Which studies in finance?
General Bac, Bac STMG, DUT, BTS, Licence, Bachelor, Master, Master of Science… There are many ways to study finance, let’s focus on them:
Which BAC to study in Finance?
Finance courses are accessible to students in their final year of high school in the general and technological streams.
For the general track, the most recommended specialties are mathematics and economic and social sciences, but others are also possible.
Students with a BAC Technologique Sciences et Technologies du Management et de la Gestion (STMG) can also follow the path of finance studies.
What is the best way to study finance after high school?
After the Baccalaureate, several types of studies are possible, the main ones being the BTS, the BUT (former DUT), a licence at the university or a Bachelor in a business school.
The main post-Bac paths in finance are:
- A BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur), is a 2-year diploma, prepared in a high school or a school, after the BAC. There are BTS in accounting management, finance, banking insurance, international trade… It is possible to work as an assistant after a BTS or to continue your studies.
- a Bachelor’s degree in a business school:
- A BUT (Bachelor of Technology – formerly DUT) is a 3-year diploma delivered by a University Institute of Technology, a structure linked to a University. The specialties taught may be: economics, accounting, finance and banking.
- A ” Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles“: these two-year studies do not provide a diploma but a Bachelor’s degree. The “classes prépa en sciences économiques” are two intense years, often reserved for students with the best grades in high school, they allow students to take the competitive exams for the Grandes Ecoles de Commerce at the end of the second year.
- a Bachelor’s degree at the university, a 3-year degree delivered by the “FAC”. The courses are usually given in a lecture format, and the specializations that allow you to work in finance are economics, law or mathematics (for those who want to work in market finance).