MS Str@tégies de développement & Territoires

Caen | French | Work-study

"Development strategies and territories" specialisation

Your economic development degree in a world-renowned Business School

With the Str@tégies de développement et territoires specialisation, become a specialist in local development, serving businesses and local areas. Learn how to build, adapt and manage a regional project on the scale of a district or region.

Master the tools and codes of public policy to unite business representatives and local authorities around a common vision. Use your academic background and technical knowledge of regional strategies to advise and support project leaders.

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.

Lucas Durand
Academic Director


The economic development degree programme

The Development strategies and territories specialisation of the Master in Management - Top 100 of the best Masters in Management worldwide in the Financial Times and QS rankings - consists of the following subjects:

  • Tools and territorial analysis
  • Development strategies and policies
  • Transitions: governance and territories
  • Transitions: businesses and territories
  • Applied territorial development with seminars
  • Professional skills
  • Territorial intelligence seminars
  • ...

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.

Develop your professional skills through :

  • A territorial intelligence seminar in Deauville
  • A territorial intelligence seminar in Brussels or Oxford
  • Surveys and processing of surveys
  • An academic dissertation or a professional thesis


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:

  • Head of economic development
  • Business creation and development officer
  • Economic and territorial developer
  • Territorial business engineer
  • Territorial development project manager
  • Economic, urban and sustainable development project manager
  • Territorial development officer
  • Lobbyist

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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