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Master’s Degree (M2) in Finance, Track: Financial markets (FIRE)

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Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 4
Length of studies
1 year
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Teaching languages
The programme is taught entirely in English.
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The Master “Financial Markets and Risk Evaluation” offers theoretical and practical insights on financial markets.

Theoretical insights are all the more needed after the great financial crisis of 2008 that has shown that blind applications of valuation and risk management models could prove unproductive. These theoretical insights are acquired by students with the instruction offered by world-class academics who have contributed to build them. Practical insights are also offered to ensure that students are accustom to the functioning and vocabulary of financial markets, the strategies of investors and the pricing of financial assets, with a particular emphasis on risk measurement and evaluation.

The content and teaching on this Master is provided by a team of highly reputed professors, with international teaching experience at such prestigious institutions as Princeton University, University of Warwick, University of Oxford, Georgia State University, HEC Paris, University of California Santa Barbara, New York University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Wharton School. In addition, numerous courses are taught by professionals from multinational firms and financial institutions whose expertise makes this a truly exceptional programme.

To ensure a smooth transition into their future career, students in the Master have access to a dedicated computer room, equipped with some of the leading software used in business practice (@Risk, SAS, SAP, Business Objects, etc.).


In your opinion, what are the strengths of the master in finance taught at IAE

"Four significant points distinguish the training in the Master in Finance:
  • A constantly evolving curriculum
  • Varied teaching methods
  • World-renowned scientific quality
  • An essential balance between theory and practice"

Christophe BISIÈRE

Professor of Finance
Head of the finance department


Business partnerships

Since 2002, the following organizations have participated in the curriculum and / or provided internships:

Airbus, Alcatel Space, Astrium, Atos, Banexi Ventures Partners, Banque de France, Banque Courtois, BNP Paribas, BPCE, Caisse des dépôts et Consignations, Calyon, Cap Gemini, Crédit Agricole, CIC, Crédit Mutuel, Dassault System, Dexia Asset Management, EADS, EDF, HSBC, LCL, EuroMTS, Euronext, Eurosport International, Finance Conseil, Lipton Informatique Conseil, KPMG, Logica, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Natixis, Murex, Omnium Finance, Pierre Fabre, Renault, Société Générale, SGAM, Siemens VDO Automotive, Sopra Group, Steria, Talan, Thales Avionique, Valuego…

Research centers partnerships

The Master benefits from the vibrant scientific environment of the University Toulouse Capitole.

Faculty teaching in the programme are renowned researchers from the CRM (Centre de Recherche en Management – UMR CNRS 5303), the IDEI (Institut d’Economie Industrielle), and the TSE (Toulouse School of Economics). The seminars and conferences organized in these research centers are an integral part of the curriculum.

Institution partnerships

This Master is a programme in partnership with the IAE Toulouse School of Management and Toulouse School of Economics (TSE).



Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 4

Required former training

The Master welcomes students with management, economics and engineering backgrounds.

Students come mainly from the Master 1 Finance, Master 1 TSE, and INSA engineering school.

Admission conditions

  • Students who have been awarded the 60 credits at the end of the first year of the Master in Finance at IAE Toulouse can continue directly into the second year.
  • Students who have been awarded the 60 credits at the end of the first year of a Master at the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) can enroll in the second year of this Master, subject to their application being examined and a possible admissions interview.
  • Students who have passed the first year of another Master or graduate with an engineering degree, a degree from a business School or any other degree considered to be equivalent, can enroll in the second year of this Master, following examination of their academic record and an interview.


Click below to apply for 2017-2018 academic year:


Semester 1

UE1 - Asset pricing
UE2 - Corporate Finance
UE3 - Information Technology for Finance
UE4 - Financial Econometrics
UE5 - Economics for Finance
UE6 - Asset Management and Trading
UE7 - Derivatives
UE8 - Risk Management
UE9 - Psychology of Finance
UE10 - Financial Computing

Semester 2

In order to obtain your Master 2, you must validate a professional experience of at least 6 months that can take the form of an internship or a job contract. You must also write a report to analyze your professional responsibilities and present your contributions.

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 5

Targeted skill(s)

By the end of the Master in Finance, students will be able to:
  • know basic institutional and regulatory framework of finance in organisations and markets
  • understand the conceptual foundations and analytical methods in finance
  • apply analytical methods in finance to solve practical problem encountered by corporations, financial institutions and markets
  • critically assess the drivers of contemporary financial issues
  • incorporate ethical dimension and implications for sustainability in financial decisions
  • communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • work in team
  • solve complex problems

Students pursuing the track Financial Markets and Risk Evaluation (FiRE) will also learn to:
  • use modeling and computational tools to price financial assets
  • understand the functioning of financial markets
  • identify and manage operational and financial risks

Career Opportunities


Risk analysis, Brokerage, Asset management, Trading, Middle Office, design of structured products, private equity, consulting.


Corporate and Investment banks, Investment Companies, Insurance Companies, Brokerage Houses, Investment Consulting Firms.

Contact details

Director of studies

"The Master Financial Markets and Risk Evaluation offers theoretical and practical insights on the functioning of financial markets, the strategies of investors and the pricing of financial assets, with a particular emphasis on risk measurement and evaluation. The FIRE Master is fully taught in English and welcomes students with management, economics and engineering backgrounds."

Professor of Finance
Programme director

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