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  • Initial training - Continuing education
  • 2 years
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • AIMS

    The Master's degree in Banking and Financial Law trains students wishing to enter the banking and asset management sector.

    It includes two courses from the first year: Banking and Wealth Management Law and Banking and Markets for Professionals.

    The overall training and the two standard courses are truly coherent with regard to the large number of jobs in the fields of banking, finance and asset management.


    The target audience is students with a law degree, or with an equivalent degree and with work experience in the banking sector, as well as professionals, as part of their continuing education.


    This course is open from the 1st year Master's degree.

    Registration is conditional on the candidate's acceptance by a recruitment committee which validates the application, as well as on the conclusion of an apprenticeship or professionalization contract.


    The Master's programme is run exclusively on a sandwich basis.

    It is organised in 4 semesters on the basis of a common base for the two courses, but also according to a logic of progressive specialisation.

    The first year of the Master's degree is made up of a common core for both courses, for 2/3 of the courses taught in Semester 1. The courses are shared between the two courses. Only the speciality subjects (2 subjects) differ.

    The programme of the Semester 1 is the same as that of the Semester 2.

    The Semester 2 programme, whose teaching is provided by the Ecole Sup&eacute de la Banque (ESBanque), is identical for both courses. On the other hand, they are not pooled because the proposed exercises, practical and situational, do not require large numbers of students.

    The course is designed for students who have not yet completed their studies.

    The requirement of the common base in the first year is reflected in the compulsory subjects considered fundamental for further activity in the banking sector.


    The training is based on banking and financial law, tax law, consumer law, the legal tools necessary for asset management, as well as financial and accounting tools.

    Depending on the course, students will choose specialised subjects:

    - Matrimonial property law and inheritance law for the Banking and Wealth Management Law Course

    - Banking and its organisation and Fintech and capital markets for the Banking procedures and professional markets course.

    Half of the teaching is provided by the Ecole supérieure de la banque (ESB) within the two courses, both in M1 and M2.

    This broad, in-depth and transdisciplinary training allows graduates to envisage different career paths.


    manage portfolios of individual or professional clients of credit institutions, insurance companies, investment firms, independent asset managers;
    Implement an enriched relational approach adapted to the expectations of a banking clientele of individuals and professionals;
    To accompany the client in the choice of operations and the implementation of services appropriate to their expectations;
    Develop the client portfolio and manage risks in a regulated environment;
    to appropriate the technologies and methods of digital transformation;
    advising banking institutions on their legal, regulatory and ethical obligations.


    The Master’s degree is conducted exclusively on a work-study basis, in the form of an apprenticeship contract or a professionalization contract.


    At the end of the M1, possibility to access the M2 course initially chosen.

    At the end of the M2, possibility to continue in Business School, Lawyers School, Specialized training in banking and/or finance, PhD.


    The Master's degree in Banking and Financial Law involves many professionals who provide professionalizing teaching within the 2 courses. This is further accentuated by the partnership with the Ecole Supérieure de la Banque (ESBanque), which provides the entirety of the teaching in semesters 2 and 4 of the 2 courses.


    In addition to the teaching, the partner companies in the banking sector regularly participate in the major social events organised by the various courses. These include conferences and round tables, in which students participate, but also sponsorship of the graduating class, graduation ceremonies and prize-giving ceremonies.

    The students are also invited to participate in a number of other events.


    As these two courses are alternating courses, strong links have been forged with the socio-economic world, which recruits more than a hundred alternating students each year within these courses.

    The various courses have set up a Development Council since 2016, which is intended to provide a forum for discussion and advice.

    The various courses have set up a Development Council since 2016, which is intended to be a forum for discussion and recommendations, uniting all the players involved in a course or group of courses (internal and external players); The aim is to improve the quality of a training course, the adaptation of a training course to the context of professional integration of graduates and to the challenges of society. The representatives of the students, administrative staff, teachers, as well as professional partners, particularly involved in the Mention, are present.


    Students who wish to pursue a doctorate are assisted by members of the teaching staff in the choice of a subject and a thesis director.

    Workshops to prepare for professional integration are organized, giving students the keys to writing a CV and a cover letter, and the keys to interview techniques.


    The international opening is mainly done through possible work-study contracts abroad in banks, wealth management firms, law firms, companies or financial institutions.

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Champ 1

Banking procedures and the professional market

(double attachment to the Business Law field)
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Champ 1

Banking law and asset management

(double attachment to the Business Law field)
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