Master in Finance

Gain a competitive edge for your financial career

  • Format

    3 Terms + Capstone Project

  • Languages


  • Location


  • Fees


  • Intake


  • Credits

    120 ECTS



The Master in Finance is a 4-term program designed for students who wish to enhance their understanding of financial analysis and asset management in a professional setting. Besides state-of-the-art technical skills, students acquire soft skills by enrolling in management courses aimed at preparing them for senior executive positions in their chosen career path.

The program is taught fully in English, making its international application one of its major strengths. The curriculum puts the emphasis on ethics, social responsibility and sustainability, thereby acknowledging that ethical conduct is critical for successful investment managers and financial analysts. Theory is put into practice in Financial Markets Lab, where students can obtain professional certifications.

The Master in Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. 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.

> Financial Times Masters in Finance 2024 Ranking: IÉSEG is ranked 26th worldwide for its Master in Finance.
> QS Business Masters Rankings 2024: IÉSEG is ranked 4th worldwide in Class & Faculty diversity for its Master in Finance.

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Director’s foreword

Master in Finance


Academic Director, Professor of Finance

Through a mix of theory and practice, interaction with finance professionals and dedicated sessions in our Bloomberg and Refinitiv facilities, our Master in Finance has been designed as a smooth transition to the finance industry. The focus on ethics and professional conduct enables candidates to develop the skills and integrity that are critical for working in the sectors of investment management and financial analysis.

Specialized Masters – Presentation

Key Program Advantages

  • Privileged use of the Financial Markets Lab, where students get full access to Bloomberg and Refinitiv data services
  • A curriculum designed to help students obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation, the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world
  • Professional seminars bridging the gap between the theory and market practices
  • Accredited by the French Higher Education Ministry with a state-recognized ‘Grade de Master’

Examples of companies involved in this program


Master Degree

Upon successful completion of the program (120 ECTS), students get the State-recognized ‘Grade de Master’ for this Postgraduate program (“DESMI – Diplôme d’Études Spécialisées en Management International”), with the specialization “Finance”.

The degree is delivered by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and registered with the French RNCP (the National Registry of Professional Certification) under the number RNCP37390.

Career opportunities

Through an extensive coverage of financial accounting, asset valuation and portfolio management techniques, our Master in Finance prepares students for various jobs in the financial analysis and investment management industries. Graduates can expect to land positions such as:

  • Analyst
  • Business Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Officer
  • Regulatory Reporting Analyst
  • Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Senior Expert
  • Strategy Analyst
  • Treasury Specialist
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class profile

Our program attracts a wide range of people with diverse perspectives, reflecting cultures, opinions and talents from different regions of the world. This year, we welcome another diverse group of students:

Study in an International environment

Where our students come from?

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