Master in Finance - Advanced Studies and Research in Finance


International Program Coordinators
Odile SOULARD  /  Fabien MARQUET
+33 2 23 23 52 48

Students accepted in the Master of Finance - Advanced Studies and Research in Finance,  can apply for the grant offered by the University of Rennes 1's foundation.

International BROCHURE

Deadline for applications:

In order to compensate for the difficulties encountered during the implementation of our online application system, the application period is extended until May 31.
Highly motivated students are welcome to contact us in order to receive the application link.

Classes begin:
September 3, 2018

End of academic year:
September 30, 2019  (including internship period


The «Advanced Studies and Research in Finance» program is a one year course whose main objectives are:

  • to prepare students to doctorate level

  • to prepare for the CFA® exam

  • to provide a solid background and training to pursue careers in the financial, banking, insurance and corporate sectors as research analysts, financial consultants or executives... 


Students will acquire an up-to-date knowledge and become experts in a field of specialization. 

The program is divided into two paths:

  • the regular program
  • the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) preparation

The Master’s thesis constitutes an essential part of the regular program.

The program is supported by the Research Center for Economics and Management (CREM), the only research center dedicated to Economics and Management Sciences in the western part of France.
CREM is accredited by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).


The program is taught exclusively in English. It consist of eight mandatory core modules. Students will attend several seminars on financial issues, taught by invited professors and professionals from the private sector, will be given to students.

Students will take :

  • 100 hours of French Language (FLE) training during the month of September
  • 100 hours of French classes during the 1st semester, at a rate of 10 hours per week.
  • and 100 hours of French classes during the 2nd semester.

Master 2

How to apply

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for the academic year: 5 800 EUROS* (*subject to confirmation). They include 300 hours of French for the regular program, and 200 hours of French and intensive preparation for the CFA®.

Enrollment fee to the CFA exam is not included. This does not include affiliation to the French student social security scheme (217 € for the 2017-2018 academic year) and other living expenses.

Admission requirements and procedure