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Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing education or Work-linked training

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of degree: Master

Duration of studies: 2 years

Output level: Bac+5

Language(s) : French, English

Department : Finance Control Audit

  • Objectives

    The Finance degree is aimed at training high-level executives in the fields of Finance and Financial Consulting. Particular attention is paid to a fundamental and responsible approach to finance with its most recent developments in corporate finance, asset management and also wealth management. The aim is to master the financial system as a whole, both in terms of its overall operation and products and in terms of national and international regulations in an increasingly complex environment.

    At the end of the first year, students are able to have a global vision of the complex and cross-cutting problems encountered by financial institutions and establishments or which govern the major financial decisions conditioning the value creation of the various stakeholders.

    The Finance Master opens in the 2nd year on 3 courses: Finance - Business and Markets, Wealth Management, Financial Risk Management.

    The second year of the Master's programme enables students to acquire a strong specialisation in "business lines", which they can implement through a long-term internship, and "research" through the preparation of an end-of-studies thesis; some students may optionally reinforce this research dimension to pursue a doctorate in management sciences with a specialisation in Finance.

    The skills to be acquired should enable students to have a capacity for initiative and decision-making autonomy which makes them suitable for positions of responsibility in Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management, Asset Management and Wealth Management in administrative and financial departments, in banking, investment and private banking, in insurance companies, but also in management companies, investment funds and services and financial consulting firms.

    Skills acquired at the end of the training :

    • Managing and valuing assets and/or portfolios of financial assets
    • Moving in a complex and international context
    • Implement an internal and external growth strategy and related financing
    • Set up a performance monitoring and analysis system
    • Acting as a responsible player in finance and asset management
    • Negotiate to develop a network of customers and partners
    • Analyze and evaluate to establish a heritage study
    • Managing financial risk through the use of appropriate hedging instruments
    • Analyze and evaluate in order to establish an expertise or financial advice
  • Teachings

    At the end of M1, students acquired general knowledge on the functioning of the international financial system, on market finance, including risk management and portfolio management, as well as on corporate finance and the accounting and tax rules that apply to it.

    Master 1 major in Finance (60 credits)

    • Half-year 1 M1 mention Finance (30 loans)
    • Banking and International Finance (9 credits)
      • International capital markets
      • International Finance
      • International banking
    • Financial and fiscal management (12 credits)
      • In-depth accounting
      • Taxation
      • Anglo-Saxon accounting
      • Financial diagnosis
    • Cross-cutting Competencies 1 (9 credits)
      • Business English
      • Financial mathematics
      • Econometrics
      • additional EU
    • Financial regulations 1 (0 credits)
      • Financial regulations
    • Half-year 2 M1 mention Finance (30 credits)
    • Corporate Finance (9 credits)
      • Business valuation
      • Corporate finance
      • Budget/Treasury Management
    • Market finance and asset management (12 loans)
      • Portfolio management
      • Empirical Methods in Finance
      • Financial instruments and risks
      • Multinational financial management
    • Cross-cutting Competencies 2 (9 credits)
      • Databases and software
      • Initiation to research
      • Economic and Financial Debates
      • Business Law
      • Economic and financial policy
  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    Students come from the Economics and Management Faculty of AMU (Economics-Finance course, MCF, EMFO, IPBE and ME) but also from other French or even foreign faculties. The mention is also open to students coming from specific management courses who would like to move towards a specialized training in Finance, both for our faculty and for those coming from external institutions: AES degree, Management, Economics, Law, Bachelor in Management, professional degrees...

    How to apply?

    Admission is based on a file studied by a pedagogical commission which checks whether the student has sufficient knowledge in the fundamental tools of law, economics and management and whether the level of the student is compatible with the objectives of the training.

    Apply at the time of admission on the dedicated platform.

  • Practical information

    The M1 is common to all 3 courses. Approximately one third of the courses are dedicated to the acquisition of cross-disciplinary knowledge.

    In order to respond to the internationalisation of professional opportunities in the field of Finance, students are progressively prepared from M1 to follow courses entirely in English, particularly in the Financial Risk Management course, which is available in a classic version (in French) but also in an international double degree version with courses all in English.
    This training can be done in initial training, work-study training (apprenticeship contract and professionalization contract) and continuing education.


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