MSc in International Finance

This program requires proficiency in English.

SMBG Ranking: the Master International Financial Management of the IAE Aix is ranked among the best Programmes in Finance.

The aim of the International Financial Management speciality is to prepare students for positions in this renewed financial atmosphere. Thus, it includes strategy, the institutional environment, practices and tools that will enable them to contribute to the success of their firms.

This programme is essentially concentrated on the advanced study of the financial mechanisms of firms and financial institutions. The most recent developments related to financial markets, financial strategy and control are presented in all their academic and professional aspects.

The programme also endeavours to broaden the knowledge of the participants from an international point of view.

Organisation of Studies

* First year of the MSc's:

The first year of the MSc's of Science in Management provides general courses on the Management of Organisations. It is the same for all of the students who will then choose their speciality for their second year. However, they will have the possibility, at the same time as the common-core syllabus, to discover the various specialities offered in the second year through specific training courses called "The Positions of".

* Second year of the MSc's:

Students begin training in International Financial Management in the second year.

The academic year is divided into four periods:

-- The first four months (September-December) are dedicated to learning the basics

-- During the next 3 months (January-March), students can either do an apprenticeship or an internship in a company.

-- The next 2 months are spent at IAE Aix in order to acquire more specific skills.

-- The last period consists of a job/internship of three to six months or a second apprenticeship experience until the end of the contract.

Profile of Positions Accessible for Future Graduates

Graduates find positions that are very diverse in the domain of finance and banking. The following list provides a brief look at this diversity: Credit analyst, Treasurer, Project risk analyst, Financial auditor…

Admission Requirements

For admittance into the first year of the MSc:

  • A first university degree obtained after at least 3 years of higher education (Bachelor or equivalent qualification or 180 ECTS in the EU context).

For direct entry into the second year of the MSc:

  • A first university degree obtained after at least 4 years of higher education (Bachelor or equivalent qualification or 240 ECTS),
  • Professional and international experience(s) -studies or work abroad-,
  • A good command of both the French and English language

Admission criteria consist of: TAGE-MAGE or GMAT; TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS (DELF2 for non-French speakers); professional career goals, previous studies; a personal interview.

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This course is Campus based
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1 - 2 years
8,400 EUR
€4,800 for direct entry in the 2nd year
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