MSc in Finance

NB: As of July 24, 2018, the international admissions will no longer be available for non European candidates, due to time requirement for visa process

Key points

→ Duration: 16-months – 9 month courses + 4 to 6 months professional experience
→ Intake: once a year, end of September
→ Mode: Full Time
→ 472 hours from October to May
→ From June to December: Master Thesis & 4 months minimum of professional experience: internship or job

→ Credits: 90 ECTS
→ Language: Entirely taught in English
→ Certified by the label ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’
→ Location: Montpellier Business School Campus
→ Tuition Fees: 13 500 €


→ A Bachelor degree or equivalent
→ Good English level:a minimum score of TOEFL 75/120 or TOEIC 670/990 or IELTS 6.0/9
→ Relevant professional goals
→ Good Mathematical skills

Admission Process

→ You’ll need to fill a completed online application form (which can be saved and completed over time) using the Apply button above
→ Selected applicants are scheduled for admission interviews (via Videoconference)

Job opportunities

Investment banking careers, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities analyst and sales, capital markets trading, structured products, risk management and corporate restructuring, corporate treasury, project financing…

Programme outline

The MSc in Finance offers both substantial theoretical knowledge and comprehensive practical applications. The programme embodies both courses in corporate finance, in financial markets and international banking. It also suits students who seek to acquire international professional certificates (CFA, FRM).

In a frame definitely international and orientated to the professional world, the MSc in Finance will prepare you to act dynamically and creatively whether as a member or a leader of a team. You will acquire the necessary competencies to start a career in finance after an internship of at least 4 months. It is a life changing experience. In addition, through the master thesis, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your curriculum according to your career objectives In a competitive and intense job market, this MSc  in Finance at Montpellier Business School is certainly a way for you to make the difference.

The MSc in Finance offers comprehensive case studies, simulations and real-world exercises.  Participants are challenged, supported and prepared to create innovatively and act dynamically via team building and team-leading exercises. Faculty lead classroom discussions and case-study practical problem assessing and solving applications through dynamic team. The MSc in Finance at Montpellier Business School prepares students to act dynamically and creatively whether as a member or a leader of a team. Through the master thesis, students have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum according to their individual career objectives.

French courses are provided during the academic year and cultural and company visits are organized during the programme.

Why choose this programme?

→ Top level faculty
→ An innovative pedagogical method
→ A truly international environment
→ An excellent employability rate for our MBS graduates: 70% of students from our programs are hired BEFORE they even graduate
→ Unrivalled networking opportunities
→ An AACSB, EPAS and AMBA accredited School

PROGRAMME COURSES (1rst and 2nd semester)

Develop methods and insights on how to understand key problems and how to implement the corresponding ¬financial strategy. Learn about valuation for different businesses and projects through various methods.

This course is designed for students to understand and apply risk management techniques. We begin with a review of the risks a corporation may face and the way these risks are assessed and measured. Students will also investigate different ways contracts can be used to control the ¬firm’s risk.

Utilising business intelligence systems can turn data into decision-ready insights. The objective of this course is to introduce ways a manager can implement strategy and how to organise flows of information into a Financial Information System.

This course is intended to analyse the ¬ fixed income securities markets and its implications for investments. It will analyse the market characteristics, instruments, selling techniques, pricing and valuation issues, floating rate instruments, relations with money market instruments, risk and return of fixed income securities. The course also aims to develop an understanding of the importance the institutional structure of the markets on which they are traded as well as developing the analytical tools necessary to price such instruments.

This course provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to the opportunities and challenges facing the micro- finance sector today. Understand the design of ¬ financial and non-¬financial products offered by micro¬ finance institutions (MFIs). Students will also be able to explain how these products meet the needs of micro-borrowers and what types of existing problems in the ¬ financial markets these products can solve.

In this course students will learn to analyse complex workplace situations from conflict resolution to motivational team dynamics and how to implement strategic solutions.

This course is designed to provide students with state of the-art knowledge in valuation methods. The focus will be on the interactions between ¬ financing decisions and the valuation method. Students will master the different valuation techniques and the technical issues encountered when applied in the real world to understand the concept of real options and know how to recognise the different types of real options.

In this course you will be introduced to commonly used market instruments and different types of market risks such as FX risk, interest rate risk and credit risk. Students will understand how to measure market volatility and lessons from ¬financial disasters.

In this course students will learn to build ¬ financial models and modelling techniques for ¬financial forecasting used in many areas of ¬ finance such as derivatives, valuation, and deal structuring and portfolio management.

This course is an introduction to international ¬financial concepts and multinational ¬ financial management practices. Emphasis is placed on corporate ¬ finance for international ¬ firms and topics included in the course are: the economics underlying the determination of exchange rates, their parity relationships and balance of payments, the foreign exchange markets and the tools that can be used to hedge exchange rate risks such as options, futures and swaps contracts.

This course is designed to provide financial professionals with an extensive foundation of knowledge in traditional and alternative investment vehicles including hedge funds, venture capital, commodities, managed futures, real estate and private equity.

The objective of this course is to enable students to acquire a good understanding of the way financial markets work in practice. Different notions seen in other courses of the Master of Finance are revised with a focus on the way they may be used in a portfolio management environment. Strategic aspects of trading as well as interactions between traders in ¬ financial markets are also covered.

It is not necessary for incoming students to speak French as all courses are offered in English. However, French language courses will be offered to students in order for them to have

3rd Semester

4 to 6 month professional practice, internship or job

BLOOMBERG TRADING ROOM:  Working with real-time data

Students benefit from the access we offer to specialist financial and business databases with Bloomberg Terminals – the world’s most powerful platform for finance professionals who need real-time data. This hands-on learning tool develops valuable practical skills in analysing the finance industry that will help you to stand out in the job market.


Teams of students from various cultural and academic backgrounds will embark on this entrepreneurial journey drawing on each other’s’ specialties to create a viable business. The objective of this project is to create a new and innovative company. To aid in their collaboration students will be exposed to experienced entrepreneurs and tools across various dimensions such as innovation, logistics and marketing. Finally they will be asked to conceive all of the financial aspects and pitch their project to an academic panel and potential investors.


Throughout their year of study students will be assigned a career coach and attend seminars that will prepare them in seeking the right career opportunities, how to be successful and learn from industry leaders on CV preparation, interviewing skills and contract negotiation.

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For further questions and information about our MSc, please contact us:

Georgia Planquette
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