MSc in International Finance
Aimed at students from a numerate discipline, such as accounting, science or engineering, the MSc in International Finance is designed in partnership with the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme.
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AN MSC FOR AMBITIOUS CAREERS IN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
The MSc in International Finance is an advanced, comprehensive programme designed to impart skills in all of the key areas of corporate finance and financial markets. The programme is specifically aimed at graduates and young professionals with prior training in a numerate discipline, who wish to pursue a career in international finance.
You will be given the tools and knowledge to assess companies and investments, evaluate portfolio management strategies and master corporate finance decisions at a business level. The MSc in International Finance is a CFA Program Partner and closely follows the CFA level 1 exam curriculum. Completion of the MSc in International Finance will prepare you to sit the CFA Level 1 exam.
In partnership with:
The CFA Institute, the world's largest association of investment professionals, is globally recognised as the definitive standard in the financial industry. This partnership is a strong indication of the close ties between EDHEC and the finance industry, underscoring the quality of EDHEC programmes and their relevance to business.
YOUR MSc IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE IN A NUTSHELL
Within the financial sector, international finance has many characteristics that make it unique. Its role is to manage transactions and cash flows across borders. It deals with international banking, global trade, cross-border investment... Professionals in the sector have to deal with constraints such as global market evolutions or different economic policies from country to country.
On completing the MSc in International Finance you will be equipped with the financial-market skills and techniques you need to pursue a career in international finance.
Key skills developed
- understand the uses and pricing of financial instruments
- perform investment analysis and valuation
- assess portfolio management strategies and techniques
- make use of numerical and financial modelling tools
- master key financial management decisions
- frame ethical issues in finance
- 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.”
THE CORE SKILLS YOU NEED IN INTERNATIONAL 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. International finance is an exciting sector, with many parameters to master in order to manage the finances of large companies.
During the MSc, you will become an expert by studying advanced valuation, corporate risk management, financial accounting & analysis. Throughout the programme, you will learn the soft skills that are essential for an international finance professional, such as problem solving and critical thinking.
You will also gain the cross-cultural communication skills that are necessary for an international career.
Our methodology includes:
- Embraces the latest technology
- Responds to trends in the market
- Co-developed with leading business partners
- Business games
- Case studies
- Entrepreneurship projects
Personal performance coaching
- Interviewing strategies
- Teamwork development
- Intercultural communication skills
Hamid Boustanifar is a finance professor at EDHEC Business School.
Dennis Davy has taught soft skills, humanities and English in a variety of contexts since 1980, in Germany, Japan, Algeria, Qatar and Oman.
Inge De Clippeleer
Inge De Clippeleer
Leadership Development Chair Affiliate Researcher
Inge De Clippeleer is Head of Faculty of Management and Humanities, and Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at EDHEC Business School.
Geert Demuijnck, PhD, is Professor of Business Ethics at EDHEC Business School. He joined the school in 2008. He teaches courses in business ethics, economic ethics and philosophy.
Financial Economics Track Director
Laurent Deville, PhD, is Associate Professor at EDHEC Business School (on leave from CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research) and Director of the Financial Economics Track.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Research Director
Gianfranco Gianfrate is Research Director of the EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Daniel Haguet, PhD, is an Associate professor at Edhec Business School.
Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Mario Hernandez Tinoco
Mario Hernandez Tinoco, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Affiliate Member
Abraham Lioui is Professor of Finance at the EDHEC Business School, France.
Teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial statement analysis, and international finance topics to undergraduate and graduate students
Moise LOUISY-LOUIS, PhD, is an Assistant professor at EDHEC Business School (Nice campus), where he teaches financial & managerial accounting, advanced financial accounting topics, financial st
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute
Lionel Martellini s a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School and the former Director of EDHEC-Risk Institute.
Leadership Development Chair Research Associate
Gianpaolo Parise is a Professor at EDHEC Business School and a CEPR research affiliate.
Kim Peijnenburg received her Ph.D. in Finance from Tilburg University in 2011. Kim was a faculty member at HEC Paris from 2016 to 2018 and Bocconi University from 2011 to 2016.
Florian Pelgrin, PhD is a professor at the faculty of Data sciences, Economics, and Finance.
EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute Scientific Director and Programme Director (Impact of Climate Change on Asset Pricing and Investment Management)
Riccardo Rebonato is Scientific Director of EDHEC-Risk Climate Impact Institute and Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
Mirco Rubin holds a Bachelor and two Master Degrees in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy and a Doctorate in Finance and Economics from the Swiss Finance Instit
Director of the PhD in Finance Program
Enrique Schroth has joined EDHEC Business School in July 2019 as Professor in Finance.
Gohar G. Stepanyan
Gohar G. Stepanyan
Academic Director of Online MSc in Corporate Finance
Gohar Stepanyan, PhD, joined EDHEC Business School in Fall 2016 with over ten years of professional work experience.
Pascale Taddei Valenza
Pascale Taddei Valenza
M'assurer de la qualité des recrutements des vacataires et des cours.
Professor Pascale Taddei Valenza is a full-time faculty member who joined EDHEC Business School in 2001. Her primary teaching areas are Management accounting and Management control.
Nikolaos Tessaromatis, PhD, is a Professor of Finance at EDHEC Business School.
You will take the following three foundation courses online in the July/August period prior to arriving on campus. Depending on your background, the Selection Committee may require you to take specific classes or allow you to choose three courses from the list.
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.
The course teaches you the foundations of financial accounting, with a practical focus on financial statement analysis and the valuation of public organisations. You will learn the mechanisms that underlie the preparation of financial statements and be able to evaluate a company’s financial performance using appropriate analytical methods and ratios. You will further learn how to perform a basic valuation of a public company and link its financial performance to its market valuation.
The objective of this course is to provide you with a solid grounding in the principles and practice of finance and to develop your understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions. This module aims to give you a knowledge and understanding of key management issues in corporate finance and in the market for financial assets.
This course provides an introduction to the underlying science, with the aim of giving you a thorough understanding of that scientific basis. However, instead of merely explaining the science, we help you build on that foundation in a practical manner, with an emphasis on the hands-on implementation of those ideas in the Python programming language. As the course covers the theory and maths in lecture videos, you will also implement the concepts in Python, and you'll be able to code along with us so that you have a deep and practical understanding of how those methods work. By the time you are done, not only will you have a foundational understanding of modern computational methods in investment management, you will have practical mastery in the implementation of those methods.
Core modules are classes that must be taken by all students of the programme.
This course discusses the foundations of financial decision-making in a corporation, including internal financing and external borrowing policies, and how these interact with investment. The course uses market pricing as the unifying framework to evaluate decisions of capital budgeting, leverage and extensions to real options analysis, as well as liquidity management.
On completing the course, you will be able to analyse and understand how companies make capital-structure and dividend policy decisions and evaluate capital investments using a selection of appraisal techniques. More specifically, you will be able to solve financing problems using theory, financial and other numerical tools.
This course is designed to teach you the foundations of financial accounting. It will have a practical focus on the interrelationship between financial statements and how a chosen accounting method can affect understanding of an entity’s financial performance and position.
On completing this course, you will be able to measure a company's past and present financial performance using an appropriate analytical framework, link the information provided in the three main financial statements, use appropriate ratio analysis and identify the key accounting issues in a given industry. You will be able to provide management and/or stakeholders with a comprehensive review of resource allocation, connect accounting and economic performance, and link a company’s market valuation to its financial performance.
Valuation is a core tool for corporate decisions. The main purpose of this course is to go deeper into Valuation techniques and complexities. The course is a continuation of previous core courses and has been designed to drive students into several valuation situations, together with a pragmatic and “professional” approach.
On completing the course, you will know how to implement the various methods to evaluate a company with their strengths and limitations.
This course builds on the fundamental ideas of corporate finance and financial derivatives markets to identify what a corporate financial manager ‒ treasurer, CFO or CEO ‒ must do to properly manage a firm’s common risks and increase shareholder value.
You will learn about the main types of risk that companies may face and how to measure and treat common corporate risks in order to optimise value when implementing a company’s strategic plan. You will also learn how to use some unusual risk management techniques in practice.
Drawing on the expertise of the EDHEC-Risk Institute, this course equips you with both the technical and conceptual tools you will need to play an active role in this fast-evolving environment. It will give you a detailed introduction to the modern approach to portfolio management, which advocates a clear separation between the management of normal returns (betas) from exposure to rewarded sources of risk and the management of abnormal returns (alphas) from active managers’ unique expertise to generate an excess return above and beyond the risks taken. The course focuses on the technical challenges involved in portfolio optimisation, with specific emphasis on the need for enhanced estimates of risk and expected returns. You will learn state-of-the-art techniques for optimal beta management. Short application cases and excel-based illustrations are systematically used throughout the course to help you synthesise concepts and master techniques.
On completing this course, you will be able to implement alternative portfolio models integrating non-normality risks, parameter uncertainty and realistic risk preferences, as well as make covariance matrix estimation manageable and improve parameter estimates when allocating assets.
The course will equip you with the core empirical methods used in risk management, pricing and portfolio construction, with a strong emphasis on practical implementation and Python applications. You will gain in-depth knowledge of the manipulation of financial data, volatility modelling, market risk measures, portfolio construction models and numerical simulations.
On completing the course, you should be able to analyse empirical data observed in financial markets, interpret the output of quantitative analysis and apply the various quantitative tools used in various contexts (pricing, portfolio construction, risk analysis).
This course will provide you with the basic concepts of fixed-income derivatives trading and pricing.
At the end of the course, you will know how a bond market and a derivatives exchange work; the main differences between an exchange and OTC trading; what are derivatives useful for; how to speculate, hedge or arbitrage in derivatives markets; and how a market maker manages a book. You should be able to move from fixed-income instruments to derivatives on these instruments.
On completing this course, you will be able to extract information from market prices (term structure of interest rates, etc.).
This course will advise you of the ethical challenges of finance, including financial markets, financial services and financial management. You will be made 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 by guiding conduct in areas not governed or controlled by law and regulation.
This course is designed to teach students how to use the advanced facilities offered by Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Excel for finance and to solve common financial problems. It is aimed at spreadsheet users who need to design, build and disseminate professional financial models within organisations. The course shows you how to use VBA to create more powerful spreadsheets and to build custom functions.
On completing the course, you should be able to implement financial models in VBA and automate tasks with macros.
This seminar aims to develop your cognitive and behavioural ability to manage and lead effectively across cultures, particularly if you plan to pursue a career in finance. You will gain practical experience by working 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 to your research for and composition of your applied master’s project.
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.
Corporate finance track
- International financial management
- M&A and PE
Market finance track
- Fixed income & derivatives – Part II
- Python for Finance
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's 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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<p>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.</p>
PREPARE YOUR CAREER IN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Boost your employability
Understanding and developing the attributes and skills employers require is key to employability. This is why the EDHEC Career Centre offers a programme specifically designed to help master’s students map out and achieve their career goals ‒ the EDHEC Career Booster. The programme looks at students' specific needs, wants and goals when it comes to professional development and matches them to job-market requirements. Eighty percent of our EDHEC Career Services for students are tailored to individual needs and career goals.
Through a four-step programme that includes self- and 360-degree assessment, you will get to know yourself better, identify your strengths, key attributes and areas for development, and map out your career goals and job-search strategy. You will benefit from year-round, individual career advice from dedicated counsellors, external experts and coaches, both on campus and remotely, as well as personalised coaching based on our in‑house assessment
Through voluntary and mandatory career training, workshops, CV clinics and assessment centres, you will hone your skills and learn to master the most competitive recruitment processes. As an MSc student, you will benefit from customised training by industry, market and function, in addition to individual mock interviews, including technical interviews and case practice. EDHEC Career Centre also offers a fully online career development programme that allows you to train at your own pace, in line with your goals.
EDHEC Career Centre organises more than 120 events annually, focusing on industry-specific insights or jobs, market trends and companies. It also organises four company trips to Dublin, London, Luxembourg and Paris. You will have access to exclusive internships and job offers.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year
- 40% international mobility in our master’s degrees
- 400+ companies involved in our events every year, 20% of them international
- 100+ corporate partners
- 300+ regular recruiters
Our Career Centre provides the following services:
- Individual career counselling (on campus, by phone, via skype) with internal and external counsellors
- Help to define your career goals and search strategy
- CV and cover-letter editing in English and French
- Career training and workshops (CV, cover letters, application forms, interview skills, networking, social media, personal branding, etc.)
- Graduate programmes
- On-campus events
- Off-campus events
- Website with a wealth of career resources
- Placement reports
- The Teaching Factory concept
Some of the career paths your can pursue after the Master of Science in International Finance:
- Wealth Manager: their job is to help high-net worth individuals manage their assets and achieve their financial goals, for example by choosing profitable investments, planning their finances, finding retirement plans, helping them reduce their taxes, etc.
- Assistant Portfolio Manager: they help a portfolio manager in their daily activities by performing a variety of tasks such as analysing market trends, recommending investment strategies, monitoring performance, preparing reports, etc.
- Risk Analyst: they analyse data and develop risk models to determine the potential risks associated with an investment. Their role is to make recommendations to mitigate risk and assist in decision making.
- Sales (Credit, Structured Products, Fixed Income): salespeople are in direct contact with potential and existing clients. Their role is to sell financial products that help their clients achieve their goals. They may specialise in credit, structured products, etc.
- Financial Analyst: they consolidate and analyse financial data to produce financial models and reports. Their aim is to make recommendations to reduce costs, improve financial performance and assist with investment or financial planning decisions.
- M&A Analyst: they specialise in helping their company with its mergers and acquisitions strategy. They facilitate the decision-making process by conducting financial research, analysing data on the company's performance, etc. and providing reports, financial forecasts and recommendations.
- Strategy Consultant: they work with companies to help them develop their strategy and internal processes. They identify trends, gather data on competitors and find ways to reduce costs and increase revenues. They suggest actions that the company can take to better achieve its goals.
- Wealth Management
- Asset Management
- Risk Management
- Structured Products
- Investment Banking
- Financial Consulting
BARCLAYS, BLACKROCK, COMMERZBANK, EY, GOLDMAN SACHS, JP MORGANS, KPMG, ROTHSCHILD & CO, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, UBS
Location of jobs abroad
EDHEC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
All EDHEC students join our esteemed Alumni Association from day one and benefit from all of the advantages this brings. The Alumni Association comprises 55000 graduates in 140 countries. This friendly and supportive community of business leaders organises events and meetings throughout the year to facilitate contacts, exchanges and networking, while supporting the students in charting their career plans and helping graduates to promote their businesses and career. EDHEC Alumni is also a hub for disseminating best practices, shared values and the school’s vision of business for the good of society.
Admission & Fees for the Master of Science in International Finance
The MSc in International Finance gives you the in-depth knowledge and cutting-edge skills you need to succeed in an international career in corporate finance or the financial markets. You will learn how to assess and value companies and investments, evaluate portfolio management strategies and master corporate finance decisions. The MSc in International Finance is a CFA Program Partner and will prepare you to sit the CFA Level 1 exam.
Studies level - required diploma
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of strong academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success.
- 3-year bachelor degree minimum.
- English proficiency tests with minimum scores of:
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- English native speakers or those holding a degree taught in English (minimum 3 years) are eligible for an English Test waiver.
- GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE or CAT (for Indian students only) are optional for admission, but a strong test score would add weight to your application. Holding CFA Level II gives you an automatic GMAT or equivalent management aptitude test waiver.
- Letter of motivation
- Academic transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation
- Online interview to complete
How to apply?
EDHEC International admissions process
Here is everything you always wanted to know about EDHEC's admission process.
Wherever you come from, a dedicated admissions manager will be there to guide you all the way through your application.
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.
Your application file will be processed by the Admissions Team and sent to the Selection Committee for appraisal. The Selection Committee takes place on a rolling basis from October to June 7. We would advise you to apply early to make your application stand out.
You will be informed by email of the progress of your application, including the final decision.
- If you are a new user, you must create an account/sign up.
- If you already have an account (EDHEC candidate student), please go directly to step 5 by clicking on the "apply online" button. It means you are already in the system, so do not need to "create an account".
- After creating your account, you will receive a validation email. Click on the link provided in this email to activate your account.
You will then receive a confirmation email containing your personal login and password.
Once you register or if you already have an active EDHEC account, access the online application form and enter your login details.
- To avoid losing your information during the application process, please do not refresh your current page or go back to the previous one without first saving your application.
- You can complete your application in several stages. As long as you save your entries, the information will not be lost.
- Before going to the "payment" tab, please check that you have not forgotten any element of your application file and that all the information you have entered is correct. Further modifications will not be possible after payment has been made.
- Application fees must be paid online.
- After validation, your application will reach the final stage and no reimbursement will be possible, even in the event of your withdrawal.
- If you encounter any technical problems during the completion of your online application, please email: [email protected].
Important: Please use only ONE email address to submit your online application and to communicate with the Admissions Team.
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- APPLICATION FEE: €100
- FEES: €28,950*
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 7
► Please note: Applications are received and evaluated on a rolling basis until June 7.
- Tuition fees.
- 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
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?
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?
- 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
Master in Management, Data Science & AI for Business: 3QQ-WQ-34
MSc in Creative Business & Social Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-60
MSc in Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence: 3QQ-WQ-82
MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation: 3QQ-WQ-77
MSc in Global & Sustainable Business: 3QQ-WQ-16
MSc in Management & Leadership: 3QQ-WQ-54
MSc in Marketing Management: 3QQ-WQ-47
MSc in Strategy, Organisation & Consultancy: 3QQ-WQ-84
LL.M. in Law & Tax Management: 3QQ-WQ-26
MSc in Corporate Finance & Banking: 3QQ-WQ-73
MSc in International Finance: 3QQ-WQ-98
MSc in Financial Engineering: 3QQ-WQ-69
MSc in Accounting & Finance: 3QQ-WQ-04
EDHEC Master in Management: 6563
EDHEC Master of Science: 6564
*(GMAT/GRE/TAGE MAGE/CFA level II (for finance programmes only)/CAT official test score report for Indian students only)
Is an aptitude test compulsory?
Please see the “admissions requirements” for your programme of choice. In general, aptitude tests are required for the Master's in Management Grande École programme.
Can I add an unofficial GMAT score report to my application?
You will get an unofficial score report immediately after taking your exam. You can send it to the Recruitment Office as an additional supporting document when applying. This document will be accepted provisionally as part of your application. The official report will be required to confirm your place.
Is there any help for students with regard to campus housing?
Once officially enrolled, you will receive help to find suitable accommodation, either in EDHEC residences or in privately owned apartments. EDHEC's International Students Office (ISO) is familiar with the visa formalities of most countries and will provide you with the necessary paperwork for completion. Should you have any concerns about your visa application, you can contact the ISO, provided you have already checked the relevant pages in the Welcome Guide and contacted your local Embassy. One requirement for most visa applications is proof of accommodation in France. Again, the ISO is on hand to provide you with a list of apartments, halls of residence and other types of housing, depending on your criteria. You can even "visit" them virtually on our new housing website. The team will do everything it can to make arrangements with the property owner and secure your booking. It can also pick you up from the airport on the day of your arrival (where possible) and take you directly to your new home.
When must my tuition fees be paid?
Once the Selection Committee has accepted your application, you will receive an acceptance email including your tuition fee payment schedule. In order to secure your place you have to pay the 1st instalment within 3 weeks.
How does financial aid apply to the tuition fees?
Financial aid applies to the second and third instalments of the MSc programme fees and to the second, third and fourth instalments of fees for the MIM programme.
What is the EDHEC Career Centre?
- The Student Career Centre is dedicated to helping students find a job or an internship.
- 60,000 internships and 33,500 job offers are posted on EDHEC’s dedicated jobs board every year.
Complementary French courses are offered to all international students enrolled in our MSc programmes. Our French classes cover all learning levels, from complete beginner to advanced language skills. The goal is to support your integration into French culture and give you the linguistic foundations ‒ grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and listening ‒ to express yourself in the French language.
- Class size: 10-25 students per group
- Contact hours:
- MIM 3 hours per week (30 hours per semester +6 hours group projects)
- MSc 2 hours per week (15 hours per semester)
- Instructor qualifications: Courses are held by an officially accredited French language teaching institution.
How to finance your Master’s?
As part of its strategic plan to "Impact Future Generations", EDHEC has committed to enabling talented students to pursue their studies through a diverse and transparent scholarship scheme. The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs also offers a large number of grants and scholarships, and there are numerous bodies worldwide supporting the study of international students wishing to embark on a master’s programme. Below is a comprehensive overview of the scholarships, grants and loans available.
EDHEC Business School's comprehensive scholarship scheme aimed at MIM & MSC candidates
So my name is Michelle Sisto I am the associate Dean for graduate studies at EDHEC Business School. So within that perimeter, it englobes the PhD programme, our
programme Grande Ecole, Master in Management and all of our specialised MSc programmes.
“What types of scholarships and financial aid does EDHEC offer to international students?”
Regarding scholarships available for international students, and even for our French students, EDHEC has a strong belief in making education possible for students coming from diverse horizons, backgrounds, and have both the economic levels and what they studied previously, regional differences, and so we've put in place a multitude of opportunities for scholarships to encourage that diversity in our classrooms. We have some scholarships that are academic merit-based, aiming for excellence in the profile of students. We have some scholarships that are more oriented for particular regional areas, and we have some scholarships that are also oriented towards diversity. For example, women in finance and women in data science, where we see that we still don't have a sufficient number of women in those areas in the profession, and also in the programmes. And then we also have scholarships
that can be requested, when students are actually in the programme, should there be an instance where somebody's situation changes dramatically while they're already a student here. We have a special commission that looks at changes in the situation for exceptional scholarships.
“What is a merit-based scholarship and what are the selection criteria?”
So our merit-based scholarships are really based on the profile of our candidates. What we're looking at, when students apply to our programme Grande Ecole and to our MSc programmes, we're looking at their full profile. So their academic background, how they perform in their previous academic studies… We're looking at things like their score on GMAT or the TAGE MAGE or the CAT exam, some kind of aptitude test. We're also looking at the type of school that they went to previously, but that's not the major issue.
It's really where they were. Did they perform really well? And as EDHEC academic excellence is a key driving force for education, we want to offer scholarships to encourage those types of profiles to come to EDHEC. Because we know they have choices amongst diverse, very strong schools, and our aim is to bring the very brightest and the best to EDHEC.
“How does EDHEC approach need-based scholarships for international students?
For need-based scholarships, we have one system for our French students, and then for international students, we're looking at the profiles of our students. What we will look at
is, what is their overall situation, what is their profile and how can we make an offer to them that would render their participation and education in EDHEC more feasible for them.
“Describe EDHEC’s new approach to scholarships”
As I mentioned earlier EDHEC really believes in bringing diverse and excellent profiles to our school, and so our approach in terms of scholarships is evermore going in the direction of diversity and inclusion. So we're currently offering, as I mentioned, a scholarship for women in data science and in finance. We also have scholarships that are called the “make and impact” scholarship, and “make an impact” is our tagline at EDHEC. Our strategic plan is really EDHEC for future generations, and so we're looking for this “make an impact” scholarship, for students who have shown in the past that they're willing to engage in their local communities and environmental projects. With coming to EDHEC, the education that they're going to receive here, is going to propel them forward to the next step where they'll make an impact, a further impact, and so what we do for that scholarship is, we ask students to apply with an essay and tell us something about what they've done in the past and where they wish to go. And so for those students, we have a special scholarship. We're also looking to increase now, in line with our strategic plan, for greater diversity and inclusion on socioeconomic as well as cultural, regional, gender differences, and expand our portfolio of scholarships. So we're working on offering more scholarships for high potential women, specific scholarships for certain regions. In terms of regional scholarships we already have some for example: with the French embassy in India we have a special scholarship that pays up to 15 percent of students tuition fees, likewise in Russia with a scholarship that's a hundred percent for a student applying for an MSc with an excellent profile. We work with Campus France. We also have Eiffel scholarships. In Colombia for example, we work with local players like ColFuturo and there's lots of information on the website so anyone who's wishing to apply to EDHEC should definitely look at the “financing your studies” part and reach out to our admissions team to get more information as to what financing is available from their particular region. As we move forward, we will continue to expand this offer both in terms of the number of scholarships and in terms of the amount.
Currently EDHEC issues about 5 million euros in scholarships every year across our graduate studies. About a quarter of all of our students do receive some type of financial aid, and part of our plan moving forward is to expand that to an even higher percentage of students. And for some of our students, to go all the way up to 75% of tuition fees that would be covered for those who are the most in need, notably students coming from particular backgrounds or potentially zones of conflict, or refugees and, or recent immigrants from areas that have been touched negatively by world events.
“Why is diversity important to EDHEC? How does it relate to your mission to make an impact?”
Well thank you for that question, I think that you know we're in the age that we're living in right now, we've seen that diversity and inclusion is a global issue. We have some researchers within our school, who study the positive impact of diversity and inclusion on the performance of companies. But we believe that diversity and inclusion is essential, to bring a diversity of perspectives to solving some of the major societal stakes that we're facing right now, the challenges that we're facing. So what do we mean by that? Now when we talk about women in finance and women in data science, with the algorithms that are currently directing quite a bit of our lives right now. If the data that goes into those algorithms or the people who are writing those algorithms are not representative of the society at large, then we may end
up with situations where they're detrimental to certain aspects of certain groups in society.
Algorithms that scan CVs, algorithms that give us suggestions for what we should be reading or watching or eating even. So I think that diversity is necessary to have a more equitable society. Things like climate change, bringing together people who come from diverse backgrounds around the world, seeing how its impacts differ around the world and how we can globally work together to find solutions. Of course the strongest element recently is the global pandemic, and we can see that something like this can only be solved by global collaboration.
So bringing together people from all over the world and these diverse perspectives, what we hope to do is to encourage our students to grow into leaders with a global perspective, in order to collaboratively solve some of the big problems that we're facing now.
"Are your scholarships fee waivers only or do you also offer financial support for travel, housing, and other study expenses?”
Currently EDHEC’s scholarships focus on the tuition fees, although some of the people that we partner with do offer stipends for living, for example the Eiffel scholarship. To be eligible for the Eiffel scholarship, students need to apply and be admitted before early December but that is a scholarship that is within the French ministry and that covers about 1200 euros a month stipend for students in order to cover living expenses, rent…and there are some scholarships that also look at fees for the flights to and from France. So it varies but the bulk of our scholarships are really just focused on the tuition fees.
“Any scholarship application tips you’d like to offer?”
My first tip would be to make a request. Don't hesitate to make a request. As they often say: if you don't ask, you certainly don't receive. So not to be shy in reaching out and aiming for one of our scholarships. I think another tip would be, for the scholarships that require essays, to take the time to build an essay that really responds to the question that's asked for the particular scholarship, and make it quite personal. What we want to do, when we're evaluating these essays, is get to know the person behind that essay. What's their real desire to make an impact for example, if it's in line with the sustainable development goals, and convince us
that you're somebody who would bring your expertise, your enthusiasm, your drive, and your values to our community, here at EDHEC. And lastly, I would say, be absolutely authentic in what you say and what you write.
“Is there anything else you’d like to share?”
So I'd just like to add, that you know, beyond the direct scholarships that we've talked about here, at EDHEC there's an institution-wide number of initiatives in order to offer our education and render education more affordable to a wide group of candidates. For example, in our undergraduate programmes, there are students working on a programme that's called “Cordée de la réussite”, where they're going into local high schools, that tend to have and be in areas, that are considered considered disadvantaged or that don't have as high proportion
that go into higher education, to encourage those students to believe that they can access and succeed in higher education. And then we offer up to 75 percent of fees for students who come through that path. In addition, over the last year, I think one area that we're very happy with and grateful for, is during the pandemic we made a call out to all of our alumni and to some of our corporate partners to request additional funding for direct additional scholarships to students. Unfortunately, we had a number of students over time whose family situations changed. Either their family business had a problem or that sadly there was some severe illness or even death in the family. So we wanted to make sure that those difficult events didn't also have an impact on our students' ability to continue with their education. And our alumni really stood up to the call and we raised close to a half a million euros for direct additional aid to our students. So I think there's a very strong sense of community at EDHEC,
and we hope that the students for whom we can make this extra offer available, will continue to be part of that community as they move on to their careers afterwards, and be part of a virtuous cycle of ongoing financing of studies for everyone.
Scholarships and financial aid can be critical factors when it comes to embarking on a master’s programme, so we aim to make the process as simple as possible. All candidates who are accepted are automatically considered for an EDHEC scholarship. The decision of the Scholarship Committee will be conveyed by email in tandem with the admissions decision. No additional documentation is required, other than for scholarships marked with an asterisk (*).
The EDHEC Academic Excellence Scholarship offers high-potential candidates up to a 50% reduction in their tuition fees. The scholarship supports high-profile candidates based on the excellence of their academic profile, extensive experience and/or extracurricular activities.
- June 16th for MSc
- June 23rd for MiM
A select range of country and sector-specific scholarships are also available:
- EDHEC Women in Finance and Data Science Scholarship ‒ a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Women in Business Scholarship ‒ up to a 35% reduction in tuition fees
- EDHEC Cultural Diversity Scholarship ‒ up to a 40% reduction on tuition fees
- EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship ‒ EDHEC is proud to welcome master’s students who are refugees or from conflict-affected nations, in line with the School’s aim to promote peace, diversity and inclusion worldwide. One of the main ways we can help is to provide financial assistance through a reduction of up to 75% in tuition fees, giving candidates an opportunity to receive quality higher education at EDHEC.
- Who can apply? During our admissions process, we take into account the context in which applicants have achieved their academic qualifications. If your application is accepted, you will be notified simultaneously as to whether you have been granted an EDHEC Refugee or Conflict Zone scholarship.
- The EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship* is open to Master in Management and Master of Science applicants and covers 35% of tuition fees.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for the EDHEC Make an Impact Scholarship must submit an essay of 1,000 to 1,500 words along with their application, detailing their career plan. The essay should describe their prior experience, explain how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan, and detail their personal motivation for making an impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout their career.
- The EDHEC High Impact ‒ Future Chinese Alumni Scholarship* is a co-sponsored scholarship with the EDHEC China Alumni Club. It awards 10 Chinese students who plan to make an impact on the EDHEC China Alumni community a 50% reduction on their tuition fees.
- Who can apply: Chinese students who have been accepted into an EDHEC Master's programme with high scores from the Selection Committee.
- How to apply: Students who wish to apply for this scholarship should write an essay describing their prior experience, explaining how the Master of their choice will contribute to their career plan. Applicants to this scheme will be invited to participate in an online interview.
- Deadline: 15 May.
EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
- The EDHEC-French Embassy Co-Financed Scholarship in India is a joint initiative of EDHEC Business School and the Embassy of France in India. This scholarship is offered to two Indian students (two 50% scholarships for MiM Programmes) with excellent academic backgrounds and clear career objectives.
- Who can apply: Indian students who have been accepted into EDHEC's Master in Management programmes with high scores from our Selection Committee.
- How to apply and application deadline: Students must complete their application by 15 May and, if accepted, confirm their place by 31 May.
- More information: Please contact EDHEC Country Manager for India Nilesh Gaikwad at [email protected].
Through strong, established partnerships with local and international bodies, EDHEC has secured a number of grants and financial aid to help talented students embark on their dream academic programme.
- The QS-EDHEC Scholarship is an exclusive scholarship for participants in the QS World Grad School Tour. Scholarship value: 50% reduction in tuition fees.
AUSTRIA - GERMAN - SWITZERLAND
- EDHEC, exclusively for e-fellows.net students and Master’s Day participants
- Colfuturo (Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia)
- Fundación HonduFuturo
- Fundación Mexicana Para La Educación, La Tecnología y La Ciencia (FUNED)
- Bourse Banco de México – FIDERH (Fondo para el desarrollo de Recursos Humanos)
- Bourse 'AVENIR' Scholarships from the French Embassy in Spain
What is the EIFFEL Scholarship?
- The EIFFEL Scholarship programme offers financial support of more than €1,000 per month to high-calibre international candidates. EIFFEL also offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
- Applications for the EIFFEL Scholarship need to be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December. To apply for an EIFFEL Scholarship, you will first need to be accepted onto one of EDHEC’s master’s programmes and confirm your place no later than the end of November. You can do this by paying a deposit equivalent to the first semester’s tuition fees. Students can only apply for EIFFEL through one academic institution and that institution applies on the student’s behalf once they are enrolled. The results are usually published by Campus France by March/April the following year. Students who are not awarded an EIFFEL scholarship are generally offered a EDHEC Excellence Scholarship instead, but the two cannot be combined.
The EIFFEL Scholarship offers financial support of around €1,200 per month to high-achieving international candidates. The scholarship is financed and managed by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Who can apply:
Any students under the age of 25 with track record of academic excellence:
- A GMAT score of 650 or above (GRE accepted)*
- *Please note that this is not mandatory for programmes not requiring a GMAT test
- Acceptable English proficiency tests/certificates (TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS)
- TOEFL Internet-based ≥ 92
- TOEIC ≥ 850
- IELTS ≥ 6.5
- Cambridge Test of English > 175
- Excellent academic records (GPA)
- Strong motivation and clear objectives
- Awards, previous scholarships, achievements, etc.
Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted to EDHEC by 1 December
EIFFEL and EDHEC scholarships cannot be combined.
The Eiffel Scholarship | EDHEC Business School
[Music] Title: “Eiffel Scholarship”
Speaker: Sahil Dholakia – Eiffel Scholarship Awardee.
Melanie, can you tell me about the Eiffel scholarship?
Speaker: Melanie Colmart - International Recruitment Manager
Hi Sahil. Congratulations on this achievement. The Eiffel excellence scholarship is a programme established by the French ministry for Europe and foreign office. Its goal is to attract the top foreign students into French Business Schools for master programmes. It is highly selective and only the best students with excellent GPAs and profiles are eligible. The Eiffel scholarship awards you a monthly allowance, round-trip plane tickets between your home country and France, health insurance, and cultural activities. So Sahil, you were awarded this scholarship. Can you tell me more about the process?
Yes Melanie. The international admissions team selected my profile for the scholarship and
I had to provide them with some extra documents so they sent my whole profile and the documents to the scholarship team. Can you please give some tips for the Eiffel scholarship?
Yes I will. So first I would like to remind you that the Eiffel programme is a very exclusive scholarship for over a thousand applicants per year; only a few hundred are the lucky awardees. Secondly, you can only apply through an institution. So the first step for you, would be to apply and get admitted to EDHEC. Then before December 1st, our deadline, you need to send all your documents for this scholarship as one pdf. So for the documents, we will ask you for: your cv, your full academic transcripts, a GMAT or GRE and an english proficiency test and the most important part your motivation letter. This is a way to help you stand out for the selection committee and here are a few tips for you. First you need to be sure about your goal, you need to express why the programme, and the scholarship in particular, will help you achieve your dreams. Second, your personality. This is a way to show the committee who you are and why you should be chosen and if you have any extra link with France, this is a way also to give it. So Sahil you went through this process, do you have a few tips for future students?
Okay, so for the applicants I would like to say. Firstly, apply as soon as possible and most preferably before December. Because the earlier you apply, the higher the chances are for you to get selected for the scholarship. And secondly, I would like to say the Eiffel scholarship is the most renowned scholarship in Europe and especially in France. So it is also a big highlighted part of my CV. So yeah exactly, and for the applicants, I would like to say just apply as soon as possible and all the best to you guys.
- French Embassies around the world offer a number of scholarships to excellent students.
More information: Please contact the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in your country
- Campus France is a French national agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services and international mobility. It manages CampusBourses, a grant search engine that is an essential tool for financing your education in France.
For more information, please see the CampusBourses grant search engine.
Open Europe Scholarship Scheme programme from the European Union
L’Institut Français de Sofia in cooperation with the French Embassy
Student Aid British Columbia ‒ EDHEC School Code: QWDA
- Becas Chile ‒ Chilean governmental initiative (part of the Programa Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado); you must specify EDHEC when submitting your application
- Alexandre Yersin Excellence Scholarship (for Hong Kong and Macau students)
- The China Scholarship Council (CSC) (affiliated with the Ministry of Education)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus
- Merit scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus
- Kristjan Jaak Scholarship programme from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Archimedes Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Estonie
- CROUS ‒ Bourse sur critères sociaux
- Fongecif ‒ EDHEC has particularly close ties with Société Générale, BNP Paribas, LCL and HSBC
- Apply to: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD), Referat 312, Postfach 200 404, D-53134
- BAföG (for MiM programmes)
- The French Embassy in Indonesia
- LPDP Scholarship (Public Service Education Fund Management Institution)
- French government scholarships and other programmes
- Programme de bourses de mobilité ‒ “Make our planet great again – master”
- National Scholarship Programme by Slovak Republik
- The French Embassy in Slovakia
- French government scholarships in Slovakia
- Javni sklad Republike Slovenije za razvoj kadrov in stipendije ‒ excellence scholarships
- Bourses d'excellence pour étudiants slovènes
- French government scholarships from the French Institute of Slovenia
- For students from Galicia: Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza ‒ call +34 91 563 07 99
- WorldWideStudies by Victor Pinchuk Foundation
- Bourses du Gouvernement français de l'Ambassade de France en Ukraine
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
- Serge Bellanger Business Student Scholarship
- Scholarships from the CEA (Cultural Experience Abroad)
- Fulbright US student programme
- API Study Abroad Scholarships
- Rotary Foundation Scholarships
- National Society of Hispanic MBAs (to legal permanent residents of Hispanic origin)
- Hill & Ponton scholarships for US veterans
- Bourse d'Excellence from the French Embassy
- The France Excellence scholarship program of the French Embassy in Vietnam
*Depending on your background, you may be required to take some remote and self-paced courses in July-August prior to arriving on campus.
EDHEC Master Programme Director Portrait | Finance Track
[Laurent Deville. Programme Director Finance track.]
I'm Laurent Deville, I'm 45 years old. I've been working at EDHEC for the last nine years. My colleagues would know that I'm caring about others, and this is something that maybe defines me. So if they know me, I think they know that I care about them, that I care about others, that I care about the students, I care about the institution I just care about. I'm someone who cares about others. I care about the world. I think this is what defines me. I come from Strasbourg, in the northeast of France, where I graduated from university. I had my PhD over there, in management studies with a specialty in finance. After my graduation as a PhD, I went to Paris dauphine university. I was a researcher for the national centre for scientific research for a few years, and then with my family, we moved to the southeast of France and we've been here for the last nine years. Currently at EDHEC, I serve as director of the financial economics track, which in a sense, makes me the one person in charge of all the finance programmes at master level. Every student who follows a master's degree in finance at EDHEC, has to go through a course that explains to him, the origin of climate change and how finance has to play a role, in solving that problem that we all face. So the planet is facing a problem, and maybe when you think about climate change, you don't think about finance as the solution, but definitely finance is part of the solution.
The key for success is to be a good listener. You have to be able to listen to people. So you need to be open, to be open-minded. So that is key for success, when students think about their career, instead of thinking about the first position, then I know i've been successful. This is my objective. Making them think about their careers, and making their career a success. To build something that represents YOU, what you want to do, what you like.
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FAQ of the MSc in International Finance
The MSc in International Finance is an advanced programme designed to equip you with the key corporate finance and financial markets skills you will need to pursue a career in international finance. The programme is specifically designed for graduates and young professionals with prior training in a numerate discipline. You will learn how to assess companies and investments, evaluate portfolio management strategies and master corporate finance decisions. The MSc in International Finance is a CFA Program Partner and will prepare you to sit the CFA Level 1 exam.
The EDHEC Master in Management is a two-year academic programme designed for students seeking to increase their general management skills. Also known as the Grande Ecole programme, it awards you a double degree: a Master in Management and Master of Science. After the first year of your master’s degree, you can gain a full year’s professional experience or undertake an internship and a six-month exchange at a partner university, before completing the second year of your master’s programme.
Our Master of Science degrees are specialised programmes aimed at students who wish to acquire new knowledge in a specific field or further strengthen their existing expertise.
EDHEC seeks talented candidates from diverse backgrounds, with a history of academic achievement and demonstrated potential for growth and professional success, ideally with a primary degree or previous training in a numerate discipline. You will also need to score adequate marks on an English proficiency test unless you are a native English speaker or have completed an undergraduate degree through English.
The MSc in International Finance will give you the opportunity to specialise in a specific domain.
You can choose between the Corporate Finance track and the Market Finance track. During the programme you will also complete a master's project, which will allow you to specialise in any area that interests you.
The MSc in International Finance 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, portfolio manager, wealth manager, quantitative analyst, fixed-income strategist or equity analyst.
International finance comes with its own set of challenges and risks that professionals in the sector know how to deal with.
For example, when dealing with a country with a different currency, the potential fluctuations in the exchange rate can have a hard-to-predict impact on the profitability of an investment.
There may also be risks associated with some countries. Political instability, climate risks such as hurricanes or simply changes in local legislation can be very high in regions of the world. Striking a balance between risk and profitability is part of the job of an international financial expert.
Different regulations are also a challenge in international finance. Each country has its own body of laws and regulations. An international finance professional must be aware of this and be able to adapt to any situation in order to achieve their company's goals.
The MSc in International Finance will teach you everything you need to know to mitigate risks and help your company or client succeed in their international projects.
The financial sector itself has a lot of ethical considerations to take into account, such as transparency, accountability and equity. At the international level, there are more elements that come into play.
First, environmental and social responsibility takes on a new dimension when investing in different countries. Investment decisions must take into account the environment and human rights and the professionals of the sector must be cautious about investing in countries that don't have the same regulations or are known for human rights violations.
Respect for local culture is an important part of international financial ethics. Financial professionals should avoid activities that undermine local culture or that could be seen as insensitive. And of course, respect for local laws is a must.