MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking
Aimed at students with a background in finance, the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career in corporate finance or investment banking.
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TAILORED TO CAREERS IN INVESTMENT BANKING
The MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking is an advanced and intensive programme designed for graduate students with prior training in finance. The programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in investment banking, private equity, corporate banking, or financial advisory services. You will acquire in-depth knowledge of corporate decision-making in an international environment.
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.
This partnership extends beyond the boundaries of the traditional company/school relationships and affords Société Générale unique visibility at the heart of the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking. Société Générale disseminates its expertise through the co-production of programme content while enjoying direct contact with students through unique teaching and discussion sessions.
Since 2011, Société Générale has been accompanying students in the programme and transmitting its know-how, notably in the fields of structured products and hedge funds through case studies devised especially for the programme.
The partnership gives students the benefit of numerous recruitment and networking events, plus presentations of particular banking professions, such as General Inspection.
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association (CAIA) is a non-profit global organisation that seeks to improve the investment and societal outcomes of capital allocation through professional education, transparency and thought leadership across all investor alternatives. It comprises an elite group of more than 12,000 professionals worldwide.
By becoming a CAIA academic partner, EDHEC Business School demonstrates that the MSc in Financial Engineering and the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking academic curriculum cover a substantial portion of the topics covered by the CAIA Level I and Level II.
This partnership allows EDHEC-qualified students to access scholarships, top-notch webinars, and networking opportunities through CAIA events in local chapters all over the world. Furthermore, the CAIA website is constantly adding new readings which are on the cutting edge of Alternative Investments. A new source of knowledge acquisition and tools to lead students to successful careers.
Your Msc in Corporate Finance & Banking in a nutshel
On the MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking, you will learn, among other things, how to assess acquisitions, manage cash flows and risk, and raise capital on the financial markets. When you graduate, your job will be to help companies find the best way to finance their activities and the best investments.
The programme will provide you with all the necessary skills you need to create value in the corporate finance and banking fields. You will also develop the most important soft skills for your future career, such as analytical skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, etc.
You will be able to apply, with confidence, for buy- or sale-side research roles or other investment roles in the financial industry.
Key skills developed
- master key financial management decisions in an international environment
- conduct in-depth financial analysis and credit analysis to perform company [and debt] valuation
- perform complex financial modelling and analysis for corporate finance decisions and restructuring
- frame ethical issues in finance and understand the need for strong professional standards
- know the managerial skills the market demands and be able to assess your own competency level
BUILDING YOUR CAREER PATH
September–May: on-campus academic courses** - June onwards: work experience
- 18-month full-time programme: One-year academic programme and a 4-6-month internship/work placement
- Taught entirely in English
- A mix of foundation courses, core courses & electives
- Career Booster
- Master’s project
- French classes
*based on applicant's background, some fully remote and self-paced courses may be required before the on-campus modules begin in September.
Age range: 22-31
“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 (ERCII) and Programme Corporate Partners, our programmes will help you become a leader in finance.”
Laurent Deville & Emmanuel Jurczenko, directors, Finance Track
THE CORE SKILLS YOU NEED IN CORPORATE FINANCE & BANKING
The Master of Science in Corporate Finance & Banking will give you the many skills you need to start your career in the sector. The programme is built around foundation courses such as strategic management, financial analysis and valuation, portfolio management, etc. The core modules you study will teach you advanced corporate finance, business and corporate strategy, fundamentals of corporate law or research methodology.
Throughout the programme, you will naturally develop the soft skills needed to succeed in corporate finance.
The Master of Science in Corporate Finance & Banking aims 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.
Our methodology includes:
- Embraces the latest technology
- Responds to trends in the market
- Co-developed with leading business partners
- Business games
- Case studies
- Consulting projects
Personal performance coaching
- Interviewing strategies
- Teamwork development
- Intercultural communication skills
Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
The 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 necessary skills to evaluate a company’s financial performance using appropriate financial analysis methods and ratios, perform a basic valuation of a public company and link a company’s financial performance to its market valuation.
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 in 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.
Income and derivative instruments play a key role in transferring risks in the economy and are commonly used in investment and corporate financial management. This course offers you a first foray into the world of derivatives securities, such as forwards, futures, swaps and options. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the fundamentals for a good understanding of how these instruments trade, how they can be valued and how they should be used.
On completing the course, you will be able to build fixed-income and derivatives portfolios to fit specific needs and/or expectations and to price fixed-income and derivatives instruments.
The primary objective of this course is to help you answer important strategic questions for companies or organisations, such as: What business will we be in? How do we compete for resources and create value? How do we organise for and assess performance?
In this course, you will focus on the complex and multidimensional nature of strategic decision-making.
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.
On completing this course, you will be able to construct Mean-Variance efficient portfolios with or without short sale constraints and to evaluate the risk-adjusted performance of a managed portfolio/fund.
Core modules are classes that must be taken by all students of the programme.
This course will provide you with an advanced and rigorous background in the mainstream issues in modern corporate finance, including valuation, capital structure and payout policies. This is an applied course in which you will learn how firm policies affect company value. You will have to apply the techniques you learn to suggest optimal policies for a “real” firm.
You will develop your analytical skills to analyse and estimate the value of companies to examine the effect of different policies on firm value and design optimal policies.
This course builds on the fundamental ideas of corporate finance and financial derivatives markets to identify what a corporate financial manager ‒ such as the treasurer, the CFO or the CEO ‒ should do to manage a firm’s financial risk and increase shareholder value. You will learn the main types of financial risk that companies may face, how to measure them and how to optimise their impact on firm value as part of the company’s strategic plan.
On completing the course, you will be able to construct financial or operational hedges for individual risk exposures and devise global risk management policies for firms exposed to multiple risks.
Strategic corporate decisions are always taken in cooperation with the finance function. Accordingly, financial specialists and managers need to be prepared to be active members of teams that drive strategy, decide on investments and lead change and innovation.
The course will prepare you to play an active role in the process of strategy creation and implementation for your future companies and clients. You will learn about current heavy technology and business trends, understand the managerial and financial challenges of managing innovation and digital transformation, understand the key role of finance as a function in strategy creation and implementation and learn the key concepts of strategic thinking and more recent business models and strategic concepts.
This course will help you become proficient in the key strategic, financial and legal issues of M&A deals. After taking this course, you will have a good understanding of company valuation concepts, M&A deal structuring drivers, M&A transaction legal concepts, purchase price allocation and the consolidation of an M&A transaction. You will be able to perform a company valuation in an M&A environment, and drive and customise an M&A process to a specific situation.
. Building on the insights gained in previous accounting courses, this course focuses on financial reports drawn up in conformity with IFRS as well as those reporting under US GAAP. The second objective is to evaluate firms’ credit risk and solvency position in depth.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to analyse and interpret financial statements and assess a firm’s financial performance, and Measure credit risk and understand the drivers and outcomes of credit risk.
All corporate entities operate within complex legal environments. This course will introduce you to the evaluation and management of legal risks and opportunities within those environments.
A sustainable business can create social value while at the same time generating profits for investors. Using academic evidence and real-life examples, you will learn how to apply, analyse and evaluate the use of sustainability practices by both companies and financial professionals.
On completing the course, you will be able to assess the role of executive pay, stewardship, shareholder activism and investment strategies in generating social value without sacrificing profits and be able to formulate how companies can embed sustainability in their business models.
This course addresses the ethical challenges of finance, including financial markets, financial services and financial management. The primary objective is to make you aware of the relevance of ethical norms for professionals in finance. Many of the ethical norms in finance are embodied in law and government regulation and are enforced by the courts and regulatory bodies. Ethics plays a vital role, however, by guiding the formation of law and regulation and, second, by guiding conduct in areas not governed or controlled by law and regulation.
This seminar aims to develop your cognitive and behavioural abilities to manage and lead effectively across cultures, particularly for students pursuing a career in finance. After attending this seminar, you will be able to understand the role of managers and their leadership challenges.
You will gain practical experience of diversity by working effectively and productively in international teams and learn to question stereotypes through heightened cultural awareness and a critical analysis of diverse leadership styles.
You will learn the basic concepts of academic research and be able to apply these concepts in the research and composition of your applied master’s project.
Hamid Boustanifar is a finance professor at EDHEC Business School.
MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence co-Manager
Christophe Croux, Ph.D, is Professor of Data Science and Co-Director of the MSc in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligenceat EDHEC Business School.
Dennis Davy has taught soft skills, humanities and English in a variety of contexts since 1980, in Germany, Japan, Algeria, Qatar and Oman.
Inge De Clippeleer
Inge De Clippeleer
Leadership Development Chair Research Associate
Inge De Clippeleer is Head of Faculty of Management and Humanities, and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at EDHEC Business School.
Geert Demuijnck, PhD, is Professor of Business Ethics at EDHEC Business School. He joined the school in 2008. He teaches courses in business ethics, economic ethics and philosophy.
Financial Economics Track Director
Laurent Deville, PhD, is Associate Professor at EDHEC Business School (on leave from CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research) and Director of the Financial Economics Track.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Research Director
Gianfranco Gianfrate is Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and Research Director at EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute.
Daniel Haguet, PhD, is an Associate professor at Edhec Business School.
Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Mario Hernandez Tinoco, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Abraham Lioui is Professor of Finance at the EDHEC Business School, France.
Teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial statement analysis, and international finance topics to undergraduate and graduate students
Moise LOUISY-LOUIS, PhD, is an Assistant professor at EDHEC Business School (Nice campus), where he teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial st
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute<br />
Lionel Martellini s a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and the Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute.
Leadership Development Chair Research Associate
Gianpaolo Parise is a Professor at EDHEC Business School and a CEPR research affiliate.
Kim Peijnenburg received her Ph.D. in Finance from Tilburg University in 2011. Kim was a faculty member at HEC Paris from 2016 to 2018 and Bocconi University from 2011 to 2016.
Florian Pelgrin, PhD is a professor at the faculty of Data sciences, Economics, and Finance.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Scientific Director and Programme Director (Impact of Climate Change on Asset Pricing and Investment Management)
Mirco Rubin holds a Bachelor and two Master Degrees in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy and a Doctorate in Finance and Economics from the Swiss Finance Instit
Director of the PhD in Finance Program
Enrique Schroth has joined EDHEC Business School in July 2019 as Professor in Finance.
Gohar G. Stepanyan
Gohar G. Stepanyan
Academic Director of Online MSc in Corporate Finance
Gohar Stepanyan, PhD, joined EDHEC Business School in Fall 2016 with over ten years of professional work experience.
Pascale Taddei Valenza
Pascale Taddei Valenza
M'assurer de la qualité des recrutements des vacataires et des cours.
Professor Pascale Taddei Valenza is a full-time faculty member who joined EDHEC Business School in 2001. Her primary teaching areas are Management accounting and Management control.
Nikolaos Tessaromatis, PhD, is a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Skrålan Vergauwe, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Accounting at EDHEC Business School. She holds a PhD in Business Economics from KU Leuven.
Assistant Dean International Academic Affairs
Anne E. Witte, Ph.D, is Professor of Culture at EDHEC Business School.
As part of the personalisation period of your MSc programme, you will be able to choose one certificate to complete or broaden your expertise by taking part in a learning expedition and follow several elective courses.
All students must complete a Master’s project, which provides the opportunity to develop strong writing and analytical skills and to gain expertise on a given topic.
• Private Equity
• Structured Finance
• Investment Banking
• Advanced Financial and Credit Analysis
• Decentralised Finance
• Investment Strategies
• Financial Modelling
• Mastering IFRS Complexities
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 academic research, working under their supervision.
Academic research certificate
This certificate programme is open to students enrolled into the research thesis where they will be supervised in a challenging research undertake. The aim of this course is to support students in conducting rigorous and original empirical research in finance. You will gain the ability to identify research questions that are relevant for the business and public policy, demonstrate a deep understanding of the frontiers of knowledge in a very narrow area, design and implement a sound research project and write a research report and make a presentation of the results that follow the standards of research in the field.
Project Management certificate
You will gain practical and theoretical project management fundamentals. You will learn to master project management tools such as Project Charter, Project plan, Stakeholder analysis, Schedule… The certificate is based on “best practices” collected from worldwide professionals and documented by Project Management Institute (PMI®) through the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), a worldwide Project Management Standard. This certification is recognised by the French government.
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The personal and professional benefits of an internship are immense and enduring. The same goes for expanding your global contact network. During your internships abroad, you will develop valuable business relationships that will take your career goals to an international level. Many students find their jobs as a result of internships during their time at EDHEC.paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
PREPARE YOUR CAREER IN CORPORATE FINANCE & BANKING
Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students map out and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals when it comes to professional development and matches them to job-market requirements. Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.
Through a four-step programme that includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and map out your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round, individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment
Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals.
EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
- 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
- 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international
- 100+ corporate partners
- 300+ regular recruiters
Our Career Centre provides the following services:
- Individual career counselling (on campus, by phone, via skype) with internal and external counsellors
- Help to define your career goals and search strategy
- CV and cover-letter editing in English and French
- Career training and workshops (CV, cover letters, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
- Graduate programmes
- On-campus events
- Off-campus events
- Website with a wealth of career resources
- Placement reports
- The Teaching Factory concept
Some of the career paths you can pursue after the Master of Science in Corporate Finance & Banking:
- Financial Analyst: this professional analyses the financial data available to their company. They use the models they create to provide insight for informed decision-making.
- M&A analyst: the M&A (Merger and Acquisition) analyst has a similar role to the financial analyst, except that they specialise in assessing the potential of other companies that their business is considering buying. The aim is to determine whether or not the deal can be profitable.
- Private Equity Analyst: their job is to research and evaluate investment opportunities in private companies for their clients.
- Investment Banking Analyst: they provide help for companies and public institutions by advising them on their investment and merger and acquisition projects, etc.
- Structured Finance Analyst: they work on finding financial solutions for their clients, using advanced financial instruments such as mortgage-backed securities.
- Internal Auditor: the role of this professional is to audit their company in order to improve its efficiency. They find ways to reduce costs, comply with legislation and reduce the risk of legal problems.
- Auditor: their role is to examine a company's records to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. They must provide an honest and independent opinion.
- Impact Investing Analyst: they analyse and evaluate investments not only from a financial point of view. They also consider their environmental and social impact.
- Wealth Manager: this professional works with clients to help them grow their wealth by finding new investment opportunities, but not only. They are true partners, offering a holistic approach to their clients' finances. For example, they may also offer tax management or retirement planning services.
- (And you may embark in those functions with a ESG application)
- Investment banking
- ECM (Equities Capital Markets)
- DCM (Debt Cap. MKts)
- Audit & Consulting (TS)
- Private Banking
AXA, BANK OF AMERICA, CAPGEMINI INVENT, CRÉDIT AGRICOLE, DELOITTE, EIGHT ADVISORY, EY, JP MORGAN, KPMG, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE.
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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.
The MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking provides you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a successful career in investment banking, private equity, corporate banking or financial advisory services. You will acquire in-depth knowledge of corporate decision-making in an international environment. The programme is aimed at graduate students with prior training in a finance-related field.
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of strong academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.
- 3-year bachelor degree minimum.
- English proficiency tests with minimum scores of:
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.
- Strong GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT* official test score report (CAT* for Indian students only) or CFA Level II
- Letter of motivation
- Academic transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Online interview to complete
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 16 June. 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.
- 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.
How I got into EDHEC | EDHEC Business School
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra, Indian. MiM Financial Economic student
For me, the most unique thing about the admission process was the fact that it wasn't a black box like most of the other admissions processes that I had been through before. Right from step one till the point that I was actually arriving in Nice. I had so much support not only from the EDHEC admissions team but also from the EDHEC Alumni and all the other students that EDHEC made sure I was connected to.
Speaker: Jean Thélémaque, American. MSc in International Accounting & Finance student.
I would say for any student that's looking to travel abroad, financing is extremely important. And for me personally, I actually hit a lot of roadblocks when seeking to obtain financial aid, and a process that was supposed to take two weeks ended up actually taking two months. When I actually got to EDHEC, the first thing I did was contact the admissions team, and they took out this very long rigorous process and turned it into two days. So it is really truly invaluable to have an admissions team that's really putting their best foot forward to help you with whatever you're looking to do.
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra
I was a lucky recipient of the Eiffel scholarship and I think part of the reason that I got it was because of the support that the EDHEC admissions team actually gave me throughout the application process.
I remember that the India admissions officer looked at my profile and said that I could potentially be eligible for this scholarship, and right from the beginning, he told me about the deadlines, he told me about the documents, to the point where I actually got the scholarship. And he took out the effort to call me up and say "hey you got the scholarship" and he seemed as excited as I was that I got the scholarship. It really showed me that EDHEC has a human touch and that it really cares about its students.
Speaker: Jean Thélémaque
For me, the process was very real and it was very genuine because I remember, when I actually first met with the admissions manager, every answer and every interaction was very genuine. It was very sincere and I can honestly tell that the admissions team had my best interests at heart. So for me, it was that human factor that was there, and the transparency that really made the experience that much better for me.
Speaker: Shoumi Mittra
The first time I experienced EDHEC was when the EDHEC India admissions officer actually came onto my campus in Mumbai, and that was such a rare occurrence. I had actually never seen a French Business School or a French University come to my campus and that itself impressed me and it gave me that motivation to apply for the school.
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Helping you settle in France
The International Students Office – a team you can trust
Moving to a foreign country can be daunting, so it’s reassuring to know that the International Students Office (ISO) is there to help. The ISO welcomes more than 3,000 international students annually, helping them to settle in France and lending them support in daily life. It organises orientation events and multicultural seminars to welcome them to the EDHEC campuses in Lille and Nice. The team guides students through administrative procedures before their arrival and during their stay and answers any questions they may have about French systems (medical and home insurance, banking, resident permits, etc.).
Finding you a home from home
Once officially enrolled, we will help you to find suitable accommodation, either in an EDHEC residence or privately owned accommodation. The International Students Office is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing that fit your criteria. You can even ‘visit’ them virtually on our new Housing website. Our team will do everything they can to make arrangements with the owner and secure your booking. They can also arrange to pick you up from the airport on your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home. The International Students Office also organises orientation events and integration seminars to welcome international students to the EDHEC campuses.
Untangling the red tape
European Union students can live and study in France as long as they have a national ID card. No passport or visa are required.
Before arriving in France, students from outside the European Union must obtain a student visa from the French embassy in their country of origin or residence. Non-EU students must also have a valid passport from their country of origin.
One of the requirements for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. EDHEC's International Office is familiar with the visa formalities for most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. If you are concerned about your visa application, you can contact the International Office, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local embassy.
Parlez-vous français ?
EDHEC offers complementary French courses to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes span all levels of ability, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your assimilation into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and comprehension ‒ to express yourself in French.
- Class size: 10‒25 students per group
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester + 6 hours of group projects)
- MSc 2h a week (15 hours per semester)
Instructor qualifications: Courses are delivered by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
International Students Office | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “International Students 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 Student Office - Camilla Garcia Biel
[Music] A big “Thank you” to the International Student Office.
Camilla Garcia Biel. MiM Business Management student. Class of 2022.
So my name is Camila Garcia Biel. I'm a 26 year old international student from Peru, I'm doing the MiM track which is a three-year-long programme. The first year, you start with basic courses, with administrative courses. Then there is a year for professional immersion, and then I specialised in strategic finance and commercial intelligence. The most important thing is that out of all the business schools in France, EDHEC was the only one to come to Lima and actually meet the prospective students. After that I was completely sold. As soon as I knew that I was gonna come here, I was enrolled et cetera.
The first contact you have is with the international student office and they absolutely help you with everything. Starting with the visa process, with the housing process... They also help with anything you really need.
So arriving in France, what surprised me, for very good like very positive, was the international environment that I experienced living in the residence and coming to school. I was immediately in contact with people from different countries that I had never seen. And what scared me a little bit, was that the French level that i had before coming and the French level needed to be here. The gap was obvious, but people, especially in Lille, were very nice when I was trying to communicate with them. Even if i was using some english words or even some spanish words, they were really nice.
The reason why I chose France as my home, is that it's the perfect balance from a latino point of view of the latin culture and the european culture. In the daylight you can see the difference and in the nightlife you can see the similarities. Differences and similarities that, at the end, really helped me develop myself as a person. And I think that's something that every international goes through and learns from. My first memory at EDHEC, it's the full day as i call it. It's the first day that we gather in the main hall and then we have outdoors activities, and then we eat together, they introduce us to the programme, they introduce us to the school. Being able to experience the location and the classes and the buildings, which are amazing, it's like a reality shock but a very positive one.
So if i had the all the amazing team from the ISO or the international student office members in front of me, the first thing that i would say would be definitely "thank you"!
Thank you, and thank you... Thank you for your help, thank you for your patience, thank you for your time. They really make the difference in the transition. The job that they're doing in that assistance, it's beyond what I've heard from other friends from other schools, from even other countries. For example, during the pandemic, they were very active and they helped us. And they sent us links for call centres, in case you needed to talk to someone, like psychological call centres and nutritionists, like they really take care of us in a very global aspect. I would just say thank you many times. The international office helps us because for example, they organise different cultural nights. The school has a lot of associations and many of them work with international students, for example ,there's one called "Open Up" and they organise trips for international students. There are many ways to feel not or not feel homesick, and at the end of the course, it's a very amazing place to make amazing friends and that also helps.
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When is the programme application deadline?
16 June 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?
- Recommendation template
You can use our templates, or the recommendation can be hand-written.
Will the International Admissions’ Team contact my referees to request letters of recommendation?
No, referees should email their letters of recommendation directly to [email protected] using their professional email. Emails from personal accounts such as yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc., will not be accepted.
Will my referees receive automatic confirmation when they send a letter by email?
No, no automatic email will be sent to your referees. Please inform them that they should expect to receive an email confirmation later from the Admissions’ team.
Please note that you will also be copied on the email acknowledging receipt of the letter of recommendation.
Will I have an interview with the Programme Manager?
Students that apply to our MIM or MSc programmes will not have a direct interview with the Programme Manager unless the Programme Director deems it necessary.
How is the online interview conducted?
Once your online application is complete, the International Admissions Team will send you a link to conduct your online video interview in English. It comprises six questions on your motivation, your interest in the programme and your previous experience (professional, group work, etc.). There are no right or wrong answers. You will have a practice session before you start the actual interview. Once you have completed the interview, it will be sent, along with your application file, to the Selection Committee.
Can I apply for more than one programme?
- Yes, you can apply for two programmes. A separate motivation letter is required for each programme.
- Motivation letter template
What are the minimum scores expected?
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92 (/120)
- TOEIC ≥ 850 (/990)
- IELTS ≥ 6.5 (/9.0)
- Cambridge Test of English ≥ 175
What is the EDHEC institutional code for TOEFL?
- The code is 0663.
Can I apply for a waiver?
English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum three years) are eligible for an English test waiver.
As a reminder, aptitude tests* are required for some programmes and optional for others. Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice.
Students must assign EDHEC as one of their score recipient institutions at the end of their test.
MSc & Global MBA Double-Degree: 3QQ-WQ-62
MIM Global Economic Transformation & Technology: 3QQ-WQ-06
Master in Management, Business Management: 3QQ-WQ-05
Master in Management, Finance: 3QQ-WQ-36
MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60
MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77
MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
MSc in Management & Leadership: 3QQ-WQ-54
MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consultancy: 3QQ-WQ-84
LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26
MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
MSc in International Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
MSc in Financial Engineering: 3QQ-WQ-69
MSc in Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04
EDHEC Master in Management: 6563
EDHEC Master of Science: 6564
*(GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CFA level II (for finance programmes only)/CAT official test score report for Indian students only)
Is an aptitude test compulsory?
Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice. In general, aptitude tests are required for all finance programmes and for the Master's in Management Grande École programme.
Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application?
You will get an unofficial score report immediately after taking your exam. You can send it to the Recruitment Office as an additional supporting document when applying. This document will be accepted provisionally as part of your application. The official report will be required to confirm your place.
Is there any help for students with regard to campus housing?
Once officially enrolled, you will receive help to find suitable accommodation, either in EDHEC residences or in privately owned apartments. EDHEC's International Students Office (ISO) is familiar with the visa formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork for completion. Should you have any concerns about your visa application, you can contact the ISO, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassy. One requirement for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again, the ISO is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing, depending on your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually on our new housing website. The team will do everything it can to make arrangements with the property owner and secure your booking. It can also pick you up from the airport on the day of your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home.
When must my tuition fees be paid?
Once the Selection Committee has accepted your application, you will receive an acceptance email including your tuition fee payment schedule. In order to secure your place you have to pay the 1st instalment within 3 weeks.
How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?
Financial aid applies to the second and third instalments of the MSc programme fees and to the second, third and fourth instalments of fees for the MIM programme.
What is the EDHEC Career Centre?
- The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers are posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year.
Complementary French courses are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your integration into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening ‒ to express yourself in the French language.
- Class size: 10-25 students per group
- Contact hours:
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester +6 hours group projects)
- MSc 2 hours per week (15 hours per semester)
- Instructor qualifications: Courses are held by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
How to finance your Master’s?
As part of its strategic plan to "Impact Future Generations", EDHEC has committed to enabling talented students to pursue their studies through a diverse and transparent scholarship scheme. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships, and there are numerous bodies worldwide supporting the study of international students wishing to embark on a master’s programme. Below is a comprehensive overview of the scholarships, grants and loans available.
EDHEC Business School's comprehensive scholarship scheme aimed at MIM & MSC candidates
So my name is Michelle Sisto I am the associate Dean for graduate studies at EDHEC Business School. So within that perimeter, it englobes the PhD programme, our
programme Grande Ecole, Master in Management and all of our specialised MSc programmes.
“What types of scholarships and financial aid does EDHEC offer to international students?”
Regarding scholarships available for international students, and even for our French students, EDHEC has a strong belief in making education possible for students coming from diverse horizons, backgrounds, and have both the economic levels and what they studied previously, regional differences, and so we've put in place a multitude of opportunities for scholarships to encourage that diversity in our classrooms. We have some scholarships that are academic merit-based, aiming for excellence in the profile of students. We have some scholarships that are more oriented for particular regional areas, and we have some scholarships that are also oriented towards diversity. For example, women in finance and women in data science, where we see that we still don't have a sufficient number of women in those areas in the profession, and also in the programmes. And then we also have scholarships
that can be requested, when students are actually in the programme, should there be an instance where somebody's situation changes dramatically while they're already a student here. We have a special commission that looks at changes in the situation for exceptional scholarships.
“What is a merit-based scholarship and what are the selection criteria?”
So our merit-based scholarships are really based on the profile of our candidates. What we're looking at, when students apply to our programme Grande Ecole and to our MSc programmes, we're looking at their full profile. So their academic background, how they perform in their previous academic studies… We're looking at things like their score on GMAT or the TAGE MAGE or the CAT exam, some kind of aptitude test. We're also looking at the type of school that they went to previously, but that's not the major issue.
It's really where they were. Did they perform really well? And as EDHEC academic excellence is a key driving force for education, we want to offer scholarships to encourage those types of profiles to come to EDHEC. Because we know they have choices amongst diverse, very strong schools, and our aim is to bring the very brightest and the best to EDHEC.
“How does EDHEC approach need-based scholarships for international students?
For need-based scholarships, we have one system for our French students, and then for international students, we're looking at the profiles of our students. What we will look at
is, what is their overall situation, what is their profile and how can we make an offer to them that would render their participation and education in EDHEC more feasible for them.
“Describe EDHEC’s new approach to scholarships”
As I mentioned earlier EDHEC really believes in bringing diverse and excellent profiles to our school, and so our approach in terms of scholarships is evermore going in the direction of diversity and inclusion. So we're currently offering, as I mentioned, a scholarship for women in data science and in finance. We also have scholarships that are called the “make and impact” scholarship, and “make an impact” is our tagline at EDHEC. Our strategic plan is really EDHEC for future generations, and so we're looking for this “make an impact” scholarship, for students who have shown in the past that they're willing to engage in their local communities and environmental projects. With coming to EDHEC, the education that they're going to receive here, is going to propel them forward to the next step where they'll make an impact, a further impact, and so what we do for that scholarship is, we ask students to apply with an essay and tell us something about what they've done in the past and where they wish to go. And so for those students, we have a special scholarship. We're also looking to increase now, in line with our strategic plan, for greater diversity and inclusion on socioeconomic as well as cultural, regional, gender differences, and expand our portfolio of scholarships. So we're working on offering more scholarships for high potential women, specific scholarships for certain regions. In terms of regional scholarships we already have some for example: with the French embassy in India we have a special scholarship that pays up to 15 percent of students tuition fees, likewise in Russia with a scholarship that's a hundred percent for a student applying for an MSc with an excellent profile. We work with Campus France. We also have Eiffel scholarships. In Colombia for example, we work with local players like ColFuturo and there's lots of information on the website so anyone who's wishing to apply to EDHEC should definitely look at the “financing your studies” part and reach out to our admissions team to get more information as to what financing is available from their particular region. As we move forward, we will continue to expand this offer both in terms of the number of scholarships and in terms of the amount.
Currently EDHEC issues about 5 million euros in scholarships every year across our graduate studies. About a quarter of all of our students do receive some type of financial aid, and part of our plan moving forward is to expand that to an even higher percentage of students. And for some of our students, to go all the way up to 75% of tuition fees that would be covered for those who are the most in need, notably students coming from particular backgrounds or potentially zones of conflict, or refugees and, or recent immigrants from areas that have been touched negatively by world events.
“Why is diversity important to EDHEC? How does it relate to your mission to make an impact?”
Well thank you for that question, I think that you know we're in the age that we're living in right now, we've seen that diversity and inclusion is a global issue. We have some researchers within our school, who study the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on the performance of companies. But we believe that diversity and inclusion is essential, to bring a diversity of perspectives to solving some of the major societal stakes that we're facing right now, the challenges that we're facing. So what do we mean by that? Now when we talk about women in finance and women in data science, with the algorithms that are currently directing quite a bit of our lives right now. If the data that goes into those algorithms or the people who are writing those algorithms are not representative of the society at large, then we may end
up with situations where they're detrimental to certain aspects of certain groups in society.
Algorithms that scan CVs, algorithms that give us suggestions for what we should be reading or watching or eating even. So I think that diversity is necessary to have a more equitable society. Things like climate change, bringing together people who come from diverse backgrounds around the world, seeing how its impacts differ around the world and how we can globally work together to find solutions. Of course the strongest element recently is the global pandemic, and we can see that something like this can only be solved by global collaboration.
So bringing together people from all over the world and these diverse perspectives, what we hope to do is to encourage our students to grow into leaders with a global perspective, in order to collaboratively solve some of the big problems that we're facing now.
"Are your scholarships fee waivers only or do you also offer financial support for travel, housing, and other study expenses?”
Currently EDHEC’s scholarships focus on the tuition fees, although some of the people that we partner with do offer stipends for living, for example the Eiffel scholarship. To be eligible for the Eiffel scholarship, students need to apply and be admitted before early December but that is a scholarship that is within the French ministry and that covers about 1200 euros a month stipend for students in order to cover living expenses, rent…and there are some scholarships that also look at fees for the flights to and from France. So it varies but the bulk of our scholarships are really just focused on the tuition fees.
“Any scholarship application tips you’d like to offer?”
My first tip would be to make a request. Don't hesitate to make a request. As they often say: if you don't ask, you certainly don't receive. So not to be shy in reaching out and aiming for one of our scholarships. I think another tip would be, for the scholarships that require essays, to take the time to build an essay that really responds to the question that's asked for the particular scholarship, and make it quite personal. What we want to do, when we're evaluating these essays, is get to know the person behind that essay. What's their real desire to make an impact for example, if it's in line with the sustainable development goals, and convince us
that you're somebody who would bring your expertise, your enthusiasm, your drive, and your values to our community, here at EDHEC. And lastly, I would say, be absolutely authentic in what you say and what you write.
“Is there anything else you’d like to share?”
So I'd just like to add, that you know, beyond the direct scholarships that we've talked about here, at EDHEC there's an institution-wide number of initiatives in order to offer our education and render education more affordable to a wide group of candidates. For example, in our undergraduate programmes, there are students working on a programme that's called “Cordée de la réussite”, where they're going into local high schools, that tend to have and be in areas, that are considered considered disadvantaged or that don't have as high proportion
that go into higher education, to encourage those students to believe that they can access and succeed in higher education. And then we offer up to 75 percent of fees for students who come through that path. In addition, over the last year, I think one area that we're very happy with and grateful for, is during the pandemic we made a call out to all of our alumni and to some of our corporate partners to request additional funding for direct additional scholarships to students. Unfortunately, we had a number of students over time whose family situations changed. Either their family business had a problem or that sadly there was some severe illness or even death in the family. So we wanted to make sure that those difficult events didn't also have an impact on our students' ability to continue with their education. And our alumni really stood up to the call and we raised close to a half a million euros for direct additional aid to our students. So I think there's a very strong sense of community at EDHEC,
and we hope that the students for whom we can make this extra offer available, will continue to be part of that community as they move on to their careers afterwards, and be part of a virtuous cycle of ongoing financing of studies for everyone.
Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on a master’s programme, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible. All candidates who are accepted are automatically considered for an EDHEC scholarship. The decision of the Scholarship Committee will be conveyed by email in tandem with the admissions decision. No additional documentation is required, other than for scholarships marked with an asterisk (*).
The EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to a 50% reduction in their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, extensive experience and/or extracurricular activities.
- June 16th for MSc
- June 23rd for MiM
A select range of country and sector-specific scholarships are also available:
- EDHEC Women in Finance and Data Science Scholarship ‒ a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Women in Business Scholarship ‒ up to a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Cultural Diversity Scholarship ‒ up to a 40% reduction on tuition fees
- EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship ‒ EDHEC is proud to welcome master’s students who are refugees or from conflict-affected nations, in line with the School’s aim to promote peace, diversity and inclusion worldwide. One of the main ways we can help is to provide financial assistance through a reduction of up to 75% in tuition fees, giving candidates an opportunity to receive quality higher education at EDHEC.
- Who can apply? During our admissions process, we take into account the context in which applicants have achieved their academic qualifications. If your application is accepted, you will be notified simultaneously as to whether you have been granted an EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship.
- The EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship* is open to Master in Management and Master of Science applicants and covers 35% of tuition fees.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for the EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words along with their application, detailing their career plan. The essay should describe their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan, and detail their personal motivation for making an impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout their career.
- The EDHEC High Impact ‒ Future Chinese Alumni Scholarship* is a co-sponsored scholarship with the EDHEC China Alumni Club. It awards 10 Chinese students who plan to make an impact on the EDHEC China Alumni community a 50% reduction on their tuition fees.
- Who can apply: Chinese students who have been accepted into an EDHEC Master's programme with high scores from the Selection Committee.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for this scholarship should write an essay describing their prior experience, explaining how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan. Applicants to this scheme will be invited to participate in an online interview.
- Deadline: 15 May.
EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
- The EDHEC-French Embassy Co-Financed Scholarship in India is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School and the Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (two 50% scholarships for MiM Programmes) with excellent academic backgrounds and clear career objectives.
- Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high scores from our Selection Committee.
- How to apply and application deadline: Students must complete their application by 15 May and, if accepted, confirm their place by 31 May.
- More information: Please contact EDHEC Country Manager for India Nilesh Gaikwad at [email protected].
Through strong, established partnerships with local and international bodies, EDHEC has secured a number of grants and financial aid to help talented students embark on their dream academic programme.
- The QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship for participants in the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value: 50% reduction in tuition fees.
AUSTRIA - GERMAN - SWITZERLAND
- EDHEC, exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master’s Day participants
- Colfuturo (Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia)
- Fundación HonduFuturo
- Fundación Mexicana Para La Educación, La Tecnología y La Ciencia (FUNED)
- Bourse Banco de México – FIDERH (Fondo para el desarrollo de Recursos Humanos)
- Bourse 'AVENIR' Scholarships from the French Embassy in Spain
What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?
- The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support of more than €1,000 per month to high-calibre international candidates. EIFFEL also offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
- Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December. To apply for an EIFFEL Scholarship, you will first need to be accepted onto one of EDHEC’s master’s programmes and confirm your place no later than the end of November. You can do this by paying a deposit equivalent to the first semester’s tuition fees. Students can only apply for EIFFEL through one academic institution and that institution applies on the student’s behalf once they are enrolled. The results are usually published by Campus France by March/April the following year. Students who are not awarded an EIFFEL scholarship are generally offered a EDHEC Excellence Scholarship instead, but the two cannot be combined.
The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Who can apply:
Any students under the age of 25 with track record of academic excellence:
- A GMAT score of 650 or above (GRE accepted)*
- *Please note that this is not mandatory for programmes not requiring a GMAT test
- Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- Excellent academic records (GPA)
- Strong motivation and clear objectives
- Awards, previous scholarships, achievements, etc.
Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December
EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
The Eiffel Scholarship | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “Eiffel Scholarship”
Speaker: Sahil Dholakia – Eiffel Scholarship Awardee.
Melanie, can you tell me about the Eiffel scholarship?
Speaker: Melanie Colmart - International Recruitment Manager
Hi Sahil. Congratulations on this achievement. The Eiffel excellence scholarship is a programme established by the French ministry for Europe and foreign office. Its goal is to attract the top foreign students into French Business Schools for master programmes. It is highly selective and only the best students with excellent GPAs and profiles are eligible. The Eiffel scholarship awards you a monthly allowance, round-trip plane tickets between your home country and France, health insurance, and cultural activities. So Sahil, you were awarded this scholarship. Can you tell me more about the process?
Yes Melanie. The international admissions team selected my profile for the scholarship and
I had to provide them with some extra documents so they sent my whole profile and the documents to the scholarship team. Can you please give some tips for the Eiffel scholarship?
Yes I will. So first I would like to remind you that the Eiffel programme is a very exclusive scholarship for over a thousand applicants per year; only a few hundred are the lucky awardees. Secondly, you can only apply through an institution. So the first step for you, would be to apply and get admitted to EDHEC. Then before December 1st, our deadline, you need to send all your documents for this scholarship as one pdf. So for the documents, we will ask you for: your cv, your full academic transcripts, a GMAT or GRE and an english proficiency test and the most important part your motivation letter. This is a way to help you stand out for the selection committee and here are a few tips for you. First you need to be sure about your goal, you need to express why the programme, and the scholarship in particular, will help you achieve your dreams. Second, your personality. This is a way to show the committee who you are and why you should be chosen and if you have any extra link with France, this is a way also to give it. So Sahil you went through this process, do you have a few tips for future students?
Okay, so for the applicants I would like to say. Firstly, apply as soon as possible and most preferably before December. Because the earlier you apply, the higher the chances are for you to get selected for the scholarship. And secondly, I would like to say the Eiffel scholarship is the most renowned scholarship in Europe and especially in France. So it is also a big highlighted part of my CV. So yeah exactly, and for the applicants, I would like to say just apply as soon as possible and all the best to you guys.
- French Embassies around the world offer a number of scholarships to excellent students.
More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country
- Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services and international mobility. It manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.
For more information, please see the CampusBourses grant search engine.
Open Europe Scholarship Scheme programme from the European Union
The French Embassy in cooperation with the Belarus government
L’Institut Français de Sofia in cooperation with the French Embassy
Student Aid British Columbia ‒ EDHEC School Code: QWDA
- Becas Chile ‒ Chilean governmental initiative (part of the Programa Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado); you must specify EDHEC when submitting your application
- Alexandre Yersin Excellence Scholarship (for Hong Kong and Macau students)
- The China Scholarship Council (CSC) (affiliated with the Ministry of Education)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
- Merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
- Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Archimedes Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Estonie
- Liikesivistysrahasto Foundation ‒ contact: [email protected]
- CROUS ‒ Bourse sur critères sociaux
- Fongecif ‒ EDHEC has particularly close ties with Société Générale, BNP Paribas, LCL and HSBC
- Apply to: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD), Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
- BAföG (for MiM programmes)
- The French Embassy in Indonesia
- LPDP Scholarship (Public Service Education Fund Management Institution)
- French government scholarships and other programmes
- Programme de bourses de mobilité ‒ “Make our planet great again – master”
- The French Embassy in Romania
- Nicolae Titulescu Scholarship programme from the Romanian government
- Financial Scholarship Programme (FSP) by MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore)
- National Scholarship Programme by Slovak Republik
- The French Embassy in Slovakia
- French government scholarships in Slovakia
- Javni sklad Republike Slovenije za razvoj kadrov in stipendije ‒ excellence scholarships
- Bourses d'excellence pour étudiants slovènes
- French government scholarships from the French Institute of Slovenia
- For students from Galicia: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza ‒ call +34 91 563 07 99
- Franco-Thai Scholarship Programme
- Royal Thai Government Scholarship Program (offered by OCSC)
- WorldWideStudies by Victor Pinchuk Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Ukraine
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- Serge Bellanger Business Student Scholarship
- Scholarships from the CEA (Cultural Experience Abroad)
- Fulbright US student programme
- API Study Abroad Scholarships
- Rotary Foundation Scholarships
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs (to legal permanent residents of Hispanic origin)
- Hill & Ponton scholarships for US veterans
- Bourse d'Excellence from the French Embassy
- The France Excellence scholarship program of the French Embassy in Vietnam
- Prodigy Finance for loans to international postgraduate students attending top universities (not applicable to Master in Management students): more information
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for American citizens only: more information
- Graduate PLUS Loans: more information
*Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
Actually, my dream job is either to work as an analyst in Investment Banking or as an analyst in a Private Equity Firm
[Yahya Benatia - Student in the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking]
Throughout my whole academic experience, I had the chance to visit several countries such as Mauritius Island, Dubai, Singapore, Germany, Poland... it is very important to me because it will help me professionally since I will get a lot of exposure, having that kind of diversity is really something that Banks or private Equity firms are looking for in candidates, so having this international profile is a plus in the finance business.
I highly recommend this MSc because you will get a lot of exposure in the field that you're interested in, because you will be coached by professionals that have several years of experience under their belt. So throughout the whole course, you will be working on case studies, for instance, you will be working on a valuation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, and an LBO model for example as a case study. So it pretty much englobes the whole Investment Banking and Private Equity scope.
What I like about EDHEC, first of all, is the campus is in Nice and being in Nice is very nice because it's always sunny and the campus is in front of the sea, which gives us the possibility to study and have great sights. Also, EDHEC gives you the possibility to meet a lot of people from all around the world and this kind of diversity is very important to me because it's you can leverage that in the professional world, also at EDHEC they have professors that have a lot of experience in their respective field so we can easily imbibe from their respective knowledge.
[Music] Make an Impact. EDHEC logo.
EDHEC MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking
[Hamid Boustanifar - Programme in Finance]
The MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking is where the students are provided with skills required to do financial analysis of companies.
The structure of the programme is in a way that at the beginning of the programme, especially the first semester, basically takes all the fundamentals core courses.
Then going towards the second semester, they are offered a variety of electives where they could choose to specialise
in a particular path. For example: Private Equity, Decentralised finance, or more towards Financial Analysis & Accounting etc.
Through the electives, basically, we offer many emerging topics, emerging fields. We start to teach on textual analysis machine learning as an elective for a student.
A lot of variety of these courses that the students, they can choose and these evolve to be consistent with what reality and the business is demanding from us.
We have a long-lasting partnership with Société Générale which is one of the major investment banks in the world and that provides huge opportunities for our students and resources for them, because, basically through this partnership and sponsorship of the programme.
We get to meet their experts, they frequently come to the campus... teaching our students and sharing their knowledge as well as, all sorts of networking opportunities that the students get through them.
Obviously Société Générale, is one of the main recruiters of our students.
This a great resource for these students. These types of courses and skills provides students with future paths and careers to go towards, for example: Investment Banking, within different departments such as being an Equity Research Analyst, or M&A department within an investment bank, or an ECM and DCM departments... or they could go also towards Private Equity Firm working as a Private Equity Analyst... or working for Consulting companies such as McKinsey, Deloitte, PwC...
Or ultimately going for non-financial corporations to work within the Treasury departments or maybe the CFO of the company.
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FAQ of the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking
The MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking will give you the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in the world of finance, be it in investment banking, private equity, corporate banking or financial advisory services. You will acquire in-depth knowledge of corporate decision-making in an international environment. The programme is an advanced, intensive course aimed at graduate students with prior training in finance.
The MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking gives you the in-depth knowledge and cutting-edge skills you need to forge a successful career in international finance, be it corporate finance or capital markets. You can pursue a vast array of careers, for example, as a corporate financier, portfolio manager, wealth manager, quantitative analyst, fixed-income strategist or equity analyst, to name but a few.
Yes. The MSc in Corporate Finance and Banking is an advanced, intensive programme aimed at graduate students with previous training in finance, so applicants will have an affinity for mathematics and prior knowledge of accounting and finance.
Practical experience is the best way to learn about corporate finance and banking. That’s why EDHEC Business School offers its students many opportunities to learn by doing.
First, you will complete a Master project that will allow you to put your skills into practice. If your research proves to be of high quality, you will have the opportunity to present it as academic research.
The programme then includes a 4-6 month internship. You may even have the opportunity to work abroad. This unique experience will enhance your profile and help you build a global professional network.
Corporate finance is the area of finance that deals with how companies finance their activities with the aim of maximising profits and reducing costs.
Managing a company's finances involves many activities, such as choosing the right investments, managing risk, managing cash flow, etc. Finance departments are particularly strategic. They provide their company with the right insights that allow them to make the best decisions.
M&A (Mergers & Acquisitions) refers to the consolidation of companies through various types of transactions. For example, two companies may merge to form a new entity and expand their market or diversify their activities. There are two main types of merger. A company can merge with its supplier (vertical merger) or with a competitor (horizontal merger).
An acquisition is when one company takes over another. The acquired company often keeps its name. Again, the objective is to develop their skill set, enter a new market (especially on an international level) or to acquire a strategic technology.
For large companies, M&A is a strategic activity and they may have staff dedicated to it. As a student, choosing a Master of Science in Corporate Finance & Banking is the perfect programme to acquire the skills you need to start working in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Financial risk management is the activity of identifying and evaluating the risks associated with an investment opportunity. The objective is to determine whether or not the company should proceed with the investment. There are many aspects that can influence this decision, such as operational risks (related to the company itself), reputational risks or risks related to unfavourable exchange rate movements in the case of international investments.
As a student on the MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking, you can choose to specialise in risk management.
Private equity is a type of investment in which companies and individual investors buy shares in private companies. There are companies that specialise in this activity and raise money from various sources.
Once the company has been bought, the private equity firm works with the management to make changes to strategies or products to help the company grow. The ultimate goal is to sell the company at a higher price and make a profit for the investors.
To work in private equity, you need advanced skills. EDHEC's MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking will give you everything you need to start your career.
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