Master in Finance

ESSEC Business School

Program Description

Master in Finance

ESSEC Business School

A word from the Academic Director

The increasingly globalized and complex economy creates an additional demand for graduates with a well-recognized expertise in all areas of finance. In addition, corporate financial directors, consulting (advisory) firms, investment banks and financial institutions are in need of in-depth technical knowledge in finance.Career-oriented and internationally focused, the ESSEC Master in Finance is a highly selective and intensive program designed to offer high-quality training to high potential students who wish to pursue a career in corporate finance, financial markets, asset and portfolio management as well as risk management. The program has a strong international dimension and teaches students to adapt to a multicultural environment, addressing multinational issues and providing exposure to both Europe and Asia. It offers a global approach to finance with a strong emphasis on the underlying skills necessary to operate in today’s financial professions.

Professor Sridhar Arcot, Academic Director of the Master in Finance. Ph.D. in Finance, LSE, Associate Professor, Finance Department.

Prof. Sridhar Arcot

Academic

The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. It offers 3 specialized tracks in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Asset Management.

The curriculum is flexible and it is full-time during 15 months. The 90 ECTS credits cover courses, an international study trip, and an internship or academic dissertation. Students can choose to enroll the program either on the ESSEC France campus (Cergy, Paris area), or the ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus (Singapore). Regardless of campus choice, the program - and intake - starts in September.

Courses

The Master in Finance is an intensive program with 21 Core courses and 29 Elective courses. The program is tailored to each student’s career goals and individual needs.Core courses include:

  • Corporate financial management
  • Financial markets
  • Options
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Options
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Advanced Derivatives
  • Fixed Incomes
  • Introduction seminar to Financial career
  • Financial Theory
  • Introduction seminar to Asset Management & Insurance
  • and many more

You will then have a choice of elective courses to match your personal interests and professional ambitions.Elective courses cover such topics as:

  • VBA Programming for Market Finance and Corporate Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Commodity markets & Energy products
  • Volatility Trading Game
  • Business Analysis & Value Creation
  • Asset management simulation game
  • and many more

Who can apply?

The Master in Finance is a selective program designed for high-potential candidates holding (or currently pursuing) a Master’s degree or 4-year Bachelor in engineering, science, mathematics, business or economics. Candidates are expected to have an excellent academic record, be open-minded, internationally oriented and exhibit leadership potential. Holders of a 3-year Bachelor degree are also eligible to apply. They will have to complete an additional first year which includes the first term of 6 courses followed by a 6-month internship.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
15 months
Full time
Price
Price
22,000 EUR
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Locations
France - Cergy, Île-de-France
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Singapore - Singapore
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Aug. 2019
Singapore - Singapore
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Sept. 2019
France - Cergy, Île-de-France
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