MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking


Are you passionate about careers in banking and finance? The MSC in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking will open doors to a number of careers, in France and elsewhere.

In this programme, you will learn to:

  • Model financial instruments and understand the dynamics of capital markets
  • Analyse business finance and investment alternatives
  • Evaluate corporate merger or partnership opportunities
  • Determine the value of an acquisition
  • Develop corporate finance decision-making skills to maximise profits for all of the involved 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
  • Financial analysis
  • Portfolio management
  • Blockchain and Crypto Finance
  • Capital-investment and capital-risk
  • Restructuring operations, mergers and acquisitions
  • Ethics and financial regulations
  • Foreign exchange risk management
  • Responsible and sustainable value creation: strategic value creation evaluation and development for all involved parties
  • Investment banking and private equity
  • Macro-economics
  • Banking regulations


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. 


View full scholarship details.


Please contact us if you have any questions.