Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management

Sciences Po

Program Description

Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management

Sciences Po

The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po's one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance, and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector.


The program focuses on the fundamentals of finance and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge regarding corporate finance, regulation and risk management. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo's core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history, and economics and completed by specialized skills training in ethics and compliance.

In particular, the Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management will:

  • Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Prepare students for a wide range of professional exams, including those for Chartered Financial Analyst, Financial Risk Manager, French, British and US regulatory and compliance certificates.
  • Develop their corporate and market finance skills.
  • Offer a privileged connection to Sciences Po's network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market.

Innovative teaching methods

The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of regulation, compliance, corporate finance and asset management.

It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class.

Students also have access to the full curriculum of SciencesPo's School of Management and Innovation, in business, management, finance, and economics as well as SciencesPo's graduate "common core curriculum" in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests.


The Master calls upon Sciences Po's world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the Sciences Po alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching "master classes".

Core courses are taught by both members of its permanent faculty and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from SciencesPo's corporate partners. The program draws upon the deep knowledge and expertise of SciencesPo's Department of Economics and notably its cutting-edge research activities supported by the Banque de France Chair in Banking Regulation.

Structure and Curriculum

Taught entirely in English with optional courses taught in English and French, the program includes:

  • The Fall Semester made up of six core courses and two electives.
  • The Spring semester made up of seven core courses and two electives.
  • The final Summer semester made up of six advanced courses and which is dedicated to developing practical leadership and management/professional skills.

In addition to these courses, students must choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are encouraged to enroll in French language classes.

The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses, which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs.


The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management offers students the opportunity to prepare for professional certificates exams, optimising their chance of success.


The candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree with either 3-year work experience or a Master Year 1 under validation and, ideally, internship experience. They must demonstrate proficiency in English.


One year Master programs are full-time and begin in August.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

Last updated July 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
3 semesters
Full time
14,270 EUR
For European students, tuition fees vary from 0 to 14 270€. Sciences Po awards scholarships to a selected number of students, in the form of tuition reduction. These tuition reductions range from 5% to 100%.
France - Paris, Île-de-France
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Sept. 2019
France - Paris, Île-de-France
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