Higher Institute of Decision Mathematics


Ismade is one of the few prestigious African universities specializing in the applications of mathematics, statistics and economics to economics, finance, insurance and health. This private university, located in the city of Cotonou in Benin is founded in 2016.



ISMADE offers, in partnership with its partners, thematic training for professionals in the context of strengthening and developing skills. These courses are sanctioned by certificates issued by the institute.


Ismade Benin is the only private university to offer highly varied and diversified scientific courses from doctoral to doctorate, in close connection with the socio-professional environment to promote the integration of its students. It offers them the opportunity to build and customize their routes, with bridges allowing reorientations in the L2.

word of the director

Director of ISMADE Dr. BATHOSSI Damien


Dear Friends,

I would like to thank the students, faculty and administrative staff for the success of the 2016-2017 academic year that has just ended at ISMADE.

It was a first rewarding experience for our institute. Many of you have appreciated the quality of the teaching and the reception of the administrative staff (secretariat and direction of studies) of your institute. The results of this school year are positive and I congratulate you. However, your different points of observation will be taken into account for this new academic year in order to improve the proximity relationship with the students.

We are entering this academic year 2017-2018 with confidence and determination. The resumption of courses is set for October 16th for the 2nd year of the cycles of license and master, October 23 for the rest. At the request of some parents, the institute will offer undergraduate students 2 opportunities to pursue studies in professional license at the beginning of the academic year 2018-2019. These new streams will be math licensing options of the current decision. They will be strongly recommended to students not wishing to continue their studies in master. Two options will be open to know :

  1. Professional degree in mathematics of the decision option Statistics and Business Intelligence (STID)
  2. Professional Degree in Mathematics Financial Risk Management Option Decision (GRF)

The programs of these trainings will be communicated during the year 2017-2018.

Lastly, the General Management subsidizes laptops every year for a fixed price of 160,000 CFA francs for students enrolled in ISMADE. For any order, please register with the secretariat. Similarly, students coming from abroad or from within Benin who have difficulty finding accommodation in Cotonou could approach the study secretariat so that their application is entrusted to real estate agents and property managers (AI- ADB) who work with the Institute.

I wish you a happy new year 2017-2018 to all.

The Director,




  Dr. BATHOSSI Damien.

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