MSc Financial Technology and Markets

MSc Financial Technology and Markets

To start a prestigious career in Fintech, investment banks, Hedge Funds or insurance companies as an example, this MSc offers strong quantitative and practical skills.

This program gives all the knowledge in Machine Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain used in the Finance sector. It also develops the development techniques of complex financial products.
This MSc takes place in PARIS, one of the largest financial centers in the world.

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DurationDuration: 18 months   
LanguageLanguage: English   
TuitionFeesPresential: 450 hours   
Appli FeesCredits: 90 ECTS   
CampusCampus: Paris   
ModeRhythm: Full-time   
Appli FeesIntake: Sept. 14th   

 


You are ambitious and want to develop high-level quantitative skills in finance that are necessary nowadays in Banking and Finance as well as in the Fintech industry.

This MSc offers students a very wide range of possible professions in Risk Management, Fund Management, and Trading.

The program is taught by top practitioners stemming from leading financial institutions in London, Paris Geneva as well as renowned academic faculty.

This MSc is aimed at helping students develop strong analytical, practical, and quantitative skills in Finance, basics in coding and programming.

Calendar

Program Calendar

Program Design

This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.

Professional expertise

8 Course units:

1. Capital Markets: fundamentals
Objective: This unit provides an overview of the different types of financial markets. It also presents different financial instruments from basic underlyings to the most complex derivatives.

2. Cash Markets
Objective. To understand and to handle non-standard asset classes (e.g. commodities and emerging markets fixed-income instruments) and steps involved in the issuance of new securities to address the financial needs of corporations and sovereign entities.

3. Asset and Portfolio Management
Objective: The purpose of this course is to provide econometric tools to deal with the best Asset Allocation and the Mean Variance Optimization problem. This course aims to learn methods of fundamental financial analysis employed by Portfolio Managers to pick stocks and techniques used to identify and capture alphas (e.g. market timing).

4. Structuring and Pricing Derivative Products
Objective: to price, structure and hedge non-vanilla derivative products. The students will be involved in solving real-life business problems in the areas of Interest Rates Derivatives, Credit Derivatives and other exotic products. Various relevant regulatory aspects will also be considered.

5. Quantitative Finance
Objective: This unit aims to provide strong foundations on algorithms in Machine Learning, with numerous applications in Finance. Moreover, students acquire probability and econometric skills.

6. Human behaviour versus Algorithmic Trading
Objective: To learn the latest Algorithmic Trading technologies and their use in financial markets as well basics in the new field of NeuroFinance.

7. International Perspective in Financial Technology
Objective: to be able to use Financial Technology in an international environment. In particular, the students will apply their knowledge and skills in Corporate Finance and financial markets in connection with programming and coding.

8. Research in Finance: Theory and Application
Objective: The aim of this unit is to help students to undertake research in financial markets and Quantitative Finance.

Soft Skills Certificate

Career StarterCertificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.

2 Courses units:

Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.

Management and leadership skills

Career agility
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.

The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops, individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each student from their first questions to looking for the right internship or job.
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.

Consulting Mission

A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.

Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.

Cap Gemini EY Aerospace Valley Airbus
Continental Automotive Comtesse du Barry Hilti Mars
Motorola Thalès Rockwell & Collins  

Master Thesis

Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.

Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.

The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.

In-company Work experience

Internship

Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.

Laurent GERMAINLaurent GERMAIN, PhD, HDR
Professor of Finance
Department: Economics and Finance

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Academic requirements:

  • Direct access to MSc:
    • 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
  • PREPARATORY PROGRAM
    Students with a for 3-year Bachelor Degree or equivalent (180 ECTS). TBS PREPARATORY PROGRAM builds up business and leadership skills in order to help international management students enroll successfully in the TBS Master of Science program of their choice.

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Language level:

  • For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / FCE / CAT 165
  • For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent

MSC Deadline to apply:

  • Visa required: June 30th
  • No visa required: September 1st

This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:

  • Buy-side Quantitative Analysts
  • Buy-or-sell-side Financial Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Middle Office
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Trading
  • Risk managers
  • Trader or Investment Management
  • Structurers
  • Trading Rooms (Assistant Traders…)
  • Treasurers

Fees : starting from 16 500 €.

The cost of this training includes:

  • All academic fees, including business visits.
  • Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
  • Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
  • Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.

Funding:

  • SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
  • PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
  • STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.