Paris Dauphine University
|Paris Dauphine University|
|Established||January 1st, 1971|
|Type||Public, Grand établissement|
Paris Dauphine University (French: Université Paris-Dauphine), often referred to as Paris Dauphine or Dauphine is a public research and higher education institution in Paris, France. Its complete name is University of technology in sciences of organisation and decision-making of Paris-Dauphine (Université de technologie en sciences des organisations et de la décision de Paris-Dauphine). Dauphine was founded as a faculty of economics and management in 1968 in the former NATO headquarters in Western Paris. Since its creation, Paris-Dauphine University has enjoyed considerable autonomy in terms of scientific and teaching innovations.
International relations 
Dauphine’s international relations cover:
- Paris Dauphine University is also present in Tunis through the Tunis-Dauphine Institute.
- 180 agreements with more than 40 countries
- 6 joint diplomas with two universities:
- 24.9% international students enrolled in various programmes or diplomas in 2004/2005, including several students from Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Some notable Professors of Dauphine such as Professor Pierre-Louis Lions (Fields Medal in 1994), Professor Witold Litwin (inventor of linear hashing and the only fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery in France).
- 2011: 5th business school of France according to Eduniversal ranking
- 2010: 4th university of France according to the Challenges magazine-Who's Who ranking (ENA, Polytechnique, HEC, Dauphine)
- 2008: 6th business schools in France (ESSEC, HEC, ESCP EUROPE, Sciences Po, EM LYON, Dauphine)
- 2012: 18th best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking
- 2011: 18th best university in the world in "Mathematics" according to the Shanghai ranking
- 2010: 97th/1000 business school of the world according to eduniversal ranking
- 2008: 64th university in the world according to the Ecole Supérieure des Mines de Paris ranking
Some Masters of Science 
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Magistere Banking Finance Insurance The Magistère BFA (Banque, Finance, Assurance) was created in 1986 and since its early stage it has ranked among the most highly reputed French Master Degree in Banking, Finance and Insurance. The programme spans 3 full academic years and one year possibly more for an internship between the second and the third year, or one possibly more in a partner institution abroad. Indeed, partner institutions range from London School of Economics and Political Sciences in London, Bocconi in Milano, Washington University in St. Louis or McGill University in Montreal to name a few. The Magistère main objective is to provide students with all the necessary skills likely to enable them to achieve a challenging career in Market and Corporate Finance, Banking and Insurance. Indeed, courses range from not only stochastic calculus, times series-econometrics or actuarial methods to private equity or financial analysis but also economics and law.
Master 104 Finance (Advanced Studies) Created in 1975, which makes it the oldest master in Dauphine, the Master 104 has for main objective to give students both theoretical and operational advanced knowledge of Finance. As a research formation, the master 104 can be the first step towards the obtention of a Phd or a professional career. The wide spectrum of courses offered (stochastic calculus, asset pricing, advanced corporate finance, optimal financial decisions, asset management, M&A, commodities, private equity, ...) allows students to pick their own orientation. The classes are taught by published researchers, guests speakers as well as high profile professionals. The formation is concluded by the redaction of an original and innovative research paper.
Master 203 Financial Markets, Commodity Markets and Risk management The Master 203 is designed to train specialists in financial markets who put their skills to work for banks and investment firms, asset management firms, consultancies, insurance companies or major firms. It trains students in all professions linked to investments on financial instruments markets and financing based on market techniques.
Master 218 Insurance and Risk Management The Master 218 is designed to offer a wide range of courses in order to prevent, control, modelise and manage every aspects of risks. This includes insurance, corporate finance and capital markets courses. It has been created by the famous President of "Le Cercle des économistes" Jean-Hervé Lorenzi.
Master 225 Corporate Finance and Financial engineering The Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering Masters Programme 225 has trained almost one thousand students to practice financial professions with high levels of responsibility. This Masters Programme provides solid training in two complementary areas of expertise: both corporate finance, and financial engineering and mergers and acquisitions, which are used above all within investment banking.
Master 272 Financial Engineering and Quantitative Economics The Financial Engineering and Quantitative Economics Programme 272 prepares students to topics such as the techniques of quantitative finance, corporate finance, asset management and market risk management. For this, the curriculum combines the teaching of financial theory and its application in business while training students for computational methods in finance.
Master 201 Economics and Financial Engineering The Master 201 provides an excellent program in economics and finance. The program is made with the contribution of many CEOs, financial organizations and banks. In collaboration with the Magistère BFA and Bocconi, this master is mainly focused not only on market finance but also on financial economics. Many alumni succeed as well in other sectors dealing with econometrics in optimization costs, actuarial science, or even marketing thanks to the diversity of courses.
Master 264 Entrepreneurship The Master 264 provides a formation in Entrepreneurship ranked 7th by the SMBG's ranking in 2012, the first University in the ranking. The formation provides huge skills in management, finance, accountability, management of project and helps many students to set up their own business.
Mphil MASEF Mathematics of Finance, Economics and Insurance The master MASEF is a program co-organized by University Paris Dauphine and ENSAE ParisTech. The Master is one of the first Master Mathematics of Finance in France. The program includes two study courses. Both ensure a training of high level in mathematics (stochastic calculus and control, econometrics of finance / insurance) applied to the conception and use of sophisticated models in finance, insurance or more broadly in economy.
1. Quantitative Finance and Risk Management: quantitative methods on financial markets, strong orientation to risk control and portfolio management.
2. Economy and Management of individual risks: modelling of individual behaviours and interaction (important for modelling and management of individual risks in industry, insurance and the bank world).
Mphil 106 Financial and Monetary Economics is linked to the Master 201 and presents the same qualities,it is more research-axed.
Master of Technology and Innovation Management (MTI) is co-offered by Paris Dauphine University, the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTIN-CEA), Mines ParisTech and the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan). The MTI master aims to train administrators and engineers in technology and innovation management.
- Jacques Aigrain (fr), ex-Chairman of Swiss Re
- Thierry Aimar, French economist, specialist of the Austrian School of Economics and History of Economic Thought
- Régis Arnoux (fr) : CEO and Founder of Catering International Services (fr)
- Diane Barrière-Desseigne (fr) : ex-CEO of Groupe Lucien Barrière
- Olivier Blanchard, International Monetary Fund chief economist
- Yannick Bolloré, Chairman of Bolloré Media
- Bruno Bonnell, ex-Chairman of Infogrames
- Christophe Chenut (fr) : ex-CEO of Lacoste
- Elie Cohen (économiste) (fr), French economist
- Michel Combes : CEO of Alcatel-Lucent, ex-CEO of TDF
- Claude Czechowski (fr) : ex-CEO of CSC EMEA South & West
- Philippe Dupont (fr) : ex-Chairman of BPCE
- Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, French politician, deputy and president of Arise the Republic
- Jean-Luc Gérard, Chairman of Ford France
- Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman of Lagardère and of the Board of Directors of EADS
- Alessandrina Lerner (Sandrine Cornet), author
- Marc Levy, author
- Hervé Mariton : French politician, Deputy and former Minister
- Roland Minnerath (fr) : Archbishop of Dijon (France)
- Thierry Morin (fr), ex-Chairman of Valeo
- Raymond Ndong Sima : First Minister of Gabon
- Hervé Novelli : French politician, Deputy and former Minister
- François Pierson (fr), Chairman of AXA France
- Bernard Ramanantsoa (fr) : Chairman of HEC Paris
- Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux (fr) : Entrepreneur, founder of The Phone House
- Jean-Michel Severino, ex CEO of the French Development Agency
- Jean-Marc Sylvestre, French journalist
- Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of "Fooled by randomness" and "Black Swan"
- Jean Tirole, Economist and author of "The Theory of Corporate Finance, Princeton University Press 2006"
- Cédric Villani, Mathematician, awarded the Fields Medal in 2010
- Boni Yayi, President of the Republic of Benin
Honorary degree 
- John Campbell, professor of economics at Harvard University
- Ronald Fagin, computer scientist at IBM Almaden Research Center
- Eleanor Fox, professor at New York University
- Jim Gray, computer scientist and Turing award winner
- Olivier Hart, professor of economics at Harvard University
- Paul Joskow, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Ehud Kalai, professor at Northwestern University and author of Kalai-Smorodinsky model
- Hayne Ellis Leland, professor at University of California, Berkeley
- Henry Mintzberg, professor of management at McGill University
- Edmund Phelps, professor at Columbia University and author of golden rule savings rate
- Myron Scholes, economist and author of Black-Scholes model and Nobel prize
- Robert J. Shiller, professor of finance at Yale School of Management
- Helmut Siekmann, professor at University of California, Berkeley
- Tom Snijders, professor at Nuffield College, Oxford and at the University of Groningen
- Herbert Spohn, professor at the Technical University Munich
- Melchior Wathelet, Belgian politician
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