Graduate Program outlines

The graduate program Mathematics, Management, Economics and Finance is designed to offer a wide range of courses into several fields : Mathematical Finance, Insurance or Quantitative Management.

Technology and economy are more and more complex. Mathematics and their applications are the heart of the decision tool needed in this world: they help to model, evaluate and control risks associated to industrial processes, economical phenomena or financial products. The knowledge of mathematical tools associated to a deep understanding of theses phenomena is largely appreciated in many areas.

Depending on the status of the student, the student can also attend a Master program in parallel with the track MMEFi :

Students, enterprises, please check the webpage (in french) Employeurs potentiels : du stage au premier emploi.


Prepare students to become highly skilled engineers able to recognize and model complex problems in order to develop adequate strategical decisions

The main topics are finance, insurance, probability, statistics, scientific computing, optimization, mathematical modelling for risks in economy and finance, actuarial science, marketing, quantitative management.

Important information for exchange students

Number of accepted students: The 3rd Year scientific tracks such as MMEFi have a limited number of accepted students. Priority is given to Centrale Marseille engineering degree students. Nevertheless, the track MMEFi has always been able to accept exchange students (usually 3 or 4).

Academic calendar: Please note the special duration of Semester 9: the 3rd Year Fall-Winter semester extends from early September to end of March. Check with your local coordinator if it fits your window mobility.

Language of instruction: If you intend to come for one year at Ecole Centrale de Marseille, please note that depending on the number of credits taken you will have to have an intermediate level in French (at least level B1 recommended).

Number of credits for a full exchange year: If you intend to come for one year, the Spring semester will necessarily be a research or work placement (equivalent to a Master Thesis, 30 ECTS). We cannot offer courses during the Spring semester to students who have attended 3rd year courses. This is due to academic calendar constraints.

Availability of courses

  • Courses may be cancelled with very short notice (e.g. if not enough students sign up for the course), although that should happen very seldom in the 3rd year track MMEFi.
  • Courses may be overbooked (too many students sign up) preventing you from taking the course. Priority is given to degree-seeking students.

Structure of the program

The track MMEFi allows a student to validate 12 ECTS for courses and 5 ECTS for a team project. If as an exchange student you need to validate between 18 and 30 ECTS during a semester, please read CAREFULLY what is written below the table.

Academic Team : instructors are from Centrale Marseille, from other HEI's (such as AMU or Kedge BS) or practitionners from renowned companies. Full list of instructors available in French here

The structure of the program MMEFi is the following

MMEFi Common Core
Course Name Course Code credits ECTS Teaching Hours Coordinator
Theory of financial markets Cours offert en anglais 2 50h D. Henriet
Economic and financial analysis 2 50h R. Bourlès
Statistical and mathematical methods for finance 2 50h C. Pouet
Specialization : 1 cours parmi 3
Financial mathematics 2 50h C. Pouet
Actuarial science 2 50h R. Bourlès
Corporate finance and strategy 2 50h M. Belhaj
Team project 5 100h
Elective courses : 4 courses to be chosen
VBA 1 25h D. Roux
Credit risk 1 25h R. Bourlès
Applied finance 1 25h R. Bourlès
Quantitative marketing 1 25h R. Bourlès
Advanced statistics 1 25h T. Le Gouic
Optimization 1 25h M. Tournus

If as an exchange student, you need between 18 and 30 ECTS for the semester, then you have to choose courses in the following offer (beware that most courses are in French)

  • 3rd Year Common Core in Management (4 ECTS)
  • International cultures and foreign languages (3 ECTS) : you can attend a course called French as a Foreign Language
  • professional track (6 ECTS) : the professional tracks that best suit the track MMEFi are Audit & Counselling (AUC), Entrepreneurship (ENT), Research & Development (R&D), Organisational Management (MO) et Production-Logistics (PRL).

Career prospects and postgraduate studies

  • Banks, finance : BP2S, BNP-Paribas, Amundi,…
  • Insurance, actuarial science : Axa, Crédit Agricole Assurances,…
  • Audit, counselling, services : Mazars, E&Y, Solucom, Orange,…
  • Industry : Chanel,…

For a more complete list of companies, please check the webpage (in French) Employeurs potentiels : du stage au premier emploi

After their graduation at Ecole Centrale de Marseille, some students have been accepted in the following graduate/postgraduate programme

  • MS ENSAE (Actuariat, Finance de marché)
  • MS IFP School
  • MS Ecole des Mines de Paris
  • Master Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Master Finance Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
  • Master M2MO (MODÉLISATION ALÉATOIRE): Master en Statistique, Probabilités et Finance Université Paris Diderot
  • Master London School of Economics
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