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 program 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.
Location: Nice Campus from September to May
Program length: Sept-May: on-campus academic courses* / June onwards: work experience
Deadline to apply: 16-Jun-23
*Based on applicants’ background, some remote and self-paced courses may be required from July-August before starting the program
Completion of the MSc will provide you with the valuable competencies:
Sept-May: on-campus academic courses* / June onwards: work experience
*Based on applicants’ background, some remote and self-paced courses may be required from July-August before starting the program
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME
♦ 18-month full-time programme: 1-year academic & 4-6-month internship/work placement
♦ Taught entirely in English
♦ A mix of foundation courses & core courses
♦ Career Booster
♦ Master Project
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.
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:
“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, Finance Track
*2018 special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C
Professor, Head of Faculty (Data Science, Economics and Finance)
Professor, Head of Faculty (Management and Humanities)
Business ethics, Political Philosophy
Associate Professor, Director Financial Economics Track
Associate Professor, Scientific Director of the EDHEC Augmented Law Institute
Professor, Co-Director of the Scientific Beta Advanced Factor & ESG Investing Research Chair
Professor, Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute
Professor, Researcher at EDHEC-Risk Institute
Associate Professor, Deputy Head (Accounting & Law EDHEC BBA)
Accounting, Management Control
Professor, Director of the PhD in Finance, Director of the MSc Risk & Finance
Professor, International Academic Affairs & Standards and Policies
You will take three foundation courses in online format over the July/August period. The selection of courses, done by the selection committee, will depend on your choice of specialisation and background.
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.
The online course “Introduction to Portfolio Construction and Analysis with Python” by Vijay Vaidyanathan, PhD and Lionel Martellini, PhD, is available on Coursera. The practice of investment management has been transformed in recent years by computational methods This course provides an introduction to the underlying science, with the aim of giving you a thorough understanding of that scientific basis. The course helps you build on that foundation in a practical manner, with emphasis on the hands-on implementation of those ideas in the Python Programming Language.
The course will strive to be as practical as possible and will benefit from numerous case studies and external speakers. You will learn everything from start-up due to diligence to fund organization via VC as an asset class and impact investing. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to evaluate a team, a market, a business model, value a start-up and scale-up and negotiate a term sheet, understand the particulars of portfolio construction in VCs, the duties and risks associated with being a board member and the need to differentiate oneself when fundraising and evaluate different impact measurement methods.
With the support of:
BOOST YOUR CAREER
Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students define and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals in the context of their professional development and matches them to job-market requirements.
Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.
YOUR CAREER GOALS
Through a four-step programme, which includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and define your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment.
YOUR CAREER TRAINING
Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals.
YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.
List of services Career Centre provides:
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.
Learn more about the various events organised by the career centre department.
► Please Note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until 16th of June 2023.
All of EDHEC's full-time MSc programs are accredited by the CEFDG at the Grade Master level. Enrolled students are eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit (or APS for Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour) at the end of the program.
*Tuition fees are provided for information only and are subject to change.
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.
♦ 3-year bachelor degree minimum.
♦ English proficiency tests with minimum scores of:
► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver
♦ Letter of motivation
♦ Academic transcripts
♦ 2 letters of recommendation
♦ Online interview to complete
EDHEC welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities.
Apply online here.
Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. The Selection Committee takes place on a rolling basis from October to June. It is advised to apply early in order to stand out.
You will be informed by email on the progress of your file including the final decision.
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♦ If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please send an email to: [email protected]
♦ Important Note: Please use only ONE email address to submit your Online Application and to communicate with the Admissions team.
As part of EDHEC's strategic plan "Impact Future Generations", EDHEC has been committed to enabling talented students to pursue their studies through a diverse & transparent scholarship scheme. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships and there are numerous bodies worldwide supporting the study of international students joining a Master's program. Below is a comprehensive view of scholarships, grants and loans available.
Scholarships and financial aids can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on a Master's program, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible. All admitted candidates are automatically considered for an EDHEC scholarship. Results from the scholarship committee are announced by email at the same time as the admission result. No additional document is required apart from scholarships marked with a *.
EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to 50% reduction on their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, impressive experience and extracurricular activities.
A selective range of country and sector specific scholarships are also available, June 16th for MSc and June 23rd for MiM deadlines; full details below:
EDHEC scholarships are not cumulative.
Through established and strong partnerships with local & international bodies, EDHEC has secured a number of grants and financial aids helping talented students join their dream program.
AUSTRIA - GERMAN - SWITZERLAND
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
EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.).
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English proficiency test
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► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.
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As a reminder, aptitude tests* are required for some programs and optional for others. Please see “Admission requirements” on your program of interest. (*GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CAT official test score report for Indian students only of CFA level II for Finance programs only
*(GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CFA level II (for Finance programs only) / CAT official test score report for Indian students only)
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What is the EDHEC Career Centre?
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.