2 SEMESTERS* + INTERNSHIP
Master of Science in Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Technology 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.
The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 or 3 consecutive semesters of courses followed by a professional experience.
Financial Problem-Solving Strategies
Quantitative Financial Analysis with R
Computational Thinking with VBA
Python Programming with Financial Applications
FinTech: Financial Services in the Digital Age
Connected Vision Tour – Hackathon
Banking and Financial Intermediaries
Initial Public Offerings
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Financial Regulations and Compliance
Reporting for Financial Instruments
Business Ethics and Managerial Behavior
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.
Derivative Securities Analysis
Equity Portfolio Management
Fixed Income Securities Analysis
4–6 month internship or work experience, thesis, or consulting project anywhere in the world
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 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)
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.
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.
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.