MS MSc

Master of Science Banking, Finance and FinTech

Open to International Candidates
Located close to London, the Master of Science Banking, Finance and FinTech offers future graduates access to a very dynamic employment market.
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In addition to giving you robust competencies in Banking and Finance, the Master of Science Banking, Finance and FinTech programme will help you develop full-scale expertise in FinTech (Financial Technology).

Learning Objectives

  • Acquiring a strong financial and banking culture and an understanding of new entrants in the FinTech sector, in-line with the expectations of business organisations 
  • Finding employment either in Corporate Finance or in Fintech

Strong Points

  •  Courses given entirely in English
  • Increasing needs expressed business organisations and startups for Online Client Advisors, Strategic Analysts, Web Business Developers, project Managers, …
  • A programme located close to London, the first financial city in the world and the global FinTech capital.

Programme

First semester

Accounting and Finance

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance

Banking 1

  • Principles of Banking
  • Insurance & Banking (Offers and Customers)
  • Challenge

Information System & Tools

  • Banking IT systems 1 (General Architecture and Tools)
  • Basics of Excel and Statistics
  • Coding

Entrepreneurship & Management

  • Corporate Finance & Investment Decisions
  • Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis
  • Academic Research Methodology

Second semester

Auditing

  • Audit & Risk Management
  • Tax and Legal Aspects for Project and Company Management

Banking 2

  • Banking Regulations
  • Financial Instruments (Derivatives & Fixed Income Investments)
  • Asset Management

FinTech

  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • What is FinTech?
  • Agile Methodology and Coding (Oriented Object Programming)
  • Project Management
  • Challenge

Internship

  • Internship (Application Development)

Dissertation

  • Thesis

Selection based on application file and individual motivation interview.

Please appy via the on-line application procedure.

Eligibility for application

The programme is open to: 

  • Students who hold a four-year bachelor degree or equivalent
  • In some cases, a three-year degree with 3 years professional experience can be accepted

No English language test score is required for students holding a degree from an English-speaking university. For other applicants, language requirements are : TOEFL ITP (580), TOEFL IBT (92), TOEIC(830), IELTS(6.5), Cambridge English Proficiency, Cambridge English Advanced.

Admission procedure

  1. Application files submitted are reviewed with special attention paid to the seriousness of the file and the quality of the academic and/or professional profile.
  2. Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview via Skype with a Head of Academic Programme. This interview helps clarify the applicants profile, their projects, their objectives. The final admission decision (offered or denied admission) is communicated a few days after this interview.
  3. Admitted candidates are notified formally and invited to make a down payment, later on deducted from the  tuition fees. This initial payment confirms the candidate's seat in the programme and an unconditional letter of admission is then issued.

In order for our students to benefit from optimal learning conditions, places in our programmes are limited. The number of remaining places is reviewed after each admission session. Whenever a cohort is full, admissions for the programme are closed.

The application start date for the 2020-2021 admission session is 15 November 2019.

In addition to the EM Normandy application form, international candidates must approach their local Campus France office to facilitate the process of obtaining their visa.Once the down payment has been received, the School will help International students with their visa procedures and search for accommodation.

Career Prospects

The sectors are Finance, Banking and FinTech. FinTech occupations range from starting a business to many other positions such as: 

  • Online Customer Counsellor
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Web Business Developer
  • Project Manager 

Personalised Support

  • 2,000 internship offers including 500 abroad
  • 300 Cooperative Track offers among a network of 700 business organisations
  • Regular monitoring meetings with students/business organisations
  • Personalised coaching with the Career Path Scheme
  • An Alumni Network with 17,500 members

Tuition Fees for 2020-2021

  • Master of Science Banking, Finance and FinTech : €13,000
  • €50 charged to candidates offered admission
  • As from September 2018, you will pay a €91 contribution to CEVC  (Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus) by connecting to https://cvec.etudiant.gouv.fr/
  • Student Societies' Pack for new students: €150
  • € 575 membership fee for Association Alumni EM Normandie, which will give you access to all their services and a life membership (not compulsory).

Fundings

Various options are offered to students to fund their studies: 

  • Grants: Higher Education, Regional, Travel or Internship Grants 
  • Bank Loan: EM Normandie has agreements with some Banks
  • Cooperative Track: total or part waiver of fees for 1 or 2 years possible 
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services

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FAQ

What's a Mastère Spécialisé (MS) and a MSc ?

Formation professionnalisante d'au moins deux semestres essentiellement dispensée en français, le Mastère Spécialisé (MS) allie des séminaires de formation à des missions et concours en entreprise de plusieurs semaines chacun.

Les séminaires sont principalement animés par des professionnels reconnus dans leurs domaines de compétence. Les missions et concours en entreprise sont co-encadrées par des professionnels et des professeurs de l'EM Normandie.

Un stage de 4 à 6 mois conclut chaque MS et offre une transition souple et efficace vers le monde du travail. 

Le MSc se structure selon le même schéma (séminaires et expériences en entreprise) mais se différencie par une approche internationale et un enseignement intégral en anglais.

Can I take a Mastère Spécialisé (MS) as a cooperative programme?

Some of the programmes are indeed offered on a cooperative track basis: 

Also available as a cooperative programme and accessed on the basis of an application file and interview: 

Special conditions apply for international residents in France who wish to take up a cooperative track programme.

Is it possible to apply to several programmes?

Yes, candidates must indicate this wish in their application files.  

If you apply for 2 programmes, your second choice will not be reviewed unless there has been a negative decision by the admission panel for your first choice. There is no specific calendar for second choices: candidates are contacted individually. 
 

What level of proficiency in English is required for MScs?

Candidates for MSc programmes must show evidence of a level in English equivalent to:

  • TOEIC score of 790
  • TOEFL CBT score of 230/IBT of 83
  • IELTS between 6 and 6.5 (according to the MSc)
  • or equivalent
I hold a degree from an instituion in an English-speaking country. Is the English test compulsory?

 The Admissions Service may allow exemption from English Language Tests for candidates who show a higher education degree whose courses were exclusively taught in English, subject to official supporting documents.  

I am a employee, is it possible for me to ask for a training leave to join your programmes? 

Yes, some candidates do achieve their Mastères Spécialisés using the "Congé Individuel de Formation" (CIF). In this case, you should ask the Fongecif to send you an application file and the school's services will fill out the section reserved for the training institution. 

Such financial aid files do require a lot of forethought (Funding Commissions must meet 3 months maximum before the programme is due to start).

Are MS and MSc Programmes open to candidates with foreign higher education degrees? 

Yes, candidates may hold a Master’s Degree (for the MS) equivalent to a 5-year degree in France (Bac + 5) or a Bachelor’s Degree (for the MScs), equivalent to a Master 1 or a 4-year degree in France. Exemptions are possible for candidates can provide evidence of relevant professional experience. 

Please review the detailed eligibility conditions in the programme pages or in the brochures before applying and contact the school's teams if you have any concerns about your previous studies. 

When should international students apply?

As places are limited, all candidates are encouraged to submit their profiles as early as possible. 
International candidates may send in their applications as from September 2018 and before 1st July 2019 at the latest.  

What specific administrative procedures apply to international candidates?

In addition to the EM Normandie application file, non-EU international candidates are required to contact Campus France to help them obtain their visas. 
Useful links:  France-visas and Campus France