The key to this Master of Science (MSc) in Banking & Finance is to understand the many complex and challenging aspects of banking and financial markets.The programme offers a high-level learning about traditional trades and current financial instruments:
→ Fixed income
→ Asset management
→ Equity research
→ Mergers & acquisitions
This MSc in Banking & Finance incorporates the latest developments in finance and relies on a balanced programme including:
→ Fintech (machine learning, AI, blockchain, robo advisor, crowdfunding, etc.) & digital finance
→ Understanding of programming (Python, Visual Basic)
→ Access to professional databases (Reuters, Bloomberg, Quantalys)
→ Mastery of the regulatory environment and financial risk management
This programme prepares students for both French and international professional certifications such as:
→ Reuters: Each student has its own personal full-time access to Reuters terminal
→ Bloomberg (BMC): This certification introduces the context of financial markets and practices using Bloomberg terminal
→ CFA level 1
→ AMF and AMF "Finance Durable"
All students have their own personal full-time access to Reuters terminal.
A professional seminar with Reuters staff is organised in the first semester and, at a later stage, students will enjoy full support to prepare for the Reuters Certification.
Since 2011, KEDGE and Barchen/F. Lefebvre are in a partnership giving all KEDGE french-speaking students the opportunity to prepare the “Autorité des Marchés Financiers” certification under preferential conditions and to take the test in the Bordeaux campus twice a year. More information
For any relevant course, the intermediate grade adopts and follows the CFA level 1 programme, preparing students for any of the 18 study sessions. For the Banking & Finance MSc, in 2020 Kedge intends to seek affiliation with CFA Institute as part of their University Affiliation Programme.
Using both Reuters real quotes and Quantalys databases, MSc students can take part in Bloomberg Trading challenges, Natixis challenges, etc.
One course is dedicated to python learning (open-source and free coding language), and visual basic (VBA).