Teaching method: Initial training, Continuing education or alternating training
Location : Aix-en-Provence
Type of degree: Master's
Duration of studies: 2 years
Exit level: Bac+5
Language(s) : French, English
Department : Finance Control Audit
The objective of the Master of Finance is to train high-level executives in the fields of finance and financial consulting. Graduates must be able to understand the financial system in its entirety, both in terms of its global functioning and its products, as well as in terms of national and international regulations in an increasingly complex environment.
The master's degree is divided into three tracks that provide specialization in :
- Wealth and asset management ("Wealth Management" track)
- Asset and financial risk management (Financial Risk Management track)
- Corporate finance (the "Corporate and Market Finance" track)
Regardless of the pathway, graduates must acquire a capacity for initiative and autonomous decision-making that makes them suitable for positions of responsibility in Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management, Asset Management and Wealth Management in administrative and financial departments, in banks, investment and private banks, insurance companies, management companies, investment funds and services, and financial consulting firms.
Skills acquired at the end of the course :
- Manage and value assets and/or portfolios of financial assets
- Move in a complex and international context
- Implement an internal and external growth strategy as well as the associated financing
- Set up a performance management and analysis system
- Act as a responsible player in finance and asset management
- Negotiate to develop a network of clients and partners
- Analyze and evaluate to establish a patrimonial study
- Manage financial risk by implementing appropriate hedging instruments
- Analyze and evaluate in order to establish an expertise or a financial advice
At the end of M1, students have acquired general knowledge of the functioning of the international financial system, market finance, including risk management and portfolio management, as well as 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
- Anglo-Saxon accounting
- Financial diagnosis
- Cross-curricular skills 1 (10 credits)
- Business English
- Financial regulations
- Semester 2 M1 Finance (30 credits)
- Corporate finance (8 credits)
- Corporate valuation
- Corporate finance
- Budgeting/treasury management
- Market finance and asset management (10 credits)
- Portfolio management
- Empirical methods in finance
- Financial instruments and risks
- Multinational financial management
- Cross-curricular skills 2 (12 credits)
- Databases and software
- Introduction to research
- Business law
- Economic and financial policy
- Financial mathematics
- Business English
Who can apply?
This master's degree is intended for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of finance with a view to professional integration at Bac+5. The target audience is 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 even a Bachelor's degree in Science (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science).
The program is also open to students from specific management programs who have obtained 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 licenses).
Particular attention will be paid to the career paths of candidates in continuing education with the possibility of VAP/VAE according to their professional experience.
How to apply?
Admission is based on a file studied by a pedagogical committee that verifies whether the student has sufficient knowledge of the fundamental tools of law, economics and management and whether the student's level is compatible with the objectives of the program.
Apply at the time of admissions on the dedicated platform.
The Master's in Finance is offered under a work-study contract and an apprenticeship contract in partnership with the CFA Epure and the PACA Region. The course follows an alternating rhythm, dividing the week between the training course and the host company, whether the student is in initial training or under an apprenticeship contract or a professionalization contract. The second year takes place in initial training or in alternating training for the three types of courses. The entire Master's program is taught 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 degrees (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 third year of study, with mobility to the partner university in the first year of study, and to the Faculty of Economics and Management in the M2 Finance course in Financial Risk Management.
The Wealth Management and Financial Risk Management courses can be done in a double degree with the DESU Asset and Wealth Management, which opens the door to professional certifications:
- at the national level: AMF
- at the international level: CEFA (European Certification of Financial Analyst), CIIA (Certified International Investment Analyst) and CIWM (Certified Investment in Wealth Management) in partnership with the SFAF (French Society of Financial Analysis).
The Master of Finance is also open to international students with 4 double degrees (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 third year of study, with mobility to the partner university in the first year of study, and to the Faculty of Economics and Management in the M2 Finance course in Financial Risk Management.