M2 Risk and Asset Management

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Graduates of this specialisation have a dual skills set in risk management and asset management, skills that can be applied to banks, insurance and asset management firms. They master the fundamental concepts related to analysing and managing risks on one hand, and to managing assets, on the other. Theoretical expertise is combined with operational capabilities thanks to knowledge acquired in IT (VBA, R, SAS,...) and while implementing quantitative methods used in risk and asset management.
Graduates obtain positions as risk managers, portfolio/trading management assistant, quantitative analyst, finance engineer, project manager, IT systems, financial research analyst, middle office manager...

Course Prerequisites
  • Students holding a First- or Second-Class (Mention) degree in Finance M1 or an equivalent qualification from a university, business school or engineering school
  • Knowledge of economics, management and mathematics. 
  • English level B2.
  • Analyse developments in financial markets and their regulations to fulfil financing and investment needs.

  • Put forward portfolio management strategies tailored to market conditions.

  • Measure and analyse financial risks in the field of asset management.

Post-graduate profile
  • GRA M2 graduates are proficient in the use of quantitative asset management and risk management tools.
  • They have the capacity to develop computer tools in several languages including VBA, R and Python.
  • They have a B2-C1 level of English at the end of the M2, essential for operating in the field of finance.
Career prospects

The targeted professions are: risk manager, portfolio management/trading assistant, quantitative analyst,
financial engineering professions, project management, information systems, financial analysis officer,
middle office manager, amongst others. This course lends itself fairly well to proceeding onto a research path
("PhD Track Paris-Saclay") tailored to prepare students for doctoral studies.


Centre d'Etudes des Politiques Economiques de l'Université d'Evry
Réseaux Innovation Territoires et Mondialisation.


Matières obligatoires et au choix.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Calcul Stochastique(maths) 3
Calcul stochastique 3 21 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Séries temporelles 3 21
Politique monétaire et marchés financiers 3
Méthodes numériques et programmation 2 24
Marchés financiers et finance actuarielle 2
Marché des capitaux et instruments financiers 2 12
Gestion des risques 4 36 15
Conjoncture 3 24
Assurance vie, assurance non vie, produits financiers de l'assurance 3
Anglais financier 2
Allocation stratégique 3 24

Matières obligatoires et au choix.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Risque systémique 2 18
Mémoire de stage et soutenance 15
Machine Learning en Python 3 36
Gestion de portefeuille 3 18
Asset Pricing 2 12
Anglais TOIEC 2
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Risk-Based Investing & Asset Management 3 24
Produits dérivés et Trading Haute Fréquence 3
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 15/01/2021 to 14/02/2021
From 15/05/2021 to 15/06/2021
Compulsory supporting documents
  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

    (All past grades should appear for each year of study)
  • Curriculum EU (description of the units of education followed) of the last two years.

    (Description of courses during the last 2 years)
  • TOEIC.

    (or an equivalent test result.)
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

Additional supporting documents
  • Certificate of French (compulsory for non-French speakers).

    (A minimum of B1 in French is required. The lessons of the Master are in English.)
  • TOEFL.

  • Choice sheet of M2 (obligatory for the candidates registered in M1 at the University Paris-Saclay) to download on https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/admission/apply-master-programmes.

  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

  • Certificate of English level (compulsory for non-English speakers).

Course manager(s)
Administrative office
Nathalie Mureau - masterfinance@univ-evry.fr