The MSc in Finance offers both substantial theoretical knowledge and comprehensive practical applications. The program embodies both courses in corporate finance, in financial markets and international banking. It also suits students who seek to acquire international professional certificates (CFA, FRM).

In a frame definitely international and orientated to the professional world, the MSc in Finance will prepare you to act dynamically and creatively whether as a member or a leader of a team. You will acquire the necessary competencies to start a career in finance after an internship of at least 4 months. It is a life changing experience. In addition, through the master thesis, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your curriculum according to your career objectives. In a competitive and intense job market, this MSc in Finance at Montpellier Business School is certainly a way for you to make the difference.

The MSc in Finance offers comprehensive case studies, simulations and real-world exercises. Participants are challenged, supported and prepared to create innovatively and act dynamically via team building and team-leading exercises. Faculty lead classroom discussions and case-study practical problem assessing and solving applications through a dynamic team. The MSc in Finance at Montpellier Business School prepares students to act dynamically and creatively whether as a member or a leader of a team. Through the master thesis, students have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum according to their individual career objectives.

French courses are provided during the academic year and cultural and company visits are organized during the program.

Key points

  • Duration: 18 months including 4-6 months of internship or professional experience
  • Intake: once a year in September
  • Mode: Full time
  • 472 hours from October to May
  • From June to December: Master Thesis and 4-6 months minimum of professional experience: internship or job in France or abroad
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: entirely taught in English
  • Certified by the label “Conférence des Grandes Ecoles”
  • Location: Montpellier Business School campus
  • Tuition fees: 13 900 €


  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • English test: a minimum score of TOEFL 80/120 or TOEIC 785/990 or IELTS 6/9 or M.B.S. English test B2 (free)
  • Relevant professional goals

Admission process

  • You will have to complete the online application form (which can be saved and completed over time)
  • Selected applicants will be scheduled for admission interviews via videoconference or at Montpellier Business School

Requested documents

  • Copy of passport
  • One passport photograph
  • Curriculum vitae/resume
  • Copies of highest diploma obtained
  • Copies of transcripts of records from the past three years. Please provide an English translation of your documents if they are written in other languages than French and English
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency: minimum score of TOEFL 80/120, IELTS 6/9 or TOEIC 785/990 or Montpellier Business School English test (free) B2. Candidates with previous English studies are exempted.


  • Online registration: From October 8th, 2018 to July 2019
  • Deadline for registration:
    • July 1st, 2019 for non-EU applicants
    • July 31st, 2019 for EU applicants

Job opportunities

Investment banking careers, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, securities analyst and sales, capital markets trading, structured products, risk management and corporate restructuring, corporate treasury, project financing, etc..

Why choose this program?

  • Top level faculty
  • An innovative pedagogical method
  • A truly international environment
  • An excellent employability rate for our M.B.S. graduates: 70% of students from our programs are hired BEFORE they even graduate
  • Unrivaled networking opportunities
  • An AACSB, EPAS and AMBA accredited School

Program courses (1rst and 2nd semester)

Advanced Strategic Finance

Develop methods and insights on how to understand key problems and how to implement the corresponding financial strategy. Learn about valuation for different businesses and projects through various methods.

Foundation of Risks and Asset Pricing Theory

This course is designed for students to understand and apply risk management techniques. We begin with a review of the risks a corporation may face and the way these risks are assessed and measured. Students will also investigate different ways contracts can be used to control the firm’s risks.

Introduction to Big Data and Business Analytics

Utilizing business intelligence systems can turn data into decision-ready insights. The objective of this course is to introduce ways a manager can implement strategy and how to organize flows of information into a Financial Information System.

Fixed Income Options Derivatives

This course is intended to analyze the fixed income securities markets and its implications for investments. It will analyze the market characteristics, instruments, selling techniques, pricing and valuation issues, floating rate instruments, relations with money market instruments, risk and return of fixed income securities. The course also aims to develop an understanding of the importance of the institutional structure of the markets on which they are traded as well as developing the analytical tools necessary to price such instruments.


This course provides students with a multidisciplinary approach to the opportunities and challenges facing the microfinance sector today. Understanding the design of financial and non-financial products offered by microfinance institutions (M.F.I.s.). Students will also be able to explain how these products meet the needs of micro-borrowers and what types of existing problems in the financial markets these products can solve.

Behavioral Focus

In this course, students will learn to analyze complex workplace situations from conflict resolution to motivational team dynamics and how to implement strategic solutions.

Topics on Valuation

This course is designed to provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge of valuation methods. The focus will be on the interactions between financing decisions and the valuation method. Students will master the different valuation techniques and the technical issues encountered when applied in the real world to understand the concept of real options and know how to recognize the different types of real options.

Credit Risk Management

In this course, you will be introduced to commonly used market instruments and different types of market risks such as FX risk, interest rate risk and credit risk. Students will understand how to measure market volatility and lessons from financial disasters.

Financial Modeling

In this course, students will learn to build financial models and modeling techniques for financial forecasting used in many areas of finance such as derivatives, valuation, and deal structuring and portfolio management.

International Finance

This course is an introduction to international financial concepts and multinational financial management practices. Emphasis is placed on corporate finance for international firms and topics included in the course are the economics underlying the determination of exchange rates, their parity relationships and balance of payments, the foreign exchange markets and the tools that can be used to hedge exchange rate risks such as options, futures and swaps contracts.

Alternative Investments & Ethics in Finance

This course is designed to provide financial professionals with an extensive foundation of knowledge in traditional and alternative investment vehicles including hedge funds, venture capital, commodities, managed futures, real estate and private equity.

Financial Simulation

The objective of this course is to enable students to acquire a good understanding of the way financial markets work in practice. Different notions seen in other courses of the Master of Finance are revised with a focus on the way they may be used in a portfolio management environment. Strategic aspects of trading, as well as interactions between traders in financial markets, are also covered.

French Courses

It is not necessary for incoming students to speak French as all courses are offered in English. However, French language courses will be offered to students in order for them to have a more engaging cultural experience.

3rd Semester

4 to 6 months of professional practice, internship or job

Bloomberg Trading Room: working with real-time data

Students benefit from the access we offer to specialist financial and business databases with Bloomberg Terminals – the world’s most powerful platform for finance professionals who need real-time data. This hands-on learning tool develops valuable practical skills in analyzing the finance industry that will help you to stand out in the job market.

Entrepreneurial Project

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Last updated March 13, 2019
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July 1, 2019
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