Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management

The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po's one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and humanities. It is the ideal program for serious students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector.


The program focuses on the fundamentals of finance and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge regarding corporate finance, regulation and risk management. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through SciencesPo's core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in ethics and compliance.

In particular, the Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management will:

  • Foster their analytical capacity through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Prepare students for a wide range of professional exams, including those for Chartered Financial Analyst, Financial Risk Manager, French, British and US regulatory and compliance certificates
  • Develop their corporate and market finance skills
  • Offer a privileged connection to SciencesPo's network of corporate partners and facilitate access to the labor market

Innovative teaching methods

The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of regulation, compliance, corporate finance and asset management.

It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class (the program enrolls 25 to 30 students a year).

Students also have access to the full curriculum of SciencesPo's Department of Economics in business, management, finance and economics as well as SciencesPo's graduate "common core curriculum" in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests.


The Master calls upon SciencesPo's world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the SciencesPo alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching "master classes".

Core courses are taught by both members of its permanent faculty and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from SciencesPo's corporate partners. The program draws upon the deep knowledge and expertise of SciencesPo's Department of Economics and notably its cuttingedge research activities supported by the Banque de France Chair in Banking Regulation.

Structure and Curriculum

Taught entirely in English with optional courses taught in English and French, the program includes:

  • A one-week orientation period in August in order to refresh fundamentals of quantitative skills
  • The Fall Semester made up of seven core courses and two electives
  • A one-week training session in January that focuses on interview skills in order to prepare for the labor market
  • The Spring semester made up of seven core courses and two electives
  • The final Summer semester made up of six advanced courses and which is dedicated to developing practical leadership and management/professional skills.

In addition to these courses, students may choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are particularly encouraged to enroll in French language classes.

The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses, which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs.


The Master in Economics and Business offers students the opportunity to prepare for professional certificates exams, optimising their chance of success.


"I wanted to make sure my skills were still up to date"

After ten years with General Electric, Megan Carroll enrolled in the Master's programme in Financial Regulation and Risk Management on the Sciences Po campus in Paris.
Read the interview with Megan Carroll.


  • Scientific Director: Jean-Pierre Landau, Afiliated Professor, Department of Economics
  • Program Director: Guillaume Sarrat de Tramezaigues, Executive Director, Department of Economics - Ph. +33 (0)1 45 49 50 61
  • Academic assistants: Michelle N'Cho - Ph. +33 (0)1 45 49 61 79


The candidates must hold at least a bachelor degree with either 3-year work experience or a Master Year 1 under validation and, ideally, internship experience. They must demonstrate proficiency in English. Admissions open in November for the 2016 intake.

Admissions are now openfind out more on admissions procedure.


Tuition fees for the entire program are set at 21 000€ for the 2016-17 academic year. Sciences Po awards scholarships to a select number of outstanding students that come in the form of tuition waivers, ranging from 10 to 50% of total fees.


One year Master programs are full-time and begin in August.