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MSc Finance

Course Description



The mission of the MSc in Finance program is to provide graduates with an advanced knowledge of finance and to prepare them, through an understanding of the strategic impacts of financial decisions, for careers in banking, financial services or corporate finance with international companies at a managerial level.

The program covers the fundamentals of finance, as well as advanced topics in corporate finance, financial management, and financial markets.


Its aim is to provide students with strong technical and analytical skills in the principles and application of finance, as well as solid industry knowledge and multicultural exposure.


The MSc Finance prepares students for careers in the financial sector such as investment and commercial banking, asset management, financial services and consulting, or for corporate finance positions within international companies at a managerial level.

The program provides an excellent preparation for the Chartered Financial Analysts® (CFA) exams, as it is based on the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and is part of the CFA University Recognition program. It also covers related fields such as management control systems, economics, corporate governance, and private equity investment.


Students have the opportunity to follow the MSc Finance program in:

- Grenoble
- London
- Singapore

Students may also spend a semester at a campus other than the one in which they are enrolled (subject to specific conditions).


- A two-year program: requires full-time attendance during one academic year for coursework. The second year is dedicated solely to the Final Management Project and can be completed in parallel with a job or internship.
- Curriculum based on the CFA program.
- International perspective.
- Combined academic and 'real-world' expertise within the faculty.
- International and multi-cultural student body.
- GGSB expertise on the financing of innovative companies, given our location within a high-tech international marketplace.
- An integrative case study based on inter-campus, virtual team work
- A choice of two electives
- Exchange campus option (subject to conditions)


The MSc Finance program begins in the Fall semester of each year and requires full-time attendance during one academic year for completion of coursework. The second year is dedicated solely to the Final Management Project.


- Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
- Fundamentals of Excel and Statistics


- Fundamentals of Finance - http://en.grenoble-em.com/module-1-fundamentals-finance
- Mastering Financial Management - http://en.grenoble-em.com/module-2-mastering-financial-management
- Advanced Finance - http://en.grenoble-em.com/module-3-advanced-finance
- Electives - http://en.grenoble-em.com/modules-4-electives
- Followed by a Capstone course - http://en.grenoble-em.com/module-5-capstone-course
- and Final Management Project on a finance-related topic or based on an internship in a company in France or abroad - http://en.grenoble-em.com/final-project

*Content subject to change.

The program is taught entirely in English by both academics and professionals, all with extensive experience in finance. The teaching style is very interactive and emphasis is placed on group work.


- Job market presentations
- Access and training on the international job platform (TopMBA)
- CV writing workshop
- Workshops on job search and networking techniques
- Mock interview sessions with alumni, business leaders and international headhunters
- Personal coaching to clarify career goals, CV and cover letters, and development gaps


MSc Finance graduates are also awarded a certificate conferring the title of Manager Financier. This title is recognized by the CNCP*, an agency of the French Ministry of Labor. It is a recognition that the graduate’s core financial management skills conform to the standards established by the Ministry of Labor for managers of financial activities.

*Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle



- Financial Controller
- Cash Manager
- Hedge Fund Analyst
- Internal Auditor
- Investment Banking Manager
- Portfolio Manager
- Sales Manager in Asset Management
- Commodity Markets Manager
- M&A Financial Analyst
- Debt Capital Markets Analyst
- Financial Advisor
- Buy-side/Sell-side Analyst
- Financial Auditor
- Credit Analyst


- Airbus
- Amazon
- Barclays Capital
- BNP Paribas
- Cadbury
- Deloitte
- Ernst & Young
- General Electric
- Hewlett-Packard
- JP Morgan
- Schneider Electric
- Société Générale
- Thyssenkrupp
- Tyco Electronics


Junior professionals already working in the financial services sector will enhance their experience with the formal training provided through the MSc Finance program.

This program is also suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines, such as management or engineering, who would be well served by a formal finance credential.


- Bachelor-level undergraduate degree.
- Work experience is not compulsory.
- Fluency in English - see test requirements below.
- Quantitative proficiency is required for this program. This can be demonstrated by one of the following:
- A prior degree from a recognized institution in a quantitative major showing good academic performance (Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Economics…)
- CFA level 1

This quantitative aptitude test requirement may be waived at the discretion of the MSc Finance Admissions Board for candidates that exhibit previous academic excellence from top ranked universities or business schools, especially in quantitative subjects.

Visit the MSc Finance page on the Grenoble Ecole de Management website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Merve Küçük

"For me the MSc Finance program was enriching on so many different levels: developing myself and building up on my education and career whilst at the same time making lifelong friends all over the world and learning so much about other cultures.
The people surrounding me throughout the program, classmates as well as professors, became like a family to me and it was an extremely positive experience which opened many doors, both professionally and socially.

When comparing my experience with peers who followed a similar Masters course elsewhere, I realize the high value of this particular program and I feel that I made a very good decision to study at Grenoble Ecole de Management.

I had a science background with limited knowledge of management or economics so the MSc Finance was a great conversion course for me. The curriculum covered all major areas of finance, providing us with a broad perspective as well as more in-depth knowledge in each field. By the end of the program I felt that I was in a strong position to apply for jobs within different areas in finance and bring added value to these companies. I strongly believe that the MSc. played a very significant role in the career path that led me to my current position and equipped me with the skills and network necessary to achieve this.

In addition to the quality of the program and its lively international dynamic, Grenoble is a fantastic place to study and I felt lucky to have the opportunity to chance to discover this beautiful region. If I could do it all again, I would!"


Eiffel Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

BENEFITS- Monthly stipend of €1,181
- Round-trip airfare to and from France
- Free participation in cultural activities
- Basic French healthcare coverage*Tuition fees are not covered by this award. This award covers only taught-part of master’s degree progam.PRIORITY COUNTRIES FOR THE GRANTAsia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and new members of the European Community

Value of Scholarship(s)

Monthly stipend of €1,181


YOU MUST HAVE SUBMITTED AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO GGSB TO BE CONSIDERED.Only foreign nationals may apply. Dual nationality candidates who have French nationality are not eligible.

Application Procedure

- Your CV (résumé) of 1-2 pages in French or English. It must include your ranking and GPA (the average from your institution is acceptable)
- a Motivation Essay of 1-2 pages in French or English explaining why you chose to study in France and how this fits into your career goals. Do not forget to write your name in the file.
- plus full copies of your transcripts and degree in English or French.
- a copy of your passport
- French language certificate, if applicable
- two recommendation letters from employers, colleagues and/or professors

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Bachelor or Licence level degree

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