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ESSEC Business School

DEGREE

Master in Finance

PROGRAM LENGTH

1-2 years

CAMPUS

Paris, France
Queenstown, Singapore

ESSEC Business School Master in Finance Overview

The ESSEC Business School Master in Finance review is useful for individuals desiring to gain a quick overview of the program and the school. The program has been continually ranking at number 5 as per Financial Times amongst the best Master in Finance program globally. The program is tailored for those potential students aspiring to pursue a career in Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, FinTech, Asset, and Fund Management, Risk Management; and hold positions in investment banks and most esteemed financial institutions.

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ESSEC Business School Master in Finance Highlights

Rankings

Partner companies

500+

Specializations

3

Alumni

1800

Professional clubs

22

Financial Times’18 5
QS World Rankings ’20 6
The Economist 10

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Program and Curriculum

The Master in Finance, recognized as a Master’s degree by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Science, is a graduate program personalized to individual goals and objectives. It provides 3 unique specialization tracks, namely -Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, and FinTech & Analytics. The full-time program is versatile and includes- 2 study trips to significant financial centers (London and New York or Hong Kong), internship or academic dissertation, and the chance of obtaining FinTech & Analytics, Energy & Commodities, and/or AMF certifications.

  • Big Data Analytics
  • International Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Portfolio Theory & Investment Analysis
  • Coaching CFA
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Energy & Commodity Markets & Products
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Commodity Markets & Energy Products
  • Fixed Income
  • Advanced Derivative Markets
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Introduction Seminar to Financial Careers
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Firm Valuation
  • Private Equity
  • Fixed Income
  • Advanced Derivative Markets
  • Volatility Trading
  • Digital Financial Platforms & Intermediation
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Python and Machine Learning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Markets
  • FinTech & Analytics


As part of their Master’s in Finance curriculum, students get the opportunity to go for 2 study trips to the major financial hubs of London and New York or Hong Kong.

In the third term, the internship could be taken anywhere in the world for a 4 to 6 months span with the intent to encourage the professional integration of students. The internship would stimulate them to pragmatically implement their newly absorbed knowledge and skills as interns in an organization. Some of their recent student internships were at J.P. Morgan, IBD, Standard Chartered, Barclays, S&P Global, Morgan Stanley, EY, HSBC, and CITI.

Digital Entrepreneurship

  • Digital Transformation with Axa
  • Energy & Finance with Deloitte et Société Générale
  • Excellence in Client Experience with LVMH
  • Luxury with Kering (Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron…)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Social Business/Enterprise and Poverty with Danone, Schneider Electric and Renault.

Dissertation

Since Master in Finance students have the flexibility to either carry out an internship or to write an academic dissertation, the academic dissertation is an alternative to the internship that students are required to undertake in their end-term. It constitutes an autonomous and individual study on a novel topic pertaining to any financial area covered by the program. The goal is to provide the first full and original research experience to the students.

  • BDE Master- The Student Council association
  • RACE- Racing Automobile Club Essec
  • ESSEC Rugby Team
  • ESSEC Sailing
  • ESSEC Riding Team
  • Extreme ESSEC
  • ESSEC Football
  • Humanitarian Associations
  • Creative Interest Associations
  • Citizenship Associations
  • Cultural Associations

Scholarships

  • ESSEC Academic Excellence Scholarships
  • Ardian Singapore Track Scholarship
  • Diversity of geography and profiles
  • LIFE Lebanon Scholarship
  • EIFFEL

Employment

Essec Business School’s Master in Finance graduates take up high-level positions in various roles in Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world. Graduates of the program excel also are known to seek a rewarding career in all finance fields. The school’s career statistics depict a 100% employment rate (100% of graduates found their job within 3 months of graduation).

93%

Graduates found a job within 1 month of graduation

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Finance
  2. Consulting
  3. Investment/ Hedge Funds/Asset Management

Banking 45%
Brokerage/ Trading 20%
Consulting 10%
Investment/ Hedge Funds 10%
Asset Management 10%
Others 10%

Companies recruiting from ESSEC Business School Master in Finance

Banking
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Barclays
  • Rothschild
  • Standard Chartered
  • BNP Paribas
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Natixis
Finance
  • Fitch Ratings
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Societé Générale
  • CITI
Consulting
  • Deloitte
  • EY

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  • KNOW YOUR PROFILE’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
  • PERSONALISED SCHOOL SUGGESTIONS (Dream, Competitive, Safe)
  • ACCESS TO SAMPLE ESSAYS AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

ESSEC Business School Alumni Info

Essec Business School alumni body comprises 55000 members across the globe, which is inclusive of 1800 Master in Finance alumni members.

Some of the renowned alumni positions include the following:

  • Head of Funds of Funds and Private Debt
  • Bond Fund Manager
  • Hedging Analyst
  • Commodities Structurer
  • Credit Derivatives Trader
  • Senior Manager
  • Associate Market Specialist
  • Risk Manager
  • Director Valuation and Business Modelling
  • Vice-President M&A
  • Risk Management Director
  • Executive Director
  • Senior Fund Manager LYXOR

Masters in Management : Class Profile

Average Age

24

Nationalities

98

Useful Information

The Master in Finance at Essec Business School gives students exceptional international exposure. The program seeks 75% international students enabling students to broaden their horizons. There are nearly 30 world-class finance faculties globally known for their research and excellence. The Master in Finance is an Official Master Degree, recognized and accredited by the French Government.

Eligibility

  • The length of the program is 1 year- for holders of a Master or 4-year Bachelor’s degree

  • The length of the program is 2 years for holders of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree or a License 3 in Economics / Banking / Finance/ Assurance / Engineering / Mathematics

TUITION FEE

€23,000

ACCREDITATION

EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA

ADMITS IN 2018

ADMITS IN 2019

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Master in Finance Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
Round 1                       October 24th, 2019
Round 2                        January 7th, 2020
Round 3                         March 3rd, 2020
Round 4                         April 28th, 2020

 

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Application Information

Admission to the Master in Finance program is quite competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application. Here is a list of documents required for the completion of the application procedure.

Application Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Authenticated copies of Degree(s) obtained
  • Transcripts/Grade Sheets
  • 2 x Recommendation Letters
  • 1 Aptitude Test -GMAT, GRE, CAT, Tage-Mage
  • 1 English Test- TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, TOEIC
  • 1 Photograph
  • Application Fee-

  • A non-refundable fee of:
    100 € Cergy campus
    SGD 160 Singapore campus

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