MSc International Financial Markets Analysis


Programme Mission

The MSc in International Financial Markets Analysis focuses on building modern financial abilities. We have a strong focus on new data science techniques. You will develop skills in coding financial problems in Python, apply deep learning to trading, and develop entrepreneurial solutions to new financial challenges using FinTech and artificial intelligence approaches. The Masters also closely tracks the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) material in order to prepare you for passing the first level of this globally-renowned qualification.


be part of the future of finance
Dr Michael DOWLING

“Finance is rapidly changing. Data science and artificial intelligence are revolutionising how finance is practiced. The MSc International Financial Markets Analysis prepares you to be part of where finance is going by training you in modern data-driven finance abilities. We welcome applicants with a non-finance background in, for example, engineering, maths, economics, as knowing how to work with data is the key starting skill that will benefit you on this journey.”

Admission procedure

Admission Requirements:

  • First degree (Bachelor’s) in any discipline or equivalent*
  • English proficiency: TOEFL > 80 (ITB) or TOEIC >750 or IELTS > 6.5 or equivalent, or native language: English
  • Application form
  • Interview (possible by phone)

* Other cases will be considered individually

Fees structure and funding:

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Modules: September 2019 to May 2020
Internship: 6 mandatory months between May 2020 & February 2021
Graduating project: up to October 2020

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Application fees:

2019/2020 : Application fees : 90 €


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Programme structure

Compulsory modules

Empirical Methods in Finance I
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Coding and Data Science for Accounting and Finance
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Financial Economics
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Advanced Corporate Finance
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Equity Markets & Portfolio Management
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Ethical and Socially Responsible Finance
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Preparation for Graduating Project
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Career Coaching 1
Teaching hours: 3
Deep Learning and Neural Networks for Finance
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Empirical Methods in Finance II
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Derivatives and Alternative Investments
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Behavioural Finance
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
AI and FinTech
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6

International Strategic Management “Winter Session” abroad or course at Rennes School of Business
Teaching hours: 27 | ECTS: 6
Career Coaching 2
Teaching hours: 3

Semester 1 + Semester 2: ECTS 72 credits
Winter session (1 module): ECTS 6 credits
Language courses
French for international students and Foreign language for French students
Teaching hours: 30 | ECTS: 2
Performance during internship
ECTS: 10
Graduating project
ECTS: 30

General Information

Admission procedure

Candidates have to fill in the application form. The complete student’s file must be submitted to the admissions office.


Eligible candidates will be contacted for a an interview (Face-to-face, telephone, skype or on-line interview).

Visa for non-European students

Please contact the local French Embassy or Campus France in your country to obtain a visa application to arrange your stay in France as soon as you are admitted.

Resident permit

The international office of Rennes School of Business helps students to obtain a resident permit.


Rennes School of Business offers scholarships depending on academic performance or social criteria.

Orientation programme

The School provides an orientation programme for all international students the week before classes start. Sessions are compulsory and cover application for residence permit, health insurance, banking, internet provider, mobile phones, bus pass and information sessions on French culture, academic expectations and standards.


Rennes School of Business helps international students to finding suitable accommodation (student residence, private house, shared flat, family homestay) in the city. A new residence campus for international students is now available on the campus.


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