MSc Banking, Finance and Fintech

Develop a real expertise in FinTech!

Accredited by the French Conférence des Grandes Écoles (CGE)

EM Normandie
Oxford campus

100%
net employment rate

Master of Science (MSc) Finance, Banking and Fintech

Introduction

In addition to giving you robust skills in Banking and Finance, the MSc Banking, Finance and FinTech programme will help you develop full-scale expertise in FinTech (Financial Technology).

Learning Objectives

  • Acquiring a strong financial and banking culture and an understanding of new entrants in the FinTech sector, in-line with the expectations of business organisations 
  • Finding employment either in Corporate Finance or in Fintech

The MSc Banking, Finance and Fintech has evolved in response to the interactions with bankers and Fintech entrepreneurs, and tackles some of the key issues in those sectors. Thanks to its unique and rounded approach, students become experts in finance, banking and technology while cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset. While traditional banks have struggled to address the needs of SMEs, FinTechs have successfully penetrated this segment, creating many job opportunities along the way for future graduates. For all these reasons, this programme will put you on a fast track to employment in all aspects of Banking, Finance, or for an entrepreneurial role in technology startups.

Paul Griffiths, Academic Director - Professor in Finance

Strong points

  • Increasing needs expressed by business organisations and startups for Online Client Advisors, Strategic Analysts, Web Business Developers, project Managers, …
  • A programme located close to London, the first financial city in the world and the global FinTech capital.

Programme

The programme of the MSc Banking, Finance and FinTech covers all aspects of technology applied to the Banking sector.

  • Fundamentals of Accounting & Finance
  • Excel
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Consumer and SME Banking
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Banking IT Systems (general architecture and tools)
  • Corporate Finance & Investment Decisions
  • Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Instruments (Derivatives, Fixed Income Investments)
  • Evolution and Industrial Organisation of the FinTech Sector
  • Blockchain
  • Coding
  • Banking Business Context: Root Causes of Decline of Old Order
  • Banking Business Context: Scenario
  • Planning in the New Order
  • Challenge 2: Banking
  • Site Visits of Banks/Fintech in London
  • Banking Regulations
  • Audit & Risk Management
  • Taxation and Legal Aspects for Projects and Company Management
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Asset Management
  • Entrepreneurship Applied to Financial Services
  • Project Management in Technology
  • Object Oriented Coding: Methodology and Coding
  • Thesis
  • Internship

Evaluation criteria for the course

All components of the student’s education are evaluated: academic learnings, internships, missions, challenges, dissertations, study stays in partner universities. For academic learnings, continuous assessment generally accounts for 40% and the final exam accounts for the remaining 60%. Evaluations may also take the form of case studies, role-playing, group work, etc. Professionalisation (work-study, internships, missions, challenges) and, where appropriate, the corresponding report, will be evaluated jointly by the teaching team and the company.

Admission

Selection based on application file and individual motivation interview.

Eligibility for application

The programme is open to:

  • Students who hold a four-year bachelor degree or equivalent

Career

General information about the employment

FinTech uses technology to meet the needs of clients working in Finance and Banking. The industry’s purpose is making optimum use of technology so that it guarantees a more efficient service than traditional approaches to banking. While there are fewer jobs available in traditional Banking institutions, FinTech start-ups are growing. In just one year, the Joblift study revealed an average 14.1% monthly increase in FinTech jobs in France.

Career Prospects

The sectors are Finance, Banking and FinTech. FinTech occupations range from starting a business to many other positions such as:

  • Online Customer Counsellor
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Web Business Developer
  • Project Manager

Graduate employment data based on 2019 employability survey

  • 100% net employment rate
  • 100% in executive employment
  • 75% on permanent contracts
  • 100% of graduates found a job within 2 months
  • Average salary including bonuses for the last 4 year groups in similar roles: €40,500

Some examples of companies where our graduates work:

Tuition fees and funding

Application fees

Application fees for 2021-2022 : £44

Tuition fees for 2021-2022

  • Master of Science Banking, Finance and FinTech: £11,726
  • Membership fee for EM Normandie Alumni Association (not mandatory): £500 . This membership fee gives you access to all services and a life membership.

Funding

Various options are offered to students to fund their studies:

  • Grants: Higher Education, Regional, Travel or Internship Grants (for details, please contact Juliette Montuelle).
  • Paid student jobs offered by the School’s Junior Enterprise and Jobs Services.

Contact us

Juliette Montuelle

tel: +33 (0)7 62 70 96 66