Bachelor in Banking & Finance

Bachelor in Banking & Finance

Entry level 
2 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Bachelor’s degree (3 years post-secondary, RNCP level 6*)

Length
1 year, starting in September

Language of instruction
French or English

Format
Full-time or Work-study

Tuition fees
9 500€

Presentation

The third year of the Bachelor’s program is State-recognized and overseen.

The Banking & Finance specialization can be accessed via the parallel admissions process following two years of post-secondary studies.

The Banking & Finance specialization comprises a program enabling students to acquire the required professional skills for the banking and finance industries.

This specialization is available in two formats:

  • 100% in French, work-study mode
  • 100% in English, in initial training mode

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.


Aim of the specialization

The overall objective of this program is to instill essential technical skills in students, as well as developing their professional, behavioral, and commercial abilities.

Strenghts 

A program providing preparation for working life:

  • Available in work-study and initial education modes
  • A mix of professional guest lecturers and renowned professors
  • A pronounced practical dimension featuring numerous case studies incorporated into the teaching
  • A dynamic approach to program delivery, thanks to Paris Business School’s top-level guidance and teaching style, the student support available, and the availability of work-study opportunities with corporate partners.

Skill objectives

 

For successful completion of their Bachelor, students must validate the six following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully completes all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

1. Deployment of a corporate strategy at department level

2. Management of an entity's financial activities

3. Transdisciplinary project management

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 Team or department management

5. Development and enhancement of professional skills

6. Develop a financial service

This program cannot be combined with another training program.

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file).

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to: vae@ggeedu.fr

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization

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"The program readies you for the working world, with experienced guest lecturers offering a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge enable students to receive training and flourish on a personal level within a business school environment offering a host of activities and associations that give extra meaning to their studies."

Emmanuel de la Burgade
Head of the specialization

7

Specializations in the third year of the Bachelor

3000

Partner companies

18846

Alumni

* Figures Paris School of Business 2023

Program description

Delivered on an alternating basis, the program offers continuity over the two semesters in order to raise knowledge of the banking and finance professions.

It trains students in banking techniques and products and develops skills in the area of finance (asset management, taxation, risk management, financial mathematics, and regulations. Also incorporated into the program are the fundamentals of negotiation techniques.

Teaching format

Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

Teaching formats :

  • Groupwork
  • Theory classes
  • Professional simulation exercises
  • Inverted classes
  • Business Games
  • Full-semester projects
  • Workshops

Assessment methodology

Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended diploma in Banking & Finance at Bachelor level and the associated level 6 RNCP certificate.

The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

  • Case studies
  • Professional simulation exercises
  • Roleplay exercises
  • Individual and group projects
  • Professional placement report

Current academic year: 2023-2024

Admissions procedure for the Bachelor in Bank & Finance

The admissions procedure for acceptance onto the third year of the Bachelor’s program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.

1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

 Application dossier

 ID photo

 Copy of ID

 Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)

 CV

 Covering letter

 French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language

 Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended

 €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress).


2. English test

 English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last two years for applicants to have already taken a test.

 If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:

IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80

3. Individual interview

 The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

Personalized support

We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs. To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

2022 Results indicators


55%

of students continuing studies


41%

of graduating students currently employed


88%

satisfied with the training received


100%

of Bachelor’s students obtained their diploma

Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at: inserjeunes.education.gouv.fr/diffusion/accueil

Following successful completion of the Bachelor in Banking & Finance specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following: 

  • Credit Analyst
  • Chargés d’Affaires
  • Customer Advisor
  • Asset Management Advisor
  • Financial Advisor

Continuation of studies

Graduates may also opt to continue their studies by choosing to take a Master of Science or our Master’s program.

Master of Science


The MSc provides the opportunity to obtain a dual managerial and technical skillset with a view to an international career. The school offers an array of MSc specializations.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE MSC

 

The Master Program

Following the Bachelor’s program, the Master’s period of study lasts two years and can be accessed via the parallel admissions procedure. It is available with 15 specializations, 13 of which are carried out in work-study mode over two years.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASTER PROGRAM

Tuition fees

The cost of the training program is €9 500 per year, several financing options are available:

Scholarships

The CROUS state scholarship is allocated depending upon the parents of a student’s tax return and based upon the income of the household, the number of dependent children and the distance from the school or university. It is paid in 10 monthly installments by the Crous, via bank transfer.

Financial support for students going abroad:

  • The European Erasmus scholarship
  • Regional financial aid
  • The OFAJ scholarship
  • The AMOPA scholarship

Other scholarships

Students may also receive financial help from:

  • Their parents’ employers
  • FEDEEH scholarship

Financing

An agreement between Paris School of Business and the banks BNP Paribas, LCL and Société Générale facilitates access to deposit-free loans.

These banks offer preferential interest rates to business school students with a guarantor, thereby enabling them to finance their studies.

The State-guaranteed student loan

The State has at its disposal a student loan guarantee fund in partnership with several banking organizations (Société Générale, Crédit Mutuel, C.I.C, Banque Populaire and certain Caisses d’Épargne). They may grant a loan of up to €15 000 for students under 28 years old, of French, EU or EEA nationality, with no required level of income, parental or third-party guarantee.

  

Contact

For any questions regarding the Bachelor’s program, please contact the Admissions service.

Fanta BAYA

Bachelor’s Program Admissions Officer
admission@psbedu.paris

  

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Student testimonials

Yohan MARTIN
Bachelor in Banking & Finance, Class of 2023

During the early days at Paris School of Business, I quickly realized that the areas of finance and financial analysis interested me a lot, hence my decision to specialize in Banking & Finance for my third year. This option has enabled me to broaden my knowledge in these areas and to feel more complete academically speaking.

Alongside my studies, I have carried out internships in private banking, notably at Rothschild & Co within their back-office department. Paris School of Business played a key role in securing my choice of work-study as the school had relayed to me an opportunity to work at BNP Paribas. This in-company experience has given me the opportunity to make important personal and professional acquaintances.

My path through the school and program has been very rewarding. I have especially appreciated the variety to the courses, the quality of the support you receive, and the chance to get involved in student associations. The school also provided me with a professional network and employment opportunities, not least in terms of help finding my work-study vacancy.

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