to open up the field of study (history of economics, law, sociology, etc.).
  • Content or list of themes covered and subjects taught
Course content and the structure of the educational programme as a whole have been formatted with a view to enabling students to acquire core knowledge of economics recognised both in France and abroad. During the 3 years of the course, they will acquire knowledge of the basic principles of macroeconomics and microeconomics as well as being grounded in econometrics, statistics, computer sciences and modelling. Language training is also included, as are subjects of general culture.
  • Learning outcomes
− Proficiency in economic concepts.
− Proficiency in use of the statistical and mathematical tools indispensable to economists.
− Proficiency in econometrics and in the use of statistics software, in order to acquire the technical skills required in the empirical component of applied economic analysis.
– Knowledge of a foreign language.