The MSc Managerial and Financial Economics program at HEC Paris is a unique Master’s program combining rigorous training in quantitative and analytical skills with essential knowledge in economics and finance. Students are prepared perfectly with the essential reflexes for a career in many diverse business sectors, such as the banking and finance industry, consulting, as well as the corporate strategy or corporate finance departments in multinational companies.
Admission to the MFE program is highly selective. Only students with previous experience at a recognized international institution will be admitted. HEC’s expectations regarding the performance of students are very high and students should be prepared to put in considerable efforts during the program.
The objective of the program is not to produce theoreticians but to train students to become top corporate executives by equipping them with the capacity to apply economic concepts and methods to their work and by enhancing their understanding of the economic forces shaping the business and financial environment. A solid basis in economics and its applications is an invaluable asset for solving problems in all areas of management.
With 9 certificates to choose from, students are able to deepen their knowledge in a specific area of their choice, and subsequently boost their added-value on the job market. The certificates are chaired by some of the top leading global companies.
MFE students follow the same program as the students enrolled on the Managerial and Financial Economics specialization of the Grande Ecole and benefit from the same access to both our powerful local and international networks. Interactions with French students will also enhance their understanding of the local culture and business practices.
Students will have many opportunities to meet business leaders and top executives from financial institutions through consultancy projects, seminars, internships and career fairs organized on campus.
During the year students must take 3 mandatory core courses + 2 other core courses to choose among 4, and have access to a range of elective courses. Please visit the website for more information about these courses:
The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management is Sciences Po's one-year program for young graduates interested in regulatory issues, corporate finance, risk management, compliance and humanities. It is the ideal program for driven students aspiring to become truly specialized in the field of financial regulation and risk management whether it is in the private or public sector.
The program focuses on the fundamentals of finance and, in particular, provides students with critical knowledge regarding corporate finance, regulation and risk management. These foundational courses are contextualized and grounded in the humanities through Sciences Po's core curriculum courses in political science, law, sociology, history and economics and completed by specialized skills training in ethics and compliance.
In particular, the Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management will:
The master emphasizes interdisciplinary analytical tools and hands-on training workshops as essential to understanding and performing in the field of regulation, compliance, corporate finance and asset management.
It is built on a case study approach that is further enriched by the experience and the diversity of the cohort. A high level of interaction is fostered by the small size of the class.
Students also have access to the full curriculum of Sciences Po's School of Management and Innovation, in business, management, finance and economics as well as Sciences Po's "common core curriculum" in the humanities. They may choose from a wide range of courses and workshops offered in English and French, according to their individual academic and professional needs and interests.
The Master calls upon Sciences Po's world-class faculty and its unparalleled network of experts. The program also mobilizes the Sciences Po alumni community, whose members are committed to mentoring and guiding students in their projects and career development as well as to teaching "master classes".
Core courses are taught by both members of its permanent faculty and by adjunct professors who are leading industry specialists from Sciences Po's corporate partners. The program draws upon the deep knowledge and expertise of Sciences Po's Department of Economics and notably its cuttingedge research activities supported by the Banque de France Chair in Banking Regulation.
Taught entirely in English with optional courses taught in English and French, the program includes:
In addition to these courses, students must choose to enroll in a language course. Non-French speakers are encouraged to enroll in French language classes.
The overall required number of credits is 100 ECTS, the equivalent of about 25 courses, which makes the curriculum one of the most demanding specialized master programs.
The Master in Financial Regulation and Risk Management offers students the opportunity to prepare for professional certificates exams, optimising their chance of success.