BBA – International Finance Major

Bac +1, Bac +2, Bac +3
Initial training
Lyon, Bordeaux
French / English
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The International Finance sector

A selective sector…

To thrive in today’s complex international environment, companies of all sizes and industries must understand financial mechanisms, cash flows and currency variations. BBA INSEEC International Finance major provides students with the technical skills necessary to navigate this challenging context. The mastery of international combined with a strong background in business administration and 21 months of international professional and academic experience allow BBA INSEEC students to distinguish themselves on the job market.
Graduates of the program enjoy an excellent record of professional placement and career evolution.

Presentation – International Finance Major

BBA INSEEC student on an internship in the field of market finance

The “International Finance” major is available in the 4th and final year of the INSEEC BBA program. It trains specialists in financial analysis and the financial markets who exercise their skills in the service of banks and investment firms, asset management companies, consulting firms, insurance companies and large corporations.

The program provides students with in-depth theoretical, quantitative and operational knowledge of financial analysis tools and products traded on financial markets.

Our international approach(50% of the courses in English) allows students to acquire all the skills needed to carry out an in-depth analysis of the accounts of national and multinational companies in an international economic context.

BBA INSEEC student on an internship in the field of finance

What are the objectives of the training?

  • Acquire a solid knowledge of financial analysis and financial markets, models, products and financial strategy
  • Prepare students to work in an international environment
  • Optimize the management of a profit center
  • Use management control tools to manage a company
  • Ensure and manage the financing of the company’sgrowth
  • Prepare students to work independently. The training offers a good balance between theory and practice, between academic and operational skills

Discover the courses – International Finance Major

BBA INSEEC 4th year – International Finance Major

Specialty courses

Business Control

Internal control is a very important concept for companies, for their management, and its purpose is to allow the best possible control of all the processes implemented by the company to achieve its objectives.

The larger a company is, the more important the internal control systems within it are.

Strategy and financial evaluation

Establishing a financial strategy consists of developing an action plan to finance the development of a business on a sustainable basis and to enable it to reach financial equilibrium.

Asset management

Asset management consists in accompanying each person, physical or moral, possessing goods to help him to optimize his assets with the taking into account of the risk

Financial Markets

A financial market is a place, physical or virtual, where market participants (buyers, sellers) meet to trade financial products. It allows to finance the economy, while allowing investors to invest their savings.

Financial audit

The accounting and financial audit of a company consists of verifying the sincerity, regularity and conformity of the accounts to ensure that they reflect the state of the finances and accounting of the audited company.

Excel VBA

EXCEL VBA(Visual Basic for Application) is a programming language that allows you to use Visual Basic code to execute the many features of the EXCELApplication

Global asset management

Asset management is a financial activity whose objective is to create, manage, grow and maximize the benefits of financial products or investments entrusted by companies or individual investors.

Asset management consists of managing a client portfolio (issued by a bank or an insurance company) and increasing its profitability by balancing costs and risks in order to achieve predefined objectives.

US GAAP – International Accounting

US GAAP stands for United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. This concept encompasses all the American accounting standards and principles issued since 1973 by the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board), a private law organization, which remains under the political control of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), the “policeman” of the American markets.

Common core courses

  • Research Methodology
  • Corporate Strategy
  • TOEIC preparation

The courses presented below are given as examples and may vary slightly depending on the campus. The course content is adapted each year to market changes and updated before the start of each school year.

BBA INSEEC student on an internship in the Finance sector

Discover the jobs after a BBA – International Finance major

Young graduate of the BBA INSEEC working in the Finance sector

Careers after a BBA – International Finance Major

  • Financial Analyst
  • Trader
  • Auditor
  • Wealth Advisor
  • Management controller
  • Financial Director
  • Portfolio Manager
  • and many other possibilities…

Discover profiles of BBA INSEEC graduates – International Finance Major

Quentin VEYRET – Private Equity Financial Controller at Equitis Gestion (Part of IQ-EQ France)

Julia FULERO – Senior Auditor at Orfis

Jo HARMENDJIAN – Trader at Tiberius Group AG

Emma DISPARD – M&A Associate at Alantra

Thomas BARCO – Equity Derivatives at Kepler Cheuvreux

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Updated 8 January 2024