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MSc in Financial Technology Risk & Control

Lead within the Financial Sector

With the rising demand for project managers, software operations specialists, application developers, and business intelligence specialists, information technology is reshaping the finance industry!

Your programme is at the crossroads between information technologies (big data, analytics…) and business performance optimisation (finance, accounting, audit…).  Learn to leverage knowledge within the financial sector, use data to gain relevant insights and contribute to the vision and strategy of a company. Be part of the team responsible for understanding, analysing and solving the most complex business challenges:

  • Develop and optimize credit risk strategies using analytical techniques and statistical analysis
  • Integrate new data sources and solutions into credit risk strategies
  • Search for and propose enhancements to processes and development
  • Solve complex analytical and data integrity problems
  • Gain technical skills to manipulate and analyse data

Applications are now closed for September 2019. For September 2020, applications open on 1 January and close 30 March.

Key information

Degree earned: MSc (Master of Science) in Financial Technology Risk & Control

Credits awarded: 90 ECTS credits

Language: English

Duration: Classes from September to June followed by a 4 to 6 month internship

Programme start: September

Tuition: €22,000

Eligibility: 

  • Proficiency in English
  • A 4-year degree in engineering, computer science or finance
  • GMAT with a 600 minimum or GRE with a 320 minimum

Programme

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with a unique set of skills required for emerging roles with the financial sector.

  • Take advanced finance courses with top faculty and experts in the field.
  • Become a specialist in using data to provide customer oriented solutions.  
  • Gain experience with a four- to six-month internship that boosts your networks and career possibilities.

Period 1 (September to December)

You’ll gain a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of finance and data analysis and develop relevant skills in problem solving and innovation. Courses include:

  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Engineering 
  • Corporate Evaluation 
  • IFRS/US GAAP Accounting Standards 
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Introduction to Fintech and Risk Management
  • Data & Data Management
  • Introduction to Big Data and Finance


Period 2 (January to May)

Now it’s time to dig deeper into your field. You will cover courses in: 

  • Asset & Liability Management
  • Management of Market and Credit Risk
  • Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Quantitative Topics in Finance, Risk and Control
  • Data Mining & Analytics
  • Blockchain & Crypto Currencies

Period 3 (June to January)

The final part of your studies requires the completion of a dissertation (or ‘thesis’). This academic project allows you to explore a current topic in depth. To help you get started, you will cover the following courses:

  • Research Skills
  • Thesis Methodology
  • Thesis Preparation and Defence

This dissertation is both academic and practical, allowing you to showcase what you have learned in the classroom and during your internship. 

A 4 to 6 month internship is a mandatory component of your programme. It is an opportunity for you to further develop your expertise. Our career consultants, our strong corporate network, as well as our successful alumni network will support you in making your professional objectives a reality.

International scope

Audencia is among the elite 1% of business schools to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA – the international triple crown of quality. You’ll benefit from our network of international corporate partners, faculty members with extensive industry and international experience, and researchers who specialise in the field.

Career & alumni

As a graduate, you will respond to the growing demand for talent in the following job roles: 

  • Financial Quantitative Analysts
  • Financial Analysts
  • Risk Management Specialists
  • Business Intelligence Analysts
  • Budget Analysts
  • Financial Managers, Branch or Department

Our career consultants, our strong corporate network, as well as our successful alumni network will support you in making your professional objectives a reality.

Audencia provides you with personalised career services that address your specific experiences, strengths and weaknesses, and goals. We also cultivate close ties with the business world, which benefit you in the classroom and in your future career.

  • Individual career coaching and advising
  • 15,000+ employment opportunities posted each year on our dedicated intranet
  • Employment fairs with 120+ companies
  • CV workshops
  • Interview preparation and mock interviews
  • Panel discussions with professionals and alumni
  • Assessment centre preparation
  • Personal development programme on topics including leadership skills, communication skills, ethics, intercultural management and networking
  • Auditing sector fair
  • Information resources and online tools
  • Access to 100+ career events on various topics


Audencia also has a business incubator that supports select graduates in their entrepreneurial work.

Admissions & finance

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

Applications open on 1 January and close 30 March.  

  • Proficiency in English
  • A 4-year degree in engineering, computer science or finance
  • GMAT with a 600 minimum or GRE with a 320 minimum

Note that you can apply during the last year of your bachelor’s studies.

In addition to the online application, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • CV and letter of motivation in English
  • Copy of degree and related transcripts
  • Written test: GMAT, GRE
  • English test score: TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS
  • Copy of identity document (e.g. passport)

You may contact the Office of International Admissions if you have any queries.

  1. Submitting your application
    Applications open 1 January and close 30 March. Upon completion of the application form, you’ll pay the €100 application fee using any major credit card. If you cannot use a credit card, you may contact the Office of International Relations for alternatives.

  2. Admission interview
    At a prearranged time, you will have a 15 - 20-minute exchange with an admissions counsellor to assess your level of English and make sure that you are a good fit for the programme.

  3. Admission decision
    The first round of admission decisions are made on 30 April.

  4. Acceptance
    Congratulations! If admitted, you’re invited to officially join the programme. You’ll sign a contract and pay the first instalment of the tuition fees- €1,500- which is non-refundable. 

Please contact our admissions office with further questions.

MSc in Financial Technology Risk & Control

€22,000

 

Other costs linked to school fees 


Application fee: €100

There are a range of scholarships you may be eligible for. Please contact us with questions.

In addition to an Audencia scholarship, you may be eligible for funding by other public or private bodies. You will find some examples here