At a glance

PARTNER INSTITUTION(S) IGR-IAE of the University of Rennes I
DURATION +/- 18 months
NEXT SESSION April 2023
LOCATION Luxembourg
LANGUAGE(S) English
ASSESSMENT Coursework, exams, dissertation & defence
CERTIFICATION  Master’s degree in Financial Analysis and Strategy
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Either:
  • have successfully completed 4 years of university studies (240 ECTS) in management, accountancy, banking and finance, economics or a similar domain;
  • have successfully completed 4 years of university studies (240 ECTS) in another discipline and at least 3 years of experience in a managing position;
  • have successfully completed 2 years of university studies (120 ECTS) and at least 5 years of experience in a managing position. In the latter case candidates may be accepted via the accreditation of prior learning procedure (VAE).

In order to apply for this degree, candidates first have to pre-register online. They will then be sent an application file, which they will need to fill in and send back with the required supporting documentation.

A jury will take the decision of acceptance on the basis of the documentation provided and an interview, both of which assess the candidate’s ability and fit with the program.

REGISTRATION FEES 8 100 €
The candidates as well as their employer can benefit from financial support by the state, under certain conditions.

Objectives

The aim of this programme is to train financial managers highly qualified in terms of financial analysis and company valuation who will be able to combine the techniques of both financial strategy and financial analysis.

Value creation has become a decisive factor for the development of companies, the group structures of which are becoming more and more complex and dynamic. In order to fully benefit from the interactions between financial and industrial choices, the financial, legal and fiscal tools available are getting more and more diverse and complex.

In this framework, the present Master’s degree offers a wealth of advanced knowledge allowing for hard skills development in complementary competency domains: financial analysis, valuation, and financial engineering, in an international environment.

The professional, conceptual and applied characteristics of this programme allow its students to easily evolve in the labour market and constitute a perfect stepping stone for a dynamic career in the field of finance and banking or in audit and consulting firms.

Target audience and admission requirements

Target audience

The positions open to graduates from this programme are diverse and cover a large variety of jobs: structured financing analyst, credit analyst, LBO analyst, financial analyst, risk analyst, private equity analyst, merger and acquisition analyst, credit manager, specialist in financial communication, auditor, company project manager, corporate restructuring advisor, financial strategy advisor…

Admission requirements

Classes will be held in English. Hence, a good level of English is a necessary requirement to enrol in this course.

The course offered here is an M2 level Master’s degree. To be eligible for registration you will need to either:

  • have successfully completed 4 years of university studies (240 ECTS) in management, accountancy, banking and finance, economics or a similar domain;
  • have successfully completed 4 years of university studies (240 ECTS) in another discipline and at least 3 years of experience in a managing position;
  • have successfully completed 2 years of university studies (120 ECTS) and at least 5 years of experience in a managing position. In the latter case candidates may be accepted via the accreditation of prior learning procedure (VAE).

In order to apply for this degree, candidates first have to pre-register online. They will then be sent an application file, which they will need to fill in and send back with the required supporting documentation.

A jury will take the decision of acceptance on the basis of the documentation provided and an interview, both of which assess the candidate’s ability and fit with the program.

Organisation and programme

Organisation

The Master’s degree (M2) is composed of 12 study units which extend over two years. Courses are taught partly by specialised professionals, with expertise in their domain, and partly by academics.

The teaching provided allows combining the latest developments in financial theory with the day-to-day experience of professionals. The majority of the study units are validated through practical applications, therefore making students more operational at the end of the course.

Classes mainly take place on Fridays, Saturdays and occasionally on Thursdays. They are held in Luxembourg.

Programme *

Content
UE 1 In-depth finance and programming
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio management
  • Financial programming
UE 2 Strategies and governance
  • Competitive Analysis and competitiveness of the firm
  • Corporate governance and value creation
UE 3 Complex financial instruments
  • Derivatives
  • Straight and hybrid corporate financing
UE 4 Diagnostics and corporate valuation
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Corporate valuation
UE 5 Legal and Fiscal Engineering
  • Group taxation
  • Legal engineering
UE 6 Advanced financial accounting
  • IFRS Standards
  • Consolidated financial statemen
UE 7 Private equity and IPO
  • LBO acquisitions
  • Venture capital
  • IPO
UE 8 External growth strategie
  • Mergers and acquisitions strategy and negociations
  • Mergers and acquisitions valuation
UE 9 Credit Risk: analysis and management
  • Credit risk
  • Risk management
  • Credit analysis
UE 10 Preparation for CFA certification
  • Preparation for the CFA certification Level 1
UE 11 Speciality project
  • Simulation of External growth operation
UE 12 Dissertation + defense

* non-contractual, subject to change

Certification

Upon successful completion of all modules the candidate will be awarded a Master’s degree in Financial Analysis and Strategy awarded by the IGR-IAE of the University of Rennes I.

Registration

20/04/2023
8100 €
JE - VE - SA
Luxembourg

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Partner institution(s)

IGR-IAE of the University Rennes I

The University of Rennes I is a public establishment of scientific, cultural and professional character (EPSCP).

It’s a multidisciplinary and multisite university which includes sciences and technology, health, humanities and social sciences.

The university is located in Brittany, in Rennes with three large campuses, in Bailleron in the Gulf of Morbihan, in Dinard, in Fougères, in Lannion, in Paimpont, in Penmarc’h, in Saint-Brieuc and in Saint-Malo.

Through the quality of its teams the University of Rennes I has become a centre of attraction and an international centre of reference for all students in Brittany, other regions of France and for the 3.384 foreign students, whom it welcomes this year.

The University of Rennes comprises 35 research units and 3 federative structures. At this day it totals 25.700 students, 3.722 members of staff and has a budget of 274,4 million € at the department for higher education and research. The IGR/IAE or Institut de Gestion de Rennes (Rennes Management Institute) is a member of the national network of IAEs (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises), which awards the “ASF” (Financial analysis and Strategy) diploma, and is part of the University of Rennes I.

General terms and conditions

Read the general terms and conditions HERE.