Learning new financial technologies is possible

This article is signed Jean Langlois Berthelotscience teacher.

Are you currently out of your license or bachelor’s degree and want to move on to a master’s degree in financial technology?

Are you already leading an active life, but dreaming of joining the bustling fintech field? This review article is for you.

Here we analyze various bac+5 French level training courses that can allow you to develop the skills you need to enter this exciting new area of ​​financial technology.

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The courses of the masters of Asia, the USA, England and Switzerland remain the best.

Of course, French institutions have nothing to be ashamed of by the training they offer. However, if we look at the main international rankings, the best teams at the moment are in Asia, USA, England and Switzerland.

In this regard, here are a few institutions that are best known to large banks in terms of fintechs:

  • In Asia, we must mention China’s Tsinghua and Shanghai Jiao Tong Universities, as well as the excellent University of Singapore;
  • In the USA, study at Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley and MIT universities;
  • In England, study at LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge;
  • In Switzerland, study at UNIGE, ETH Zurich and EPFL.

Many possible workouts

For those who have been interested in fintech for many years, it is pertinent to make a first observation: the number of master’s courses devoted to fintech technologies has increased dramatically.

These courses are especially represented in 5 classic disciplines:

  • Master in Finance and in particular Financial Engineering;
  • Master of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, specializing in this field;
  • Master of Laws and in particular Commercial Law and Banking Law;
  • Master of Economics with specialization;
  • Master in Management with a focus on fintech.

Some of these courses are fintech oriented and show up in the mention of a fintech diploma, while others have (only) specific fintech courses.

Basic education in France

Of course, this observation may be disappointing, but the training courses that tend to be most valued by French fintech employers are those offered by the most reputable engineering and management institutions.

If much of the marketing is done on very specialized training, the institutions that have long established themselves as synonymous with excellence in management, engineering and law remain versatile.

In terms of governance, the Up 2 School of 2021 ranking for Fintech education was not very surprising when it placed HEC, ESSEC, and IESEG in the top 5, knowing that these schools regularly ranked #1.uh and 2th in the postgraduate ranking of business schools and 1time (IESEG) in the ranking of post-baccalaureate business schools.

Fintechs courses at SciencesPo and PSL University should also be considered due to their often interdisciplinary nature.

In the field of engineering, mention should be made of studying at the Polytechnic Institute of Paris, which brings together several particularly prestigious educational institutions: Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, ENSAE, Telecom Paris and Telecom Sud Paris.

In terms of LL.Ms, the rankings of the best LL.Ms in Fintech Law as well as Blockchain Law almost systematically single out the same institutions.

These institutions are also not surprising as they are known to law recruiters: Panthéon-Sorbonne University, PSL University, Panthéon-Assas University, Paris-Saclay University and Côte d’Azur University.

With these tips, we wish you the best of luck with your applications.

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