Influence the Industry
Are you ready to tackle the challenges of the fast-moving fields of data science and information technology in finance? In this program, you’ll learn how to work with financial information systems with large, variable, and rapid data – and use them to guide the direction of your company.
Gain the competencies employers need to ensure effective communication and strategy between the CFO and data scientists. By strengthening your financial, technical, and strategic skills, you can have a pivotal role with a range of employers:
Corporate finance firms
IT companies (if you have a background in IT)
Audencia is among the best-ranked and most company-connected business schools in Europe, with triple accreditation and location in one of the most pleasant cities in France. As finance requires more than technical ability, we also help you develop soft skills and analytical competencies. Features include:
Holistic approach in finance, data science and technology, and strategy and leadership;
Training with “bilingual” finance/data science use cases;
Your choice of a group consultancy assignment, individual internship, or research project;
Specialization in Corporate Finance, on the same grounds as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nantes Saint-Nazaire and the Atlantic World Trade Centre; or
Specialization in Market Finance, in Shenzhen, China, an influential place for financial markets;
Connections with our network through events, career services, industry speakers, site visits, etc.
This program is in the process of accreditation by the prestigious Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.
Data science & technology
Build skills and knowledge in information management, data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, algorithms, database architectures, coding, and agile methods, as well as how to extract, refine and visualize financial and operating data. Topics will include: Python, PowerBI, and Tableau, and students can receive the Bloomberg Certification.
Gain advanced knowledge of accounting and financial analysis, financial engineering, and financial diagnostics.
Strategy & leadership
Learn to build and carry out your strategic vision, as well as how to guide your company in change management, design thinking, IT governance, corporate strategy, and responsible global leadership in finance.
Audencia & SABS
Our reputation, quality, network, and locations provide you with training from the best in both industry and academia. The knowledge, experience, and vast network you’ll gain will prepare you to lead in the finance sector.
Audencia Business School
Audencia is amongst the elite 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. A world leader in corporate social responsibility, we were the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the Principles of Responsible Management Education, which we also helped define. We bridge the gap between passion and business, pairing creativity with meaningful and effective action.
Through our network, you’ll work with faculty members who have extensive industry experience, researchers who specialize in a diverse range of fields, and corporate partners in need of real solutions. We’re constantly developing innovative collaborations that expand our networks, such as our alliance with other leading institutions in Nantes that unite and enrich engineering, management, architecture, and creativity.
A well-connected modern city with old-world flair, Nantes, France, is recognized by the EU for quality of life. The entire Loire Valley region is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Learn more about life at Audencia.
Shenzhen Audencia Business School
Center of Finance
Shenzhen is a hub of finance and industry. Shenzhen’s GDP has grown (on average) 20.7 percent each year over the past 40 years. While its GDP per capita started at less than $1,000, it has now reached $30,000 dollars.
Shenzhen Audencia Business School
One of the first schools to be established jointly in China by a French business school and a Chinese university, Shenzhen Audencia Business School (SABS) brings together leading minds in international business and management. It is run collaboratively by Audencia Business School of France and Shenzhen University of China, two highly ranked institutions with a history of global engagement.
Enjoy life where the Pearl River meets the South China Sea. Shenzhen is energetic and metropolitan, with a highly international population of 12 million. One of the most innovative cities in China, Shenzhen has all the perks and amenities of a megacity while also offering a vast range of wildlife reserves, botanical gardens, and public parks. It is one of China’s top tourist destinations as well as an international center of finance, technology, and logistics.
Faculty members at Audencia are incredibly diverse, with 50% of professors representing 27 countries outside of France. Many have backgrounds in the industry; their work is published in internationally recognized academic journals and business publications and they regularly act as consultants to a wide range of business entities, including start-ups, non-profits, NGOs, SMEs, and multinational corporations.
All faculty members work within the frame of corporate social responsibility (CSR), advancing responsible best practices for the business world. Areas of expertise are many and typically fall into one or more of the following research departments:
Business and Society
Communication and Culture
Career and Alumni
The Master of Science in Data Management for Finance gives you training and experience in the fields of data science and technology, finance, and business management. Depending on the direction of your thesis and professional experience, this program prepares you to climb within your current company, accept a management position at another company or start your own company as an entrepreneur.
A sample of industries hiring graduates in this field:
Examples of companies hiring Audencia graduates in relevant fields:
Examples of positions this degree prepares you for include:
Consultant (IT finance implementation)
Accounting/Audit process owner
Insurance treasury manager
Finance Manager (IT)
Admissions and Finance
Proficiency in English;
4-year bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or business;
Extended MSc strongly recommended for applicants without a degree in business.
Basic Selection Criteria
Admissions are based on a point system tied to a set of objective criteria.
Converted to US system of 0-4.0
English proficiency (40%)
Test (up to 40% possible, depending on the score)
English-taught program for bachelor’s degree (up to 20% possible)
Native speaker (40% automatically awarded)
Professional experience (5%)
1-12 months (1%)
13-36 months (3%)
37+ months (5%)
Bonus Selection Criteria
We award bonus points for ranked and accredited schools, diversity, and high GMAT or GRE scores.
A recognized school (5%)
Countries not represented in the class in the past two years (contact us to check your eligibility)
For B2 language levels
GMAT or GRE (5%)
You may begin your online application any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting it. Admissions are open until the program is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early-application deadline of 31 January.
MSc in Data Management for Finance (2021-2022)
Extended MSc in Data Management for Finance
Other costs linked to school fees
Application fee: €100
Costs such as visa fees, CVEC, supplementary health insurance, transportation, accommodation, and meals are to be paid directly by the student. Visit Student Life to learn more.
There is a range of scholarships you may be eligible for. Please contact us with questions.