MSc Financial Markets & Sustainable Investments


How can you make sustainable investments in a volatile world? Global pandemics, shifting priorities, quickly changing technologies - you need a specialised skill set to navigate today's financial markets, and sustainability is key. Build an understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, data science, risk management techniques and more at Audencia, recognised around the world for leadership in corporate and social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability.

Audencia leads the way in responsible business practices:

  • 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


Audencia’s MSc in Financial Markets and Sustainable Investments integrates these major developments and new contexts to train you to:

  • Manage alternative asset, derivative and investment valuations/Master the valuation of assets, derivatives and alternative investments
  • Develop advanced knowledge of sustainable investment tools and best practices/develop an advanced knowledge of tools and best practices, including ESG factors, for sustainable investments
  • Acquire/Implement risk management techniques

In this programme, you will have 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.

On completing Audencia’s MSc in Financial Markets and Sustainable Investments you will have recognised professional expertise in asset evaluation, risk management, securities/shares/monetary operations analysis, the use of derivatives, setting up investment strategies, integrating ESG factors and applying data science to asset management.

Here are some examples of teaching modules in the MSc in Financial Markets & Sustainable Investments:

  • Portfolio management
  • Fixed income analysis
  • Derivatives
  • Matlab
  • Macroeconomics and central banking
  • Financial economics
  • Corporate finance
  • Equity Valuation
  • Advanced financial analysis
  • ESG investments
  • Alternative investments and Smart Beta investing
  • Blockchain and cryptofinance
  • Data science and machine learning
  • Risk measurement and management


Here are a number of examples of positions you could occupy after completing an MSc in Financial Markets and Sustainable Investments:

  • Sales

  • Structured financial products manager,

  • Financial advisor

  • Portfolio manager

  • Asset manager

  • Responsible investment consultant

  • Credit analyst

  • Risk manager

  • Market economist

Graduates may find work in a variety of sectors, including in equity/capital markets, financing structures, investment banks, private banks, pension funds, insurance companies and responsible investment consulting.

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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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Please contact us if you have any questions.