MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

At a Glance

This new double degree is specifically designed to combine financial expertise with a sound understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. Energy transition will require the development of a wide range of new financial instruments and innovations. This massive change will have profound implications for markets, companies, intermediaries and investors. Our programme taught entirely in English, will prepare the next generation of financial professionals for this energy transition, giving them the right skill set to ensure that the financial industry can provide long-term support to environmental needs.

By choosing our MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance, you will become part of an elite group of financial professionals equipped with the skills and passion to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors in the financial decision-making process. You will be awarded an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC and a specialised diploma in Finance and Climate Change from Mines ParisTech. 

Language: English 
Location: Nice and Sophia-Antipolis

Start Date: Early Sept-21
Deadline to apply: 30-Jun-21

EDHEC partners with MINES ParisTech for the MSc in Climate Change and Sustainable Finance.

 

 

Completion of the MSc will provide you with the valuable competencies:

  • To help companies reinvent their businesses in a sustainable way
  • To assess the consequences of financial decisions in the light of climate-change
  • To address the challenges of the financial industry's adaptation to climate change

PROGRAMME LENGTH

Sept-May: academic courses / June onwards: work experience

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME

♦  Full-time programme taught entirely in English  
♦  Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD)  
♦  4-6 month internship/work placement  
♦  Master Project

 

EXAMPLE OF ELECTIVES

♦  Carbon allowances and trading
♦  Innovation in cleantech and climate-change solutions
♦  Private equity and project finance for sustainability

 

4-6 MONTH INTERNSHIP

The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and long-lasting. Expanding your global contact network is no different. During your internships abroad you will develop valuable business relationships which will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.

MASTER PROJECT

The Master Project allows you to put acquired knowledge and skills into practice. If you prove your ability to perform high-quality research, EDHEC faculty or members of its research centres may working under their supervision, offer you the opportunity to deliver your Master Project in the form of applied research.

Professional focus areas include: 

  • ESG analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Energy policy analyst
  • Energy project manager
  • Commodity broker/trader
  • Legal and compliance officer
  • Sustainability business consultant
  • Sustainable investment portfolio manager
  • Risk manager
  • Sustainability expert

Academics

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“In 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)* warned that we only have twelve years in which to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. This is a truly frightening statement and I believe that institutions need financial experts able to manage climate change financing with a comprehensive view of what is at stake. Embarking on a Master’s programme which provides a truly interdisciplinary perspective; that is financial, managerial and scientific, is key to driving positive change.”

Laurent DEVILLE, Director, Financial Economics Track 

*2018 special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

 

Two pre-study courses will be offered to students with business or engineering backgrounds to ensure that all participants have mastered the prerequisites needed to follow the core courses.

  • An introduction to the physics of energy transfer – for those with a business background
  • An introduction to financial markets and institutions – for those with an engineering background

Career Centre

EDHEC Career Centre helps you to master your career plan.

A dedicated team organises numerous training and recruitment events, on- and off-campus, to prepare you for challenging international recruitment processes and to help you network with potential employers.

Every year EDHEC Career Centre organises a number of events throughout the year to give its students an opportunity to learn about job and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations where they might like to work with.

  • 120 corporate events across campuses
  • +110 companies at our Paris Career Fair
  • 40 companies, of which 50% are international, at our Finance Career Days
  • International Graduate Programme Day
  • Industry-specific events: luxury, audit, marketing, etc.
  • London and Paris treks.

Learn more about the various events organised by the career centre department. 

Programme Insights

News

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- 17-07-2019
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Next Steps

 

  • APPLICATION FEES: €100
  • FEES: €27,000 (additional 4,000€ for those coming from M1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2021

► Please Note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 30th of June 2021.

FEES INCLUDE:

  • Tuition fees
  • Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and for the duration of your professional life
  • Access, as a matriculating student, to on-campus facilities (incubator, learning centre, sports facilities, etc.)
  • Lifetime access to the EDHEC Alumni community
  • Administrative fees

We are looking for intellectual talent with a history of achieving high-level goals. 

♦  4-year bachelor degree in a finance-related field (or equivalent) or an outstanding 3-year bachelor degree with advanced finance courses.
♦  GMAT ≥ 600 or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CFA Level III or CAT* official test score report. (CAT* for Indian students only).
♦  Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)

  • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
  • TOEIC ≥ 850
  • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • Cambridge Test of English > 175

► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.

Admission to the EDHEC Master programmes is highly selective. Normal entrance requirements include: a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited school, college, or university; academic excellence; superior scholastic potential (certified by GMAT, GRE, Tage Mage or CAT scores); and English language proficiency. Admission decisions are made on the basis of your overall profile as reflected in the application pack.

Successful  candidates come from a wide range of education backgrounds and experiences. They also display distinguished academic excellence, strong analytical skills, interpersonal competencies, international awareness, have proven motivation to undertake the programme, the capacity to make significant contributions to EDHEC Business School’s learning environment, and the potential to succeed as professionals, managers and leaders in the related field of study. The Selection Committee relies heavily on profiles, motivation letters, recommendation letters, and CVs.

The online service will enable you to apply for every Masters programme offered at EDHEC Business School - Master in Management (MiM) or Master of Science (MSc). Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. You will be informed by email of the evolution of your file including the final decision.

♦  If you are a new user, you must create your account / Sign up.
♦  If you already have an account (candidate EDHEC student), please jump directly to step 5 by clicking on the "Apply online" button. It means you are already in the system, so there is no need to "create your account".
♦  After creating your own account you will receive a validation e-mail. Click on the link provided in this mail to activate your account.
♦  You will then receive a confirmation containing your personal login and password.
♦  Once you register or if you already have a valid EDHEC account, access the online-application form and enter your login.

♦  To avoid losing your information during your application, please do not refresh the current page or go back to the previous one without saving your application first.
♦  Your application may be done in several stages. The information entered each time will not be lost.
♦  Before going to the tab "Payment", please check that you have not forgotten any element of your application file and that all the information is correct. Further modifications will not be possible after payment has been made.
♦  Application fees must be paid online.
♦  After validation, your application will reach to the final stage and no reimbursement will be possible, even in the event of your withdrawal.
♦  If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please send an email to: Contact_iol@edhec.edu
♦  Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.

EDHEC offers various scholarships & financial aids based on merit and financial need of the student. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships. Lastly, students accepted to EDHEC are entitled to apply for private loans to cover the cost of their tuition fees.

The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support to high-achieving international candidates. It awards about €1200 per month. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Who can apply:

Any students under 25-year-old with an excellence profile:

  • GMAT 650 or above (GRE accepted). Please note that it is not mandatory for programmes not requiring this GMAT test. 
  • Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
    • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
    • TOEIC ≥ 850
    • IELTS ≥ 6.5
    • Cambridge Test of English > 175
  • Excellent academic records (GPA)
  • Strong motivation and clear objectives
  • Awards, previous scholarships, achievements etc.

When is the deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December

More information:

To note: EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.

EDHEC offers scholarships to support high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, impressive experience and extracurricular activities. A request for financial aid must be made at the time of application via the Financial Aid & Scholarship Form.

  • Excellence Scholarship: tuition reduction of 30%
  • Distinction Scholarship: tuition reduction of 20%
  • Foundation Scholarship: tuition reduction of 15%

Who can apply:

EDHEC scholarships are reserved for applicants with excellent profiles:

  • High GMAT score
  • Excellent GPA
  • Impressive extracurricular activities/memberships

When is the deadline:

  • Excellence Scholarship: before March 31st.
  • Distinction Scholarship: before June 30th.
  • Foundation Scholarship: before June 30th.

More information

 

for Indian Students

The Co-Financed Scholarship is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (2 scholarships of 50% for MiM Programmes) with an excellent academic background and clear career objectives. 

Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high ranks from our selection committee.

When is the deadline: Students should complete their application file before 31st March and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 21st April.

More information

 

for Russian Students

The Co-Financed Scholarship is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School & Embassy of France in Russia. This scholarship is offered to the Russian citizens and to Russian students (1 scholarship of 100% for MSc programmes) graduated from Russian Universities with an excellent academic background, clear academic vison and career objectives.

Who can apply: Russian students who have been accepted with high ranks from our faculty in one of EDHEC’s 1-year MSc programmes. 

When is the deadline: Students (applying for MSc programme) should complete their application file before 31st March and if accepted, must confirm their seats before 21st April.

More information

 

French Embassies offer a number of scholarships which are available for excellent students from all over the world. 

More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country 

 

Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services, and international mobility. Campus France manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.

More information: CampusBourses the grant search engine 

 

QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship to attendees of the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value:  50% of tuition fees

Please follow this link to learn more about this scholarship.

 

ALBANIA

 

AUSTRIA

 

BELARUS

 

BOLIVIA

 

BULGARIA

 

CANADA

 

CHILE

 

CHINA

 

COLOMBIA

 

CROATIA

 

CYPRUS

 

EGYPT

 

EL SALVADOR

 

ESTONIA

 

FINLAND 

 

FRANCE 

  • By Fongecif: EDHEC has particularly close ties with Société Generale, BNP Paribas, LCL and HSBC. 

 

GEORGIA 

 

GERMANY 

  • Apply to: Deutscher; Akademischer Austauschdienst e. V. (DAAD) Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
  • By EDHEC exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master Day participants
  • By BAföG  (for MiM programmes)

 

GREECE 

 

GUATEMALA 

 

HONDURAS

 

HUNGARY 

 

INDIA 

 

INDONESIA 

 

IVORY COAST

 

JAPAN

 

KAZAKHSTAN

 

LATVIA

 

MACEDONIA

 

MEXICO

 

MOLDOVA 

 

NETHERLANDS

 

PAKISTAN

 

PHILIPPINES

 

POLAND

 

ROMANIA

 

RUSSIA

 

SERBIA

 

SINGAPORE

 

SLOVAKIA

 

SLOVENIA

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

SPAIN

 

SWEDEN

 

SWITZERLAND

 

TAIWAN

 

THAILAND

  • Franco-Thai Scholarship Programme, the Franco–Thai Scholarship Program aims to support Thai students under the age of 35 who intend to study in French universities or Higher Education Institutions, at a Master's degree or Ph.D. level.

 

TURKEY

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

UKRAINE

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

VIETNAM

The International Students Office (ISO) assists students to settle in smoothly in France by organising orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome international students to EDHEC Campuses in Lille and Nice. The team guides students with administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers all questions about French systems (medical and home insurances, banks, resident permits, etc.). 

Discover the International Students Office website

 

What are the deadlines to apply for the programmes? 

  • 30th June 2021

Do you accept scanned documents?

  • Yes, you can make scanned colour copies of the documents required.

Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written freehand?

  • Recommendation letters: our templates can be used or written freehand.

Will the International Admissions’ team contact the referees to send the letters of recommendation?

  • No, referees should email their letters of recommendation directly to international.admissions@edhec.edu using their professional email. Emails from personal accounts such as yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc. will not be accepted.

Will my referees receive an automatic confirmation when they send the letters by email?

  • No, no automatic email will be sent to your referees. Please inform them that they should expect to receive an email confirmation later from the Admissions’ team.
  • Please note that you will be copied to this email as well to acknowledge the good reception of the letters of recommendation.

Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?

  • There is no direct interview with the Programme Manager for students applying for our MIM or MSc programmes unless the Programme Director thinks it is necessary.

Can I apply for more than one programme?

  • It is possible to apply for two programmes.  A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.

 

  • English proficiency test
  • What are the expected scores?
  • TOEFL =>92 (/120)
  • TOEIC =>850 (/990)
  • IELTS => 6.5 (/9.0)
  • Cambridge Test of English => CPE

What is the EDHEC's institution code for the TOEFL?

  • Code: 0663

Can I apply for a waiver?

  • Waivers apply for native-English speakers and for those who have studied in English.

What is the difference between the MIM and MSc?

  • The EDHEC Master in Management is a 2-year programme designed for students under 29 seeking to increase their general management skills. Also known as "Grande Ecole", the programme awards students a double degree: Year 1: Master in Management degree and Year 2: Master of Science degree
  • Our MSc are specialised programmes accessible to students who wish to acquire new knowledge in a specific field or further strengthen their existing expertise.

Is there any help for students on campus regarding housing?

  • Once officially enrolled, you will be assisted to find suitable accommodation either in the EDHEC residence or in privately owned flats. EDHEC's International Office is familiar with the VISA formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary papers. You may contact the International Office to express your concerns about your visa application, provided you have already checked the necessary pages on the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassay first. One of the requirements for most VISA applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again the international Office is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing according to your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually using our new Housing website. The team will do everything they can to make arrangements with the owner and secure your reservation. It will also pick you up from the airport on your day of arrival (when possible) and take you directly to your new home.

GRE and Tage Mage accepted. CAT also accepted for Indian students only.

What is the EDHEC's code for GMAT?

  • MSc & Global MBA Double-Degree: 3QQ-WQ-62
  • MIM Global Economic Transformation & Technology: 3QQ-WQ-06
  • Masters in Management, Business Management: 3QQ-WQ-05
  • Masters in Management, Financial Economics: 3QQ-WQ-36
  • MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60 (GMAT optional)
  • MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77 (GMAT optional)
  • MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
  • MSc in Management Studies: 3QQ-WQ-54 (GMAT optional)
  • MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
  • MSc in Strategy Consulting & Digital Transformation: 3QQ-WQ-84
  • LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26 (GMAT optional)
  • MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
  • MSc in Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
  • MSc in Financial Markets: 3QQ-WQ-69
  • MSc in International Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04
  • MSc in Risk & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-93

Is GMAT compulsory?

  • The GMAT test is compulsory for most of EDHEC Master programmes. Please check the “Admissions Requirements” of your programme of interest to confirm whether the exam is required.

Why is GMAT compulsory for most of our programmes?

  • EDHEC is accredited EQUIS, AASCSB and AMBA. We are obliged to maintain high quality among students and the GMAT is a good measure of this quality.

Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application file?

  • You will get an unofficial score report immediately after the test and which you should send to the admissions office. This document will provisionally be accepted in your application file.

 

EDHEC offers scholarships and financial aid to candidates with excellent profiles. External financial aid is also available to EDHEC applicants.

What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?

  • The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support to high-potential candidates of over € 1000 per month. Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC before December 1st.


When the tuition fees must be paid?

  • Once accepted by the Selection Committee, you will receive by email a tuition fees payment's schedule. You must make your first payment in order to secure your seat into the programme and get your enrolment letter.

How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?

  • Financial aid applies to the second and third instalment for the MSc programme and to the second, third and fourth instalment for the MIM programme.

 

What is the EDHEC Career Center?

  • The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship. The Centre receives every year over 14 000 job and internship offers.

Complementary courses in French are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced study. The goal is to support your acculturation to French culture and give you the linguistic foundation—grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening—to express yourself in the French language.

  • Class Size: 15 students per group
  • Contact Hours: 8 hours per week
  • Qualifications of the instructors: courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution

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