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One academic year (on campus) + Final management project
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

Program description

  • GEM Ranked 25th in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2019 Ranking
  • MSc Finance Ranked 16th in the World*
  • 13th in Europe*
  • 6th in France*

* Financial Times Masters in Finance Ranking 2020

Program location:
Grenoble (France) 

Program duration - 2 years:
1 academic year (on campus) + Final Management Project (can be completed remotely while working)


MSc Finance

Understand the Strategic Impacts of Financial Decisions

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.

Develop Your Financial and Soft Skills

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.

Prepare your Career in the Sector of Finance

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 Affiliation program. It also covers related fields such as management control systems, economics, corporate governance, and private equity investment. Students on the program also benefit from access to theFitch Learningonline CFA® preparation platform for theCFA® exam level 1.

Why Choose the MSc Finance Program?

  • Learn about both market and corporate finance from an international perspective.
  • Access cutting-edge learning facilities, like the Bloomberg trading room on our Grenoble campus.
  • Learn valuable intercultural skills while studying in an international and multicultural environment.
  • Tailor your education to your professional goals with a selection of specializations.
  • Earn your degree from a triple-accredited institution.

Admission requirements

Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject. Fluency in English

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Program content

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.

Year 1 - Campus Year

Introduction Session (E-Learning Modules)

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance (Online)
  • Fundamentals of Excel and Statistics (Online)

The Fundamentals of Finance

  • Corporate Finance and Investment Decisions
  • Accounting and Financial Statements Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance

Mastering Financial Management

  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Company Valuation
  • Management Control Systems
  • International Financial Management
  • Ethics, Professional Standards and Corporate Governance

Advanced Finance

  • Digital Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Investments
  • Asset Management

Capstone Course

  • Research Methodology and Project Workshop (Online)
  • Integrative Case Study

*The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.


Quantitative Finance (Grenoble)

  • Algorithmics for Financial Modelling
  • Market Risk Management
  • Commodities and Energy Markets
  • Financial Market Trading

Investment Banking (Grenoble or Singapore)

  • Algorithmics for Financial Modelling
  • Project Finance
  • Private Equity, LBOs and Venture Capital
  • Financial Strategy and Advanced Valuation

Financial Management (Grenoble)

  • Advanced Accounting and Financial Statements Analysis
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Private Equity, LBOs and Venture Capital
  • Global Business Operations - the Serious Game

**Subject to a minimum number of participants. If students choose to follow a specialization on a different campus, transportation, accommodation, meals, and personal items are at the student’s own expense.

Year 2 - Final Management Project

At the end of the one-academic-year full-time part of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project under the guidance of a tutor. This is an applied or theoretical research project that can be completed at a distance and in parallel with full-time employment or an approved internship. 


CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The program provides an excellent preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst®* (CFA) exams, as it is based on the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation program.
*Chartered Financial Analyst is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships and Financial Aid available


MSc Finance (French: Titre de niveau I Manager Financier, enregistré au Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) – Fiche 14624). 120 ECTS credits

French Ministry Recognition
Graduates from the MSc Finance also receive a certificate conferring them the Title "Manager Financier" (Financial Manager). This Title is recognized by the French State through France Compétences, an agency belonging to the French Ministry of Labor, at Level I (Level 7 on the European Qualifications Framework) - the highest level for such certification. It is a recognition that the graduate’s core international management skills meet standards established by the Ministry of Labor for financial managers. For students planning to work in Europe following their studies, this recognition presents a competitive advantage.

Career opportunities

Some of our MSc Finance Graduate Job Titles

Investment Banking Analyst, Asset Manager, Financial Controller, Treasurer, Derivatives Trader, Internal Auditor, Sales Specialist in Trading, Commodity Markets Manager, M&A Analyst, Debt Capital Markets Analyst, Financial Advisor, Buy-side/Sell-side Analyst, Financial Auditor, Credit Analyst, Structured Finance Associate

Employers of our MSc Finance Graduates

Airbus, Amazon, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Cadbury, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Hewlett-Packard, JP Morgan, KPMG, Nike, PWC, Royal Bank of Canada, Schneider Electric, Société Générale, Thyssenkrupp

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Grenoble Ecole de Management

GEM Ranks 25th in the Financial Times European Business Schools 2019 Ranking

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Grenoble Ecole de Management

12 rue Pierre Sémard
38000 Grenoble

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