The department of finance produces state-of-the-art research in all fields of accounting and finance including corporate finance, multi-capital accounting, crowdfunding, asset and risk management, econometrics, operational research and energy economics. The faculty publishes its research in top-tier journals such as the Review of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the European Journal of Operational Research or the Energy Journal.
The department regularly organizes research seminars, workshops and conferences at national and international levels. Members of the faculty act as consultants for financial institutions, as associate or guest editors for various academic journals and as referees for top-ranked journals. One member is currently president of the French Finance Association.
In terms of research funding and industry impact, the faculty of finance received grants from the Région Pays de la Loire (Panorisk chair), the EU (Horizon 2020), the industry (Chairs on Multi-capital integrated performance and on Finance for Innovation), as well as from numerous smaller sponsors (Institute of Management Accountants, USCF, Europlace Institute of Finance…). The research of the faculty has also been disseminated to the industry and to the general public via the press (Le Monde, Libération, Ouest France…) and is frequently featured in practitioners’ blogs.
Discover some of the programmes offered to finance students
Specialization in third year : Finance / Contrôle de gestion
Master Grande Ecole
Specialized master program: Finance, Risk and Control
Parcours Audit / Expertise
Thursday afternoons, each department invites renowned researchers working in France or abroad to present their recent research to our faculty. The departments also organise internal research seminars, which allow faculty members and PhD students to present and improve their work through discussion with their colleagues.