Master of Science International Financial Analyst

MSc & MBA
Bac +3, Bac +4, Bac +5
Septembre, Février
Initial, alternance
Paris
Anglais
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Conçu pour les étudiants internationaux qui se lancent dans une carrière en finance.

An MSc in International Finance to conquer the global financial markets

“The first traces of finance date back 5,000 years and it has been associated with the development of business and the world ever since.

Over the past 30 years, international finance has been strengthened by rapid globalization. Therefore, 21st century businesses will surely always need the advice of qualified financial experts capable of supporting businesses around the world.

The Msc2 International Finance is designed for international students embarking on a career in finance. Fluency in English is a prerequisite for admission. It is the natural continuation of the Msc.1 in International Finance. The program provides students with the theoretical tools necessary to master the practical problems of financial management of business entities around the world. The main pedagogical emphasis is on analysis, with extensive use of open discussion and case studies to link theory to observable examples.

Delivered entirely in English by a team of finance professionals with extensive professional and academic experience, this degree is certified by the highest level of the French National Register of Professional Qualifications (RNCP level 7.)

This international finance program welcomes students with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. They often share similar values and qualities such as high intellectual ability, professional experience, determination and courage to undertake full-time study in a foreign country. Many are culturally aware global citizens with the potential to be the business innovators and thought leaders of the future.

The Bloomberg terminal is used throughout the course and also as a stand-alone class. For incoming students who have not yet earned the BMC Bloomberg Market Concepts, additional financial lab hours are assigned for this additional certification.

Ellen Kountz, Program Director

msc and mba students working on the school's terrace

A 1 or 2 year degree to become an experienced professional in the international finance market

Holders of a BAC+3 can apply for the first year of the MSc, and holders of a BAC+4 can apply directly for thesecond year.

This training, in 1 or 2 years, has for objectives :

  • After familiarizing yourself with the mechanisms of the markets, apply the characteristics of securities such as: stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities
  • Calculate the return on investment, calculate the cost of capital, estimate the impact of financial leverage on performance
  • From internal financial data, set up and monitor the various forms of dashboard (strategic, management, operational) and calculate budget forecasts
  • Continue and deepen the e-learning courses in English on specialized computer tools and terminals for financial market operators

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The Courses

The courses presented below are given as an example, they may vary slightly depending on the teaching campus. The course content is adapted each year to market developments and updated before the start of each new school year.

Les cours de 1ère année

BASIC COURSES – 1ST YEAR

International Taxation

International Accounting Fundamentals

International Finance

Bloomberg: certification & case study

Investment Banking

Managerial Accounting

Strategy for CFOs

International Financial Analysis

Derivatives in portfolio management

Mergers & Acquisitions

Financial Reporting & Scorecard

Risk Management

Private Equity

Real Estate Finance

Excel & VBA

CROSS-CURRICULAR COURSES 1ST YEAR

Séminaire de rentrée

  • Hourly volume: 7 hours
  • Evaluation method: not evaluated

Management de projet

For all our students, this module is also noted and integrated into all our training courses.
Our soft skills modules are designed to raise students’ awareness of the notion of corporate behaviour and to help them develop their professional profile. They are based on testimonials from professionals, group work and role-playing.
This course dedicated to soft skills is called Boost U and offers an immersive and digital experience through a community of learners and scientific experts and a platform offering multiple cross-disciplinary documentary resources.

  • Hourly volume: 21 hours
  • Evaluation method : individual file

Soft skills

The module allows students to put into practice the skills and know-how integrated during the courses they follow. It consists in the realization of a personal project or a project entrusted by a company with a real need for group work.
The project is presented to a jury of professionals and qualified speakers.

  • Hourly volume: 31 hours
  • Evaluation method: defense + collective report

Conférences / visites

INSEEC Mindset is an annual conference series, both French and English-speaking, covering a wide range of topical issues. Hosted by professionals from all walks of life, from prestigious companies to start-ups, these conferences offer students the opportunity to stimulate their curiosity, to open up to cross-disciplinary subjects and to gain new points of view. Students are required to attend at least two lectures during their academic year.

In addition to these lectures, students can also take educational tours offered by the faculty.

  • Hourly volume: 10 hours
  • Evaluation method: not evaluated

Bloomberg Concepts Markets

E-learning course taught in English / Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

  • Hourly volume: 10 hours

Séminaire de clôture

  • Hourly volume: 14 hours
  • Evaluation method: individual report

Les cours de 2ème année

FUNDAMENTALS – 2ND YEAR

Financial Regulation

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Managerial Accounting

  • Hourly volume: 18 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

International Finance

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Data Analytics in Finance

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Financial Reporting

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Corporate Finance

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Excel & VBA

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Blockchain

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Bloomberg

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Investment Banking

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Private Equity

  • Hourly volume: 18 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

LBO Structuring & Modeling

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Impact Investment

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

Corporate Social Responsibility & Investment

  • Hourly volume: 15 hours
  • Evaluation method: continuous assessment + final evaluation

CROSS-CURRICULAR COURSES 2ND YEAR

Séminaire de rentrée

  • Hourly volume: 7 hours
  • Evaluation method: not evaluated

Séminaire de rentrée

  • Hourly volume: 7 hours
  • Evaluation method: not evaluated

Mission consulting

In the continuity of the “Project Management” module in MSc1, the consulting missions that our MSc and MBA programs propose come from client companies with problems related to their activity and/or their market.
As part of the pedagogical framework, these missions are carried out in teamwork, are graded and presented to a jury composed of coaches and members of the companies that commissioned the mission.
Each student is expected to work on at least one consulting assignment during their MSc or MBA program.

  • Hourly volume: 121 hours
  • Evaluation method: defense + collective report

Leadership Lab

This is the final project on which all MSc2 and MBA students work throughout the year.
Beginning with Leadership Week, a week during which our students meet with top leaders and company executives from their sector on the notion of leadership, the Leadership Lab is composed of a leadership project, leadership pitch and leadership study, all three graded.
The Leadership Lab is presented in detail to the students during their first week in the MSc2.

  • Hourly volume: 35 hours
  • Evaluation method: defense + collective report

Soft skills

For all our students, this module is also noted and integrated into all our training courses.
Our soft skills modules are designed to raise students’ awareness of the notion of corporate behaviour and to help them develop their professional profile. They are based on testimonials from professionals, group work and role-playing.
This course dedicated to soft skills is called Boost U and offers an immersive and digital experience through a community of learners and scientific experts and a platform offering multiple cross-disciplinary documentary resources.

  • Hourly volume: 21 hours
  • Evaluation method : individual file

Conférences / visites

INSEEC Mindset is an annual conference series, both French and English-speaking, covering a wide range of topical issues. Hosted by professionals from all walks of life, from prestigious companies to start-ups, these conferences offer students the opportunity to stimulate their curiosity, to open up to cross-disciplinary subjects and to gain new points of view. Students are required to attend at least two lectures during their academic year.

In addition to these lectures, students can also take educational tours offered by the faculty.

  • Hourly volume: 10 hours
  • Evaluation method: not evaluated

Séminaire de clôture

  • Hourly volume: 14 hours
  • Evaluation method: individual report

2 start dates per year and varying study rhythms

There are two openings per year, in February/March and September/October. To check the opening of each intake, contact the admissions department directly.

The rhythm of the courses may differ depending on the campus and whether the training is carried out under an internship agreement (initial) or a professionalization/apprenticeship contract (continuing).

The work-study contract must be signed for a period of 12 months (MSc 2), 24 months (MSc1 + MSc 2) or 18 months for the staggered start of March (continuation of studies in MSc2).

A student on the Lyon campus who has just finished her training in international finance and is holding her laptop.

Career opportunities after an MSc in International Financial Analyst

  • Middle office manager
  • Deputy CFO
  • M&A trainee
  • Tax accountant

What business skills are developed?

The objectives in terms of skills are to be able to:

  • Analysis of strategic company data
  • Control and management of the company’s activity
  • To ensure the sustainability of the company’s activity
  • Issuance of financial recommendations and control of communication

This program delivers the RNCP Level 7 certification“Expert in Financial Analysis, NSF codes 313 and 314.

The certification is obtained by capitalisation of all the blocks of skills.

For more details, please consult the online repository: https: //www.certificationprofessionnelle.fr/recherche/rncp/35007

What are the teaching methods?

Teaching methods

  • Lectures and interactive courses
  • Situational exercises through collective or individual case studies carried out by the students
  • Conferences, seminars and educational visits

Evaluation methods

  • Individual or group case studies
  • Individual and group oral presentations
  • Individual and group files

Methods and tools

  • The evaluation methods are face-to-face, in the form of continuous assessment or final exams in the form of mid-term exams.

What is the 2022/2023 tuition to enter the program?

Initial training:

  • Entry in MSc1 : 9 950 €.
  • Entry in MSc 2 after M1: 10 050 €.
  • Direct entry in MSc2 : 11 450 €.

Continuing education (sandwich course) :

  • Training 24 months : 20 800 € HT
  • Direct entry in MSc2 : 11 950 € HT

VAE/VAP :

  • VAE : 4 200 € HT
  • VAP : 850 € HT

International Student Pack: Mandatory fee of 490€ for exclusive support services for international students.

What kind of financial aid is available?

INSEEC offers several financial aid schemes:

les chiffres clés de la formation en MSc  INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

75%

Satisfaction global par rapport à la formation – Promo 2020

100%

Taux de réussite – Promo 2019

93%

Taux d’employabilité (insertion à 6 mois, sauf poursuite d’études et année sabbatique) – Promo 2019-2020

Actualités

Disability

The OMNES Education Group pays particular attention to the societal environment, including the disability dimension. Indeed, we believe that students with disabilities should not have any problems in pursuing their studies and starting a professional career. We accompany them to facilitate their access to the premises, offer them personalized advice as well as adapted accommodations throughout their school career.

Accessibility of premises: all our campuses are accessible to people with disabilities.

To learn more about the OMNES Education Group’s disability policy, click here.


Contacts for disability referents by campus:
Bordeaux : Anne-Sophie SCHENKELS – asschenkels@inseec.com
Lyon : Mylène BESTOSO – mbestoso@inseec.com
Paris : Priscila SELVA – pselva@inseec.com
Chambéry : Géraldine RIVAL – grival@inseec.com


Updated 29 August 2022