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Master 2 Master of Science in Finance (Research Track)

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
Internships
No
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Teaching languages
English 
What next?
We are delighted that you are considering applying to our Master of Science in Finance. We are looking for talented applicants who are enthusiastic about research and genuinely intellectually curious. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to take a closer look at our programme, and we look forward to receiving your application.

The Master of Science is the first year of the Toulouse School of Management doctoral programme in Management. This intensive programme combines the best of theory, practice and reality-based education creatively: graduates pursue careers in leading universities and business schools, policy-oriented institutions and private firms. We deliberately keep the doctoral programme small to allow you to work closely with your supervisor and develop interaction with all faculty members.

Students who successfully complete the first year of the programme are awarded a Master of Science and may choose to end their formal training. The goal of this one-year programme is to provide students with the quantitative, analytical and theoretical tools for a successful academic or industry-oriented career.

The course list can be split in two parts
  • intensive core courses in general management
  • in-depth courses for the chosen specialization area
The core courses bridge theory with adequate tools to understand and handle challenging real-world management issues, and unleash students’ potential, confidence and skills to develop groundbreaking ideas.

These courses are offered on-site only; no distance learning option is available.

Courses are taught only in English.

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Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 4


Admission conditions

A bachelor’s degree (in the US), a first year of a master (in Europe) or the equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission. A complete master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, engineering, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected.

Each application will be carefully studied by the professors in the field of specialization, and by the Doctoral Programme Council composed of professors from all fields.

The academic year starts early September.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Transcript
  • English test
  • Reference letters
  • EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview
Resume and essay

All applicants have to submit a detailed resume.
The Doctoral Programme is also interested in your reasons for pursuing doctoral studies. Please describe them in an essay ranging from 500-700 words. Include the major field area to which you are applying (Accounting; Finance; Human Resource Management, International Management, Management Control, Marketing or Strategy).

Transcript

A bachelor’s degree in the US, first year of a master in Europe or the equivalent diploma, representing a four-year course of study in an accredited college or university, is required for admission.

A complete master’s degree is not required, although many applicants have a master’s degree in such fields as management, economics, engineering, and statistics. Superior academic performance is expected.

You have to submit a copy of your transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses.

English test


NOTE: if you are student at Toulouse School of Management, Toulouse School of Economics or Toulouse Business School you do NOT have to provide this test.

Adequate command of spoken and written English is required for admission. All students whose native language is not English must also take one of the following English tests: TOEFL, IELTS or TOEIC (Speaking and Writing), unless you received a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction for at least two academic years within the last five years.

Submitted scores must not be older than two years, and must be from a test taken between December 1, 2015 and December 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 enrollment.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to choose the TOEFL internet-based test when possible.

Requirements:


If your doctoral programme is fully taught in English: The committee prefers scores of at least 100 on the TOEFL internet-based test, equivalent C1 level.
If your doctoral programme is not fully taught in English: The committee prefers scores of at least B2.

If your doctoral programme (finance; international management) is fully taught in English: minimum score of C1.

If your doctoral programme (accounting; human resource management; marketing; strategy) is not fully taught in English: minimum score of B2.

Reference letters

NOTE: if you are student at Toulouse School of Management, Toulouse School of Economics or Toulouse Business School you do NOT have to provide these letters.

The Doctoral Programme requires two references (at least one from an academic source) who will be contacted for a recommendation. To prepare your application, you should contact professors who are in the department in which you did the major part of your study and who are well acquainted with your work to ask if they will accept to be a reference for you.

If you have had a year or more of full-time experience in research since graduation, one of the two letters may be a recommendation from a supervisor.

EasyRecrue pre-recorded video interview


Pre-recorded individual interviews via EasyRecrue are mandatory to assess your motivation and engagement, and to control your English level.

Register

For more information about this programme and to download the admission application, please visit our website at www.tsm-education.fr

YEAR 1

Master of Science core courses:
  • Reading research papers
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Experimental methods
  • English for presenting and publishing
  • Library resources
Master of Science specialization courses:
  • Asset pricing
  • Corporate finance
  • Reading group
  • Psychology for finance
  • Derivatives
  • Economics for finance
  • Financial econometrics

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