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AN MSC AT THE HEART OF CORPORATE FINANCIAL DECISIONS
The MSc in Accounting & Finance is an advanced programme designed to provide you with the tools and expertise you need to embark on a career as an auditor, financial controller or other key professional in the financial or advisory services sector. You will learn to handle complex international accounting and reporting issues, design internal control mechanisms and steer managerial performance. Your newly acquired skills in corporate valuation and restructuring will enable you to make sound financial decisions for international organisations.
In partnership with:
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been a corporate programme sponsor and member of the International Advisory Board of the EDHEC Finance track since 2009. As one of the world’s leading audit and consulting companies, PwC aims to become the benchmark firm for EDHEC students.
Its programme involvement includes developing and presenting high-quality modules and seminars on campus. This gives PwC a unique opportunity to recruit EDHEC's top talent at an early stage.
PwC also plays an active role in the EDHEC Entrepreneurship Centre. The EDHEC incubator has been specifically designed to assist students and graduates who have opted to set up their own business venture.
PwC's commitment to EDHEC goes beyond education. Every year, for instance, the company sponsors events such as the renowned EDHEC Sailing Cup.
YOUR MSc IN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE IN A NUTSHELL
The Master’s in Accounting & Finance will prepare you for a career in the financial, accounting or advisory industries. You will gain the necessary skills to manage complex international accounting and reporting issues, design internal control mechanisms and steer managerial performance.
Accounting is fundamental and strategic for businesses. The professionals of the sector work with executives and managers, providing them with financial insight. They help to reduce costs and increase the overall efficiency and profitability of the business. Accounting departments also ensure that all transactions and cash flows comply with the law. It is a safeguard against legal risks.
Key skills developed
- master international accounting and reporting standards
- handle complex accounting, reporting and tax issues
- evaluate companies and master key financial management decisions
- frame ethical issues in finance and understand the need for strong professional standards
- know the managerial skills the market wants and learn to assess your own competency level
BUILDING YOUR CAREER PATH
September–May: on-campus academic courses** - June onwards: work experience
- 18-month full-time programme: One-year academic programme and a 4-6-month internship/work placement
- Taught entirely in English
- A mix of foundation courses, core courses & electives
- Career Booster
- Master’s project
- French classes
*based on applicant's background, some fully remote and self-paced courses may be required before the on-campus modules begin in September.
Age range: 22-30
“The EDHEC Masters in Finance programmes have an equal impact on skills and careers. They provide business-relevant education for students seeking top-level positions in leading global financial institutions. Thanks to their close ties with major financial industry players, the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Programme Corporate Partners, our programmes will help you become a leader in finance.”
THE CORE SKILLS YOU NEED IN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Our teaching methods aim to give you the core skills you need to succeed in a complex and competitive business environment. You will learn to deepen your analytical thinking, develop practical skills and design creative strategies for business success.
The programme includes core modules on many aspects of accounting and finance. Along with classes about audits, sustainable finance or international accounting, you will also have general classes about project management or leadership and managerial skills.
During the MSc in Accounting & Finance, you will develop the key soft skills required to work in the sector.
You will develop your oral and written communication, your critical thinking and problem solving skills.
When you graduate, you will have a complete professional profile to start your career.
Our methodology includes:
- Embraces the latest technology
- Responds to trends in the market
- Co-developed with leading business partner
- Business games
- Case studies
- Entrepreneurship projects
Personal performance coaching
- Interviewing strategies
- Teamwork development
- Intercultural communication skills
Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
The objective of this course is to provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practices of finance and to develop your understanding of the tools required to make good financial decisions.
This module aims to provide you with knowledge and understanding of key management issues in corporate finance and the market for financial assets.
The course is designed to provide you with an overview of the foundations of financial accounting, with a practical focus on financial statement analysis and the valuation of public organisations. These foundations are deemed necessary for students to successfully pursue their studies at master's level.
The primary objective of this course is to help you answer important strategic questions for companies or organisations, such as: What business will we be in? How do we compete for resources and create value? How do we organise for and assess performance?
In this course, you will focus on the complex and multidimensional nature of strategic decision-making.
Core modules are classes that must be taken by all students of the programme.
The course is designed to give you a deeper understanding of financial reporting and selected advanced accounting issues. You will gain a practical understanding of the mechanics of financial reporting, as prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards (IAS/IFRS), and a knowledge of a wide range of practical tools for analysing financial statements from a business valuation perspective. You will also learn to address certain advanced accounting issues that may influence the decision-making process (especially for investors and creditors).
On completing the course, you will be able to evaluate corporate financial performance using appropriate financial statement analysis tools and methods, including ratio analysis and understand the dynamics/trends that characterise certain industries. You will also understand and be able to incorporate the impact of complex accounting items, such as goodwill (or bad will), R&D, deferred tax and off-balance sheet items, into a review of corporate financial performance.
This course will help you become proficient in the key strategic, financial and legal issues of mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
On completing this course, you will have a good understanding of company valuation concepts, the drivers of M&A deal structuring, M&A transaction legal concepts, purchase price allocation and the consolidation of an M&A transaction. You will be able to perform a company valuation in an M&A environment, and drive and tailor an M&A process to a specific situation.
The main purpose of this course is to understand how complex accounting rules can influence, change and even manipulate the value created by/perceived of a company. On completing the course, you will be able to understand some of the best-known complex accounting items, analyse business situations from the angle of those accounting items, evaluate fraudulent/erroneous reporting and perform constructive and challenging analysis on complex financial statements.
Accounting is a cornerstone of a firm’s operations. In addition to being a legal and tax requirement, it is an important information tool, allowing outside investors and other relevant stakeholders, such as investment analysts, suppliers, clients, employees and board members to evaluate the financial position of a company in terms of its liquidity, solvency and profitability. Understanding the underlying principles of how financial statements are prepared under various accounting standards is, therefore, important if you are to critically analyse the economic performance of firms. The first objective of this course is to remind you of the basic accounting treatments of key business transactions and of financial statements in general. The second objective is to extend your view of financial accounting by considering the international dimensions of financial reporting and exploring different accounting standards, such as IFRS and US GAAP. You will engage in the examination of the similarities and differences between these GAAPs and discuss their consequences.
As future managers, students of this class will learn keys aspects of building strategic products within a company though project management, and will be able to be part of a project team or be a project leader. Scrum framework will be explained in detail as it has been the most used framework for the last 10 years.
On completing the course, you will understand the different agile approaches and select the most appropriate for a specific context and how project management can increase the value of a firm. You will be able to implement the project management planning and control tools and,
the Scrum principles and explain the roles, events and artefacts.
A series of corporate scandals has shaken the foundations of the audit profession in recent years (Arthur Andersen, Enron, WorldCom, etc.). The common elements behind such scandals were a lack of controls and weak control functions. The main objective of this module is to provide you with the general framework and procedure of auditing. You will learn the theoretical foundation on which auditing expertise and skills are based and apply it to case studies.
On completing the course, you will be able to describe and implement the various steps of audit planning, as well as the preparatory actions you need to take to achieve better knowledge of your professional involvement and client needs. You will be able to assess the sincerity and methods of internal controls, undertake audit testing to shape an autonomous professional opinion and implement an audit risk model in different cases.
This course addresses the ethical challenges of finance, including financial markets, financial services and financial management. The primary objective is to make you aware of the relevance of ethical norms for professionals in finance. Many of the ethical norms in finance are embodied in law and government regulation and are enforced by the courts and regulatory bodies. Ethics plays a vital role, however, by guiding the formation of law and regulation and, second, by guiding conduct in areas not governed or controlled by law and regulation.
A sustainable business can create social value while simultaneously generating profits for investors. Using academic evidence and real-life examples, students will learn how to apply, analyse and evaluate the use of sustainability practices by both companies and financial professionals.
On completing the course, you will be able to assess the role of executive pay, stewardship, shareholder activism and investment strategies in generating social value without sacrificing profits and to formulate how companies can embed sustainability in their business model.
This seminar aims to develop your cognitive and behavioural abilities to manage and lead effectively across cultures, particularly for students pursuing a career in finance. After attending this seminar, you will be able to understand the role of managers and their leadership challenges, you will gain practical experience of diversity by working effectively and productively in international teams, and you will learn to question stereotypes through heightened cultural awareness and the critical analysis of diverse leadership styles.
You will learn the basic concepts of academic research and be able to apply these concepts in the research and composition of your applied master’s project.
Hamid Boustanifar is a finance professor at EDHEC Business School.
Dennis Davy has taught soft skills, humanities and English in a variety of contexts since 1980, in Germany, Japan, Algeria, Qatar and Oman.
Inge De Clippeleer
Inge De Clippeleer
Leadership Development Chair Affiliate Researcher
Inge De Clippeleer is Head of Faculty of Management and Humanities, and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at EDHEC Business School.
Geert Demuijnck, PhD, is Professor of Business Ethics at EDHEC Business School. He joined the school in 2008. He teaches courses in business ethics, economic ethics and philosophy.
Financial Economics Track Director
Laurent Deville, PhD, is Associate Professor at EDHEC Business School (on leave from CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research) and Director of the Financial Economics Track.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Research Director
Gianfranco Gianfrate is Research Director of the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Daniel Haguet, PhD, is an Associate professor at Edhec Business School.
Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Mario Hernandez Tinoco, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Affiliate Member
Abraham Lioui is Professor of Finance at the EDHEC Business School, France.
Teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial statement analysis, and international finance topics to undergraduate and graduate students
Moise LOUISY-LOUIS, PhD, is an Assistant professor at EDHEC Business School (Nice campus), where he teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial st
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute
Lionel Martellini s a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and the former Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute.
Leadership Development Chair Research Associate
Gianpaolo Parise is a Professor at EDHEC Business School and a CEPR research affiliate.
Kim Peijnenburg received her Ph.D. in Finance from Tilburg University in 2011. Kim was a faculty member at HEC Paris from 2016 to 2018 and Bocconi University from 2011 to 2016.
Florian Pelgrin, PhD is a professor at the faculty of Data sciences, Economics, and Finance.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Scientific Director and Programme Director (Impact of Climate Change on Asset Pricing and Investment Management)
Riccardo Rebonato is Scientific Director of EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Mirco Rubin holds a Bachelor and two Master Degrees in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy and a Doctorate in Finance and Economics from the Swiss Finance Instit
Director of the PhD in Finance Program
Enrique Schroth has joined EDHEC Business School in July 2019 as Professor in Finance.
Gohar G. Stepanyan
Gohar G. Stepanyan
Academic Director of Online MSc in Corporate Finance
Gohar Stepanyan, PhD, joined EDHEC Business School in Fall 2016 with over ten years of professional work experience.
Pascale Taddei Valenza
Pascale Taddei Valenza
M'assurer de la qualité des recrutements des vacataires et des cours.
Professor Pascale Taddei Valenza is a full-time faculty member who joined EDHEC Business School in 2001. Her primary teaching areas are Management accounting and Management control.
Nikolaos Tessaromatis, PhD, is a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
As part of the personalisation period of your MSc programme, you will be able to choose one certificate to complete or broaden your expertise by taking part in a learning expedition and follow several elective courses.
All students must complete a Master’s project, which provides the opportunity to develop strong writing and analytical skills and to gain expertise on a given topic.
You can choose your electives from a list of courses.
- Enterprise resource planning with SAP
- Financial modelling
- Strategic management control
- Project management
The master’s project allows you to put your newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice. If you prove your ability to undertake high quality research, members of the EDHEC faculty or its research centres may offer you the opportunity to deliver your Master Project in the form of applied research, working under their supervision.
Academic research certificate
This certificate programme is open to students enrolled into the research thesis where they will be supervised in a challenging research undertake. The aim of this course is to support students in conducting rigorous and original empirical research in finance. You will gain the ability to identify research questions that are relevant for the business and public policy, demonstrate a deep understanding of the frontiers of knowledge in a very narrow area, design and implement a sound research project and write a research report and make a presentation of the results that follow the standards of research in the field.
Project Management certificate
You will gain practical and theoretical project management fundamentals. You will learn to master project management tools such as Project Charter, Project plan, Stakeholder analysis, Schedule… The certificate is based on “best practices” collected from worldwide professionals and documented by Project Management Institute (PMI®) through the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), a worldwide Project Management Standard. This certification is recognised by the French government.
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The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and enduring. The same goes for expanding your global contact network. During your internships abroad, you will develop valuable business relationships that will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.
PREPARE YOUR CAREER IN ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
Boost your employability
Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students map out and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals when it comes to professional development and matches them to job-market requirements. Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.
Through a four-step programme that includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and map out your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round, individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment
Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals.
EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
- 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
- 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international
- 100+ corporate partners
- 300+ regular recruiters
Our Career Centre provides the following services:
- Individual career counselling (on campus, by phone, via skype) with internal and external counsellors
- Help to define your career goals and search strategy
- CV and cover-letter editing in English and French
- Career training and workshops (CV, cover letters, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
- Graduate programmes
- On-campus events
- Off-campus events
- Website with a wealth of career resources
- Placement reports
- The Teaching Factory concept
Some of the career paths your can pursue after the Master of Science in Accounting & Finance:
- Financial controller: their job is to oversee the financial activities of their company. They keep track of the financial records and make sure that the company complies with the laws and regulations.
- Auditor: they inspect the financial records of a company to make sure everything is compliant with the law. The difference with a financial controller is that the auditor checks existing records, whereas the controller is responsible for overseeing their accuracy when they are created. There are internal auditors and external auditors who work for accounting firms or government bodies.
- Analyst - transaction advisory services: their role is to analyse data on companies with which their business considers concluding an important transaction. For example, their services may be required if the company has the project to buy another company.
- Analyst - valuation & business modelling: they help their company to determine the value of a company or an investment by using financial models. Their advice enables the company to make the best investment decisions.
- Financial planning & analysis: the professionals of financial planning help companies plan and manage their finances. They prepare budgets and financial plans and advise on how to reduce costs and increase revenues.
- Structured finance analyst: their role is to plan and analyse a company’s business activities. They develop financial models to predict future profitability or cash flow.
- Financial Accounting
- Transaction Services
AMADEUS, DELOITTE, GOLDMAN SACHS, KPMG, MAZARS, MORGAN STANLEY, PWC, SANOFI, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, TENCENT.
Location of jobs abroad
EDHEC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
All EDHEC students join our esteemed Alumni Association from day one and benefit from all of the advantages this brings. The Alumni Association comprises 55000 graduates in 140 countries. This friendly and supportive community of business leaders organises events and meetings throughout the year to facilitate contacts, exchanges and networking, while supporting the students in charting their career plans and helping graduates to promote their businesses and career. EDHEC Alumni is also a hub for disseminating best practices, shared values and the school’s vision of business for the good of society.
ADMISSION & FEES FOR THE MSC IN ACCOUTING & FINANCE
The MSc in Accounting & Finance is an advanced programme that will equip you with the tools and expertise you need to embark on a career as an auditor, financial controller or other key role in the finance or advisory services industry. Among other things, it will prepare you to deal with complex international accounting and reporting issues and give you the skills to undertake corporate valuation and restructuring and make sound corporate financial decisions for international organisations.
Studies level - required diploma
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of strong academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.
- 3-year bachelor degree minimum.
- English proficiency tests with minimum scores of:
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.
- GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT (for Indian students only) are optional for admission, but a strong test score would add weight to your application. Holding CFA Level II gives you an automatic GMAT or equivalent management aptitude test waiver.
- Letter of motivation
- Academic transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Online interview to complete
How to apply?
How I got into EDHEC | EDHEC Business School
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra, Indian. MiM Financial Economic student
For me, the most unique thing about the admission process was the fact that it wasn't a black box like most of the other admissions processes that I had been through before. Right from step one till the point that I was actually arriving in Nice. I had so much support not only from the EDHEC admissions team but also from the EDHEC Alumni and all the other students that EDHEC made sure I was connected to.
Speaker: Jean Thélémaque, American. MSc in International Accounting & Finance student.
I would say for any student that's looking to travel abroad, financing is extremely important. And for me personally, I actually hit a lot of roadblocks when seeking to obtain financial aid, and a process that was supposed to take two weeks ended up actually taking two months. When I actually got to EDHEC, the first thing I did was contact the admissions team, and they took out this very long rigorous process and turned it into two days. So it is really truly invaluable to have an admissions team that's really putting their best foot forward to help you with whatever you're looking to do.
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra
I was a lucky recipient of the Eiffel scholarship and I think part of the reason that I got it was because of the support that the EDHEC admissions team actually gave me throughout the application process.
I remember that the India admissions officer looked at my profile and said that I could potentially be eligible for this scholarship, and right from the beginning, he told me about the deadlines, he told me about the documents, to the point where I actually got the scholarship. And he took out the effort to call me up and say "hey you got the scholarship" and he seemed as excited as I was that I got the scholarship. It really showed me that EDHEC has a human touch and that it really cares about its students.
Speaker: Jean Thélémaque
For me, the process was very real and it was very genuine because I remember, when I actually first met with the admissions manager, every answer and every interaction was very genuine. It was very sincere and I can honestly tell that the admissions team had my best interests at heart. So for me, it was that human factor that was there, and the transparency that really made the experience that much better for me.
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra, Indian. MiM Financial Economic student
The first time I experienced EDHEC was when the EDHEC India admissions officer actually came onto my campus in Mumbai, and that was such a rare occurrence. I had actually never seen a French Business School or a French University come to my campus and that itself impressed me and it gave me that motivation to apply for the school.
[Music] Make an Impact. EDHEC logo.
Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. The Selection Committee takes place on a rolling basis from October to June 7. We would advise you to apply early to make your application stand out.
You will be informed by email of the progress of your application, including the final decision.
- If you are a new user, you must create an account/sign up.
- If you already have an account (EDHEC candidate student), please go directly to step 5 by clicking on the "apply online" button. It means you are already in the system, so do not need to "create an account".
- After creating your account, you will receive a validation email. Click on the link provided in this email to activate your account.
You will then receive a confirmation email containing your personal login and password.
Once you register or if you already have an active EDHEC account, access the online application form and enter your login details.
- To avoid losing your information during the application process, please do not refresh your current page or go back to the previous one without first saving your application.
- You can complete your application in several stages. As long as you save your entries, the information will not be lost.
- Before going to the "payment" tab, please check that you have not forgotten any element of your application file and that all the information you have entered is correct. Further modifications will not be possible after payment has been made.
- Application fees must be paid online.
- After validation, your application will reach the final stage and no reimbursement will be possible, even in the event of your withdrawal.
- If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please email: [email protected].
Important: Please use only ONE email address to submit your online application and to communicate with the Admissions Team.
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- APPLICATION FEE: €100
- FEES: €28,950*
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 7
► Please note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until June 7.
- Tuition fees; including academic exchanges and double degrees (certain double degrees may require additional fees)
- Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and for the duration of your professional life
- Access, as a matriculating student, to on-campus facilities (incubator, learning centre, sports facilities, etc.)
- Lifetime access to the EDHEC Alumni community
- Administrative fees
All of EDHEC's full-time MSc programmes are accredited by the CEFDG at master’s grade. Enrolled students are eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit (or APS for Autorisation Provisoire de Séjour) at the end of the programme.
*Tuition fees are provided for information only and are subject to change
Helping you settle in France
The International Students Office – a team you can trust
Moving to a foreign country can be daunting, so it’s reassuring to know that the International Students Office (ISO) is there to help. The ISO welcomes more than 3,000 international students annually, helping them to settle in France and lending them support in daily life. It organises orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome them to the EDHEC campuses in Lille and Nice. The team guides students through administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers any questions they may have about French systems (medical and home insurance, banking, resident permits, etc.).
Finding you a home from home
Once officially enrolled, we will help you to find suitable accommodation, either in an EDHEC residence or privately owned accommodation. The International Students Office is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing that fit your criteria. You can even ‘visit’ them virtually on our new Housing website. Our team will do everything they can to make arrangements with the owner and secure your booking. They can also arrange to pick you up from the airport on your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home. The International Students Office also organises orientation events and integration seminars to welcome international students to the EDHEC campuses.
Untangling the red tape
European Union students can live and study in France as long as they have a national ID card. No passport or visa are required.
Before arriving in France, students from outside the European Union must obtain a student visa from the French embassy in their country of origin or residence. Non-EU students must also have a valid passport from their country of origin.
One of the requirements for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. EDHEC's International Office is familiar with the visa formalities for most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. If you are concerned about your visa application, you can contact the International Office, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local embassy.
Parlez-vous français ?
EDHEC offers complementary French courses to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes span all levels of ability, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your assimilation into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and comprehension ‒ to express yourself in French.
- Class size: 10‒25 students per group
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester + 6 hours of group projects)
- MSc 2h a week (15 hours per semester)
Instructor qualifications: Courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
International Student Office | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “International Student Office”
I just got accepted at EDHEC business school. Now I need to organise my arrival and find
accommodation. Luckily the international students office helped me all along this process.
All good, I'm ready. It is now time to reach France. On arrival, three key moments are organised to help me settle in: the welcome session, the services fair and the integration day.
I get a lot of practical information on different topics such as health insurance, public transportation, life in the city, and so on.
I met representatives from different EDHEC departments and partners during the service fair.
I participate in group activities, meet new friends and discover the campus.
Throughout the year, I visit ISO whenever I need assistance in my daily life in France.
Time flies, my experience at EDHEC is coming to an end. The international student office has been of great support before and during my stay, and it will remain available even after my departure.
Thank you to the International Students Office - Camilla Garcia Biel
[Music] A big “Thank you” to the International Student Office.
Camilla Garcia Biel. MiM Business Management student. Class of 2022.
So my name is Camila Garcia Biel. I'm a 26 year old international student from Peru, I'm doing the MiM track which is a three-year-long programme. The first year, you start with basic courses, with administrative courses. Then there is a year for professional immersion, and then I specialised in strategic finance and commercial intelligence. The most important thing is that out of all the business schools in France, EDHEC was the only one to come to Lima and actually meet the prospective students. After that I was completely sold. As soon as I knew that I was gonna come here, I was enrolled et cetera.
The first contact you have is with the international student office and they absolutely help you with everything. Starting with the visa process, with the housing process... They also help with anything you really need.
So arriving in France, what surprised me, for very good like very positive, was the international environment that I experienced living in the residence and coming to school. I was immediately in contact with people from different countries that I had never seen. And what scared me a little bit, was that the French level that i had before coming and the French level needed to be here. The gap was obvious, but people, especially in Lille, were very nice when I was trying to communicate with them. Even if i was using some English words or even some Spanish words, they were really nice.
The reason why I chose France as my home, is that it's the perfect balance from a latino point of view of the latin culture and the European culture. In the daylight you can see the difference and in the nightlife you can see the similarities. Differences and similarities that, at the end, really helped me develop myself as a person. And I think that's something that every international goes through and learns from. My first memory at EDHEC, it's the full day as i call it. It's the first day that we gather in the main hall and then we have outdoors activities, and then we eat together, they introduce us to the programme, they introduce us to the school. Being able to experience the location and the classes and the buildings, which are amazing, it's like a reality shock but a very positive one.
So if i had the all the amazing team from the ISO or the international student office members in front of me, the first thing that i would say would be definitely "thank you"!
Thank you, and thank you... Thank you for your help, thank you for your patience, thank you for your time. They really make the difference in the transition. The job that they're doing in that assistance, it's beyond what I've heard from other friends from other schools, from even other countries. For example, during the pandemic, they were very active and they helped us. And they sent us links for call centres, in case you needed to talk to someone, like psychological call centres and nutritionists, like they really take care of us in a very global aspect. I would just say thank you many times. The international office helps us because for example, they organise different cultural nights. The school has a lot of associations and many of them work with international students, for example, there's one called "Open Up" and they organise trips for international students. There are many ways to feel not or not feel homesick, and at the end of the course, it's a very amazing place to make amazing friends and that also helps.
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When is the programme application deadline?
June 7 for a September intake
Do you accept scanned documents?
Yes, you can make scanned colour copies of the documents required
Should the application file and the two recommendation letters be typed or written by hand?
Letters of recommendation must be on official letterhead, signed and stamped (official stamp from the School/University or the Company).
Your referees can use our recommendation template or they can choose to write their own letter using the Company/School’s official letterhead.
Letters of recommendation that don’t follow the above requirements will not be accepted. If needed, EDHEC will contact your referees to verify the authenticity of the letters.
Will the International Admissions’ Team contact my referees to request letters of recommendation?
EDHEC will not contact your referees. You must ask your referees to send their letters to you directly and you will need to upload the letters directly on your application (documents tab).
Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?
Students that apply to our MIM or MSc programmes will not have a direct interview with the Programme Manager unless the Programme Director deems it necessary.
How is the online interview conducted?
Once your online application is complete, the International Admissions Team will send you a link to conduct your online video interview in English. It comprises six questions on your motivation, your interest in the programme and your previous experience (professional, group work, etc.). There are no right or wrong answers. You will have a practice session before you start the actual interview. Once you have completed the interview, it will be sent, along with your application file, to the Selection Committee.
Can I apply for more than one programme?
- Yes, you can apply for two programmes. A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.
- Motivation letter template
What are the minimum scores expected?
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92 (/120)
- TOEIC ≥ 850 (/990)
- IELTS ≥ 6.5 (/9.0)
- Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175
What is the EDHEC institutional code for TOEFL?
- The code is 0663.
Can I apply for a waiver?
English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum three years) are eligible for an English test waiver.
As a reminder, aptitude tests* are required for some programmes and optional for others. Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice.
Students must assign EDHEC as one of their score recipient institutions at the end of their test.
MSc & Global MBA Double-Degree: 3QQ-WQ-62
MIM Global Economic Transformation & Technology: 3QQ-WQ-06
Master in Management, Business Management: 3QQ-WQ-05
Master in Management, Finance: 3QQ-WQ-36
Master in Management, Data Science & AI for Business: 3QQ-WQ-34
MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60
MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77
MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
MSc in Management & Leadership: 3QQ-WQ-54
MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consultancy: 3QQ-WQ-84
LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26
MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
MSc in International Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
MSc in Financial Engineering: 3QQ-WQ-69
MSc in Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04
EDHEC Master in Management: 6563
EDHEC Master of Science: 6564
*(GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CFA level II (for finance programmes only)/CAT official test score report for Indian students only)
Is an aptitude test compulsory?
Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice. In general, aptitude tests are required for all finance programmes and for the Master's in Management Grande École programme.
Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application?
You will get an unofficial score report immediately after taking your exam. You can send it to the Recruitment Office as an additional supporting document when applying. This document will be accepted provisionally as part of your application. The official report will be required to confirm your place.
Is there any help for students with regard to campus housing?
Once officially enrolled, you will receive help to find suitable accommodation, either in EDHEC residences or in privately owned apartments. EDHEC's International Students Office (ISO) is familiar with the visa formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork for completion. Should you have any concerns about your visa application, you can contact the ISO, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassy. One requirement for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again, the ISO is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing, depending on your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually on our new housing website. The team will do everything it can to make arrangements with the property owner and secure your booking. It can also pick you up from the airport on the day of your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home.
When must my tuition fees be paid?
Once the Selection Committee has accepted your application, you will receive an acceptance email including your tuition fee payment schedule. In order to secure your place you have to pay the 1st instalment within 3 weeks.
How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?
Financial aid applies to the second and third instalments of the MSc programme fees and to the second, third and fourth instalments of fees for the MIM programme.
What is the EDHEC Career Centre?
- The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers are posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year.
Complementary French courses are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your integration into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening ‒ to express yourself in the French language.
- Class size: 10-25 students per group
- Contact hours:
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester +6 hours group projects)
- MSc 2 hours per week (15 hours per semester)
- Instructor qualifications: Courses are held by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
How to finance your Master’s?
As part of its strategic plan to "Impact Future Generations", EDHEC has committed to enabling talented students to pursue their studies through a diverse and transparent scholarship scheme. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships, and there are numerous bodies worldwide supporting the study of international students wishing to embark on a master’s programme. Below is a comprehensive overview of the scholarships, grants and loans available.
EDHEC Business School's comprehensive scholarship scheme aimed at MIM & MSC candidates
So my name is Michelle Sisto I am the associate Dean for graduate studies at EDHEC Business School. So within that perimeter, it englobes the PhD programme, our
programme Grande Ecole, Master in Management and all of our specialised MSc programmes.
“What types of scholarships and financial aid does EDHEC offer to international students?”
Regarding scholarships available for international students, and even for our French students, EDHEC has a strong belief in making education possible for students coming from diverse horizons, backgrounds, and have both the economic levels and what they studied previously, regional differences, and so we've put in place a multitude of opportunities for scholarships to encourage that diversity in our classrooms. We have some scholarships that are academic merit-based, aiming for excellence in the profile of students. We have some scholarships that are more oriented for particular regional areas, and we have some scholarships that are also oriented towards diversity. For example, women in finance and women in data science, where we see that we still don't have a sufficient number of women in those areas in the profession, and also in the programmes. And then we also have scholarships
that can be requested, when students are actually in the programme, should there be an instance where somebody's situation changes dramatically while they're already a student here. We have a special commission that looks at changes in the situation for exceptional scholarships.
“What is a merit-based scholarship and what are the selection criteria?”
So our merit-based scholarships are really based on the profile of our candidates. What we're looking at, when students apply to our programme Grande Ecole and to our MSc programmes, we're looking at their full profile. So their academic background, how they perform in their previous academic studies… We're looking at things like their score on GMAT or the TAGE MAGE or the CAT exam, some kind of aptitude test. We're also looking at the type of school that they went to previously, but that's not the major issue.
It's really where they were. Did they perform really well? And as EDHEC academic excellence is a key driving force for education, we want to offer scholarships to encourage those types of profiles to come to EDHEC. Because we know they have choices amongst diverse, very strong schools, and our aim is to bring the very brightest and the best to EDHEC.
“How does EDHEC approach need-based scholarships for international students?
For need-based scholarships, we have one system for our French students, and then for international students, we're looking at the profiles of our students. What we will look at
is, what is their overall situation, what is their profile and how can we make an offer to them that would render their participation and education in EDHEC more feasible for them.
“Describe EDHEC’s new approach to scholarships”
As I mentioned earlier EDHEC really believes in bringing diverse and excellent profiles to our school, and so our approach in terms of scholarships is evermore going in the direction of diversity and inclusion. So we're currently offering, as I mentioned, a scholarship for women in data science and in finance. We also have scholarships that are called the “make and impact” scholarship, and “make an impact” is our tagline at EDHEC. Our strategic plan is really EDHEC for future generations, and so we're looking for this “make an impact” scholarship, for students who have shown in the past that they're willing to engage in their local communities and environmental projects. With coming to EDHEC, the education that they're going to receive here, is going to propel them forward to the next step where they'll make an impact, a further impact, and so what we do for that scholarship is, we ask students to apply with an essay and tell us something about what they've done in the past and where they wish to go. And so for those students, we have a special scholarship. We're also looking to increase now, in line with our strategic plan, for greater diversity and inclusion on socioeconomic as well as cultural, regional, gender differences, and expand our portfolio of scholarships. So we're working on offering more scholarships for high potential women, specific scholarships for certain regions. In terms of regional scholarships we already have some for example: with the French embassy in India we have a special scholarship that pays up to 15 percent of students tuition fees, likewise in Russia with a scholarship that's a hundred percent for a student applying for an MSc with an excellent profile. We work with Campus France. We also have Eiffel scholarships. In Colombia for example, we work with local players like ColFuturo and there's lots of information on the website so anyone who's wishing to apply to EDHEC should definitely look at the “financing your studies” part and reach out to our admissions team to get more information as to what financing is available from their particular region. As we move forward, we will continue to expand this offer both in terms of the number of scholarships and in terms of the amount.
Currently EDHEC issues about 5 million euros in scholarships every year across our graduate studies. About a quarter of all of our students do receive some type of financial aid, and part of our plan moving forward is to expand that to an even higher percentage of students. And for some of our students, to go all the way up to 75% of tuition fees that would be covered for those who are the most in need, notably students coming from particular backgrounds or potentially zones of conflict, or refugees and, or recent immigrants from areas that have been touched negatively by world events.
“Why is diversity important to EDHEC? How does it relate to your mission to make an impact?”
Well thank you for that question, I think that you know we're in the age that we're living in right now, we've seen that diversity and inclusion is a global issue. We have some researchers within our school, who study the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on the performance of companies. But we believe that diversity and inclusion is essential, to bring a diversity of perspectives to solving some of the major societal stakes that we're facing right now, the challenges that we're facing. So what do we mean by that? Now when we talk about women in finance and women in data science, with the algorithms that are currently directing quite a bit of our lives right now. If the data that goes into those algorithms or the people who are writing those algorithms are not representative of the society at large, then we may end
up with situations where they're detrimental to certain aspects of certain groups in society.
Algorithms that scan CVs, algorithms that give us suggestions for what we should be reading or watching or eating even. So I think that diversity is necessary to have a more equitable society. Things like climate change, bringing together people who come from diverse backgrounds around the world, seeing how its impacts differ around the world and how we can globally work together to find solutions. Of course the strongest element recently is the global pandemic, and we can see that something like this can only be solved by global collaboration.
So bringing together people from all over the world and these diverse perspectives, what we hope to do is to encourage our students to grow into leaders with a global perspective, in order to collaboratively solve some of the big problems that we're facing now.
"Are your scholarships fee waivers only or do you also offer financial support for travel, housing, and other study expenses?”
Currently EDHEC’s scholarships focus on the tuition fees, although some of the people that we partner with do offer stipends for living, for example the Eiffel scholarship. To be eligible for the Eiffel scholarship, students need to apply and be admitted before early December but that is a scholarship that is within the French ministry and that covers about 1200 euros a month stipend for students in order to cover living expenses, rent…and there are some scholarships that also look at fees for the flights to and from France. So it varies but the bulk of our scholarships are really just focused on the tuition fees.
“Any scholarship application tips you’d like to offer?”
My first tip would be to make a request. Don't hesitate to make a request. As they often say: if you don't ask, you certainly don't receive. So not to be shy in reaching out and aiming for one of our scholarships. I think another tip would be, for the scholarships that require essays, to take the time to build an essay that really responds to the question that's asked for the particular scholarship, and make it quite personal. What we want to do, when we're evaluating these essays, is get to know the person behind that essay. What's their real desire to make an impact for example, if it's in line with the sustainable development goals, and convince us
that you're somebody who would bring your expertise, your enthusiasm, your drive, and your values to our community, here at EDHEC. And lastly, I would say, be absolutely authentic in what you say and what you write.
“Is there anything else you’d like to share?”
So I'd just like to add, that you know, beyond the direct scholarships that we've talked about here, at EDHEC there's an institution-wide number of initiatives in order to offer our education and render education more affordable to a wide group of candidates. For example, in our undergraduate programmes, there are students working on a programme that's called “Cordée de la réussite”, where they're going into local high schools, that tend to have and be in areas, that are considered considered disadvantaged or that don't have as high proportion
that go into higher education, to encourage those students to believe that they can access and succeed in higher education. And then we offer up to 75 percent of fees for students who come through that path. In addition, over the last year, I think one area that we're very happy with and grateful for, is during the pandemic we made a call out to all of our alumni and to some of our corporate partners to request additional funding for direct additional scholarships to students. Unfortunately, we had a number of students over time whose family situations changed. Either their family business had a problem or that sadly there was some severe illness or even death in the family. So we wanted to make sure that those difficult events didn't also have an impact on our students' ability to continue with their education. And our alumni really stood up to the call and we raised close to a half a million euros for direct additional aid to our students. So I think there's a very strong sense of community at EDHEC,
and we hope that the students for whom we can make this extra offer available, will continue to be part of that community as they move on to their careers afterwards, and be part of a virtuous cycle of ongoing financing of studies for everyone.
Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on a master’s programme, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible. All candidates who are accepted are automatically considered for an EDHEC scholarship. The decision of the Scholarship Committee will be conveyed by email in tandem with the admissions decision. No additional documentation is required, other than for scholarships marked with an asterisk (*).
The EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to a 50% reduction in their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, extensive experience and/or extracurricular activities.
- June 16th for MSc
- June 23rd for MiM
A select range of country and sector-specific scholarships are also available:
- EDHEC Women in Finance and Data Science Scholarship ‒ a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Women in Business Scholarship ‒ up to a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Cultural Diversity Scholarship ‒ up to a 40% reduction on tuition fees
- EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship ‒ EDHEC is proud to welcome master’s students who are refugees or from conflict-affected nations, in line with the School’s aim to promote peace, diversity and inclusion worldwide. One of the main ways we can help is to provide financial assistance through a reduction of up to 75% in tuition fees, giving candidates an opportunity to receive quality higher education at EDHEC.
- Who can apply? During our admissions process, we take into account the context in which applicants have achieved their academic qualifications. If your application is accepted, you will be notified simultaneously as to whether you have been granted an EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship.
- The EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship* is open to Master in Management and Master of Science applicants and covers 35% of tuition fees.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for the EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words along with their application, detailing their career plan. The essay should describe their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan, and detail their personal motivation for making an impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout their career.
- The EDHEC High Impact ‒ Future Chinese Alumni Scholarship* is a co-sponsored scholarship with the EDHEC China Alumni Club. It awards 10 Chinese students who plan to make an impact on the EDHEC China Alumni community a 50% reduction on their tuition fees.
- Who can apply: Chinese students who have been accepted into an EDHEC Master's programme with high scores from the Selection Committee.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for this scholarship should write an essay describing their prior experience, explaining how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan. Applicants to this scheme will be invited to participate in an online interview.
- Deadline: 15 May.
EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
- The EDHEC-French Embassy Co-Financed Scholarship in India is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School and the Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (two 50% scholarships for MiM Programmes) with excellent academic backgrounds and clear career objectives.
- Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high scores from our Selection Committee.
- How to apply and application deadline: Students must complete their application by 15 May and, if accepted, confirm their place by 31 May.
- More information: Please contact EDHEC Country Manager for India Nilesh Gaikwad at [email protected].
Through strong, established partnerships with local and international bodies, EDHEC has secured a number of grants and financial aid to help talented students embark on their dream academic programme.
- The QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship for participants in the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value: 50% reduction in tuition fees.
AUSTRIA - GERMAN - SWITZERLAND
- EDHEC, exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master’s Day participants
- Colfuturo (Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia)
- Fundación HonduFuturo
- Fundación Mexicana Para La Educación, La Tecnología y La Ciencia (FUNED)
- Bourse Banco de México – FIDERH (Fondo para el desarrollo de Recursos Humanos)
- Bourse 'AVENIR' Scholarships from the French Embassy in Spain
What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?
- The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support of more than €1,000 per month to high-calibre international candidates. EIFFEL also offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
- Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December. To apply for an EIFFEL Scholarship, you will first need to be accepted onto one of EDHEC’s master’s programmes and confirm your place no later than the end of November. You can do this by paying a deposit equivalent to the first semester’s tuition fees. Students can only apply for EIFFEL through one academic institution and that institution applies on the student’s behalf once they are enrolled. The results are usually published by Campus France by March/April the following year. Students who are not awarded an EIFFEL scholarship are generally offered a EDHEC Excellence Scholarship instead, but the two cannot be combined.
The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Who can apply:
Any students under the age of 25 with track record of academic excellence:
- A GMAT score of 650 or above (GRE accepted)*
- *Please note that this is not mandatory for programmes not requiring a GMAT test
- Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- Excellent academic records (GPA)
- Strong motivation and clear objectives
- Awards, previous scholarships, achievements, etc.
Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December
EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
The Eiffel Scholarship | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “Eiffel Scholarship”
Speaker: Sahil Dholakia – Eiffel Scholarship Awardee.
Melanie, can you tell me about the Eiffel scholarship?
Speaker: Melanie Colmart - International Recruitment Manager
Hi Sahil. Congratulations on this achievement. The Eiffel excellence scholarship is a programme established by the French ministry for Europe and foreign office. Its goal is to attract the top foreign students into French Business Schools for master programmes. It is highly selective and only the best students with excellent GPAs and profiles are eligible. The Eiffel scholarship awards you a monthly allowance, round-trip plane tickets between your home country and France, health insurance, and cultural activities. So Sahil, you were awarded this scholarship. Can you tell me more about the process?
Yes Melanie. The international admissions team selected my profile for the scholarship and
I had to provide them with some extra documents so they sent my whole profile and the documents to the scholarship team. Can you please give some tips for the Eiffel scholarship?
Yes I will. So first I would like to remind you that the Eiffel programme is a very exclusive scholarship for over a thousand applicants per year; only a few hundred are the lucky awardees. Secondly, you can only apply through an institution. So the first step for you, would be to apply and get admitted to EDHEC. Then before December 1st, our deadline, you need to send all your documents for this scholarship as one pdf. So for the documents, we will ask you for: your cv, your full academic transcripts, a GMAT or GRE and an english proficiency test and the most important part your motivation letter. This is a way to help you stand out for the selection committee and here are a few tips for you. First you need to be sure about your goal, you need to express why the programme, and the scholarship in particular, will help you achieve your dreams. Second, your personality. This is a way to show the committee who you are and why you should be chosen and if you have any extra link with France, this is a way also to give it. So Sahil you went through this process, do you have a few tips for future students?
Okay, so for the applicants I would like to say. Firstly, apply as soon as possible and most preferably before December. Because the earlier you apply, the higher the chances are for you to get selected for the scholarship. And secondly, I would like to say the Eiffel scholarship is the most renowned scholarship in Europe and especially in France. So it is also a big highlighted part of my CV. So yeah exactly, and for the applicants, I would like to say just apply as soon as possible and all the best to you guys.
- French Embassies around the world offer a number of scholarships to excellent students.
More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country
- Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services and international mobility. It manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.
For more information, please see the CampusBourses grant search engine.
Open Europe Scholarship Scheme programme from the European Union
L’Institut Français de Sofia in cooperation with the French Embassy
Student Aid British Columbia ‒ EDHEC School Code: QWDA
- Becas Chile ‒ Chilean governmental initiative (part of the Programa Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado); you must specify EDHEC when submitting your application
- Alexandre Yersin Excellence Scholarship (for Hong Kong and Macau students)
- The China Scholarship Council (CSC) (affiliated with the Ministry of Education)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
- Merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
- Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Archimedes Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Estonie
- CROUS ‒ Bourse sur critères sociaux
- Fongecif ‒ EDHEC has particularly close ties with Société Générale, BNP Paribas, LCL and HSBC
- Apply to: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD), Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
- BAföG (for MiM programmes)
- The French Embassy in Indonesia
- LPDP Scholarship (Public Service Education Fund Management Institution)
- French government scholarships and other programmes
- Programme de bourses de mobilité ‒ “Make our planet great again – master”
- National Scholarship Programme by Slovak Republik
- The French Embassy in Slovakia
- French government scholarships in Slovakia
- Javni sklad Republike Slovenije za razvoj kadrov in stipendije ‒ excellence scholarships
- Bourses d'excellence pour étudiants slovènes
- French government scholarships from the French Institute of Slovenia
- For students from Galicia: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza ‒ call +34 91 563 07 99
- WorldWideStudies by Victor Pinchuk Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Ukraine
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- Serge Bellanger Business Student Scholarship
- Scholarships from the CEA (Cultural Experience Abroad)
- Fulbright US student programme
- API Study Abroad Scholarships
- Rotary Foundation Scholarships
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs (to legal permanent residents of Hispanic origin)
- Hill & Ponton scholarships for US veterans
- Bourse d'Excellence from the French Embassy
- The France Excellence scholarship program of the French Embassy in Vietnam
*Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
[Valentin Lenz. MSc in International Accounting & Finance. Germany]
I think that EDHEC has a different approach from what I knew before.
Before I studied in the U.S. That was more a theoretical approach, here at EDHEC it's very practical. We do a lot of case studies in class, and also the professors, sometimes, come from the profession and are either former professionals or are still working in the world. So you get a different view on what is actually happening out there. They encourage you to really think critically. Here at EDHEC, it's very international. You have people from different backgrounds, different cultures.
So by working with them, you always get different perspectives. There's not one right way or wrong way to look at the world. There are always different views. So we kind of have to mitigate what perspective you're trying to take.
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FAQ of the MSc in Accounting & Finance
The MSc in Accounting & Finance is an advanced study programme that will give you the knowledge, skills and tools you need to embark on a career in finance or advisory services, perhaps as an auditor, accountant or financial controller. You will learn to handle complex international accounting and reporting issues, design internal control mechanisms, and steer managerial performance. You will also learn about corporate valuation and restructuring, enabling you to make sound corporate financial decisions for international organisations.
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a primary degree in a numerate discipline, a history of academic achievement, and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success. You will require a minimum three-year bachelor’s degree in a numerate discipline (maths, sciences, engineering, accounting, business or finance, for example) and have a strong analytical appetite. You’ll also need to be comfortable with the basics of Excel and be proficient in English.
The programme lasts 18 months in total – one year of academic courses, followed by a 4-6-month professional internship or work experience.
You will take three foundational courses in financial analysis and valuation, corporate finance and asset markets, and strategic management. Your core modules will include international accounting, leadership and managerial skills, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), advanced financial accounting, business cases with PwC, audit and internal control, regulation and ethics in finance, research methodology, and sustainable finance. You will be able to choose elective courses from the following: enterprise resource planning with SAP, financial modelling, and strategic management control.
The Master of Science in Accounting & Finance includes several opportunities for you to apply what you learn in class. First, you will complete a master project that will allow you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
You will also have the opportunity to gain certifications through practice-based programmes.
Then, at the end of the programme, you can start an internship (between 4 and 6 months) that will teach you your future job. You will also have the opportunity to start working.
Accounting and finance are an integral part of corporate strategy. Every company needs accountants and financial experts to protect itself from legal problems and to optimise its activities. Large companies usually have their own finance department, while SMEs often outsource this activity and work with accountancy firms.
Some of the main recruiters in this sector are Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG (the last four are even known as the Big 4 accountancy firms), Goldman Sachs, Tencent, etc.
Note that PwC has been a sponsor of the EDHEC Finance track since 2009.
During the Master of Science in Accounting & Finance you will learn how to conduct audits.
Auditing is a fundamental part of accounting. Companies and other organisations regularly produce documents such as income statements, balance, sheets, etc. These documents play an important role in business, because investors, government or regulatory bodies and other stakeholders use them for many reasons, such as making an investment decision or determining the taxes the company will pay. If the company makes mistakes in these documents (or even deliberately lies), stakeholders will make decisions based on incorrect information, which can have negative consequences.
Audits are carried out to ensure the truthfulness of the documents and to ensure trust between different parties. Auditors review the financial documents and identify the errors that need to be corrected.
Financial accounting is a specific branch of accounting. It consists in recording, analysing and reporting the transactions and business operations of a company. This information is used in particular to produce financial documents.
There is a strict set of rules and procedures that must be followed to ensure the completeness and accuracy of financial records.