Unique among the major business management schools, the Chair in Urban Economics has been raising the awareness of ESSEC’s 2nd- and 3rd-year students as to the stakes, complexity and values of cities and territories for over 20 years. As a result of both their public and private culture, these students, after graduating, become managers in businesses that are partners with the territories, or leading officials of local public collectivities and their satellite offices. They know how to promote economic development and how to ensure a balance between social, land-use and ecological issues.
Training offered by the chair is split between theoretical teaching, conferences, operations research and field practice through internships, apprenticeships and research trips.
It completes the normal curriculum at ESSEC and specifically tackles public-private partnerships, regional and urban economics, local public management, urban marketing, and public-private negotiations.
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