MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking


Make your mark in the exciting world of banking and finance. As part of a diverse cohort at an institution known for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, you'll gain unique insights into sustainable practices and build strong technical skills. The MSc in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Audencia will open doors to influential careers in France, Europe and worldwide.

In this programme, you will learn to:

  • Understand financial instruments and the dynamics of capital markets
  • Analyse business financing and investment alternatives
  • Evaluate opportunities for business mergers
  • Determine the value of an acquisition
  • Make decisions in corporate finance that maximase financial and social value for all stakeholders in an international context

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Key Information

Degree Earned: Master of Science

Language: English

Duration: 24 months, full-time

Programme Start: September

Eligibility See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements, programme options and tuition


This programme will make you an expert in your chosen field of specialisation.

There is a wide range of professional facilities at your disposal, including open access to trading rooms with Bloomberg terminals for direct real-time contact with global financial markets.

You will also have the opportunity to explore Refinitiv Eikon, a financial data platform that provides the same market data and analysis tools used by experienced professionals.

Students will learn to use all of the potential financial levers, from diagnostics and analysis to the development of investment and financial strategies.

Here are some examples of teaching modules in the MSc in Corporate Finance & Investment Banking programme:

  • Valuation techniques
  • Private equity
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate finance
  • Portfolio management
  • Advanced financial analysis
  • Money and banking
  • Bank financial management
  • Ethics and financial regulations
  • International banking management
  • Financial mathematics
  • Risk management
  • Cash management and derivatives
  • Blockchain and cryptofinance


Here are a number of examples of positions you could occupy after completing an MSc in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking:

  • M&A analyst
  • Coverage analyst
  • Mergers and acquisitions analyst
  • Credit risk analyst
  • Treasurer
  • Financial director

Graduates may find work in a variety of sectors, including in investment or private banks, financing institutions, equity and debt capital markets and transaction services.

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Join us in Nantes to internationalise your future career! Here is a breakdown of everything you will need to make it smoothly through the application process.

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Master in Managent and MSc programmes: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • 3-year degree in any field


See Admissions Pathways for full eligibility requirements.

You may begin your online application at any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Admissions are open until the programme is full; however, we strongly recommend applying by the early application deadline of 31 January for the September intake.


See Admissions Pathways for a full list of required documents, and detailed admissions process.

2-year MSc programme (all specialisations) 

  • €25,000

2-year Master in Management programme (including MSc specialisation)

  • €33,000


Study abroad option*

For study abroad and summer terms, additional tuition fees may be applied by partner institutions according to the number of credit hours taken. If additional tuition fees apply, these fees will be paid directly to the partner institutions.

*Available to Master in Management students only.

There are a range Audencia scholarships you may be eligible for, as well as an extensive number of external scholarships. 


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