Master in Data Science For Finance

Ecole Polytechnique
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Paris
English
September 2023

About this program

Master in Data Science For Finance

The key aim of the teaching in this Double Degree is to provide students with the tools needed to solve real problems, using structured and unstructured data masses, teaching them to ask the ‘right’ questions (both from statistics, ‘business’ and finance perspectives) and to use the appropriate mathematical and IT tools, and methodology to answer these questions.

Impact Strategy at the Highest Level through Data Mastery

This program is a double degree offered jointly by Ecole Polytechnique and HEC Paris, combining over two years the academic expertise of the best engineering school in France and the best business school in France.

Admission requirements

Prerequisites: 

  • English Level: C1
  • Bachelor in Data Science, Engineering, Business or Economics
  • Good level of mathematics

The MSc & T programmes are open to high-level candidates applying to a first (M1) or second year (M2) of master:

M1 CANDIDATE’S PROFILE:

  • Hold a bachelor degree of at least three years having obtained 180 ECTS with a solid background in science and/or engineering. Please see the specific academic requirements by programmeon our website.
  • Applicants may apply in the same year they obtain their degree. 
  • English proficiency: IELTS (academic) 6.5, TOEFL 90. 
  • French language proficiency is not required.

M2 CANDIDATE’S PROFILE:

  • Hold a master's degree or M1 with a solid background in science and/or engineering. Please see the specific academic requirements by programme on our website.
  • Applicants may apply in the same year they obtain their degree. 
  • English proficiency: IELTS (academic) 6.5, TOEFL 90. 
  • French language proficiency is not required.

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Program content

Year 1 at Ecole Polytechnique:

The First year of the program at Ecole Polytechnique, offers students a complete training on data science, during this period you will study probability, statistics, regression, classification, and more specialized modules like optimization, machine learning or deep learning.

The latest, with a practical training on programming languages like "Python" and "R" .

You will also delve in Financial Markets and numerical processing of Financial Data.

Year 2 at HEC Paris:

During your second year, you will join the Master in Finance program at HEC, which has been at the top of the world rankings by the Financial Times for over a decade now. After a generalist first semester, where we will train you on the full spectrum of fields in Finance, both Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, you will join during the second semester an elective concentration dedicated to Data and Finance, with courses covering new frontiers such as Blockchain technology, Algorithms and AI applied to Finance, as well as Technology Regulation in the Financial Sector.

Tuition

The cost of this course is €22,460 per year + €110 application fee.

Qualification

Graduates of this program will earn a master's degree in Data Science for Finance.

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École Polytechnique: A Tradition of Scientific Excellence

Located just 20 minutes from Paris the École Polytechnique, is the most prestigious engineering Grande Ecole in France. The university is supported by the state and has been operating since it was founded in 1794. The École educates the nation's scientific,...


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Why study at Ecole Polytechnique

École Polytechnique is a leading French institute that combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology. The school produces socially responsible professionals who excel in leading complex and innovative projects which address current and future challenges facing our society.

École Polytechnique, also known as l'X, is an historic institution. Founded in 1794, it holds a leading role in the French academic tradition – Poincaré, Ampère, Schwartz and Fresnel are just a few of the prestigious scientists to have studied here. Three French presidents, three Nobel Prizes (including Jean Tirole in 2014), one Fields Medalist and many illustrious CEOs like Citroën or Schlumberger, also walked the halls. However, no need to time travel to find proof of our academic excellence: our Alumni, researchers and professors receive prestigious awards and distinctions years after years.

Academic rankings demonstrate the competitiveness of École Polytechnique in France and abroad. Leader of scientific and technological institutes in France, l'X was also ranked 13th best European University in the QS university ranking 2015/16 thanks to our emphasis on innovative teaching methods and our continued presence at the forefront of French research. Our renowned Alumni, including numerous current CEOs of French and international companies, visit frequently and you will reap the benefits of having them share their knowledge in special seminars and conferences.

As part of our commitment to innovation, l'X has been the pioneer of MOOCs and e-learning in France, with several courses available on various platforms including Coursera and more under development.

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Ecole Polytechnique

91128 Palaiseau Cedex
France

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