International Finance Program
Leading to the dual awards of
- Master of Science in Global Financial Management (FBS campus – FR)
- MSc Financial Management (University of Greenwich – London -UK)
The International Finance Programme is run jointly by France Business School at its Poitiers campus and the Faculty of Business at the University of Greenwich. This programme involves studying in both the UK and France and successful candidates will be awarded two Masters degrees: one from UoG and one from FBS.
The University of Greenwich
The University of Greenwich is a large university with three attractive campuses in London and Kent. The University combines strong regional, national and international links, with excellence in applied research and a mission for access. The university has over 29,000 students, one in five of them postgraduate. The university is proud of its diverse student body, with a broad range of students from black and other ethnic minority communities, a high proportion of mature students and balanced numbers of men and women.
This international programme provides students with a competitive edge by demonstrating to employers the student’s ability to cope with the practical and academic demands of mobility and intercultural complexity in today’s global arena.
Managing finance in the dynamic and cross-cultural environments that modern organizations face requires a strong grounding in finance theory and practice. This programme is ideal for those who wish to develop successful management careers in the global world of finance.
The aim of this program is to provide students with specialist knowledge in international financial management with a focus on strategy and corporate social responsibility. Career opportunities for global financial management graduates are diverse and range from International Banking to highly specialized positions such as Cash Equity Trader or International Hedge Fund Manager.
Studying in London in one of the major finance places in the world and then studying in Poitiers gives the students very different perspectives on global finance issues. Each institution brings its complementary expertise and style to the joint program.
This programme consists of eleven core courses and is taught entirely in English. The range of teaching methods encourages students to interact both with their peers and their lecturers in order to develop their critical understanding of contemporary issues in finance and acquire the analytical and data manipulation skills needed for sound financial decision making. Students will conceptualise and address finance problems by developing and applying models and frameworks in areas such as asset pricing, valuations of companies and financial instruments, ethics and governance, management control and performance management and gain an understanding of how theory informs practice.
This programme would enable students to acquire and apply specialist finance skills and knowledge in European and International contexts so they can contribute to the profitability and sustainability of businesses and other organizations. Taught in the UK and France to an international body of students, this programme enables participants to develop cross cultural and international perspectives on issues related to financial management as well as foster specific transferable skills and competences required of a modern financial manager.
Internship – The work placement in an obligatory part of the program and may be carried out in any country for a minimum of four months. The work placement may be waived under certain conditions depending on a student’s prior professional experience.
Dissertation: The dissertation is an extensive research project and the subject should arise from students’ own personal interest and (in discussion with appropriate members of academic staff) may be taken from any topic within the area of study.
French language and European culture classes and seminars are included in the program for all international participants when in France.
A Bachelor’s degree in an accounting and/or finance-related subject. (Master 1 for French students is required). Those with an unrelated degree but relevant industry experience are also encouraged to apply. Knowledge of French is not necessary as the programme is taught entirely in English
English Proficiency :
- IELTS : 6.5
- TOEFL PBT/ITP : 570
- TOEFL iBT : 87
Registration procedure :
- Download and print the application form
- Fill out the application form
- Send all the elements of your file in English to :
FBS – Poitiers Campus
11, rue de l’Ancienne Comédie – BP5
86001 Poitiers Cedex
- Once we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgment by e-mail.
If you have not heard from us within one week, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
- If your file is completed and your application eligible, you will be invited to an interview session with the program director. Interviews will be organized through video-conferencing or telephone.
- Once the final decision is taken you will be advised by mail/e-mail of the outcome. You will have to sign and send back the acceptance letter to FBS-Poitiers campus.
- For more information about Visa, Travel and accommodation please visit the FAQ or download the student guide
Tuition Fees 2013/2014:
- European Students : 11.700€
- International Students : 15.500€
International students have the possibility to apply for a “merit-based scholarship”.
Tuitions fees are to be paid prior to arrival.
Application deadline: the deadline for applications is the 30th of May
For more information please contact :
FBS Poitiers campus