Master 1 Finance (FI)

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Christophe BISIÈRE
Responsable pédagogique

Laurence MAHUL
Responsable administratif

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Candidatures ouvertes du 3 février 2020 au 27 mars 2020.

Publication des résultats : le 5 juin 2020.


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This 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 and Risk Evaluation or Finance and Information Technology).

This first year of the Master in Finance 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.


At the end of the first year, students will undertake a compulsory internship in a company from 2 to 5 months.
At the end of the second year, a 6-month internship is mandatory.


By the end of the Master in Finance, students will be able to:

  • Know the 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 problems 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 ;
  • Solve complex problems.


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The programme is taught entirely in English.



UE 01 - Foundations of asset pricing
UE 02 - Introduction to corporate valuation
UE 03 - Mathematics for finance and insurance:
           . Optimization for finance and insurance
           . Probability for finance and insurance
UE 04 - Business economics
UE 05 - Introduction to financial accounting and reporting
UE 06 - Initiation to research


UE 07 - Financial markets:
           . Introduction to derivatives
           . Organization of financial markets and fixed income
UE 08 - Principles of corporate finance
UE 09 - Econometrics
UE 10 - Information technology for finance:
           . Programming for finance
           . Excel for finance
           . Databases
UE 11 - Group project
UE 12 - Professional development workshop
UE 13 - Internship


Prerequisites applicable to all candidates

→ Successful completion of 180 ECTS

→ An English language test for non-English speakers (B2 required). List of the English language certificates accepted here.

Students having completed at least two years of full time university studies (at Bachelor or Master level) in English are exempted.

→ Examination of candidate’s application and possible interview


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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 work 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.


Class 2016/2017

Following the first year, the second year of the Master in Finance (M2) offers students various training paths:

Students who wish to do a double degree must apply during their M1 in Finance at TSM.

Our graduates are highly sought after by French and international recruiters, such as banks, consultancies, large multinationals and asset management firms, among others.

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Master 2 Corporate finance (FI)

Master 2 Financial market and risk evaluation (FI)

Master 2 Finance and information technology (FI)

Master 2 Corporate Finance - double diplôme HEC Liège (FI)

Master 2 Financial Market and Risk Evaluation - double diplôme HEC Liège (FI)

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