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MSc International Finance

The objective of the MSc International Finance is to enable students to deepen the knowledge and practices necessary for a career in asset management, financial markets and corporate finance.

Take a training that gives theory and practice with experienced teachers and specialists in their field. International and « emerging market » oriented.

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Learning objectives

Master the quantitative tools commonly used in Finance professions.
Master the principles of investment choice.
Master the principles of ethics and good practice in the financial markets.
Make a diagnosis of the economic and financial situation of a company.
Master the valuation principles of listed securities.
Master the principles of building a securities portfolio.

Training aims

The objective of the MSc International Finance is to enable students to deepen the knowledge and practices necessary for a career in asset management, financial markets and corporate finance.

International and specifically oriented towards "emerging markets". Courses taught in India (University of Delhi, Department of Financial Studies) or in the United States (Wichita State University) in the second semester by international professionals and professors.

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Applicants must have a French Bachelor (B+4) degree or validated Master 1, Good knowledge in management, statistics and economics and a good english level (verified during application process or a TOEIC at 750)

If you wish to join the International Finance MSc, you must complete your file on our online application website.

When you register, you will be asked for the following:

  • Your personal information (Name, First name, email address, etc ...)
  • Mandatory documents (ID, photo, transcript of last year of studies or current year, CV, Last diploma obtained or Certificate of schooling in current year, Letter of motivation)
  • Any document you deem appropriate to promote your application (internship certificate, letter of recommendations, language test, etc.)
  • If professional experience: employment contract (s)
Useful information
  • Tuition Fees : 11 500 Euros
  • Duration : 12 months
  • Intake : September
  • Closing of registration : july 2022
  • Campus : Pau (France) & New Dehli (India)
Semester 1
Module 1 : Company Valuation

Firm valuation methods are traditionally used in several processes such as mergers & acquisitions, transmission, investment. Valuation implies an in depth analysis of the strategic position of the firm (competitors, products, market) in order to build forecasts on future financial equilibrium. How does this strategic information transform into numbers? How do these numbers transform into forecasts? And how are these forecasts used in valuation models? This course will try to answer these three questions by an overview of the traditional valuation models and their implementation through a large number of examples.

Module 2 : Principles of Financial Reporting Analysis

Financial Accounting, Reporting and Analysis will give the student the tools enabling optimal understanding of the various accounting documents issued by the company (balance sheet, income statement, flow charts). Particular attention will be paid to the impact on the accounts of certain management decisions relating to the accounting for inventories, depreciation policy, the use of funding non-conventional. Analysis of accounts by various recognized methods will help to awaken the critical spirit of the student on the methods of publication accounts chosen by different societies studied.

Module 3 : Corporate and Investment Decisions

The course is a continuation of the basic concepts of corporate finance relating to time value of money, risk, return and securities’ valuation already taught in ESC1. It examines the important issues in corporate finance from a perspective of financial managers who need to make significant investment and financing decisions. The course integrates the underlying theories and corporate practices for developing a rational decision making framework for finance managers. The course aims at providing knowledge of fundamentals of corporate finance and an understanding of major corporate finance decisions involving long and short-term investments, financing and income distribution. It provides an insight into the way corporate finance managers scan the business environment and take decisions for creating wealth.

Module 4 : Introductory Econometrics for Finance

The purpose of this seminar is to provide students with an introduction to econometrics in finance. Each 3-hour session includes a theoretical part, then a comment of program, and finally a year of implementation to achieve at the meeting on machine, by students. The applications are programmed under Excel, Minitab, and Eviews software.

Module 5 : FinTech

This course will help students understand the latest trends and their effect on the Financial services industry. It will provide them with exposure to new Fintech services within a critical framework while assessing traditional money, banking and financial systems. In other words, we will take a look at what constitutes FinTech, what the main growth sectors are, and what opportunities it offers compared to traditional financial services.

Module 6 : Forecasting and Business Environment
Semester 2
India or United States
  • UE1 : Investment Analysis
  • UE2 : Futures ans Options markets
  • UE3 : Commodity and Energy Trading
United State
  • UE 1:Investment Analysis
  • UE 2:Bank Management and Credit Risk Analysis
  • UE 3:Financial Econometrics & Equity Research
  • UE 4:International Finance
  • UE 5:Project Study
Semester 3
Summer Programme
Summer Programme
  • Financial Derivatives and Alternative Investment
  • Analysis of Business Conditions and Forecasting
  • Bond Market
Alumni industries and jobs
After having completed the MSc, students will be able to candidate to jobs in the « front office » and the « back office » of all kind of financial organizations, all over the world.

The size of the companies concerned is rather that of Large Enterprises and Financial Institutions.

The sectoral distribution of graduates in Finance illustrates the certification of skills in the investment industry:

  • 26% of graduates work in management companies;
  • 18% in investment banks and brokers;
  • 14% in banks;
  • 14% in investment advisory companies;
  • 5% in insurance companies;
  • 3% in pension funds

Career opportunities

  • Hedge Funds
  • Brokers
  • Investment Advisor
  • Wealth Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Companies Management
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