Master in Finance - Advanced Studies and Research in Finance

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

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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 up-to-date knowledge and become experts in a field of specialization. 

The program is divided into two paths: the regular program and the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) preparation

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

The CFA® program is organized in collaboration with Bärchen, an institution specialized in CFA® preparation. Great emphasis is placed on the development of critical analysis and innovative skills.

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 divided into two paths: the regular program and the CFA® preparation. 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 training throughout the month of September before the commencement of the program, and 100 hours of French classes during the first semester, at a rate of eight hours per week. During the second semester, the students in the regular program attend 100 hours of French classes, whereas the students in the CFA® preparation course will take intensive CFA® preparation training given by specialized institution (Bärchen).

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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 (231 € for the 2016-2017 academic year) and other living expenses.

Admission requirements and procedure