TrainingsMasterAMSE, Aix-Marseille School of EconomicsSp. Finance

Master AMSE, Aix-Marseille School of EconomicsSpeciality Finance

Academic content

There are two tracks in this Finance specialisation :

  • The first, Finance and Insurance (FI), contains courses providing an in-depth examination of the theoretical and empirical tools used to model financial and insurance markets. The principal models used for pricing and risk analysis are also studied.
  • The second, Econometrics of banking and financial markets (EBF), combines courses directed towards these two areas, i.e. economic and institutional analysis of financial products and intermediaries markets and mastery of financial econometrics methods.


Students taking this specialisation will have various employment options, including :

  • Business Analyst
  • Financial Analyst (Credit Analyst, Risk Analyst)
  • Assistant Manager and Quantitative Analyst
  • Actuarial Research Officer
  • Client Insurance Portfolio Manager
  • Professional Client Adviser
  • Financial Adviser
  • Management Control
  • Bank Economist
  • Statistician
  • Research Officer
  • Risk Management Officer
  • Insurance Broker
  • Topday Accounts Manager, futures and derivatives

Further education

Students wishing to continue their studies and obtain a PhD can apply for an economics research grant and enter the Economics and Management doctoral school of Aix-Marseille University (ED 372), working towards their thesis within the AMSE LABEX (research excellence).

Students seeking to supplement their skills with more a detailed knowledge of modelling and financial techniques may, their results permitting, follow a Master’s specialisation that is highly reputed within this discipline.

Studies abroad

Under a double-degree agreement with Ca’Foscari University of Venice, selected students from the EBF track can do the 2nd semester of the EBF M2 in Venice, obtaining the Laurea Magistrale in addition.

It is entirely possible to do the internship starting in April abroad.

Structure and organisation

This specialisation contains specific courses on finance and insurance, teaching and input by professionals appropriate to each track, and, in the case of the FI track, a common core shared with other Master’s specialisations.

Most courses specific to the Finance and Insurance track are common and share with Centrale Marseille.

A series of courses is taught by professionals from financial institutions or insurance companies. The curriculum is organised in such a way as to reinforce professional aspects, featuring :

  • Oral presentations
  • M2 taught in English
  • Contacts with professionals

Continuying education and apprenticeship

The Finance and Insurance (FI) track can be followed in work/study mode. In this case, in addition to the internship, 5 full weeks between September and March will be spent in the organisation.

Admission conditions

Admission to the second year of the Master’s (M2) is based on scholastic record, after examination by the Head of Studies. All students who have completed the first year of a Master in Economics (M1) or an equivalent qualification are eligible to apply. Special attention is paid to M1 results in the fundamental subjects that are a pre-requisite to the chosen programme. Students who completed their M1 at AMSE are thus particularly well placed to obtain admission to the second year of the AMSE Master’s.

Targeted students

Preference is given to candidates having successfully completed the AMSE M1. Degree-holders from other national or international universities, either in economics and finance or in mathematics and statistics, will also be considered.

Labor market integration

The Head of Studies of each track will help students understand their options with respect either to pursuing further studies or to entering the job market, and will also support them in seeking an internship.

Evaluation and exams

Students’ knowledge will be assessed for each course by written or oral examination. Practical procedures for this examination will be as defined by the General Examining Regulations of the establishment. The means of assessment will be reviewed annually, following the recommendations of the management committee of the Master’s.