Master of Science in Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Technology Program

Embrace the changing nature of global capital markets and their cutting-edge technological developments.

  • Format

    3 SEMESTERS* + INTERNSHIP

  • Languages

    ENGLISH

  • Location

    LILLE

  • Fees

    €17,250

  • Intake

    September

  • Credits

    120 ECTS

Accreditations

Program

The Master of Science in Banking, Capital Markets & Financial Technology is developed to equip participants with the technical skills required to deepen their expertise in capital markets.

The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 consecutive semesters of courses (September – May) followed by a professional experience (from June onwards). The curriculum is developed around core courses and features a series of electives within the field of banking and capital markets.

Course Content

The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 or 3 consecutive semesters of courses followed by a professional experience.

ECTS

Financial Technology

23

Methods

12

Data Analytics

Financial Problem-Solving Strategies

Machine Learning

Quantitative Financial Analysis with R

Computer Programming

7

Computational Thinking with VBA

Python Programming with Financial Applications

Applications

4

FinTech: Financial Services in the Digital Age

Connected Vision Tour – Hackathon

Banking

19

Commercial Banking

4

Banking and Financial Intermediaries

Corporate and Investment Banking

6

Initial Public Offerings

Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Regulations and Ethics

7

Financial Regulations and Compliance

Reporting for Financial Instruments

Business Ethics and Managerial Behavior

Career Program

2

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

Build a professional career plan;

Identify personal skills and accumulated experiences (e.g., Master experience);

Adapt professional tools (e.g., CV, LinkedIn) to the local market;

Develop an accurate representation of their professional profile;

Use personal networking to better identify professional opportunities;

Gain insight into techniques and tools to find a job or an internship in France or abroad;

Build self-awareness of personal vocations and interests.

Capital Markets

18

Multi-Asset

9

Capital Markets

Investments

Risk Management

Derivative Securities Analysis

Equity Capital Markets (ECM)

7

Financial Analysis

Equity Analysis

Equity Portfolio Management

Debt Capital Markets (DCM)

2

Fixed Income Securities Analysis

Hands-on Experience

30

Internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project

30

4–6 month internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project anywhere in the world

Entrepreneurship Addendum*

30

Additional semester to be taken after completion of the course work for the Master of Science degree. Fully experiential, students will gain a powerful skillset crucial to handle seeking to respond to real world contemporary challenges.

30

Consisting of five courses and one collaborative project, this semester is designed to be an immersive experience in entrepreneurship. With the help of cutting-edge materials and pedagogy, students learn about entrepreneurship in both a theoretical and practical sense. At the end of the semester, they will have experienced key elements of the entrepreneurial process, including ideation, customer development, and market validation. These skills are necessary for opening a startup or driving change in any organization.

The Entrepreneurship Addendum in details

French language classes

French language lessons

French language lessons for all levels are included in the program for international students. French is the mandatory choice for all non-French speaking students.

*optional additional semester

Zoom on… The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

Our MSc in Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Technology partners with the London-based Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Under this educational partnership, our courses embed the contents of CISI’s International Introduction to Securities and Investment and our students are given the opportunity to take the corresponding Level 3 qualification.

Workshops and Corporate Events

Alongside the courses, the program includes various workshops and corporate events to further develop your personal and professional skills. These cover a range of topics, such as conflict management in cross-cultural environments and intercultural communication.
Our Career Program helps participants to establish their professional career plan by working on their skills, personal strengths, and using networking tools to be prepared to meet recruiters’ expectations internationally.

Discover the Career Program

INTERNSHIP

During their internship, students are able to combine theories of management with hands-on experience and apply the cross-cultural skills they have developed at IÉSEG.

Assistant Portfolio Manager, Credit Risk Trainee, Depositary Analyst, Equity Derivatives Analyst, Financial Risk Manager, Junior Auditor or Structuring Analyst for example: the internship opportunities offered by the program at the end of the curriculum are multiple.

Some companies which hire our interns: Amundi Asset Management, Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking, Natixis, J.P. Morgan, Quilvest Asset Management, FXCM, Langham Hall, Alter Domus, European Stability Mechanism, EY/PWC, etc.

The internship can be undertaken in France or abroad. Most students have done their internships in France, in Europe, in Asia or in South America for example.

Partnerships

IÉSEG is part of the select group of Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partners, which stands as a global recognition of the excellence that our faculty has developed in incorporating the Bloomberg terminal in lectures.
The Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) exam is a central piece of our MSc in Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Technology.

Each student of the program also receives an individual remote access to Refinitiv data service for use in academic activities throughout the 2 semesters of courses.
Accessing capital markets from our Bloomberg and Refinitiv labs offers a unique hands-on experience to sharpen your technical skills on the terminals of the 2 leading global providers of financial data.

Financial Markets Labs

Our 2 Financial Markets Labs, located on the Lille campus, provide students with a unique experience. Through a series of dedicated lectures you will discover market practices live using the Bloomberg Professional and the Thomson Reuters EIKON terminals. The lab plays a key role in the pedagogy of our program and they integrate the most recent teaching innovations to enhance your learning experience. During the Master of Science in Banking, Capital Markets & Financial Technology, students complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-course, tale the Thomson Reuters EIKON certification program and reach the level of expertise in financial data services required by the industry.

Accessing capital markets from our Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters labs offers a unique hands-on experience to sharpen your technical skills on the terminals of the 2 leading global providers of financial data.

Local contact

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General contact

Viktorija LEROY