The MSc in Finance is an advanced and comprehensive programme constructed to give you competency in all key corporate finance and financial markets topics. The programme is specifically designed for graduates and young professionals entering in MSc year directly, with prior training in a numerate discipline, who wish to pursue an international career in Finance.
You will be given the tools and know-how to assess companies and investments, evaluate portfolio management strategies and master corporate finance decisions at a business level. The MSc in Finance is a CFA Program Partner and closely follows the CFA level 1 exam curriculum. Completion of the MSc in Finance will prepare you to sit for the CFA Level 1 exam.
Location: Nice Campus
Start Date: Early Sept-20
Deadline to apply: 30-Jun-20
The CFA Institute, the world's largest association of investment professionals, is globally recognised as the definitive standard within the financial industry.
This partnership gives a strong indication of the close ties between EDHEC and the industry and further emphasises the quality of EDHEC programmes and their relevance to business. Its broad curriculum gives equal attention to corporate finance and capital markets and allows participants to develop expertise in corporate financial strategy, investment banking, financial accounting, reporting and analysis, risk management; and equity and fixed income portfolio management. CFA curriculum textbooks are used as core programme readings to maximise participants' industry readiness.
Sept – May: academic courses / June onwards: work experience
♦ 1-year full-time programme taught in English
♦ +10 core courses & 5 Seminars
♦ Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD)
♦ 3-6 month internship / work placement
♦ Master Project
♦ French Classes
♦ Asset pricing
♦ Corporate Finance
♦ Financial Accounting & Analysis
♦ Portfolio Management
♦ Quantitative Techniques in Finance
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.
"The EDHEC Master in Financial Economics programmes have equal impact on skills and careers. They provide business relevant education for students who seek top-level positions within leading, global financial institutions. Thanks to their close ties with major financial industry players, the EDHEC-Risk Institute and Programme Corporate Partners, our programmes will help you become a leader in finance."
— Laurent DEVILLE, Director, Financial Economics Track
Our teaching methods are aimed to give you the core competencies necessary to compete in a complex and competitive business environment. You will learn to deepen your analytical thinking, develop practical skills, and design creative strategies for business success.
Our methodology includes:
♦ Core curriculum
♦ Blended learning
♦ Applied learning
♦ Personal performance coaching
Professor - Head of Faculty Business Ethics, Philosophy
Associate Professor Finance
Professor - Head of Faculty (Law) Business Ethics, Law
Professor - Director of the EDHEC Financial Analysis and Accounting Research Centre - Academic Director of MSc Financial Management in European Apprenticeship Track
Associate Professor Finance
Professor - Head of Faculty (Finance) - Director Ph.D. in Finance Program Finance
Professor - Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute - Senior Scientific Advisor ERI Scientific Beta Finance
Associate Professor - Coordinator for Marketing Courses, EDHEC BBA Marketing
Affiliate Professor Finance
Research Associate & Director - Global MBA
Associate Professor Accounting
Associate Professor Finance
SC Training & Consulting SARL
Michel Crouhy, PhD
Head of Research & Development
Mélanie Delvaux, MBA
Assistant Manager, Cross Border Tax/M&A
Deloitte SA Luxembourg
Dan Galai, PhD
ABE Gray Professor of Business Administration
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Georges Hübner, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Gambit Financial Solutions
Georges Iatridis, PhD
Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance
University of Thessaly
François-Serge Lhabitant, PhD
CEO & CIO
Kedge Capital Fund Management Ltd
Sanjay Sharma, PhD
CRO, Global Arbitrage &Trading
RBC Capital Markets
This seminar aims at building cultural awareness and developing the cognitive and behavioural abilities to communicate effectively across cultures particularly for students pursuing careers in finance. You will gain practical experience with diversity by working in international teams.
How to benefit from cultural diversity to solve business challenges, foster innovative thinking and improve team performance.
Seminar on Ethics & corporate governance
This course introduces you to the professional principles and values of finance professionals. You will learn the purpose and relevance of ethical standards in the finance industry.
Seminar on Advanced Excel & VBA programming
This course introduces you to the powerful software tools, MS Excel and VBA, commonly used by professionals in the financial industry to develop simple or sophisticated models. You will learn to use MS Excel functionalities that are most relevant for building transparent intermediate and advanced level models. The VBA instruction will enable you to build user-defined functions and also process automation.
The course focuses on how to use MATLAB to manipulate, analyse and summarise matrices of financial data. The applications examined include a wide variety of popular financial models and techniques. You will learn to confidently conduct financial research with MATLAB on your own and use MATLAB at work or in your other EDHEC courses.
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.
The EDHEC Career Centre is a one-stop-shop for career development. It offers an integrated career programme designed for you to define and achieve your career goals: the Talent Identification & Career Development (TI&CD) programme.
Fine-tune your career plan. The Career Centre helps you design your job-search strategy and assess your recent work experience and managerial competencies. The TI&CD programme, unique in Europe, evaluates and assesses your strengths and areas of improvement based on 8 managerial competencies defined by international recruiters. The TI&CD is a real career booster enabling EDHEC students to assess and hone their managerial competencies to be particularly efficient in their first job.
List of services Career Center 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 organisations 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 31st of July 2020.
COVID-19: access our adapted admissions procedure
We are looking for intellectual talent with a history of achieving high-level goals.
♦ 3 or 4-year bachelor degree (in finance, engineering, management, etc.) with advanced quantitative courses.
♦ Strong GMAT 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)
► 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 30 years with an excellence profile:
When is the deadline: Complete applications must be sent to EDHEC before 1st December
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.
Who can apply:
EDHEC scholarships are reserved for applicants with excellent profiles:
When is the deadline:
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.).
What are the deadlines to apply for the programmes?
Do you accept scanned documents?
Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written freehand?
Will the International Admissions’ team contact the referees to send the letters of recommendation?
Will my referees receive an automatic confirmation when they send the letters by email?
Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?
Can I apply for more than one programme?
What is the EDHEC's institution code for the TOEFL?
Can I apply for a waiver?
What is the difference between the MIM and MSc?
Is there any help for students on campus regarding housing?
GRE and Tage Mage accepted. CAT also accepted for Indian students only.
What is the EDHEC's code for GMAT?
Is GMAT compulsory?
Why is GMAT compulsory for most of our programmes?
Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my 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?
How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?
What is the EDHEC Career Center?
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.