MSc Financial Analysis & Investment Management


Empower investments that are both profitable and sustainable – and build skills that are in high demand from employers worldwide. Audencia’s MSc in Financial Analysis and Investment Management prepares you for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) certification so you can meet EU standards and exceed expectations globally.

Audencia is a leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability, giving you access to top expertise in the field:

  • The first higher education institution in France to sign the Global Compact (2004)
  • Helped define the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (2007)
  • Currently pioneering new performance measurement methods to account for economic, social and environmental outcomes in collaboration with multinational partners, including L’Oréal and PwC

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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


CFA & ESG Certifications: A Must Have!

The MSc in Financial Analysis and Investment Management is built around the CFA curriculum and is designed to help you to successfully prepare for the Level 1 and 2 certification exams.

The MSc in Financial Analysis and Investment Management affiliation partnerships will provide you with the opportunity to apply for grants/scholarships covering all or part of the CFA examination fees (limited number of grants, subject to application procedure).

ESG certification provides proof of your ability to incorporate extra-financial analysis, such as environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, into your business or investment option evaluation criteria.

In addition to diverse internship and company project opportunities, you'll have access to trading rooms with Bloomberg terminals for real-time contact with global financial markets. You'll also explore Refinitiv Eikon, a financial data platform that provides the same market data and analysis tools used by experienced professionals.

Here are some examples of teaching modules in the MSc in Financial Analysis & Investment Management programme:

  • Ethical and professional standards
  • Quantitative methods
  • Economics
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate issues
  • Portfolio management
  • Equity investments
  • Fixed income
  • Derivatives and alternative investments
  • Economics and corporate issuers II
  • Equity and alternative investments II
  • Professional standards and quantitative methods II
  • Financial statement analysis and portfolio management II


Here are a number of examples of positions you could occupy  after completing an MSc in Financial Analysis and Investment Management:


  • Financial analyst
  • ESG analyst
  • Investment manager
  • Asset management: Hedge funds, Investment funds, Insurance companies, Pension funds
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Admissions & Finance

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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