Master in Finance - Advanced Studies and Research in Finance

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covid AY 20-21

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 allows students to choose elective topics, depending on their academic project (research or CFA preparation).

The program and supervision of students focusing on research are 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 also take intensive classes of  French language.

Please note: in a process of continuous improvement, training contents is subject to possible changes.

Master 2


Admission requirements

The Master of Finance - Advanced Studies and Research in Finance is an English-taught Master 2 program, leading to a Master's degree fully accredited by the French state. 
In order to apply, students should hold a 4-year Bachelor’s, or a Master 1 or Master 2 or a 4 or 5-year business school diploma.
Holders of a 3-year Bachelor's Degree are not eligible to apply. 

Due to the postponement of all international Masters taught in English to the 2020-2021 academic year, students with a good command of French (B2 at least) are welcome to apply for the Master Finance, parcours Études et Recherche en Finance.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee for the academic year 2020-2021 is 6 990 EUROS.
Included in this tuition fee:

  • regular Master fees (243 €) whatever the student's nationality.Non-UE students attending this Master taught in English also pay the regular Master fees: they are partially exempted by the University of Rennes 1, from the differentiated registration fees decided by the French government.
  • specific training fees for this program taught in English, including lectures taught in English, specific seminars with international professors, specific tutoring and French as a foreign language.

Not included in this tuition fee:

  • 91€ for CVEC tax (Student and Campus Life Contribution)
  • Accommodation, living and transport expenses
  • Enrollment fee to the CFA exam.  

Admission procedure