MSc in Financial Engineering

If you have a quantitative background or prior training in finance and seek an international career in financial engineering in one of the top 5 MSc in Finance WW (FT 2022), this programme is for you.

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September–May: on-campus academic courses* /June onwards: work experience
Credit value
120 ects

Start date

Early September 2023


Application deadline

16 June 2023

*Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.



My dream job would be being a portfolio manager for an asset management company in equities.

[Campus Life. Edoardo Valsetti. Student in Msc in Financial Engineering]

I did my bachelor's degree at Bocconi University. I studied economics and management and then after graduation in 2019, I decided to move at EDHEC to study finance and Financial Engineering, in particular.

[What is Financial Engineering?]

Financial Engineering is the application of quantitative methods in the field of finance. So you study different subjects that can prepare you and will prepare you to work closely on the different financial markets. When I was deciding about my master’s opportunities and choices, I realised that EDHEC has this three years programme with a foundation year in M1, and then it gives you the opportunity to specialise in one of the finance areas. And you have a lot of choices. And that's why I decided to join EDHEC, because of the completeness of the programme.

For the first part of my gap year, I studied quant finance 
at BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and then I worked 
as an investment advisor for a private bank in Luxembourg, Quintet Private Bank. So I stayed there for six months and then I finished my gap year working as an investment banking summer analyst  for a company called FT Partners,
which is an investment banking boutique in
in London, focused on Fintech deals.

[A highlight from the programme?]

I attended the alumni spotlights, which are sessions organised by the school with alumni coming from different job fields,
from trading, asset management and so on and so forth.
And we do these sessions with them talking about their job, talking about like career advice, they have for us, how they see
the financial markets right now.
What’s their opinion about the future, if they have any advice for applicants...
So it's really's really a good opportunity we have.

[Becoming a Finance professional through Students' associations]

In the EDHEC Student Finance Club, we have four different divisions.
The Publishing division, the Newsletter division, the Sustainable Finance division and the Portfolio Management division.
You have the opportunity, besides classes, to develop a set of soft skills. That's definitely helps you a lot during interviews,
but also during your normal life, your everyday life.

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The MSc in Financial Engineering provides you with in-depth knowledge of the main concepts of finance as they relate to stocks, bonds, derivatives and alternative investments, as well as the analytical tools used in the financial industry. You will learn the fundamentals of risk management and master how to structure, price and risk-manage financial instruments. 

EDHEC’s MSc in Financial Engineering is an advanced programme designed to set you apart in the jobs market. It is best suited to those with a background in finance and/or a degree in a numerate discipline. 

The MSc in Financial Engineering is a one-year academic programme, plus a 4-6-month internship or work placement.

You can pursue any number of careers with an MSc in Financial Engineering, for example, as Quantitative Analyst, Trader (Derivatives, Fixed Income, Equities, FX, Commodities, Cross-Assets), Sales (Credit, Structured Products, Fixed Income), Risk Analyst, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Structurer, Quant Researcher, Responsible Investment Analyst...

Financial engineering uses the tools of mathematics, engineering, programming and financial theory to solve financial problems.

Risk management is the process of identifying, analysing and mitigating the uncertainty and risk involved in investment decisions.

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