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

Start date

Early September 2024


Application deadline

June 7, 2024



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: 


CFA Institute

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.

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

Programme Insights

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.

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