MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

The MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is a double degree programme conducted in cooperation with Mines Paris - PSL. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to ensure that the financial industry can provide long-term support to meet environmental needs.

TOP10
Masters in Finance Worldwide

Financial Times Ranking 2023

7th
European Business School

Financial Times 2023

1st
Career Services & Alumni Network in France

Master in Management ranking - Financial Times 2023

Language
English
Campus
Nice and Sophia-Antipolis
Duration
September–May: on-campus academic courses* /June onwards: work experience
Accreditations
AACSB, CEFDG, EQUIS
Credit value
120 ects
Start date
Early September 2024
Application deadline
June 7, 2024

An MSc in sustainable finance for a new generation of financial experts

 

The MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is a double degree programme that combines financial expertise with a sound understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The energy transition will require the development of a wide range of new financial instruments and innovations, with profound implications for markets, companies, intermediaries and investors. Our programme, in cooperation with Mines Paris - PSL and taught entirely in English, will prepare the next generation of financial professionals for this massive shift, giving them the right skill set to ensure that the financial industry can provide long-term support to meet environmental needs. You will be awarded an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC and a specialised diploma in Finance and Climate Change from Mines Paris - PSL.

 

 

In partnership with:

 

ACADEMIC PARTNER

 

The MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is the first academic partner of the GARP Sustainable and Climate Risk Professional Certification.
Developed with the guidance of senior risk practitioners, climate experts and sustainability professionals, the SCR certificate offers a comprehensive curriculum covering the science of climate change, climate policy and regulation, sustainability, and net zero, climate driven financial risks, reporting frameworks, and scenario analysis. Students who earn the SCR GARP certificate validate that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary to support corporate sustainability initiatives and anticipate climate threats within their organisations. 

The MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Finance opens up many career opportunities in all sectors. Environmental and social issues are global and all businesses and organisations have a role to play in building a better future.

 

PROGRAMME SPONSORS

 

EDHEC's programme sponsors are involved in the class on several levels. Students get the opportunity to work on concrete business case studies linked to sponsors’ potential opportunities or challenges, are in direct contact with business representatives and may get priority access to job offers.

An MSc in sustainable finance for a new generation of financial experts

 

The MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is a double degree programme that combines financial expertise with a sound understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. The energy transition will require the development of a wide range of new financial instruments and innovations, with profound implications for markets, companies, intermediaries and investors. Our programme, in cooperation with Mines Paris - PSL and taught entirely in English, will prepare the next generation of financial professionals for this massive shift, giving them the right skill set to ensure that the financial industry can provide long-term support to meet environmental needs. You will be awarded an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC and a specialised diploma in Finance and Climate Change from Mines Paris - PSL.

 

 

In partnership with:

 

ACADEMIC PARTNER

 

The MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is the first academic partner of the GARP Sustainable and Climate Risk Professional Certification.
Developed with the guidance of senior risk practitioners, climate experts and sustainability professionals, the SCR certificate offers a comprehensive curriculum covering the science of climate change, climate policy and regulation, sustainability, and net zero, climate driven financial risks, reporting frameworks, and scenario analysis. Students who earn the SCR GARP certificate validate that they possess the knowledge and skills necessary to support corporate sustainability initiatives and anticipate climate threats within their organisations. 

The MSc Climate Change & Sustainable Finance opens up many career opportunities in all sectors. Environmental and social issues are global and all businesses and organisations have a role to play in building a better future.

 

PROGRAMME SPONSORS

 

EDHEC's programme sponsors are involved in the class on several levels. Students get the opportunity to work on concrete business case studies linked to sponsors’ potential opportunities or challenges, are in direct contact with business representatives and may get priority access to job offers.

OVERVIEW

Your MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance in a nutshell

Climate change, environmental responsibility and social awareness are becoming increasingly important issues in the business world. Companies are now more and more committed to integrating ESG into their operations. Sustainability is no longer an optional add-on, but a fundamental aspect of successful business strategies.

By choosing our MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance, you will become part of an elite group of financial professionals equipped with the skills and passion to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the financial decision-making process.

During your Master of Science, you will explore the latest solutions and practices in sustainable finance to become a leader of change in your sector.

EDHEC MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

[Gilles Guerassimoff - Director of the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance / MINES Paris- PSL] 

MINES Paris and EDHEC have created a new programme, a new master's programme which is called  Climate Change and Sustainable Finance. In this collaboration between EDHEC and MINES Paris, we have two top-ranking schools. One specialised in finance, the top-ranked finance school, and one top-ranked engineering school. So it was natural to make this kind of association.

It is important to establish a good curriculum to provide some basis about engineering in accordance with energy systems, for example. Because energy is the aim of climate change for three-quarters of emissions. And so, they have to master the basis of physics. It is one part of the curriculum. And after that, they must have a lot of knowledge of all the energy chain and all the actual technology and all the future technology. And it is on this basis
that we establish the curriculum, beginning with the basics of physics in an energy chain, and thereafter we want them to have a very long-term perspective. And so we had some modules
dedicated to prospective studies. We have some specific courses
on energy chain for production and, of course, to master
what is the life of a system, what we call the life
cycle assessment of the system, to be sure that when we are designing a new system it’s designed in a good way, with the lowest impact on the environment.

[David Olivier Zerbib, Director of the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance / EDHEC Business School]

Sustainable finance is a broad concept that embeds environmental finance, and it touches on the notions of how we, as investors can have a positive impact on society through our investments. The demand comes from all stakeholders, from international finance institutions, institutional investors, banks, asset managers to NGOs, consulting firms, corporations. The range of jobs offered is quite broad.

It can be a sustainable investor in a bank or in a management company. Sustainable economists at the IMF, the World Bank, or a central bank or a sustainable analyst  in a consulting company or an NGO. 

The students work on a wide variety of projects for example, sustainable agriculture, carbon capture and storage, circular economy, how finance can have an impact on biodiversity, or how you can embed climate measures, climate metrics
into traditional risk metrics. The students work on that project
with an institution and they are evaluated on the solution
they can offer to the institution. And the solution is often
theoretical and empirical.

So you have to design a solution and apply this solution. Of course, I wish my students happiness and fulfilment in their professional careers. 

I hope that the skills that they will have acquired in the MSc will help them be key players in the transition, and participate in the transformation of business models to be consistent with the objective of sobriety that we have to achieve.

  • to help companies reinvent their businesses in a sustainable way
  • to assess the consequences of financial decisions in light of climate change
  • to address the challenges of the financial industry's adaptation to climate change.

1

JULY-AUG

FOUNDATION COURSES*

2

SEPT-MAY

PRE-STUDY & CORE COURSES

3

JUNE-ONWARDS

INTERNSHIP OR EMPLOYMENT

*based on applicant's background, some fully remote and self-paced courses may be required before the on-campus modules begin in September.

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.

24
Average age

Age range: 22-30

4
Continents represented

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.

Laurent DEVILLE, Academic Director, Finance track

Laurent DEVILLE

Academic Director, Finance track

COURSES

The core skills you need in sustainable 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. To be successful in sustainable finance, you need to acquire skills in many areas.

In finance, you will learn advanced concepts such as prospective modelling tools, asset markets, portfolio management,... They will be learned alongside specialised modules such as climate change economics, designing feasible low-carbon transitions, or financing cleantech startups. The combination of financial and sustainable development will make your professional profile attractive to companies seeking to reduce their environmental impact.

  • Core curriculum

    • Embraces the latest technology
    • Responds to trends in the market
    • Co-developed with leading business partners

 

  • Blended learning

    • Tutorials
    • Lectures
    • Workshops
    • Seminars
  • Applied learning

    • Business games
    • Case studies
    • Entrepreneurship projects

 

  • Personal performance coaching

    • Interviewing strategies
    • Teamwork development
    • Intercultural communication skills

This course introduces the foundations of modern portfolio construction, asset pricing models, and risk-adjusted performance measures. Students will learn how to build portfolios, compute various measures of risk and performance, and analyze the risk-return profile of various investment strategies.

This course will provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of finance. You will develop an understanding of the tools necessary 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.

On completing the course, you will be able to apply major valuation techniques and know-how to maximise the value of a portfolio.

These instruments play a key role in transferring risks in the economy and are commonly used in investment and corporate financial management. This course offers a first exploration of the world of derivatives securities such as forwards, futures, swaps and options. It will provide you the grounds for a good understanding of how these instruments trade, how they can be valued and how they should be used.

This course introduces the foundations of modern portfolio construction, asset pricing models, and risk-adjusted performance measures. Students will learn how to build portfolios, compute various measures of risk and performance, and analyze the risk-return profile of various investment strategies.

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.

 

On completing the course, you will have the skills to evaluate a company’s financial performance using appropriate analytical methods and ratios, to perform a basic valuation of public companies and to link a company’s financial performance with its market valuation.

Pre-study courses will be offered to students with business or engineering backgrounds to ensure that all participants have mastered the basics required to follow the core courses:

  • ERI ‒ MOOC 1: Introduction to Portfolio Construction and Analysis with Python ‒ for those with an engineering background
  • Remedials in physics – for those with a business background

Core modules are classes that must be taken by all students of the programme.

This online course by Vijay Vaidyanathan, PhD, and Lionel Martellini, PhD, is available on Coursera. The practice of investment management has been transformed in recent years by computational methods. This course provides an introduction to the underlying science, aiming to give you a thorough understanding of that scientific basis.

 

The course helps you to build on that foundation in a practical manner, with an emphasis on the hands-on implementation of those ideas in the Python programming language.

This course will introduce you to the fundamental laws of physics and the phenomena that govern climate change. You will learn about the systems that produce or consume energy, as well as the laws and equations that show where the difficulties lie in achieving optimum energy use. You will also learn about the various aspects of physics through practical application.

The course explains how basic economic ideas can help answer fundamental questions about the abatement of climate change, such as how to choose between different initiatives and how quickly and extensively we should act. You will be introduced to the social discount rate as a key conceptual tool that will provide a unifying thread between concepts. You will learn how to assess the relative desirability of various abatement options and how to weigh the pros and cons of fast, moderate and slow abatement practices. You will discover the main analytical tools to use (the Ramsey equation, integrated assessment models) and develop a critical understanding of their strengths and limitations. You will be exposed to cutting-edge research in the area and take part in real-life exercises.

This seminar aims to develop your cognitive and behavioural abilities to manage and lead effectively across cultures, particularly for students pursuing careers in finance. After attending this seminar, you will be able to understand the role of managers and their leadership challenges, gain practical experience of diversity by working effectively and productively in international teams, and learn to question stereotypes through heightened cultural awareness and the critical analysis of diverse leadership styles.

This course is a hands-on introduction to quantitative modeling, Machine Learning, and its implementation in the python language, with a focus on finance applications. You will cover basic theory with a focus on developing numerous practical applications via case studies. It will provide you with a solid foundation in the principles of machine learning and will provide the necessary tool to implement simple models with real data.

The energy transition will not occur spontaneously and will require active intervention (from stakeholders: governments, companies, etc.). Achieving decarbonisation targets on time will require a shift from open-loop (past) revolutions to a closed-loop energy transition.

 

This course will help you understand the stakes involved in the design of an actual low-carbon transition and the concepts underlying the term of transition in the context of climate change. You will analyse past energy transitions/revolutions and, in doing so, learn about the mechanisms underlying the energy transition in sample countries. You will learn how to draw up energy transition policies that are compatible with climate issues.

The course aims to provide you with an overview of climate change from the perspective of regulation, including climate science, the international political architecture and associated policies. It will help you to understand what affects the world around you and what leads to its evolution in terms of the fight against global warming.

 

You will gain a solid grounding in what is at stake, as well as the instruments and tools needed to make decisions consistent with a net-zero world. On completing the course, you will be able to evaluate a variety of systemic decisions in the context of achieving long-term objectives and draw on the appropriate elements of the course to develop a relevant analysis of international climate issues.

The course provides a broad range of perspectives on the global energy situation. You will learn the basic facets of climate science and climate dynamics, from the physical equations that govern global energy exchange to models and measurements. To find solutions to global warming, you will need to be aware of its causes. You will need to know about energy fluxes, reserves, resources, potential and transformation. You will learn about state-of-the-art production and usage across sectors, the concept of energy chains (coal, oil, natural gas, electricity, and others) and about interactions and substitutions to reduce climate impacts.

The notion of “sustainability” has arisen in recent decades to describe the development that aims to “meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Most experts agree that fulfilling this definition requires us to respect three pillars of sustainability, namely, the environmental, the economic and the social.

 

You will gain global insights into the methods and tools available to measure the environmental and social sustainability of energy systems, based on the multi-criteria framework of life-cycle thinking. On completing the course, you will understand the life-cycle sustainability assessment framework, as well as social interaction and externality principles. You will have the skills to apply a life-cycle assessment to energy generation and to analyse the environmental impacts of energy systems.

While technology abounds, it is important to have some tools to assess the CO2 emissions of the energy production and use of real, local-scale projects. On this course, you will learn how to use Retscreen® expert software to analyse the energy efficiency and feasibility of renewable energy projects at local scale, including the economic aspects. Projects will be proposed in several areas, from renewable production to energy-efficiency valuation in the industrial or tertiary sector, agriculture or transportation.

 

On completing the course, you will have a good understanding of the feasibility and performance concepts of local energy systems and be able to use appropriate technologies and methodologies to assess environmental impact.

The aim of this course is to analyse and illustrate what market participants can do to grasp the environmental challenges by redirecting financial flows toward projects with low environmental impacts to support and strengthen the environmental transition, as well as controlling and mitigating the environment-related financial risks.

This transformation of financial markets requires an understanding of the assets available for financing sustainable development, the metrics currently used to estimate the environmental impact of investments, the practices adopted by the most sophisticated sustainable investors, and the supporting capacity of public institutions, such as central banks.

This course, therefore, takes an original approach, consisting of addressing the issue of environmental finance from the viewpoint of financial markets, which are a powerful lever for transforming society. It is intended to provide students with the tools required to be able to understand and support the greening of the financial system by presenting them with a combination of academic research, practical applications, and the latest regulations.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to use the climate metrics in portfolio management and construct climate-resilient or climate-impact asset allocations.

The finance industry needs to be at the heart of the transition to a low-carbon economy. To make sure this happens, regulators have embarked on a wide range of projects to frame and accelerate the initiatives already taken by the financial industry. This course aims to provide you with a thorough overview of these initiatives and discusses their potential impacts.

 

On completing the course, you will be able to understand the regulations affecting the energy transition in the financial industry, and to analyse and evaluate the impacts of these regulations on the business model and the management of financial-industry participants.

limate change is no longer hypothetical. Scientific evidence is clear about the fact that temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate and that this has largely been due to human activity since the mid-20th century. To limit the increase in global average temperatures to at most 2°C above pre-industrial levels, all industries will have to make investment decisions that will alter the current path. Delaying emissions reductions will lead to long-lasting implications. This course will lay the foundations for developing solutions in the financial industry. You will learn how to design solutions to finance the climate transition and how to conduct climate stress-testing for financial assets.

 

On completing the course, you will be able to analyse specific climate-related financial problems and design well-articulated, well-documented and persuasive solutions.

Spurred on by the issues of climate and economic globalisation, prospective modelling ‒ a tradition neglected over the years, linking digital projection, mathematical economics, public economy and strategic thinking ‒ is being used once again in the context of international negotiations on climate issues.

 

This course introduces you to prospective modelling tools created in the 1960s from the dialogue between mathematicians and economists, based on the concept of optimality. Through concrete examples, you will learn why these tools, which bring skills in applied mathematics and the economic sciences to bear, have become an essential aid in assessing policies to tackle climate change. The course also looks at mathematical problems from another angle, by illustrating the role of mathematical modelling and optimisation in theoretical issues; in preparing for debates on climate change by giving perspective to available modelling tools; and in tackling the problems with modelling in a complex dynamic context ‒ that of climate change, where the human factor is central.

The objective of the course is to provide you with a solid knowledge of the principles and practice of long-term modelling applied to energy system, and to develop your understanding of the tools necessary to make consistent decisions with the energy-climate issues. It aims to provide an overview of decision support tools in the energy/climate field and to showing students what tools are available, who can access them, how do they work and how to interpret the results obtained or presented. During this course simplified technology explicit models will be built from scratch to have a practical experience of energy system modeling. This hands-on experience will allow you to consider the many analyses that come from these tools in a more informed manner.

Global investment in energy transition technologies, including energy efficiency, reached a record high of USD 1.3 trillion in 2022. However, annual investments need to at least quadruple to remain on track to achieve the 1.5°C Scenario. Investment rose in almost every industry, including renewable energy, energy storage, electrified transport, electrified heat, nuclear, hydrogen and sustainable materials. In this practice – oriented course you will learn how banks and investors position themselves on this booming sustainable Energy market, in line with the new regulatory framework put in place in and outside the European Union. While getting an overview of the main technologies - solar PV, on-shore or offshore - based wind energy, green hydrogen, bio-fuels, Carbon capture & storage - you will learn how to structure various financing solutions, both on the Debt & Equity side, to respond to the growing funding needs of these strategic industries.

Technology is pervasive in our day-to-day life, often thanks to companies that were venture capital-financed start-ups not so long ago. The venture capital career path is extremely compelling for students who love variety and whole-of-life learning, together with the chance to model the future and have impact on the planet (not to mention the personal financial benefit). The course will strive to be as practical as possible and you will benefit from numerous case studies and external speakers. You will learn everything from start-up due diligence and funding organisations to venture capital as an asset class and impact investing.

 

On completing the course, you will be able to evaluate a team, a market or a business model, value a start-up, and scale up and negotiate a term sheet. You will understand the particulars of portfolio construction in venture capital firms, the duties and risks associated with being a board member, the need to differentiate yourself when fundraising and how to evaluate different impact measurement methods.

One of the most important challenges that must be addressed is how to integrate the deployment of current and future clean technologies.
On completing this course, you will fully understand the specificities of clean technologies in OECD countries. You will be able to utilise the proper technologies for use-case assessment, to analyse the impacts of clean technologies on a local and global scale, and to evaluate the benefits of clean technologies in OECD countries. 

From a technological perspective, several individual innovations have been proposed to enable the transition to more sustainable energy systems. Yet, the adoption of these solutions faces several technical and non-technical barriers. One of the most important issues to be addressed is how to achieve the effective deployment and integration of all available clean technologies. This challenge, a critical element in any energy strategy, varies from country to country. The objective of this course is to provide you with the skills you need to understand the principles, the expected contribution and the adoption challenges of various clean technologies in a developing country context.

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.

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.paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.

Hamid Boustanifar
Position: Associate Professor,

Academic Director for the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Hamid Boustanifar is a finance professor at EDHEC Business School.

Dennis Davy
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Communication
Faculty: Management & Humanities
Expertise:

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
Position: Associate Professor, Head of Faculty - Management & Humanities,

Leadership Development Chair Affiliate Researcher

Discipline: Leadership
Faculty: Management & Humanities
Expertise:

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
Position: Professor
Discipline: Ethique des entreprises
Faculty: Management & Humanities
Expertise:

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.

Laurent Deville
Position: Associate Professor,

Financial Economics Track Director

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

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.

Gianfranco Gianfrate
Position: Professor,

EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Research Director

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Gianfranco Gianfrate is Research Director of the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.

Daniel Haguet
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Daniel Haguet, PhD, is an Associate professor at Edhec Business School.

Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Mario Hernandez Tinoco, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.

Abraham Lioui
Position: Professor, Head of faculty - Data Science, Economics & Finance,

EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Affiliate Member

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Abraham Lioui is Professor of Finance at the EDHEC Business School, France.

Moïse LOUISY-LOUIS
Position: Assistant Professor,

Teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial statement analysis, and international finance topics to undergraduate and graduate students

Discipline: Accounting
Faculty: Accounting, Control & Legal Affairs
Expertise:

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

Lionel Martellini
Position: Professor, EDHEC-Risk Institute former CEO
Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Lionel Martellini s a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and the former Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute.

Julia Milner
Position: Professor,

Leadership Development Chair Research Associate

Discipline: Leadership
Faculty: Management & Humanities
Expertise:
Gianpaolo Parise
Position: Professor
Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Gianpaolo Parise is a Professor at EDHEC Business School and a CEPR research affiliate.

Kim Peijnenburg
Position: Professor
Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

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
Position: Professor
Discipline: Economics
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Florian Pelgrin, PhD is a professor at the faculty of Data sciences, Economics, and Finance.

Riccardo Rebonato
Position: Professor,

EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Scientific Director and Programme Director (Impact of Climate Change on Asset Pricing and Investment Management)

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Riccardo Rebonato is Scientific Director of EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.

Mirco Rubin
Position: Associate Professor
Discipline: Econometrics
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

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

Enrique Schroth
Position: Professor,

Director of the PhD in Finance Program

Discipline: Business Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Enrique Schroth has joined EDHEC Business School in July 2019 as Professor in Finance.

Gohar G. Stepanyan
Position: Associate Professor,

Academic Director of Online MSc in Corporate Finance

Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Gohar Stepanyan, PhD, joined EDHEC Business School in Fall 2016 with over ten years of professional work experience.

Pascale Taddei Valenza
Position: Associate Professor, Deputy Head of faculty - Accounting, Control and Law,

M'assurer de la qualité des recrutements des vacataires et des cours.

Discipline: Control Management
Faculty: Accounting, Control & Legal Affairs
Expertise:

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
Position: Professor
Discipline: Finance
Faculty: Data Science, Economics & Finance
Expertise:

Nikolaos Tessaromatis, PhD, is a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.

ADMISSION & FEES

Admission & Fees for the Master of Science in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

EDHEC’s MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance prepares you to join an elite group of financial professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and passion to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the financial decision-making process. This cutting-edge dual degree programme combines financial expertise with a sound understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of strong academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.

  • Minimum three-year bachelor’s degree (any type of engineering or business/finance background) 
  • Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
    • TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
    • TOEIC ≥ 850
    • IELTS ≥ 6.5
    • Cambridge Test of English > 175
  • Optional Aptitude Test Score GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT* official test score report (CAT* for Indian students only) can add value to your application
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Online video interview 

► English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum three years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.

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.

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  • 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.

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If you want, our admissions manager can arrange your individual consultation session and talk to you.

And if you need more info to make your final decision. You can get in touch with current students or EDHEC's Alumni.

First come, first served. There's a rolling admission process until June.

More questions? EDHEC has strong scholarship schemes to help excellent students reach their dream school. Do ask for details and eligibility.

It doesn't stop there. Our international students office will help you with the French administration process and accommodation. Plus your admission manager remains available once you're on campus.

So let us guide you all the way through. Don't hesitate to contact us now.

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • 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: €29,200*
    + ENROLLMENT FEES TO Mines Paris -PSL: €400
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 7

► Please note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until June 7.

 

FEES INCLUDE: 

  • Tuition fees.
  • Access to the EDHEC Career Centre with personal career coaching during your studies and throughout your professional career.
  • 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  

 

 

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.).

 

DISCOVER THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OFFICE WEBSITE

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

 

EU nationals

European Union students can live and study in France as long as they have a national ID card. No passport or visa are required. 

 

Non-EU nationals

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

Contact hours: 

  • 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 Students 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.

[Music] Make an impact. EDHEC logo

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/or 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. 

 

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 completed and validated by your recruitment manager, 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.

 

GMAT

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

 

GRE

EDHEC Master in Management: 6564
EDHEC Master of Science: 6563

 

*(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 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?

Within 2 or 3 weeks depending on the admissions period.

 

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.

CAREERS

Prepare your career in sustainable 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.

Some of the career paths you can pursue after the Master of Science in Climate & Sustainable finance:

  • ESG Analyst: they analyse businesses and their practices in relation to environmental and social issues and provide insights to drive change.

  • Energy Policy Analyst: this professional researches and analyses energy policies and regulations, assesses their impact on the energy sector, and provides recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders.
  • Energy Project Manager: they manage energy-related projects such as the installation of solar panels.
  • Corporate Sustainability Officer: they are responsible for developing and implementing sustainability strategies within their organisation.
  • Sustainability Business Consultant: their role consists in advising organisations on how to integrate sustainable business practices into their operations and strategies.
  • Portfolio Manager: they manage investment portfolios for clients and make the best investment decisions, taking into account the importance of sustainable finance.
  • Climate Risk Manager: their role is to assess and develop a strategy to manage the risks associated with climate change such as extreme weather events like droughts, tropical cyclones, etc.
  • Cleantech VC Analyst: they analyse cleantech startups to invest in, looking at their market potential, environmental impact, etc.
  • Corporate and Investment Analyst: their role is to analyse data to help companies choose sustainable investments.

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
95%
of jobs have an international dimension

FIELDS

  • Sales/Trading
  • Structured Products 
  • Systematic Investing 
  • Asset Management 
  • Risk Management 
  • Financial Data Science
  • Alternative Investments

KEY RECRUITERS

 

DELOITTE, EY, FUNDROCK MANAGEMENT COMPANY SA, KPMG, MAZARS, ROTHSCHILD & CO, SOCIETE GENERALE.

JOB LOCATION

MAIN FUNCTIONS

25.0%
69.0%
6.0%

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.

 

Discover EDHEC Alumni network

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

"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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

“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.

[Music]

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 on their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, extensive experience and/or extracurricular activities.

 

Application deadline: 

  • 7 June for MSc
  • 23 June for MiM

A select range of country and sector-specific scholarships are also available:

  • EDHEC Women in Finance and Data Science Scholarship ‒ up to 50% reduction on tuition fees
  • EDHEC Women in Business Scholarship ‒ up to 50% reduction on tuition fees
  • The EDHEC Julie Moon Scholarship for Korean Women is offered to 2 Korean Women students (Master in Management or Master of Science) and covers up to 50% reduction on tuition fees.
    Deadline: 15 May
  • EDHEC Cultural Diversity Scholarship ‒ up to 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 up to 75% reduction on 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 up to 35% reduction on 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 up to 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.

 

WORLDWIDE

  • 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 - GERMANY - SWITZERLAND

  • EDHEC, exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master’s Day participants

 
COLOMBIA

  • Colfuturo (Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia)

 
ECUADOR

 
GUATEMALA

 
HONDURAS

 
MEXICO

  • Fundación Mexicana Para La Educación, La Tecnología y La Ciencia (FUNED
  • Bourse Banco de México – FIDERH (Fondo para el desarrollo de Recursos Humanos)

SPAIN

  • 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
More information:

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.

WORLDWIDE

 

  • 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. 

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FINLAND 

 
FRANCE 

 
GERMANY 

  • Apply to: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD), Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
  • BAföG (for MiM programmes)

 
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

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[Ringtone] Jan Hendrik Heihoff. MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

 

My name is Jan Hendrick. I'm studying the MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance at EDHEC Business School.
I grew up in a small town in the west of Germany it's close to Dusseldorf called Sankt Tönis. It's actually an apple town, because there are so many apple orchards around. I played in the local football club and enjoyed living there with my family and my three siblings.

 

I did my bachelor's degree in Munich at the Technical University and focused on Management and Technology because I was really interested in startups and entrepreneurship. And the university Munich has a very strong focus on that. After I finished my bachelor's degree, I took a gap year and thought about what I want to do in my master's, and most importantly, ask myself the question of what do I want to spend my time on in the long term. I thought "what's the world going to look like in 10 years from now?".  "What are the important questions we're facing?", and I wanted to have a purposeful career that has meaning. And so climate change is to me, the biggest challenge we're facing at the moment, and it will stay with us for decades. So it's just what I want to focus on in my Master's degree and later on, in my professional career. So knowing what I wanted to do, I screened all master's programmes in Europe that have a focus on climate change and finance, and there aren't so many. It's only a handful of programmes. And what I really liked about EDHEC programme, is being a double degree with MINES ParisTech, which is an engineering school from Paris. I really like that combination of engineering and finance, because it was similar to my bachelor's degree, which had a combination of management and computer science.

 

So far, the programme is really interesting. One of the highlights for me, are the guest lecturers that we have, that are experts in climate science, finance or engineering. One of the guest lecturers was a glaciologist named Jean-Robert Petit. He drilled Ice cores in the Antarctic, and told us about atmospheric CO2 concentrations and how they developed over time going back thousands and hundred thousands of years. It was very interesting to see the variations in temperature but most importantly gave perspective, and showed just how incredibly quickly we increased our co2 concentration in the past 70 years. So it really showed the magnitude of the problem we're facing. Another guest lecturer that was really interesting to work with, was Stefano Batistan from the University of Zurich. He is the lead author on the IPCC reports for the intergovernmental panel on climate change. They published an assessment report of the current science around climate change every few years. And he's working on the chapter on finance and investments, which was very interesting. We talked about risk adjustments in finance. Overall, the master in climate change and sustainable finance, covered just what I wanted to learn in the programme and completely met my expectations.

 

So, on the one hand, we learned about engineering challenges and the energy transition and on the other hand, we learned about how climate change is being integrated in capital markets. For example, we covered the European taxonomy and how to estimate the share of green stocks in your portfolio. And we covered climate aware investing, in which you look at how you can transform equity portfolios to be less carbon intensive. So I'm really happy with choosing EDHEC for my masters' and I'm excited for starting my job afterwards, which will be as a sustainability focused investor, where I'll be in the venture team to get to net zero emissions. We need to fund and scale innovations very quickly, and it feels like a very meaningful contribution, to be able to work on that. I'm looking forward to the next few years to come.

[Music] I just graduated from the MSc in
Climate Change & Sustainable Finance at EDHEC in collaboration with MINES Paris PSL and I currently work at the World Bank as a consultant in the transport unit and I'm based in Ivory Coast, in Abidjan.

I choose to work at the World Bank because it is a Development Bank. 
I think that it's really interesting to work with the government because they are the ones that can make shifts and drive changes. So the job on an everyday basis is quite diverse. I have learned about the operation side where I follow the projects that the World Bank is financing in the West African region. So especially in the Ivory Coast and in Cameroon's extreme north side.
It consists of some socio-economic analysis and climate change analysis too to understand their priorities. The courses I had in the MSc are in line with my work today, for instance, we worked on a master's thesis with my colleagues, on the floods in Europe and every one of my mission here is to work on developing a tool for the government to analyse how floods impact their infrastructures and how we could prioritise the Investments to better allocate the budgets they had.
I didn't know at first that I will do this thing as my master's thesis at the World Bank but it's really in line and also on transport section, we also work on energy use and energy efficiency. So it's in line with what MINES Paris - PSL and the engineering side the MSc provided us.

In the future, I see myself mainly in an international environment. I really like working with different people from different backgrounds. And general this combination of Finance and Engineering competencies are, I think, key to better understand the main climate change issues and how we can fight it, and how we can shift to a better world.

FAQ of the MSC in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance

The Master of Science in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance is a double degree with Mines Paris - PSL that blends financial expertise with a solid understanding of the scientific and engineering challenges associated with the transition to a low-carbon economy. With this qualification, you will join an elite group of financial professionals equipped with the skills and passion to incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the financial decision-making process. You will be awarded an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance from EDHEC and a specialised diploma in Finance and Climate Change from Mines Paris - PSL.

This programme is specifically designed for students with an undergraduate degree in business management or financial economics, or with an undergraduate degree in science or engineering, or a related field. It is also highly relevant for young graduates in engineering or finance who want to acquire the skillset they need to have a successful career in sustainable investing. You will need to score adequate marks on an English proficiency test unless you are a native English speaker or have completed an undergraduate degree in English. See our admissions section for more.

You can pursue a career in any number of areas with an MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance, for example, as an ESG analyst, financial analyst, energy policy analyst, energy project manager, commodity broker/trader, legal and compliance officer, sustainability business consultant, sustainable investment portfolio manager, risk manager or sustainability expert.

The MSc in Climate Change & Sustainable Finance offers a hands-on approach to help you acquire hard skills through practice.

You will complete a Master’s project dedicated to sustainable finance. It is a great opportunity to apply what you just learned. The programme also includes a 4-6 month internship that you can do abroad. This is a valuable opportunity to learn your future job. You may even be hired by the company in which you did your internship. Business games and case studies will complete the programme.

These practical experiences will give you the opportunity to take part in research and projects related to sustainability during your studies.

Sustainable finance means taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when making investment decisions in the financial sector.

Finance plays an important role in businesses. They have a strategic role and a strong influence on what a company can do or not. They also provide information to guide decision makers. With this influence, financial experts can be leaders of change in their organisations.
In sustainable finance, there are many actions that can be taken to address ESG issues:

  • Choosing low-carbon energy sources (such as solar panels)
  • Improving transparency and accountability
  • Limiting environmental risks
  • Promoting gender equality in the workplace

Sustainable finance has many benefits for companies.

Reducing a company’s impact on the environment involves a reduction of waste and the use of resources. One of the better ways to do this is to improve efficiency and minimise the use of resources (such as water), resulting in lower costs. Sustainable finance also works to reduce environmental risks, which tend to increase with climate change. The financial impact of a lack of risk management can be disastrous for companies.

The impact of sustainable finance goes beyond companies themselves. There is a real competitive advantage in embracing sustainable development. Customers and stakeholders are increasingly concerned about environmental and social issues. Companies that are committed to ESG have a better reputation, which leads to higher employee retention.

Green finance takes into account the importance of protecting the environment when making investment decisions. Sustainable finance does as well, but also includes social issues. It can be said that green finance is a part of sustainable finance.

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