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M2 Management and International Trade | Financing International Strategies (FSI) course


Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing training or sandwich course

Location : Marseille

Type of diploma: Master's

Length of studies: 2 years

Exit level: Bac+5

Language(s ) : French, English

Department : Logistics, organization and international trade

  • Objectives

    The International Financing and Strategy track (formerly Banking and International Business - BAI) of the Master's degree in Management and International Trade trains specialists to implement financial strategies for national or international projects, to propose the best financing solutions and to manage the resulting financial risks. It prepares students to draw up international business plans for both bankers and managers. Students intending to pursue a career in banking will learn to assess future performance and risk, and to make trade-offs between performance and acceptable risk. Students destined for careers in the corporate world will learn to highlight the company's performance potential and to plan projects within constraints. This is achieved by developing an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of finance, with specific application to financial risk measurement and management, business plan expertise, and international project financing. Case studies and group work enable students to confront situations they will encounter in the professional world.

    On a professional level, this course enables students to :

    • develop analytical skills, intellectual autonomy and an operational mindset
    • Manage corporate activities in an international environment
    • Implement and support the company's international development strategy
    • Draw up an international business plan
    • Develop a comprehensive financial approach in an international environment
    • Arbitrate the risk/value balance in the context of international business management
    • Communicate effectively in an international environment
  • Teaching

    Master 2 MCI International Strategic Financing (ISF) (60 credits)

    • Semester 3 M2 MCI International Strategic Financing (ISF) (30 credits)
    • Banking (6 credits)
      • Banking support for companies
      • Financial engineering
    • International Business (6 credits)
      • Strategic management
      • International risk assessment and risk management
    • Financial instruments (6 credits)
      • Financial analysis and audit
      • Financial management
    • Application (6 credits)
      • Specialised english
      • Business game
    • Option: one UE to be chosen from 2 (6 credits)
    • International business and project engineering option (6 credits)
      • E-procurment and ERP
      • Project management methodology and software
      • International purchases
    • Business risk prevention and engineering option (6 credits)
      • Legal treatment of companies in difficulty
      • International cash management
      • Credit management
    • Semester 4 M2 MCI International Financing and Strategy (30 credits)
    • Internship or work-study assignment (24 credits)
    • Option: One UE to be chosen from two (6 credits)
    • International business and project engineering option (6 credits)
      • Business project - international business orientation
      • International business-oriented business plan
    • Business risk engineering and prevention option (6 credits)
      • Risk-oriented business project
      • Risk-oriented business plan
  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    Students who have completed the first year of the Master's program (60 ects). As part of the M1 MCI and M2 MDCI courses are taught in English, a certificate of English language proficiency (TOIEC, TOEFL, etc.) is required, along with other documents to be attached to the online application.

    How do I apply?

    Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    The internship lasts 4 months in Master 1 and 5 to 6 months in Master 2. During the internship, students are required to apply all the knowledge they have acquired during their Master's degree by carrying out an international assignment for a company or bank.

    For the project, students work in groups for the company or bank that has submitted an international project to them.

    Teaching volume :

    Lectures: 480 hours

    Tutorials: 237 hours

    Internship: 20 weeks

    Teaching team :

    Research methodologies, research projects and the involvement of teacher-researchers play an important role in the BAI program's pedagogical approach. The academics involved in this program are recognized specialists in their fields, and hold positions of responsibility in scientific associations. They contribute to the quality of the teaching: rigor, curiosity, critical thinking.

    This course is available in :

    • Initial training
    • Continuing education: The BAI course can be taken as part of continuing education, but does not offer any special courses. Continuing education students follow the same courses as other students, according to the given timetable. They benefit from personalized follow-up.
    • Work-study programs
    • Professional training contract
  • What next?

    Career opportunities

    The Master MCI offers graduates the following career opportunities:

    • International project manager
    • International buyer
    • Import/export manager
    • International management controller
    • International cash management manager
    • International business consultant
    • International banking financing manager
    • International product managers, product line managers, technical sales engineers
    • Marketing project manager, prospecting manager


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