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MSc in Finance

Fast Facts
  • For students holding a master’s degree – bachelor degrees will be accepted in limited number
  • MSc in Finance accredited by the Conférence des Grandes Écoles
  • A 18-month specialised graduate program
  • Taught in French or in English
  • Delivered mainly in Lyon-Ecully with two learning trips abroad
  • Opportunity to develop official certificates AMF, CFA…

18 months to gain technical and financial skills

The objective of the program is to transform you into specialists able to advance in today’s global financial sector. Your challenge is not only to become an expert in a financial field, but to acquire a large set of skills and develop a global scope including but not limited to: data, new technologies, mathematics, CSR, economy and soft skills. Innovation & mindset shift in the ecosystem have become a major challenge for banks, companies and consulting firms. This program prepares you for all this.

Develop fundamental sets of skill

The first term from September to December will bring you both knowledge and skills that are required in your future professional environment whatever specialization and job you are targeting in the end, from investment banking & corporate finance to quantitative finance & data analytics. Courses are offered in English or French depending on your choice.

Examples of courses: digitalization, financial mathematics, ethics & CSR, intercultural management, big data finance, econometry…

Interactions between real economy and digital transformations are an important focus. A set of optional access to certifications is open: CFA & AMF.

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4 specializations to develop and deepen your expertise 

After this first step and semester, you will go deeper into the specifics of your future professional environment:

  • Investment banking & corporate finance (strategy, valuation, venture capital, leverage finance, M&A…)
  • Market finance (equity & debt capital market, asset management, structured finance…)
  • Innovation finance (business modelling, prospective analysis, governance specificities, growth financing…)
  • Quantitative Finance & data analytics (stochastic calculus, statistics, computer science, portfolio management, risk management, options, commodities & energy derivatives, hedge funds…)

Get an international dimension


The MSc in Finance program environment will be international, through professors profiles, courses and contents, fellow students on campus and two international learning expeditions.

For the first learning trip, you will have the opportunity to choose between either Casablanca and the opening to Africa global challenges related to Finance or Shanghai and the Asian perspective, thanks to emlyon business school’s campuses there.

The second learning trip is linked to your choice and specialization, as the program agenda will be different:

  • Investment banking & corporate finance students will fly to New York City
  • Market finance students will gain direct insights from London City
  • Innovation finance students will discover Boston’s entrepreneurial & innovative ecosystem.
  • Quantitative Finance & data analytics students will also fly to New York City but with a tailored program of visits and insights

Boost your career

  • 31 000 alumni in 121 countries
  • 1 600 partner businesses
  • #9 in the QS world university 2018 rankings
  • #1 in the Eduniversal France Corporate Finance master 2018 rankings
  • 2 dedicated research centres in Finance
  • 90% employment rate within 6 months after the end of the program

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What they say about us

« Based on emlyon business school’s experience with specialised masters in corporate and quantitative finance, this program fits perfectly the needs of the job market. The impact of new technologies, data and complex globalized markets is increasing and this training will develop future recruits able to address the transformation of new consulting activities.”

Vincent Fallas, Partner, Deloitte Finance

« Jobs in finance change and we need graduates profiles with know how in new technologies, data, law, mathematics, economy who have both solid knowledge in finance and technical skills. This program meets the markets’demand of diversified profiles, in banks, companies and consulting firms”

Valérie Goutard, Student recruitment & Innovation, Human Resources Division, Société Générale, Paris

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