The Bachelor’s in Economics and Management (BEM) curriculum is rigorous and broad.
Our curriculum is similar to the Bachelor's in Organisations Sciences held in Paris university (also called Licence Sciences des Organisations). For students with an international outlook, the course is taught entirely in English and includes the study of at least one foreign language. We wear our French influence on our sleeve, with rigorous coursework and long contact hours.
BEM London's curriculum is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge, skills and techniques they need in Economics, Management, Social Sciences and Communication to successfully complete the third and final year of their Bachelor's degree. The curriculum includes:
- Economics modules: Microeconomy, Macroeconomy, Economic aspects of globalisation
- Quantitative disciplines: Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences
- Management modules: Introduction to General Management, Financial and Management Accounting, History of Management
- Social Sciences modules: Political Sciences, Sociology, Contemporary Issues and Law (Public Law, Contract Law, etc.)
- Language and Communication modules
We put a real emphasis on language proficiency and all of our students must study at least one foreign language during their time with us. Language and professional communication training (English and Communication modules + mandatory foreign language) is reinforced through optional study skills workshops provided to the students. Extra support is available with regular office hours offered by the English and Communication lecturers.
Foreign language classes are held in-house or at the UCL* Center of Languages & International Education (CLIE). 9 languages are on offer at the CLIE, with courses available for up to 7 different levels of proficiency and teaching includes on-campus classes at UCL*, language labs and online self-evaluation exercises.
In-keeping with Dauphine - PSL's vision, the BEM programme is career-oriented. In Year 2, students can choose an elective course entitled Planning for the future: a personal and professional project, designed to help students express and structure their academic and professional goals.
BEM students spend from 17 to 22 hours per week in class, almost twice the contact hours of most UK universities - which allows our students to have more time with lecturers, ask questions, have office hours, etc. The academic year is divided into two semesters, each comprising 12 weeks of classes, 1 study week and 1 exam week. Classes are typically 90 minutes-long; students are assessed through continuous assessments and final exams.
* Please note that for 2021/22 newly admitted students who use the student visa route, this teaching partnership with UCL sadly needs to be paused until we finalise our registration with the Office for Students. However, our Student Life partnership with UCL remains. Please head to our dedicated page for newly admitted students to get the most up-to-date information about this.