What careers and jobs to consider after following IUM’ MSc in Finance?

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Why should you consider a career in Finance?

The financial sector is of paramount importance to a country’s competitiveness and contributes greatly to its economic wealth. Despite its complexity, the field attracts a considerable number of young students. This success is due to several factors, starting with the variety of careers available after graduation.

Indeed, finance encompasses various specialisations, such as market finance, corporate finance, auditing, accounting, management, banking, financial law, risk management and insurance. This plurality of fields naturally leads to a wide variety of professions and missions. Thus, all students can find a profession that suits their profile and their personal as well as professional aspirations. If we add to this the possibilities for rapid career development, particularly attractive remuneration, an openness to international markets and the inherent prestige of these professions, it is easy to understand the enthusiasm of students for finance.

Are you interested in evolving in a fast-paced and exciting industry? If numbers don’t scare you and if you are looking for daily challenges, finance could be for you!

Why choose the MSc in Finance at IUM to train in this sector?

Although the financial sector has many advantages, it remains an extremely competitive one. To ensure that you have the best chance of succeeding in your career in finance, it is essential to choose the right course.

In 16 or 24 months, IUM’s MSc in Finance trains experts from all over the world and gives them a thorough understanding of the financial industries. The course not only provides them with essential sector knowledge of the financial markets, but also enables them to develop personal and professional skills that will make a difference in their careers.

Strengths of this program:

  • First class education
  • Valuable mentoring resources, remarkable networking opportunities 
  • Strong emphasis put on professional application
  • Small classes that foster and enable an overall improved learning experience
  • A truly international experience with students from around the world and a variety of overseas career opportunities 

Did you know that Monaco has over 80 financial institutions and is a particularly dynamic financial centre? This makes it the ideal place to train in this field, especially since the IUM is the only institution that prepares students for the official certifications that are mandatory to work in Monaco in the financial sector.

What specialisations can you choose during your MSc in Finance at the IUM?

Our MSc in Finance is a highly qualifying and professionalizing course. It is aimed at students wishing to specialise in the financial industries and who are fluent in English. During the course, students receive common core courses and then have the opportunity to deepen certain aspects of finance through one of the following specialisations:

  • Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments
  • Private Banking and Wealth Management
  • Private Equity and Investment Banking 

Hedge Funds et Investissements Alternatifs

The Hedge Funds and Alternative Investments specialisation is designed for students who wish to master investment strategies, whether traditional, alternative or sustainable. It requires a good financial background and trains students for analyst and management positions.

Private Banking and Wealth Management

Are you considering a career in a private bank and want to learn how to structure investment portfolios locally or internationally? The Private Banking and Wealth Management specialisation is for you. Taught by professors and industry professionals, it includes multiple case studies and visits to financial institutions.

Note that this specialisation will also allow you to visit asset management companies or family offices.

Private Equity and Investment Banking

Finally, the Private Equity and Investment Banking specialisation allows students to understand precisely how private equity funds are structured and to learn how to analyse assets. Some of the courses in this programme are taught by asset managers and hedge fund managers from the IUM network. In this way, students will develop the best reflexes to thrive in their professional life.

The Private Equity and Investment Banking specialisation is designed for students with a strong interest in business and corporate finance consulting. It prepares them for careers related to “private market” debt, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings.

What jobs and career can you consider after IUM’s MSc in Finance?

As mentioned above, finance offers many career opportunities. After obtaining your MSc in Finance at the IUM, you can consider the following professions in Monaco or abroad:

  • Investment adviser
  • Managing director
  • Private banker
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial analyst
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial software developer
  • Stockbroker
  • Venture capitalist
  • Project manager
  • Asset manager
  • Chief financial officer
  • Portfolio manager
  • Tax & legal advisor
  • Risk manager

In which industries and companies do the MSc in Finance alumni work?

After completing IUM’s MSc in Finance, the majority of our alumni work in the following sectors: alternative financial investments, investment banking, private banking, advisory and consulting services.

Some alumni also work as CEOs in the consumer sector or as treasurers in the fashion and accessories sectors.

Top employers: 

  • BNP Paribas
  • Crédit Suisse
  • Edmond de Rothschild
  • GFG Monaco
  • Barclays
  • Société Générale Private Banking

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Updated 27 June 2023