By attending a Specialized Masters at Audencia Business School, you enter one of the most prestigious Business School in France, benefiting from a top level education and joining an extensive network of more than 23 000 Alumni.
A Specialized Master is a particular and enriching learning experience. Close collaboration with industry professionals, real life projects conducted on site, courses conducted by top notch academics as well as ex-bankers, mixing up with students of different nationalities and background, it all contributes to acquiring the necessary theoretical basis as well as the hands-on knowledge needed to be immediately employable.
As a matter of fact, the FRC Specialized Masters brings one to a high level expertise in terms of financial strategy and risk management. Courses in portfolio management, advanced derivatives, banking regulation, financial engineering or mergers and acquisition, to name but a few, ensure that our graduates are fully equipped to enter the world of finance – a statement confirmed year after year by the very high acceptance rate that they enjoy among the most prestigious banks, consultants and audit firms.
A 360º view of financial Markets
Besides finance dedicated classes, personal development and career counselling modules are offered, allowing each student to better his/her presentation skills, CV writing skills, fine-tune his/her professional objectives
And career path, access a wide offer of internship proposals, prepare the professional thesis etc.
Measure, analyse and improve financial performance
Use financial markets and their instruments to implement financial strategie
Identify, quantify and hedge financial risks
At the end of 7 months classes, a 4 to 6 months internship needs to be completed, allowing a direct application of the concepts learned into real life.
The FRC Specialized Master usually organizes towards the end the academic program (around March) a study trip to a financial centre, in particular the City of London. Through visits to banks, the FRC students get an inside view of the functioning of a financial institution, attend professionals economists’ presentations, listen to traders or financial product structurers explain their jobs and engage with them in questions and answers sessions etc...
Not least importantly, an afterword is organized with the (numerous) Audencia alumni working in the City, with whom our students exchange tips and advices on how to get a job in London (e.g. graduate programs) and what that entails when you’re in it! A great way to envisage what they could be in a few months!
A Specialised Master requires the completion of a professional thesis. A professional thesis is an in-depth study and analysis of a current issue pertaining to financial markets, whereby conclusions are underpinned by concrete empirical evidence gathered though research. Each student chooses a research subject according to his/her interests or tastes, which can – but does not necessarily have to – be linked to the mission followed during the internship. Writing a professional thesis makes a graduate deepen his/her knowledge of a particular sector, and therefore reinforces his/her marketability to professional institutions s in that sector.
A few examples of professional thesis
Reknown professionals contribute to the FRC