MSc in Finance

General

Program Description

The MSc in Finance offers both substantial theoretical knowledge and global practical applications that will give you the ability to work anywhere in the world. Learn from academic and professional experts, increase your earnings potential and open doors to a wide range of career opportunities.

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Design Your Own Professional Pathway By Choosing Your Preferred Field Of Interest Between 4 Advanced Specialisations.

Advanced Finance

This specialization is an advanced program built to sharpen your expertise in finance and business analytics. You will learn tools and know-how to assess companies and investments, and to evaluate financial strategies and corporate finance decisions.

By choosing this specialization you will:

  • Engage in financial analysis in areas such as forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction techniques, and operational performance.
  • Analyze and prepare financial statements.
  • Perform risk hedging processes and portfolio optimization techniques.

Specialty courses

  • Topics on valuation, M&A, LBO
  • Introduction to big data & business analytics
  • Finance simulation
  • International finance

Career opportunities

  • Financial analyst
  • Commercial banking
  • Financial planning
  • Portfolio manager
  • Private equity fund manager
  • Credit manager
  • Treasurer
  • Cash management consultant
  • Investment manager
  • Private equity analyst
  • Risk management analyst

Energy & Environmental Finance

This specialization helps you to develop a specific focus on the practical aspects of energy-environmental financial markets, encouraging you to develop creative, entrepreneurial and analytical approaches to frame issues in the energy-environment sphere.

By choosing this specialization you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the economic and financial processes and procedures associated with the energy and environmental markets sector.
  • Develop your professional and personal knowledge necessary for a career in the energy, financial energy, renewable energy, and broader environmental markets.

Specialty courses

  • Energy economics
  • Energy and environmental issues: global sustainability, energy transition(s)& emerging markets,
  • Ethics, responsible development & regulation
  • Commodity markets & investment strategies

Career opportunities

  • Energy investment analyst, financial analysts, energy traders
  • Banking industry (energy and power departments, etc.)
  • Careers in renewable energies
  • Energy specialist/blogger/expert
  • Energy consultants
  • Business developer
  • Careers in research and/or academia (including Ph.D., DBAs opportunities, etc.)

Responsible Finance: financial inclusion, microfinance & social innovation

This specialization aspires to build a new generation of managers, willing to develop innovative solutions to promote responsible finance and financial inclusion worldwide.

By choosing this specialization you will:

  • Familiarise with social business models in both developed and developing countries.
  • Investigate alternative banking solutions aiming at financial inclusion and poverty alleviation.
  • Be aware of societal issues and willing to generate a positive impact, regardless of their activity.
  • Address the complexities of responsible investment and financial decisions in organizations.

Specialty courses

  • Microfinance contracts & products
  • Green banking
  • Social & cooperative banking, responsible investing of microfinance institutions
  • Fintech solutions & digital finance

Career opportunities

  • Social & financial rating companies
  • International and national NGOs such as Positive planet, ADA, BRS, etc.
  • Microfinance institutions
  • Social investment funds
  • Social finance departments of mainstream banks, social enterprises, European institutions

Innovative Finance: Fintech, Blockchains & Cryptocurrencies

This specialization provides you with relevant and non-overly technical aspects of computer science, economics, banking, finance, and law. It benefits from applied theoretical and practical contributions, facilitated by both seasoned professionals and internationally recognized academics.

By choosing this specialization you will:

  • Develop general finance skills.
  • Explore the different ways to transpose this knowledge and expertise to the financial and banking industry.
  • Gain relevant specialisation in Innovative finance.

Specialty courses

  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Introduction to cryptocurrencies: bitcoins and ethereum
  • Ethics, data protection, and regulation
  • Banking in the era of fintech
  • Disruptive models fintech & assurtech
  • Blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering

Career opportunities

  • Investment analyst
  • Banking industry
  • Careers in Bitcoins and Ethereum
  • Digital currencies expert
  • Financial innovations consultants
  • Business

Admission

Duration

18 Months, including a 4-6 month internship.

Tuition fees

  • 13,900€ for the entire program
  • Extended payment options available
  • Individual scholarships may apply
    (up to 2000€ scholarship according to admission results)
  • Application fee: 90€

How to apply?

  • Complete the online application.
  • You will be required to upload the following documents:
    • CV
    • Photo (jpeg)
    • Copies of degrees and academic transcripts of the last three years
    • Copy of your identification (e.g.passport)

Online registration: From October 7th, 2019 to July 10th, 2020

Entry requirements

The MSc is open to students with four years of study after high school and does not require prior general or technical knowledge related to the subjects.

  • An undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • English test:
    • Montpellier Business School English test (free)
    • or TOEFL (at least 80/120)
    • or IELTS (at least 6.0/9)
    • or TOEIC (at least 785/990)
      English native speaker candidates only will be exempted from the test.
  • Reasoning test: Only for students with three years of study after high school.

Selected candidates will be scheduled for an admission interview (via video).

Last updated Dec 2019

About the School

Montpellier Business School, a Grande Ecole, is heir to a long tradition of teaching based on the needs of businesses and markets. Founded in 1897 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellie ... Read More

Montpellier Business School, a Grande Ecole, is heir to a long tradition of teaching based on the needs of businesses and markets. Founded in 1897 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Montpellier, the school has succeeded in continually refining its specialized teaching in management science to adapt its courses to constant changes in local and global economic environments. Read less

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