Master Solar energy, law, economics and management (SoLEM) program

Master Solar energy: engineering and economics (S3E)

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The Master program SoLEM: Solar Energy, Law, Economics and Management, is a highly innovative, new degree program preparing to tackle present and future challenges of the energy transition. It is a part of Solar Academy Graduate School recently awarded to University of Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB).

The Master program SoLEM is a two-year full-time Master’s degree, composed of 4 semesters representing a total of 120 ECTS (officially integrated in the European Bologna system of higher education).

This master program is jointly developed by the School of Engineering (Polytech Annecy-Chambery), School of Business and Administration (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises IAE Savoie Mont Blanc) and School of Law (Faculté de Droit) at USMB.

Located on the Bourget-du-Lac Campus of INES (National Institute for Solar Energy), you will participate in high quality education and multidisciplinary projects, stimulating your creativity and entrepreneurial skills.


The core training, based on economics, management and law, provides knowledge on how to apply the main

tools of economic analysis and develop an in-depth understanding of the energy transition, including its relationship with public policies, industrial transformations, business models, legal concepts and tools specific to the renewable energy sector, in particular solar energy.

Advantages of training    

Innovative introduction to engineering sciences, focusing on solar energy (highly growing sector of renewable energy) and on energy efficiency in building sector (responsible for over 40% of world primary energy consumption) will give a unique multidisciplinary education.

Excellence scholarships will be awarded to selected candidates, and funded by the Solar Academy Graduate School, in order to attract students with an excellent academic level and a real motivation.


The objective of the SoLEM Master program is to train future researchers and senior executives from public or private institutions and companies. Firms from the energy sector, consultancy offices, government regulation offices as well as NGOs are interested in candidates with a dual set of skills, such as the ones you will develop in the SoLEM Master program.

Activity sectors 

Administrative and support service activities | Specialised, scientific and technical service activities | Modelling activities | Specialised, scientific and technical service activities


Courses are taught by international experts and highly recognized partners from national and international research institutions and industry as well as by academic staff of USMB.

Disciplinary and international mobility, as well as immersion in an international research environment, are an integral part of the curriculum, bringing added value to students in terms of training and research. Grants for international mobility, awards for best projects as well as scholarships awarded for excellent academic results are available.


20 weeks minimum. International experience integrated into the training: teaching by international experts, possibility of internship or training semester abroad.

Continuing study

Ph.D. in Economics, Management, for solar energy deployment and energy efficiency,PhD in Energy Law within the Solar Academy Grduate Program or at a French or foreign university.


Bachelor’s degree in economics and/or management, AES, law, geography and development.

The SoLEM program aims to recruit students with a bachelor degree in Economics, Management, Law, Humanities or Social Sciences, or equivalent. A minimum of 180 ECTS credits is required as well as a sufficient knowledge of English language. A good command in economics and statistics is expected.