MSc Financial Technology and Markets
To start a prestigious career in Fintech, investment banks, Hedge Funds or insurance companies as an example, this MSc offers strong quantitative and practical skills.
This program gives all the knowledge in Machine Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain used in the Finance sector. It also develops the development techniques of complex financial products.
The first semester of this MSc takes place in Toulouse, the French capital of innovation and entrepreneurship, and the second semester takes places in Paris, one of the largest financial centers in the world.
You are ambitious and want to develop high-level quantitative skills in finance that are necessary nowadays in Banking and Finance as well as in the Fintech industry.
This MSc offers students a very wide range of possible professions in Risk Management, Fund Management, and Trading.
The program is taught by top practitioners stemming from leading financial institutions in London, Paris Geneva as well as renowned academic faculty.
This MSc is aimed at helping students develop strong analytical, practical, and quantitative skills in Finance, basics in coding and programming.
Total number of hours: 450h
This program consists of five learning experiences rigorously designed to develop your managerial and operational skills in your field of professional expertise.
8 Course units:
1. Capital Markets: fundamentals
Objective: This unit provides an overview of the different types of financial markets. It also presents different financial instruments from basic underlyings to the most complex derivatives.
2. Cash Markets
Objective. To understand and to handle non-standard asset classes (e.g. commodities and emerging markets fixed-income instruments) and steps involved in the issuance of new securities to address the financial needs of corporations and sovereign entities.
3. Asset and Portfolio Management
Objective: The purpose of this course is to provide econometric tools to deal with the best Asset Allocation and the Mean Variance Optimization problem. This course aims to learn methods of fundamental financial analysis employed by Portfolio Managers to pick stocks and techniques used to identify and capture alphas (e.g. market timing).
4. Structuring and Pricing Derivative Products
Objective: to price, structure and hedge non-vanilla derivative products. The students will be involved in solving real-life business problems in the areas of Interest Rates Derivatives, Credit Derivatives and other exotic products. Various relevant regulatory aspects will also be considered.
5. Quantitative Finance
Objective: This unit aims to provide strong foundations on algorithms in Machine Learning, with numerous applications in Finance. Moreover, students acquire probability and econometric skills.
6. Human behaviour versus Algorithmic Trading
Objective: To learn the latest Algorithmic Trading technologies and their use in financial markets as well basics in the new field of NeuroFinance.
7. International Perspective in Financial Technology
Objective: to be able to use Financial Technology in an international environment. In particular, the students will apply their knowledge and skills in Corporate Finance and financial markets in connection with programming and coding.
8. Research in Finance: Theory and Application
Objective: The aim of this unit is to help students to undertake research in financial markets and Quantitative Finance.
Soft Skills Certificate
Certificate designed by 26 professors & leadership and management professionals in collaboration with TBS Career Starter.
“Soft Skills” are intrapersonal and interpersonal skills that create the conditions for a successful and sustainable team and allows to effectively manage your career.
2 Courses units:
Management and leadership skills
Objective: Acquire nine key competencies to lead teams and manage your professional career.
Objective: Reveal your talent and make evolutionary choices in accordance with your deep aspirations.
The Career Starter is a support center that helps students define and
develop their career project. Through several lectures, workshops,
individual tests and coaching sessions, a specialist will support each
student from their first questions to looking for the right internship
Coaching: we support you in your reflection on your skills, strengths and areas for improvement. Through personality tests and individual coaching, we link this self-knowledge to your ambitions and career choices.
Personal Branding: you will participate in workshops to build your CV and e-portfolio to best highlight your experiences and skills for your future employers.
A unique exercise that is a major asset in your program!
For the account of prestigious TBS partner companies, students, coached by the professors, carry out a strategic diagnosis aiming to analyze its competitive position, then propose strategic and operational recommendations to meet its challenges.
Examples of partner companies
Aerospace Valley, AIRBUS, Cap Gemini, Comtesse du Barry, Continental Automotive, EY, Hilti, Mars Petfoods, Motorola, Thalès, Rockwell & Collins.
Objective: Increase your brain agility to anticipate and solve complex business issues in your field of expertise.
Each student in this MSc program is required to write a dissertation which addresses a current issue in management from an academic or professional perspective in his field of expertise.
The student thus contributes to the study, analysis, formalization and abstraction of the identified problem.
In-company Work experience
Students may carry out an internship in the company of their choice for a period of 3 to 6 months. This internship is not mandatory for the validation of the diploma but allows students to obtain 10 additional ECTS credits.
- 4-year Bachelor Degree (240 ECTS) or equivalent
- For programs taught in English: English mother tongue OR TOEFL IBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / TOEIC 800 / CAMBRIDGE B2 / FCE / CAT 165
- For programs taught in French: French mother tongue OR B2 OR equivalent
MSC Deadline to apply: July 30th
This Master of Science prepares you for the following job categories:
- Buy-side Quantitative Analysts
- Buy-or-sell-side Financial Analysts
- Middle Office
- Portfolio Managers
- Risk managers
- Trader or Investment Management
- Trading Rooms (Assistant Traders…)
Fees : 17 000 €.
The cost of this training includes:
- All academic fees, including business visits.
- Access to our virtual campus and all online educational resources.
- Access to career starter services (CV workshop, business forum, etc.)
- Access to the network of 46,000 alumni.
- SCHOLARSHIP: TBS is entitled to receive higher education scholarship students: mobility grants, state scholarships, merit scholarships (Eiffel, Marie Curie), TBS Foundation scholarships. (contact the school)
- PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE: TBS welcomes students who wish to discuss their personal situation. TBS grants payment schedules from 1 to 4 instalments, or by monthly instalments during the course.
- STUDENT JOBS: our student associations offer paid assignments on behalf of companies or individuals throughout the year.
Discounts and scholarships
To assist our students financially, we offer the following scholarships and discounts for our Master of Science programs. Please bear in mind that discounts and offers of financial support are exclusive and cannot be combined together.
Early Bird Discount
You can get a 10% discount on your tuition fees if you apply and pay before December 31st. Please note that this is the only discount which may be cumulated with others.
If you have a brother or sister who is currently enrolled in a TBS program, you will receive a 15% discount on your tuition fees.
Once you apply, you will automatically be considered for this scholarship which gives you a 10% discount on your tuition fees. This scholarship is based on your grades and general profile.
Partner University scholarship
Students from TBS partner universities and/or students having spent one semester at a TBS campus as part of an exchange program receive a 10% discount on their tuition fee.
If you’re married/have a child together and both apply for a TBS program for the same year, you will receive a 20% discount on the tuition fees of one of the programs.
A number of French associations also award scholarships to international students studying in France:
The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program is managed by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in French Master’s and PhD courses.
The application process for the Eiffel scholarship is extremely selective. Candidate students must be non-French and be less than 25 years old while they must prove excellent academic results. This scholarship can award up to €1,000 Euros per month to successful candidates.
Campus France Scholarship Information
International students wishing to study in France can also apply for a choice of national scholarships. For more information contact Campus France.