Master Finance

Master Finance

Parcours Advances in finance and accounting 2e année

Présentation et objectifs

The “Advances in Finance and Accounting” (AFA) Professional + Research Master's degree prepares you for careers in insurance, banking, corporate financial management, market finance and accounting, financial institutions (banks or insurance companies), or in consulting or auditing firms.

While this program is a stepping-stone towards high-level careers in the professional world, it is also an opportunity to obtain a Doctoral degree, leading to outstanding careers in the professional world but also to academic and research positions, either in university-based or in public/private research organizations.

This AFA master's degree provides a full English, high-level instruction in complementary fields such as financial markets, corporate finance, banking, insurance, auditing and accounting. Its specificity resides in providing in-depth fundamental notions in all of these areas together with advanced tools needed for analysis, treatment and modeling of finance, accounting and audit data.

The AFA program is associated with the Risk Graduate school GS@UGA, a thematic program aiming to provide a solid knowledge in various fields (technology, nature), including financial risks, crisis prevention, management, the resilience of critical infrastructures, and territories, with a focus on insurance and risk coverage.


More info on this program on the IAE's website.



Informations complémentaires


  • An innovative "learning-by-doing" approach in which the student achieves a high level in finance and accounting through practice and research activities as part of a structured learning process. The teaching environment, based on outstanding research and the newest scientific advances, allows students developing and using core research skills that are important in both the professional and academic world
  • There is a strong involvement of students by the means of presentations prepared in group, participation in research work led by professors, or realization of a term paper which needs performing literature reviews to uncover new perspectives, putting forward a research problem that is of interest for the professional and academic world, analyzing financial and accounting databases, and presenting the results in a convincing and structured way
  • High-level, full English instruction in complementary fields of study including market finance, corporate finance, banking, insurance, auditing and accounting
  • Opportunity for acquiring in-depth tools needed for analysis, treatment and modeling of audit, accounting and finance data
  • Partnerships with the Doctoral School of Management Sciences (EDSG n° 275), the Center for Applied Management Research CERAG UMR CNRS 5820, one of the most important research center in management sciences in France, The European Institute for Financial Data (EUROFIDAI), and various other financial institutions such as Euronext and the Caisse des Dépôts. Thanks to these partnerships some students also benefit from assistance with their internships.

Dimension internationale :

Formation tournée vers l’international
Établissement(s) partenaire(s)



Program under construction - awaiting CFVU vote

More information on the program on the Grenoble IAE website.



Condition d'accès

French and European candidates should hold a university degree of 240 ECTS credits.For non-European candidates, a 4-year university degree minimum is required, and prior studies will be examined and approved by a university committee. A study validation form is available online with the course application form. ˽  Those for whom English is not their native language will need to demonstrate an advanced level of English. This can be done by providing a TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS or even GMAT score or an English instructor assessment (language proficiency report included in the application form).Although it is not compulsory, a statement of purpose supporting your application (separate from your application form) is recommended. This statement should outline
1/ why you are interested in this particular degree
2/ how this course would impact your future career and
3/ what makes you stand out as a strong applicant.Speaking French is not required, as the program is taught solely in English, however we strongly recommend that you take a beginners class in French before coming to France to ease your everyday life.The admissions committee assesses the overall quality of application, your academic record (subjects taken, grade average & ranking in class), your statement of purpose (esp. mentions of motivations, prior work and international experience) as well as your references.

To find out about the admission requirements, please consult our "apply" section directly on the Grenoble IAE website.

Public continuing education : You are in charge of continuing education :
• if you resume your studies after 2 years of interruption of studies
• or if you followed training under the continuous training regime one of the previous 2 years
• or if you are an employee, job seeker, self-employed.If you do not have the diploma required to integrate the training, you can undertake a validation of personal and professional achievements (VAPP).


Access the "apply" section directly on the Grenoble IAE website

Public cible

Students possessing 1st or 2nd year's master degree in management, economics, mathematics, science, or engineering, and second or third year students from Grandes Ecoles of commerce or engineering are invited to apply.

Depending on the number of available places, access to the Advances in Finance and Accounting Master's program is automatically conferred to students having obtained the necessary ECTS credits in the Master 1 program of Finance at Grenoble IAE.