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Banking, Finance, and Insurance - Magistère Year 3

Program Year

TRONC COMMUN (9ECTS)

OPTION 1 : Module Marchés (21ECTS)

OPTION 2 : Module d'entreprises (21ECTS)

TRONC COMMUN (6ECTS)

OPTIONNELS (15ECTS)

OPTION 1 : Module Marchés (6ECTS)

OPTION 2 : Module Entreprises (6ECTS)

OBLIGATOIRE (3ECTS)

Academic Training Year 2022 - 2023 - subject to modification


Teaching Modalities

The second year of the Master’s in Economics and Finance: Banking, Finance, and Insurance is divided into two semesters spread between the end of August and the end of February. Students specializing in Market Finance or Corporate Finance. Students wishing to write a thesis can pursue a research track. Courses are taught by academics or working professionals who are specialists in their field. Courses blend independent work, group work, dossier review, and “serious games” in the Bloomberg Room. Python training is provided in partnership with a Fintech company, and students work on a project under the mentorship of professional programmers. Students have the opportunity to spend a semester or a year (in the case of a dual degree) studying abroad in the United States, in Canada, within the prestigious QTEM network, or in Singapore or one of many European partner universities.

There is a particular focus on technological innovations in finance such as digitalization, blockchain, and AI. Students can attend additional lectures over the course of year on sustainable and responsible finance, and the impact of big data on finance. All students learn the basics of machine learning. Students who wish to can work on a start-up project and present it to a review panel at Station F.

Over the course of their Magistère, students have the opportunity to earn three diplomas:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Economics from Université Paris Dauphine-PSL (Diploma from a research institution conferring the degree of master)
  • Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from Université Paris Dauphine-PSL (Diploma from a research institution conferring the degree of master)
  • A university diploma: Magistère in Banking, Finance and Insurance at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL

Internships and Supervised Projects

Students must complete a period of professional experience of at least six months beginning in March. After completing their terminal internship, students produce an internship report and defend it in front a review panel consisting of at least two people, usually the academic advisor and the internship supervisor.

The BFA Magistère degree provides access to all types of roles in market finance, corporate finance, and insurance. Students choose their area of specialization base on their preferences, the internships they have done, and the contacts they have made at conferences and forums. Because students can choose from a number of options, this development often occurs during the internship at the end of the first year of the Master’s program or at the beginning of the second year.

Students undertake a number of professional projects over the course of the curriculum. In the first year of the Master’s program, students specializing in Market Finance create a project in Python with members of the fintech company Invivoo’s team. For their part, students in Corporate Finance work on case studie prepared by teams from PwC, Duff and Phelps (London), Deloitte, Aurexia, and HSBC. Some students have the opportunity to work on a start-up project and present it to a prestigious review panel.