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Emlyon business school

MSc in Finance
18 Months
Lyon-Ecully, France

Paris, France

emlyon MSc Finance Overview

The MSc program structure and teaching methodology are driven by recruiters expectations that lead you to master strategic analysis skills, financial modeling know-how as well as soft skills to work on projects in teams, key traits that significantly raise employability. This makes the MSc Finance program at emlyon one of the most highly sought-after courses in the field of finance.



emlyon Highlights


30,000 alumni

across 120 countries



 Global Employability



Partner Businesses


Financial Times’18 33
The Economist

Program and Curriculum

A comprehensive program that goes beyond models, technical skills, tools and technologies, the MSc in Finance helps students comprehend the big picture and be able to interact with different teams and activities.

The intensive course involves financial engineering & modelization know how, including disruptions in legaltech and complex environments, enabling graduates to be truly industry-ready.

An international environment ensures students are well-equipped to handle the rigorous requirements of global finance, and the diverse class structure combined with two international learning trips makes for a consolidated international program.

A healthy mix of core and elective courses ensures that you are ready for whatever specialization and job you are targeting in the end, from investment banking & corporate finance to quantitative finance & data analytics.

A Mix of Core Courses and Electives are offered

  • Business Models and Corporate Finance
  • Financial Maths & Statistics
  • Ethics
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Macroeconomy
  • Options and other derivatives
  • Portfolio Management
  • Introduction to CS – CS1 : VBA and Python
A Mix of Core Courses and Electives are offered

Here are some examples of the same

  • Advanced Accounting
  • Forecasting Methods
  • Financial Diagnosis
  • Stochastic Calculus
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Firm Valuation
  • Organisation Model & Governance
The program offers 4 potential specializations:

  • Investment Banking and Corporate Finance
  • Equity and Debt Capital Market
  • Innovation Finance
  • Quantitative Finance & Data Analytics
The program entails immersive international experiences that broaden your horizons, helping you to acquire a more global, less European vision. You can choose your destination out of Bangalore, Shanghai, Boston and Casablanca, which may be related to the topic you are focusing on, to suit your personal aspirations and the dynamics of your group.
emlyon is home to a variety of clubs, some of them are

  1. Bureau des Sports Extremes
  2. Bureau des Arts
  3. Club Voile – Watersports club
  4. Ski Club
  5. Planet&Co


90% of MSc Finance graduates get placed within 6 months of graduation, with more than half bagging offers before they even complete the program. Although 57% of the job offers were in France, options are pretty high for global jobs as well. Graduates can work in a wide range of sectors.





  • Top 3 Sectors
  1. Banking & Finance                              46%
  2. Insurance                                          24%
  3. Consultant & Financial Computing        18%
Consulting 18%
Finance 46%
Private Equity & Venture Capital   7%
Diversified Financial Services   5%
Insurance 24%

Companies recruiting from emlyon

Consulting Sector
  • Accenture
  • Alcimed
  • Badenoch & Clark
  • Capgemini
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Go Capital
  • HSBC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Google
  • HP
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Nokia
  • Oracle
  • Rocket Internet

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emlyon MSc Alumni Info

As future graduate of emlyon business school, you will hold lifelong membership of emlyon business school forever alumni network, a network of near to 30,000 alumni covering more than 120 countries.

You will benefit from all services it offers, including the online assessment modules for example. Its members will help you further develop your career regardless of which stage you are at, by providing you with career development information, exchange business information with you and share their experience for you to build on.

Some Famous Alumni

    • Stéphane Bern OBE, Journalist
    • André Ferrand, French politician
    • Frank Bournois, Dean, ESCP Europe

emlyon MSc Class Profile

Average Age
 Average Work Exp
24 Months





Useful Information

Emlyon Business School is one of the top European schools which is avidly devoted to the entrepreneuril learning and international management. the institution is ranked in the top 100 in global employability Index and stands out among the business schools awarded all three international accreditations (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).

With its motto being ‘early maker’ the institution thrives on being highly encouraging on developing the entrepreneurial spirit and business excellence of the students making their ideas turn into reality. Today, being a maker means controlling your destiny, being the actor and entrepreneur of your existence, and moving from Do-It-Yourself to Do-It-Together in a spirit of collaboration. The alumni of this school is well respected as he becomes to be maker of his destiny and early opportunity taker.


  • Applicants must hold a validated Master 1 or Bachelor’s Degree equivalent (Bac+4 equivalent to 240 European credits ECTS)
  • By way of derogation, students holding a Licence 3 diploma or an equivalent (180 European credits ECTS) with an excellent profile may be accepted.





emlyon MSc Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
   Round 1                   30th October 2018
   Round 2                   3rd February 2019
   Round 3                          1st April 2019

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Application Information

Application Documents

  • Transcripts of your previous institution
  • An official copy of your degree certificate
  • Passport
  • Online application form
  • Application Essays
  • GMAT/GRE/CAT score
  • Resume
  • 2 Letter of Recommendations; one academic & one professional
  • English proficiency test
  • ID Photo

Application Essays

Like most graduate schools, emlyon likes to have a comprehensive overview of the candidates it accepts. As a result, the application requires candidates to answer a few questions, in order to check their motivation, potential and suitability.  The application includes four essay questions, which are given below.

Question 1

Explain a significant event and/or experience outside your home country or in an international context.
(Please limit your response to 2000 characters)

Question 2 

Describe your career objectives. How do you plan to achieve them?
(Please limit your response to 2000 characters)

          Question 3

What are your specific expectations from the MSc in Finance programme?
              (Please limit your response to 2000 characters)

Question 4

What makes you think that you are a potential early maker?
(Please limit your response to 2000 characters)