Skip to main content

Master 1 Finance

AdobeStock_517527920_Summit Art Creations_finance.png

Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing training or sandwich course

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of degree: Master's

Length of studies: 2 years

Exit level: Bac+5

Language(s ) : French, English

Department : Finance Control Audit

  • Objectives

    The aim of the Master's degree in Finance is to train high-level executives in the fields of finance and financial consulting. Graduates must be able to grasp the financial system in its entirety, both in terms of its overall operation and products, and in terms of national and international regulations in an increasingly complex environment.

    The Master's degree is divided into three types of path, providing specialization in :

    • Wealth and asset management ("Wealth Management" track)
    • Financial risk and asset management ("Financial Risk Management" stream)
    • Corporate finance ("Corporate and Market Finance" pathway)

    Whichever path they follow, graduates are expected to acquire the initiative and decision-making autonomy needed to qualify for positions of responsibility in Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management, Asset Management and Wealth Management, in administrative and financial departments of banks, investment and private banks, insurance companies, management companies, investment funds and services, and financial consulting firms.

    In the Financial Risk Management program, you can opt to follow an international pathway by taking a double degree with an international partner.

    Skills acquired on completion of the course :

    • Managing and valuing assets and/or portfolios of financial assets
    • Move in a complex, international environment
    • Implement an internal and external growth strategy and the associated financing
    • Implement a performance monitoring and analysis system
    • Act as a responsible player in finance and asset management
    • Negotiate to develop a network of customers and partners
    • Analyze and evaluate to draw up a wealth study
    • Manage financial risk by implementing appropriate hedging instruments
    • Analyze and evaluate in order to provide financial expertise or advice
  • Teaching

    By the end of M1, students have acquired a general understanding of the international financial system, market finance (including risk management and portfolio management), corporate finance and the accounting and tax rules that apply to it.

    Master 1 in Finance (60 credits)

    • Semester 1 M1 Finance (30 credits)
    • Banking and International Finance (10 credits)
      • International capital markets
      • International finance
      • International banking
    • Financial and tax management (10 credits)
      • In-depth accounting
      • Taxation
      • Anglo-Saxon accounting
      • Financial diagnosis
    • Cross-disciplinary skills 1 (10 credits)
      • Business English
      • Financial regulations
      • Econometrics

    • Semester 2 M1 Finance (30 credits)
    • Corporate Finance (8 credits)
      • Corporate valuation
      • Corporate finance
      • Budget/treasury management
    • Market finance and asset management (10 credits)
      • Portfolio management
      • Empirical methods in finance
      • Financial instruments and risk
      • Multinational financial management
    • Cross-disciplinary skills 2 (12 credits)
      • Databases and software
      • Introduction to research
      • Business law
      • Economic and financial policy
      • Financial mathematics
      • Business English
    Liste cours - Master Finance M1 Classique.pdf Liste cours - Master Finance M1 Magistère.pdf
  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    This Master's degree is aimed at students wishing to deepen their knowledge of finance with a view to professional integration at Bac+5 level. It is aimed at students who have completed a bachelor's degree in Economics and Management, a bachelor's degree in Management, a bachelor's degree in MIASHS or a bachelor's degree in science (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science).

    The specialization is also open to students from specific management courses who have achieved very good results in their bachelor's degree, and who would like to move on to specialized training in Finance (AES, Law, Bachelor's degree in Management, professional bachelor's degrees).

    Particular attention will be paid to the career paths of candidates in continuing education, with the possibility of VAP/VAE depending on their professional experience.

    How do I apply?

    Admission is based on an application studied by a pedagogical committee, which checks that the student has sufficient knowledge of the fundamental tools of law, economics and management, and that his/her level is compatible with the objectives of the course.

    Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    The Master's in Finance is offered on a work-study or apprenticeship basis, in partnership with CFA Epure and the PACA region. The course follows an alternating rhythm, with the week divided between the training course and the host company, whether the student is in initial training or on a sandwich course under an apprenticeship or professionalization contract. The second year is spent in initial training or on a sandwich course for all three pathways. The entire program takes place at the Faculty of Economics and Management in Aix-en-Provence.

    The Master's in Finance is also open to international students, with 4 double diplomas (from HEC-Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve Universities in Belgium, Ca'Foscari University in Venice and Tubingen University in Germany). Students are selected at the end of L3, with mobility to the partner in M1 and to the Faculty of Economics and Management in the M2 Finance Financial Risk Management course.

    The Wealth Management and Financial Risk Management courses can be taken as a double degree with the Asset and Wealth Management DESU, leading to professional certifications:

    • national: AMF
    • internationally: CEFA (Certification Européenne d'Analyst Financier), CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst) and CIWM (Certified Investment in Wealth Management) in partnership with SFAF (Société Française d'Analyse Financière).

The Master's in Finance is also open to international business, with 4 double degrees (from HEC-Liège and Louvain-la-Neuve Universities in Belgium, Ca'Foscari University in Venice and Tubingen University in Germany).. Students are selected at the end of the L3 course, with mobility to the partner in M1 and to the Faculty of Economics and Management in the M2 Finance Financial Risk Management course.


Education Manager


Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager Training - FCA