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Master’s Degree (M1) in Finance

General information

Prerequisites for enrolment
Bac + 3
Length of studies
1 year
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This curriculum offers a rigorous training programme, covering the foundations of finance during the first year and offering students the option to specialise in one of three fields during the second year (Corporate Finance, Financial Markets or Finance and Information Technology). The programme is based on a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures to case studies and team projects. Our graduates are highly sought after by French and international recruiters, such as banks, consultancies, large multinationals and asset management firms, among others.

The first year of the Master in Finance provides rigorous training in the principles of finance. This first year allows students to build a strong conceptual framework in order to analyse financial issues. The second year of the programme builds on this by developing practical applications. Additionally, the programme offers students essential development skills from related disciplines such as computer science, econometrics, mathematics and accounting.

The programme is taught entirely in English. At the end of the first year, students will undertake a compulsory internship in a company during 2 to 5 months. At the end of the second year, a 6-month internship is mandatory.

Director of studies

Christophe Bisière


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 problems 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.



Prerequisites for enrolment : Bac + 3

Admission conditions

Prerequisites applicable to all candidates

→ Successful completion of 180 ECTS

→ An English language test for non-English speakers (B2 required). List of the English language certificates accepted here.

Students having completed at least two years of full time university studies (at Bachelor or Master level) in English are exempted.

→ Examination of candidate’s application and possible interview


Applications for the academic year 2021:
Round 1: from December 1, 2020 to January 8, 2021
Round 2: from February 22 to March 26, 2021
For more information about this programme and the admission application, please visit our website at www.tsm-education.fr


UE 01 - Foundations of asset pricing
UE 02 - Introduction to corporate valuation
UE 03 - Mathematics for finance and insurance:
             . Optimization for finance and insurance
             . Probability for finance and insurance
UE 04 - Business economics
UE 05 - Introduction to financial accounting and reporting
UE 06 - Initiation to research


UE 07 - Financial markets:
             . Introduction to derivatives
             . Organization of financial markets and fixed income
UE 08 - Principles of corporate finance
UE 09 - Econometrics
UE 10 - Introduction to information technology for finance:
            . Programming for finance
            . Excel for finance
            . Databases
UE 11 - Group project
UE 12 - Professional development workshop
​UE 13 - Internship

Year of highschool graduation
Bac + 4

Further studies

Following the first year, the second year of the Master in Finance (M2) offers students various training paths, in the form of four tracks:

Students who wish to do a double degree must apply during their M1 in Finance at TSM.

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