The curriculum offers a rigorous training programme, covering the foundations of finance during the first year and offering students the option to specialise in one of three fields during the second year (corporate finance, financial markets or finance and information technology). The programme is based on a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures to case studies and team projects. Our graduates are highly sought after by French and international recruiters, such as banks, consultancies, large multinationals and asset management firms, among others.
The first year of the Master in Finance provides rigorous training in the principles of finance. This first year allows students to build a strong conceptual framework in order to analyse financial issues. The second year of the programme builds on this by developing practical applications. Additionally, the programme offers students essential development skills from related disciplines such as computer science, econometrics, mathematics and accounting.
By the end of the Master in Finance, students will be able to:
- Know basic institutional and regulatory framework of finance in organisations and markets ;
- Understand the conceptual foundations and analytical methods in finance ;
- Apply analytical methods in finance to solve practical problem encountered by corporations, financial institutions and markets ;
- Critically assess the drivers of contemporary financial issues ;
- Incorporate ethical dimension and implications for sustainability in financial decisions ;
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form ;
- Work in team ;
- Solve complex problems.
The programme is taught entirely in English. At the end of the first year, students will undertake a compulsory internship in a company during 2 to 5 months. At the end of the second year, a 6-month internship is mandatory.
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UE 01 - Foundations of asset pricing
UE 02 - Introduction to corporate valuation
UE 03 - Mathematics for finance and insurance
UE 04 - Business economics
UE 05 - Financial controlling
UE 06 - Programming for finance
UE 07 - Financial markets
UE 08 - Principles of corporate finance
UE 09 - Econometrics
UE 10 - Information technology for finance
UE 11 - Professionalisation
UE 12 - Initiation to research
The Master welcomes students with management, economics and engineering backgrounds.
→ Successful completion of 180 ECTS
→ An English language test*
→ Examination of candidate’s admissions application and possible interview
* Required level: C1
English certification accepted:
- TOEFL (ITP version : not accepted)
- TOEIC (“Listening et Reading” mandatory, “Speaking and Writing” recommanded; “Bridge” not accepted)
- Cambridge First certificate
- Cambridge Advanced Certificate
- Cambridge Proficiency Certificate
- IELTS (Academic)
As a foreigner, choosing amongst other institutions / cities in France, I found in the academic plan the perfect balance between theoretical knowledge and professional experience, which is something that not all schools are able to offer. Besides this balance, the fact that the courses are developed in English provides me with wider international knowledge, but also opens the door to more possibilities of international working experience. After having some professional experience, I look forward to applying the hands-on knowledge into my courses and to complement each side with the other. I expect my career not to be developed in only one country; I look forward to the international experience and knowledge.
Montserrat ANGLES ENRIQUEZ
Following the first year, the second year of the Master in Finance (M2) offers students various training paths, in the form of four tracks:
Finance and Information Technology
Master of Science in Finance