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Mastering Information Technology

The "Grandes Écoles" Quality Engineering Education

Financial Engineering

Admission requirement

This graduate specialization is open to Grenoble INP-Ensimag students after their final year of bachelor studies.
Admission as regular students of the two-year curriculum is also open to foreign candidates holding a bachelor's degree.  This course leads to the French degree Diplôme d'Ingénieur Grenoble INP - Ensimag (Master of Science in Engineering).
Admission is also open to exchange and double-degree students coming from Ensimag's partner universities.

The second year of this graduate specialization is also open to students admitted to the Master in Quantitative Finance at Grenoble IAE (Business School from the Pierre-Mendès-France University). These students obtain both the Master in Quantitative Finance from Grenoble IAE and a Certificate in Financial Engineering from Grenoble INP-Ensimag.

Overview and career opportunities

This branch is mainly for careers in financial establishments that require the mastery of applied mathematics, finance and computing for the design or development of new utilities or services.  The skills acquired are also useful for those involved in information system architecture in banks and financial institutions. 

The objective for students enrolled in this specialization, in addition to training as a mathematician and computer scientist, is to develop an ability for modeling and formalizing financial situations. This requires familiarity with financial markets and products as well as an understanding of financial mechanisms.

The second year of this graduate specialization automatically leads to a double degree: an Engineering Degree from Grenoble INP-Ensimag and a Master’s Degree in Quantitative Finance from Grenoble IAE. The students must therefore complete a 60 ECTS credit curriculum of courses during the year.

Two sub-branches (I2MF and MéQA) are proposed to students. These two sub-branches share a major common core offering a strongly integrated, high-level curriculum in computer science, mathematics, and finance. Besides this common core, the sub-branches offer students different levels of emphasis on the computing or mathematical aspects:

  • The curriculum of Advanced Quantitative Methods (MéQA) shows a higher emphasis on the mathematics-for-finance aspects; it offers high-level skills in financial mathematics, computational finance and numerical programming.
  • The curriculum of Information Technology and Financial Mathematics (I2MF) shows a higher emphasis on the computing and finance aspects; it offers high-level skills in computer science, finance, computational finance and numerical programming.

Courses taught in English

Each year a few courses may be offered in English.  Information on such courses will be updated on our website.  Generally, courses are taught in French, occasionally with slides in English.
French language competence is required.

Internship and project in a financial company

The End of Studies Project
The second semester of the final year of studies is dedicated to this project (30 ECTS credits), which can be performed either in a research laboratory or in industry.Through this final project, the student, as a full-time member of a working team, is able to synthesize the knowledge he or she has acquired and put it into practice in a professional context. The student is involved in a full-scale project. The results are presented in a project report to a committee made up of professionals and Ensimag Faculty members.

Information on Available Scholarships

Are you a foreign student with a Master level qualification wanting to study at one of the six engineering Schools of the Grenoble Institute of Technology ?
You can find all the funding schemes available for your course in Grenoble on the Bourses en Accueil page of our website at


For those requiring additional information on all the sources of academic funding, contact the Service de Coopération et d'Actions Culturelle (Cultural action and cooperation service, SCAC) of the French Embassy in your country.

Written by Patrice Uvietta

Date of update July 17, 2015

Application procedure and deadlines

Join us!
As a regular student following the 3 year curriculum
Web-based application
Deadline: early June, with notification of results in early July

As an exchange student for one or two semesters
Your university must have signed an exchange agreement with
Grenoble INP - Ensimag

As a double-degree student (in the framework of double-degree bilateral agreements)
Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes
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