Would you like a degree that impresses employers at an international level? One that gives you a set of cutting-edge management and financial technology skills?
Financial technology (FinTech) is new technology that streamlines and automates the delivery and use of financial services. It helps companies, entrepreneurs and consumers manage their financial operations, processes and lives through cutting-edge software and algorithms.
Put simply, FinTech innovates business transactions – and can also provide a more diverse group of people with access to financial resources. Cryptocurrency and digital cash, digital micro-loans, mobile-only stock trading, money transfers, online banking, raising money for a business start-up or managing your investments directly are all thanks to FinTech.
In this programme, you’ll study with top faculty members from triple-accredited Audencia Business School and gain insights from the brightest innovators around the world. The Bachelor in Management – FinTech gives you a whole to new way to help businesses improve their thinking, processes, decision-making and even overall corporate structure.
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management – Financial Technology (FinTech)
|DURATION||4 years, full-time|
|TUITION||€12,000 per year|
FinTech unbundles the common offerings of financial institutions to create new processes – or even new markets – for these services. FinTech start-ups disrupt standard finance industry processes by using technology to cut down on operational costs and reach a more inclusive market. FinTech processes are nimble, frequently serving an underserved segment of the market or providing faster and/or better services.
In this programme, you’ll gain the foundational business and management knowledge you need to understand traditional businesses and processes. Then you’ll develop a specialisation in FinTech that allows you to help innovate within these same institutions and processes – or even start your own.
Because Audencia is among the best-ranked and most corporately-connected business schools in Europe, the quality of your education is high. Achieved by only 1% of business schools, Audencia holds triple accreditation in all top international academic accreditations – EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.
Join us in Nantes, recognised by countless organisations and publications as one of the best places to live in France.
Build a solid foundation in international management – and gain understanding and skills in exciting new methods and technologies. Courses include:
Develop your leadership and research skills as you learn to thrive in a global environment – while also considering the social, environmental and economic outcomes of business. These courses help you develop as a strong and ethical leader. Courses include:
Prepare to build an expertise in financial technology. Through these FinTech courses, you’ll be able to apply advanced statistical, mathematical and programming tools to risk management, financial and actuarial work. This gives you a hybrid set of skills in an exciting and dynamic field of advancing technologies. Courses include:
Customise your skills and your career path by selecting eight electives to compliment your training and impress your future employer. Throughout your programme, Audencia Career Services will support you in mapping out your career path, so you’ll know what courses to choose when the time comes.
Your programme is a combination of academic training and hands-on practice, both within your courses and the wider structure of your programme.
Guest speakers and corporate partners will be present throughout your courses. You will also:
You’ll spend one term (roughly six months) studying abroad with one of our international partners. This will help you build the cultural competency you need for success in an international business environment. Audencia has strong partnerships with leading academic institutions in:
During the last year of your studies, you’ll propose a thesis topic related to your career goals. This written work is both academic and practical, allowing you to showcase what you have learned and how you plan to apply it – of interest to your future employer. You’ll use the research methodology you learned earlier in the programme, and a thesis supervisor will provide you with personal guidance throughout the life of your project.
Thesis components include:
At the end of your programme, you will hold a six-month internship in a company or organisation. During this period, you will put your academic knowledge to real-world use. This immersion experience will also help you build corporate connections and develop your CV/resume. This is a key component to the career success of our graduates.
Our reputation, quality and network provide you with training from the best in both industry and academia. The knowledge, experience and vast network you’ll gain will prepare you for a career in FinTech.
Audencia is amongst the elite 1% of business schools worldwide to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. A world leader in corporate social responsibility, we were the first French business school to adhere to the UN’s Global Compact and sign the Principles of Responsible Management Education, which we also helped define. We bridge the gap between corporate success and meaningful and effective action.
Through our network, you’ll work with faculty members who have extensive industry experience, researchers who specialise in a diverse range of fields and corporate partners in need of real solutions. We’re constantly developing innovative collaborations that expand our network, such as our alliance with other leading institutions in Nantes that unite and enrich engineering, management, architecture and creativity.
A well-connected modern city with old-world flair, Nantes, France, is recognised by the EU for quality of life. The entire Loire Valley region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn more about life at Audencia.
Faculty members at Audencia are incredibly diverse, with 50% of professors representing 27 countries outside of France. Many have backgrounds in industry; their work is published in internationally recognised academic journals and business publications and they regularly act as consultants to a wide range of business entities, including start-ups, non-profits, NGOs, SMEs and multinational corporations.
All faculty members work within the frame of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and innovation, advancing responsible best practices for the business world. Areas of expertise are many and typically fall into one or more of the following centres of excellence and research departments:
Centres of excellence
The Bachelor of Science in Management – Financial Technology gives you the training and experience you need to secure an exciting entry- or mid-level position in FinTech within a global setting.
With a degree in FinTech, you’ll be qualified to work within a range of sectors and industries, from ones traditionally associated with finance to broader areas looking to innovate:
A few examples of positions this degree prepares you for include:
Our Career Centre will help you throughout the entire career development process. During your studies, you will have access to CV and interview workshops, individual career coaching, personal development programmes and many online tools.
In addition, each year the Career Centre organises employment fairs with 120+ companies, shares 90,000+ job and internship opportunities, and gives you privileged access to 100+ career events.
Through the Bachelor of Science in Management – Financial Technology you’ll strengthen your global network of peers and professionals. Audencia is highly international, boasting partnerships with 175+ corporate partners and 190+ global academic partners. At Audencia, 34% of students come from outside of France, representing 100+ countries.
During this programme, you’ll meet and work with professionals from a range of companies and organisations. Guest speakers and industry partners will contribute to your learning and assessment activities. This offers you the chance to network with industry professionals throughout your programme.
Audencia also has a business incubator available to graduates interested in pursuing entrepreneurial goals.
Join the nearly 22,000 Audencia alumni working in 110 countries. Audencia Alumni includes 22 professional and cultural clubs in France and 29 international chapters. You’ll be in good company, as over 2,000 of our alumni have become CEOs.
The alumni association will help you connect with other professionals and executives and provide additional development and networking opportunities to support your goals.
Join us! Here is a breakdown of everything you’ll need to make it smoothly through the application process. Admissions are open until 7 June.
Bachelor of Science in Management – Financial Technology (FinTech)
You may begin your online application any time; you can save it and make changes before submitting. Apply by 7 June.
You will be required to submit the following documents:
Please contact our admissions office with further questions.
Tuition and fees for the 2021-2022 academic year
Bachelor of Science in Management – Financial Technology
€12,000 per year
Other costs linked to school fees