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Core curriculum of Master's Degree
Data & Digital courses
Artificial intelligence, data, cybersecurity, biotechnologies... More than ever, it seems essential today to Master and to actively reflect on the stakes and the impacts of technology in our societies.
Detecting opportunities, calculating risks, taking into account climate issues, understanding and imagining the use of new technologies… These skills are central to modern-day success.
From September 2021, the School of Management and Impact is creating a new programme dedicated to the Data & Digital sphere.
The objective of this corpus is threefold: firstly, to equip all students (with methods ranging from refresher courses to advanced training) so they can "speak data" as a digital expert, to enable them to develop autonomous digital usage and to Master the fundamental logical and quantitative elements of data and digital technology. Secondly, to enable them to develop a critical mindset with regard to the societal, ethical, legal, strategic and economic challenges of digital and data. Finally, to provide them with professional tools and methods that will be useful for their entry into working life, whether in the corporate world or in more personal initiatives.
The corpus of courses is articulated around three thematic spheres.
Access to the course list
The Grand Challenges Courses
The Grand Challenges courses aim to develop students' analytical and reflexive skills, so that they can apprehend complexity in a creative and responsible way.
The courses will either explore a general theme (Corporate Social Responsibility, the major challenges of digital transformation ...) or focus on more specialized ones (Artificial Intelligence, Responsible Finance, Social Web ...). They rely on the inputs (concepts, approaches, methods) of the social sciences.
Consult the list of Grand Challenges courses (first semester)
The Social Science courses
Social science courses aim to provide knowledge in the disciplines taught at Sciences Po, including economics, sociology, social sciences, history, and law.
These teachings offer keys to understanding the economy and society. They allow for the contextualization of concepts learned elsewhere and provide a broader perspective on immediate issues. Students can delve deeper into economic subjects such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, market design, and resource allocation, as well as social and societal topics like sociology of work and organizations, history of propaganda, and more.
It is this nuanced understanding of society, combined with technical knowledge and business practices, that distinguishes Sciences Po students.
The soft skills courses
Analytical and technical skills alone cannot guarantee a successful professional integration. They must be complemented by so-called human or relational skills: the soft skills.
These soft skills enable individuals to better understand themselves and to work effectively in teams and in society. They are one of the keys to professional development, enabling individuals to act with discernment, manage teams (whether hierarchically or cross-functionally), and navigate in a world in transition.
Consult the list of soft skills courses (welcome week - second semester)