The Master of Science in Finance caters to students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Mathematics and wishing to enhance their understanding of financial mechanisms in a very practical environment.
The program is open to candidates with an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with strong academic performance and with a good command of English (IELTS 6.5, TOEFL IBT 85, TOEIC 800). Students with 6.0 IELTS may also be eligible for admission after successful interview with our overseas offices. Native English speakers or students who have had three years of courses taught in English are exempt. Other educational backgrounds will be considered case by case.
No prior knowledge of French is needed; however French language classes are mandatory for non-French speakers as part of the program. A GMAT score is optional, not mandatory.
Months of entry
The Master of Science in Finance is a one year program designed for students wishing to enhance their understanding of financial analysis in a very practical environment.
The program is fully taught in English, making of its international perspective one of its major strengths. The curriculum puts a particular emphasis on ethics, responsibility and sustainability issues, acknowledging that an ethical attitude is critical for successful investment managers and financial analysts. Through the observation of professional practices, students are given a unique opportunity to learn the ethics of the profession. Theory is put into practice in the financial markets lab, where students may also earn professional certifications.
The MSc in Finance has been accepted into the . This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams.
The Master of Science in Finance is developed to enhance the participants’ understanding of financial mechanisms.
The program is offered on a full-time basis and consists of 2 consecutive semesters of courses (September – May) followed by a professional experience (from June onwards). The curriculum is developed around core courses, including Bloomberg certifications, to provide participants with strong fundamentals in corporate finance and in financial markets, as well as elective courses to gain a better understanding of special topics in finance.
Throughout the program the ethics of finance and market practices are discussed with professionals.
Information for international students
The choice to study abroad is not only an academic decision, but also a financial one. Students need to be aware of the various cost involved in pursuing a postgraduate’s degree at IÉSEG.
All international students are encouraged to check with Campus France and their own government to see if there are any scholarships available. For American students please check with Sallie Mae for private loan options.
Fees and funding
€16,000 for domestic and international students (including registration to professional certification program).
Other mandatory fees may include social security and Alumni Association fee, up to €600.
Unlike some other countries where international students pay a much higher tuition than domestic students, there is NO difference between tuition for French and international students at IÉSEG.
IÉSEG has a merit-based International Scholarship Program with a 15 to 50% tuition waiver per year. Selection is based on the applicant’s previous academic performance and overall application portfolio.
The scholarship application is automatic; students do not need to apply separately.
Qualification and course duration
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