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MSc Financial Markets & Technologies

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Wenbin CAO

Head of programme

Learn the art of risk management for financial technologies in financial markets to effectively communicate with stakeholders

Programme presentation

To understand the current transformations in the finance sector, the programme provides students with the knowledge of the technological tools revolutionising the financial industry. This includes artificial intelligence (used in automatic trading), robo-advisers (providing advice in investment process and decision) and big data (providing information for making investment decisions more efficient).

The MSc Financial Markets and Technologies provides key insights into risk management and gives students in-depth expertise on the main concepts, theories and practices in finance related to equity, bonds, currencies, derivatives and other alternative investments.

The programme guides students in their preparation for the internationally recognised Financial Risk Manager® professional certification, backed by the world’s largest association in finance: Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).

5 good reasons to join the programme

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    Earn a degree in Financial Markets and Technologies, highly sought after by risk management banking and financial institutions.

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    Prepare for the Financial Risk Manager® professional certification (FRM) and benefit from the partnership with the Global Association for Risk Professional (GARP), the largest professional association in Finance.

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    Study with a team of renowned, diverse professors with different expertise and cultural backgrounds from both academia and the industry.

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    Acquire a winning combination of innovative technical and managerial skills that create value for stakeholders.

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    Become immersed in real world applications (course projects, financial simulation, dissertations).

Your MSc in 2 years!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. For more information on this course, go to the section “2-Year MSc Option” !

Programme objectives

The objective of the programme is to prepare students for a challenging and rewarding career in financial markets, to have them learn the art of managing risks using to technological tools and master the science of measuring risks.

There are two core components in the curriculum. The first one is cutting-edge training in financial risk management. The programme prepares students to earn the Financial Risk Management (FRM) certificate. FRM holders constitute a worldwide network of professionals in major banks and companies. The second component is access to the exciting and challenging universe of new technologies and their financial industry applications. Students develop their expertise by working with big data, blockchain, machine learning and other innovations.

Students learn about brand-new subjects so they can refine their understanding of finance and technology and better communicate with investors and stakeholders who seek to leverage their assets and control risks.

  • Data science for finance: the applications of statistical learning, machine learning and artificial intelligence to finance and risk management with NEOMA Business School’s approach linking theory, implementation using R and application of financial data
  • Behavioural finance: the application of psychology and sociology to enhance decision-making
  • Fintech: knowledge of financial technologies that are changing the financial landscape, and reshaping career paths

Skill sets

The programme MSc Financial Markets & Technologies, awarding an advanced higher-education degree in international management (DESSMI) provides the skills to:

  • Perform a functional analysis and implement an action plan that incorporates digital, sustainable and international components
  • Conduct a scientific study and issue a recommendation
  • Develop ethical leadership abilities to strengthen one’s manager posture

Programme highlights

ABOUT THE FINANCIAL RISK MANAGER FRM® CERTIFICATION

The FRM is a professional certification for financial risk professionals. For more than 20 years, the FRM has set the global standard in the field, and those who have earned the certification have proven their mastery of the skills and knowledge required to identify, manage, and mitigate risk. The FRM is a challenging, rigorous course that aims at assessing a candidate’s ability to manage risk in a real-world environment. To be rewarded the FRM, candidates must pass a two-part exam and have worked at least two years in the field.

Creating a culture of risk awareness®

The FRM programme is administered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the world’s leading association dedicated to the education and certification of risk professionals.

As a not-for-profit, nonpartisan membership organisation, GARP connects professionals in more than 190 countries and territories and promotes best practices in risk management through education, training, media, and events.

Discover the Two-Year MSc Option, the long track that makes a Masters’ degree accessible to 3-year Bachelor students!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. More information on the courses and the benefits by clicking on the link below.

Long track

Evaluation procedures

The programme is recognised through a dual validation:

  • Ongoing assessment: evaluations conducted throughout the length of the programme in the form of individual or collective reports to be submitted
  • A final evaluation: performed at the end of the course, it can be done under different forms – it is, for the most part, individual

At the end of the programme and after a validation of ECTS credits per programme year, the level-7 DESSMI – MSc Financial markets and technologies is awarded to participants.

If some modules were not validated and thus no credits were earned, the programme participant can redo the evaluation during a period set up for this purpose.

The MSc Financial Markets and Technologies programme not only awards a master’s degree but also provides the opportunity to acquire an extra competitive edge through FRM certification.

The skills acquired will allow students to be operational from the very start of their careers, enabling them to make relevant, educated recommendations in order to communicate with investors. Graduates can expect to kick-start or boost their career in prestigious banking and corporate institutions across the world.

Targeted professions

A few of the possible jobs that students can aim for:

  • Financial Investment Manager
  • Investment Portfolio Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Compliance Manager
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Financial Investment Manager
  • Investment Portfolio Manager

TOP 10 COMPANIES EMPLOYING THE MOST FRMs*

  1. ICBC
  2. Bank of China
  3. HSBC
  4. Agricultural Bank of China
  5. Citigroup
  6. KPMG
  7. Deutsche Bank
  8. Credit Suisse
  9. UBS
  10. PwC

*companies ordered by the number of FRM employees

 

TOP 10 GLOBAL BANKS EMPLOYING FRMs*

  1. ICBC
  2. China Construction Bank
  3. Agricultural Bank of China
  4. Bank of China
  5. JP Morgan Chase
  6. Wells Fargo
  7. HSBC
  8. Citigroup
  9. Bank of America
  10. Banco Santander

*Source: Chen, Liyan. “2015 Global 2000*colon; The World’s Largest Banks.” Forbes. Forbes Magazine, May 6, 2015. Web. July 23, 2015.

Professional experience

This experience can take the form of an internship (4-6 months), a job, or the creation of a start-up company in France or abroad.

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The MSc Financial Markets and Technologies programme is designed for French and international students or professionals who either seek to gain further specialisation in financial markets or risk and financial technologies or even access a higher professional level.

We are looking for sharp candidates who have an openness to the world, a good dose of curiosity, and who are determined to learn. You are keen on doing “a little” statistics (and probability), use computers and you aim at reaching excellence in your career in France or worldwide.

Ideally, you are from a finance related background or business background with quantitative knowledge and skills.

Eligibility

SHORT TRACK:

  • 4-year Bachelor’s degree(Origin of the academic background : economy, business, science, etc.) or 3 year-Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
  • Proof of English language ability is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL ibt, ITELS and Cambridge).*

LONG TRACK (2 Year MSc option):

  • 3-year Bachelor’s degree(Open to all backgrounds)
  • Proof of English language ability is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL ibt, ITELS and Cambridge).*

*Contact us to know the scores required for each test.

Calendar

Recruitment is carried out on a rolling admissions basis. However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Admission is decided on the application to be filled out online.

Application fees: €100

2-Year MSc Option

Discover the Two-Year MSc Option, the long track that makes a Masters’ degree accessible to 3-year Bachelor students!

Marina Bastounis

Head of programme

“Open up your professional horizons and reach for an MSc from a top French Business School”

Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master’s of Science for students with a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree). The programme is also open to students with degrees in non-business fields. The first year is an International Pre-Master, overviewing the core of business studies and leading up to the selected MSc in the second year. Please specify your preferred programme when preparing your application.

Layout of the programme

This course was designed to…

  • Open access to MSc degrees to profiles missing the necessary qualifications for direct entry
  • Guarantee success at the MSc level by laying the ground during the Pre-Master year
  • Open up professional horizons by switching to a new field of study
  • Overview the main areas of knowledge included in an undergraduate business degree

Courses

Professional experience

The two-year programme includes two mandatory internships, one at the end of the International Pre-Master year (4 months) and one at the end of the MSc year (6 months). Internships can take place in France or abroad, subject to approval by the programme director and based on the relevance to the MSc programme and course content.

Why join this programme?

Prepare your entrance to a prestigious MSc by consolidating and sharpening your knowledge of business and management, in an intensive, one-year International Pre-Master programme.

5 good reasons to join the programme

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    Apply for an MSc degree in a field that is different from your undergraduate degree

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    Integrate and adapt to the study methods of a top French business school before starting your MSc degree

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    Obtain academic qualifications necessary to integrate an MSc degree

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    Gain professional experience with two internships in two years

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    Build an international mind-set and cross-cultural communication skills

Stories

Anqi YANG

2013-14

The first year of my MSc in Global Management was a year of building the fundamentals skills necessary for almost every aspect of my professional life. Courses like Quantitative Methods gave me skills related to a several fields of study, like economics and finance, helping me to read and analyze data in a more objective way. Geopolitics provided me with a comprehensive vision of world trade. Also, a full day’s work in an English-speaking environment strengthened my preparation for work in an international context. The courses were extremely useful and gave me confidence in my competences. What I also liked a lot is the diversity of teachers; they are from different countries, which really gives me a feeling of studying in an international school.

Romain PENNEL

2013-14

After an unusual study track, with a two-year high school diploma in Marketing and Trade, I chose to go abroad and complete a Bachelor in English. Graduated with a 3-year Bachelor degree, I followed the two-year MSc programme at NEOMA Business School. That was the perfect solution for me, to be able to get an MSc degree. The first year at NEOMA BS prepared me to follow the courses in the MSc in Marketing French Excellence, and face professional challenges in the international business arena.

For more information, contact our international team:

Min WU
South East Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Katie FISHER
Western Europe, USA & Canada

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 3 26 77 47 22 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Mariceli BLIN
Africa & Middle East

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+ 33 2 32 82 58 55 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Xiaotong POIRREE
Eastern Europe & Central Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 40 LinkedIn Make an appointment
Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS
Latin America

Practical information

  • Format:

    Full time

  • Duration:

    Short track : 15 months
    Long track (2-year MSc option) : 12 months (1st year) + 15 months (2nd year)

  • Tuition fees:

    Short track : €17,300
    Long track (2-year MSc option) : €27,000

  • Campus:

    Rouen

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2022 / January 2022

  • Entry level:

    Short track : 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3 year-Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
    Long track (2-year MSc option) : 3-year Bachelor’s degree

  • Degree awarded:

    Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 35116, Advanced degree in international management

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Full time

    • Duration:

      Short track : 15 months
      Long track (2-year MSc option) : 12 months (1st year) + 15 months (2nd year)

    • Tuition fees:

      0€

    • Campus:

      Rouen

    • Teaching language:

      English

    • Course start date:

      December 2021

    • Entry level:

      Short track : 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3 year-Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
      Long track (2-year MSc option) : 3-year Bachelor’s degree

    • Degree awarded:

      Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 35116, Advanced degree in international management