MSc International Finance

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MSc International Finance

Managing International Finance Today

MSc International Finance is designed to provide international students with the skills to compete in the global business market.

Master of Science with a major in International Finance • 1 year, full-time, 450h of class, conferences and projects, 60 ECTS credits • Leonard de Vinci School of Management (EMLV) • Paris La Défense Campus • Application deadline: July (applications submitted after july are treated by remaining places) • Programme start: October.

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General Objective

Finance, Business risk Management and Portfolio management, drive company evolution. Indeed, finance enables to develop strategic responses and align company objectives. The MSc in International Finance will teach you to support corporate strategy and financial markets. With growth and in a favourable global environment, companies are increasingly facing financial changes.

Financial valuation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Portfolio diversification, Financial instruments, Digital currencies and Blockchain technology are among the fundamental topics included by managers in their financial strategy.

Company development and strategic decisions are increasing growth of activity. New jobs are required to support organisations in their financial and strategic evolutions. The MSc in International Finance is organised to provide you with the multiple skills required to become a financial analyst in a financial institution or a finance department.

Learning Outcomes

The essential elements required for the financial strategy, so as to orchestrate the different financial operating managers and financial engineering options and rise to the challenges and goals of the company. Students will be able to make decisions in complex and financial environments. They will know how to:

  • Identify the relevant financial strategies
  • Price complex financial instruments (exotic options, derivatives…)
  • Understand how to turn a company into a financially efficient organisation
  • Make investment decisions for portfolio management purposes
  • Lead the financial instruments for an allocated portfolio
  • Define an action plan for financial operations to realise great value opportunities

Managing International Finance Today

This program is designed for students wanting to participate work in corporate decision making with firms and market activities.

This programme will enable you to identify the most appropriate strategies to be implemented to cope with financial challenges. After completing this programme, you will be ready to implement financial strategy and understand financials frameworks.

You will study the financial principles to enable you to intervene in international finance operations. You will be capable of identifying the financials opportunities, and the strengths and weaknesses of organisations engaged in financial operations. You will be able to implement new management frameworks in financial departments and become an actor in financial markets. The MSc trains students to be capable of identifying the most efficient financial operating procedures in international firms within corporate and market finance.

Programme Overview

This MSc will enable you to participate in operational cases interacting directly with companies' financial teams, and to understand strategic decisions and financial options.

At the end of the programme, you will have an option of a 4-month internship or a dissertation. EMLV will give you access to a list of internship and job offers in your field through its Corporate Relations Department, Alumni network, school and MSc partners.

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Semester 1


Financial Instruments
Options, Futures and Swaps
Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
Financial Markets
Disruptive technology and blockchain


Corporate Investments
Corporate Finance
International Financing Accounting
Financial reporting
Bloomberg test preparation


Ethics, Skills and Behavior
Securities Law & Compliance
Consultancy Management
Management & Leadership
Professional Skills & Employability Development



Semester 2


Financial Valuation
Private Equity
Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy
Financial Engineering
Business Plan


Portfolio Management & Analysis
Portfolio Diversification
Risk Management
Cryptocurrencies & Digital currency
Alternative Investments




Career opportunities

The MSc in International Finance programme offers a wide range of employment opportunities in a multidisciplinary and international environment. MSc students aspire to leading roles such as:

  • Manager middle-office
  • Account manager
  • Broker
  • Financial analyst
  • Portfolio manager
  • Treasurer of a firm
  • Financial Analyst
  • Merger & Acquistion Consultant
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial operational Consultant
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Fund Manager
  • Sales & Broking
  • CFO
  • Head of treasury department

How to apply

We offer an excellent work environment with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the largest financial district in Europe, Paris-la Défense.

From day one, when the International Relations Department meets you at the airport and helps you settling in Paris, you will get support from administrative and academic staff to make your learning experience in Paris really amazing!

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One year, full-time programme

INTAKE :  October 
TUITION FEES : 10200 € per year
Number of places : 35

Entry requirements

Applicants must have an International Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS or equivalent).

English test IELTS 6.5 or equivalent requested

Interview (either face-to-face or at distance)

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For more information contact

Zoë Jofeh
International Programmes Manager
Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci
Tel : +33 (0)1 41 16 70 93

yaves alain ach - MSc International Finance
Prof. Yves-Alain Ach
Director of MSc International Finance


International Contacts

Alain Ouvrieu

Director of the International Relations Department

+ 33 1 41 16 72 50
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Alice Eyraud

Incoming Exchange Students / Erasmus+ Coordinator

+33 1 41 16 72 51
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Sandrine Mutaliph

Outgoing Exchange Students Coordinator

+33 1 41 16 72 90
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Li Zheng

Outgoing Exchange Students Coordinator

+33 1 41 16 72 48
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