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MSc in International Finance


10 months


Paris, France

HEC MIF Overview

The HEC Paris MSc in International Finance (MIF) program caters for excellent self motivated minds that look to succeed in a career in finance and consulting. The program focuses strongly on analytical sphere yet accessible for business, finance or economics, physics or engineering backgrounds. Students a e presented with the opportunity to study with faculty members who lead well in their respective fields. Capstone projects involve students in finding solutions to real world problems, providing experiences that can apply directly to jobs after graduation.



HEC MIF Highlights


HEC alumni network


Exchange Partners






Financial Times’18 1
The Economist 2
QS World Rankings ’18 3

Program and Curriculum

HEC MIF program prefers to complement theoretical teaching by using top researchers and practitioners lectures to give our graduates that “extra edge” over graduates from other institutions. MSc in international finance program is taught by world class researchers as well as influential practitioners. It offers a wide variety of electives and two tracks, the program is well tailored to the ambitious needs of the students. Numerous fairs, events, workshops, conferences with the leaders and one on one session are undertaken to help build a fast track career prospects for the business leaders of tomorrow.

  • Business taxation
  • Credit crisis: Historical and technical analysis
  • Credit risk & turnaround of distressed companies
  • Économie et Gestion Bancaires (taught in french)
  • Energy and finance
  • Energy markets
  • Financements structurés (taught in french)
  • Financial modeling
  • Infrastructure and real assets
  • Legal and contractual aspects of corporate finance
  • Real estate foundations
  • Topics in valuation
  • Numerical analysis
  • Quantitative asset management
  • Financial dimension of strategic decisions
  • Financing decisions of the firms
  • Soft skills seminar
  • Ethics seminar
  • Probability and statistics refresher
  • Corporate Finance theory 
  • Corporate valuation 
  • Securities markets
  • Financial statement analysis 
  • Introduction to finance 
  • Corporate finance 
  • Financial accounting and reporting 
  • International macroeconomics 
  • Empirical methods in finance
  • Asset management 

You can network with creative leaders and thinkers and boost your career with various information sessions, workshops, webinars, and masterclasses.

To give you an idea, here are some of the events HEC organises with its corporate partners for its students:

  • Guest appearances by CEOs and the top managers in your organization
  • Speakers at our conferences
  • Company presentations
  • Career workshops with HR and operational teams
  • Teaching sessions
  • Case studies
  • Privileged access to HEC Alumni for your recruitment
  • Mension in HEC Paris and HEC Alumni publications
  • Business projects with our students as part of their studies
  • Participation in our recruitment fairs at preferential rates
  • Actions to promote equal opportunities
  • Creation of excellence scholarships, etc.

Joining a student based society or club gives a student a life out of classroom where he/she can enhance their social experience. HEC offers great ranges of cultural societies that offer diverse insights into cultural crests. It also offers abundance of sports clubs to suit all kinds of students.

Some of the clubs and societies are as follows:

  • HEC Consulting Club
  • HEC Private Equity
  • Esp’r
  • Start’HEC
  • Le bureau des juristes
  • HEC for Equality
  • HEC Bourse: the HEC Finance Society
  • CBS
  • HEC Positive Restructuring
  • Arabic Society
  • Christian Union
  • HEC International Society
  • Israel Society
  • HEC Asia
  • HEC German Society
  • HEC Italia
  • HEC Russia
  • HEC Spain
  • HEC German Society
  • Backstage 
  • Arts Society
  • Dance Association
  • Drama Club
  • Music’Addict
  • Rock Music Association
  • Chess Club
  • Gastronomic Society (Assauce)
  • Grand Cru
  • HEC Debating Club
  • HEStreet
  • HEC Terroirs
  • Luxury
  • Club Basket (Basketball)
  • Club Equitation (Equestrian)
  • Club Escrime (Fencing)
  • Club Foot (Football)
  • Club Golf
  • Club Hand (Handball)
  • Club Judo
  • Club Voile HEC (Sailing)
  • Fight Club
  • Foot HEC Filles
  • HEC Rocks (Hiking)
  • Rugby Club HEC


The employment rate is high for HEC MIF Program graduates with many having six-figure salaries. Over 300 Companies recruit HEC graduates. 99% get employed within 3 months and 67% get employed outside their home country.

€ 63,000





Financial Services 78%
Consulting 18%
Others 4%


Top companies recruiting from HEC

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Financial services
  2. Consulting
  3. Asset Management
Consulting Sector
  • Accenture
  • EY
  • Roland Berger
  • PwC
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • McKinsey and Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Google
  • A.T Kearney
Banking & Financial Services
  • Bank of America Merril Lynch
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deustche Bank
  • HSBC
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • UBS
Other Sectors
  • Arthur D. Little
  • Bain & Company
  • Barclays Capital
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Pariba
  • Rothschild
  • Société Générale

Want to know your chances at HEC?

HEC MIF Alumni Info

HEC Alumni was declared a public interest association on January, 11th 1900. It focuses on three significant missions; coordination of professional networks of over 60,000 alumni from all HEC Paris degree programs, supporting HEC Graduates in their career, organizing events on relevant economic , business or social issues enriching graduates knowledge on personal and professional perspective. HEC Alumni is able to develop its initiatives and services for alumni thanks to the payment of membership fees and the voluntary commitment of over 1,000 alumni. HEC’s expansive alumni network gathers more than 57,000 graduates in over 130 countries.


Some Famous Alumni

  • Francisco Madero, President of Mexico
  • François Hollande (class of 1975), President of France

  • Jean-Paul Agon (class of 1978), CEO of L’Oréal

  • Jean-Dominique Sénard (class of 1976), CEO of Michelin

  • Jean-Louis Scaringella (class of 1970), Dean of ESCP Europe

  • Bertrand Moingeon (class of 1991), professor at HEC Paris and Harvard Business School

  • Bernard Fresson (class of 1953), actor

  • Jacques Georges (class of 1938), president of UEFA

  • Hubert Gardas (class of 1990), olympic fence champion

  • Pascal Lamy (class of 1969), Director General of the World Trade Organization


Class Profile

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Useful Information

HEC Paris master in international finance is designed for highly motivated, top achieving candidates looking to succeed in a career in fiancé. With two different tracks and its tailored approach, the program has supplied all major investment banks and corporate firms with their largest contingents of European graduates over the years.


  • Excellent written and spoken English (TOEFL – 90 iBT /IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
  • strong quantitative background.
  • Transcripts
  • GRE/GMAT Scores
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree from an international institution – 2:1 honors or above


€ 33,625





HEC MSc International Finance Deadlines

 Rounds                                              Deadline Dates
   Round 1                                     October 22 2019
   Round 2                                     January 7 2020
   Round 3                                     March 3 2020
   Round 4                                    April 28 2020
   Round 5                                      June 2, 2020

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Application Information

The selection is a 2 phase process:

  • A first selection is made based on the evaluation of your application and supporting documents.
  • The pre-selected candidates will then be invited for a face-to-face or Skype interview.

Application Document

  • Your CV
  • Degree certificate(s) or current enrollment certificate
  • GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE official test score report
  • Passport-style photo
  • Non-refundable application fee of €110
  • Letters of Recommendations
  • All official academic transcripts obtained in a higher education institution (exchange programs included) with official GPA

Application Essays


Essay 1: Why are you applying to HEC Paris and this program? Please include your career goals in this essay (450 words max) 

Essay 2: What is Leadership to you and how do you recognize a great leader? Please include personal example(s). (600 words max)

Essay 3: In recent weeks, what business issue or news topic have you found inspiring? (300 words max)