Why specialize in finance?

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Why do students like finance?

Finance is a complex environment that has a special place in the collective imagination. So why do students want to go into finance?

Strong employability

The role of finance plays an important role in the economic balance of a country. Through its actions, it participates in ensuring the creation of value necessary to feed the sustainability of the system, essential to the improvement of everyone’s standard of living. It is an extremely dynamic field whose employability is never in question. Covering many fields, it allows extremely varied profiles to find a job, whatever the sector of predilection. Whether in insurance, banking, market finance, auditing or consulting, the career opportunities are broad enough to attract a wide audience. In addition, the sector promises particularly advantageous remuneration, with opportunities for faster development than in other professional sectors.

A network maintained by the grandes écoles

The attractiveness of finance is maintained by a network whose spirit and values are shared by all. Having followed similar training in business schools, the students share a specific culture, including a taste for challenge and the desire to surpass themselves.

Thus, students appreciate collaborating with profiles that have the same background and the same fundamental reasoning. The Grandes Ecoles nurture a common mindset through comprehensive and focused programs of study in partnership with leading companies in the sector.

It is this proximity that makes young profiles immediately projectable towards high responsibilities. The feeling of being part of an elite and the accessibility of power maintained by these institutions contribute greatly to the attractiveness of the environment.

International opportunities

If there is one area that wants to break free of borders, it is the financial sector. Regardless of the country in which you operate, finance is the lifeblood of any business. In order to facilitate exchanges and accounting data around the world, many processes have been standardized and harmonized (Basel II and Basel III agreements). This common framework can help create a framework for corporate accounting information to be understood and trusted. Although there are significant differences in taxation depending on their locality, large groups or multinationals have been forced to adapt to an imposed framework, with the obvious aim of transparency and efficiency. Thanks to these internationally established rules, cross-border trade has been greatly improved. Thus, this ease of exchange and the permanent contact with international firms favors the constitution of a vast network, and helps to quickly project oneself towards a career beyond one’s country of origin. This is a goal that motivates many young students.

Specialization in Finance: boosting your career

Whatever the sector or its technical specialization, whether it be corporate and investment banks, mutual banks or private banks, the range of banking professions is wide and constantly evolving. Technological advances and the digitalization of the field offer new career opportunities and are continuously contributing to its renewal.

Finance is one of the leading recruiters in France, with more than 300,000 employees in many professional fields. The multiplicity of services and the increasing complexity of financial operations require particularly advanced training in order to meet the new demands.

Thus, leading schools in the sector offer targeted training, in order to follow courses adapted to the profiles of each person, according to their aspirations. One example is INSEEC, and its multiple courses in finance, which allow you to acquire the expertise necessary to boost your career.

In particular, financial analysis is the basis for many of our courses. Its purpose is to extract information on the financial health of a company, including its profitability and solvency, based on accounting records. This is why INSEEC’s training is oriented towards capital raising operations and the financial management of a company. Whatever direction you want to take your career, the school offers a wide range of specialized courses.

Target an area of employment with a finance major

The grandes écoles still remain a reference in terms of finance training. Their partnership with leading players in the sector allows them to get in touch with qualified professionals who will pass on their know-how and skills. Choosing a specialization in finance is the assurance of benefiting from a high level of supervision and, while studying, of building a future professional network. As they learn, students acquire technical skills that will be crucial to their future career development. Regardless of their desired major, students will find the right job within the industry, with an unparalleled rate of employability. As such, there are more than 300 jobs in the sector. This represents an infinite range of possibilities:

  • treasurer
  • business manager
  • client advisor
  • insurance broker
  • trader
  • internal auditor
  • portfolio manager
  • financial manager
  • financial analyst
  • financial controller
  • client advisor

More information on our finance and real estate opportunities here.

The finance sector is continually training its professionals

Employees who work in the financial world must continually update their knowledge. This is an ever-changing field that is important to keep up with in order to remain effective and competitive. For example, for those involved in asset management or accounting, it is in the best interest of companies to train their employees on a regular basis so that they can keep up with changing technologies, legislation, and products.

This is an opportunity you should consider if you want to embark on a career in the industry. The opportunity to be funded for training to broaden your skills on a regular basis is relatively rare in the corporate world. By regularly maintaining your field of action you benefit from particularly interesting possibilities of evolution, and faster than elsewhere.

Specialize in finance for a better salary

The desire to work in finance represents a major opportunity to earn a satisfactory salary. All finance jobs guarantee a good salary, regardless of the sector you choose. Whether they come from a multinational or a smaller company, positions in the sector promise interesting and particularly progressive salaries. This is one of the sectors where job evolution is the most rapid. Thus, specializing in finance ensures a consistently attractive opportunity and guarantees the promise of a rich career.

In France, the median salary for finance jobs is 42,716 euros net per year. An average entry-level employee starts at about 31,108 euros per year, while an experienced employee can earn double or even triple that amount with bonuses and various benefits.

Specialization in finance: the door to many careers

As long as industries and companies remain, the world of finance will always be legitimate and omnipresent through all its sectors of activity. With the evolution of the business world and the galloping globalization, financing needs remain very important.

Thus, this very strong dynamism represents a wide range of jobs and careers. Whether he or she is aiming for management, finance or accounting, a young graduate will necessarily find a position that meets his or her expectations, always in line with his or her specialization. There are many places available and the demand is constant. The multiple training courses answer all the desires of orientation. All careers are then possible:

  • trader
  • business manager
  • financial manager
  • portfolio manager
  • treasurer
  • insurance broker
  • independent expert
  • client advisor
  • financial analyst
  • financial controller
  • actuary
  • DAF

What course of study should I do at INSEEC to specialize in finance?

INSEEC has a particularly wide range of training courses to meet everyone’s expectations. Finance being a particularly wide field, it includes 4 major sectors:

  • Banking finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Market finance
  • Real estate finance

INSEEC has considered all the possible scenarios and offers adapted training courses in order to guide students towards the most relevant course for their profile and study path. All areas of finance are covered to ensure a comprehensive and effective education. INSEEC’s finance programs range from Bac to Bac +5 and are adapted to all orientations. The school’s methodology favors an alliance with large companies in order to offer internships and work-study programs . The student then evolves in an ideal and formative context.

An education at INSEEC in one of the group’s campuses is a guarantee of a perfect mastery of the rules of economics and business in general. Whether he is a student or a graduate, the student is sure to be accompanied in the best way in his professional project. This will give them an opportunity to showcase their skills in order to find the right job for them.

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Updated 2 August 2022