Program Content for the MSc in Finance

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The Master of Science (MSc) in Finance offered by emlyon business school is accessible after a Bachelor minimum (valid diplomas include bac +4 or bac +3).

This program enables foreign or French students to acquire a high-level, specialized education aimed at the main functions of corporate & market finance in companies whose scope is resolutely oriented towards international markets.
This program requires a professional mission at the end of the course for a minimal duration of 4 months (internship, VIE, fixed-term contract or permanent contract).

The MSc in Finance is designed to offer students all the soft/hard skills and know-how needed to excel in the financial world:

  • Diversity: the MSc in Finance offers a diverse environment through its cohort (nationalities, genders, backgrounds, etc.).
  • A mix between academic (20 faculty professors) and professional lecturers (90) to ensure the best learning environment
  • A 2-step program structure: a common track and a specialization. This allows students to discover in depth financial applications before committing to a specialization.
  • emlyon’s distinctive academic signature: learning as not only a transfer of academic knowledge but also a "course of learning experiences" that equips students to forge a constant link between thought and action: "doing to learn, learning to do".
  • Financial Challenges: Students will be able to take part in 5 or more French or International challenges in Finance (e.g.: CFA, Harvard Global Case, ARE, Trophée des futures licornes, BBG, and Kellog Morgan Stanley).
  • Professional certifications: Students will also acquire the necessary skills to take different certificates: AMF, CFA 1 and 2, Bloomberg Certification.
  • Summer internship preparation: To maximise your chances to get a coveted summer internship at a buldge bracket London firm during your program, emlyon business school offers a select number of students the opportunity to be trained by our career center to the application tests (limited seats).
  • Careers Forum: Students will attend a specific Finance Career Forum organized by the Career Center, as well as some dedicated conferences about Financial topics.

Discover the program content for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Academic content
Experiential elements
Tools and learning platforms
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e-learning management fundamentals
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Sep Oct Nov Dec
Technical & Soft Skills Modules
September to December
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2 specializations: Corporate Finance & Innovation (in English or in French) and Market & Quantitative Finance (in English)
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Online International & Innovation Seminar
International Seminar
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Professional thesis
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Internship or first job
6 months
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Anywhere in the world

Program contributors

The courses are taught by professors from emlyon business school and from other top higher education institutions as well as by professionals from the world of finance. What all these trainers have in common is their high technical level as demonstrated by their numerous publications in international reviews or their senior positions in the corporate world.

The MSc in Finance benefits from research and expertise by:

  • CEFRA - Centre for Financial Risk Analysis, lead by Olivier Le Courtois
  • Research Centre for Entrepreneurial Finance (ReCEntFin), lead by par Alexander Groh
  • Pr. Pierre Devolder, PhD, Full Professor in Statistics and Risk Management, Université Catholique of Louvain
  • Francesco Menoncin, PhD, Associate Professor in Economics, University of Brescia
  • ESG and green finance economy with Guillaume Coqueret
  • Quant research Center with Benoit Chevalier Roignant
  • F. Vrins, PhD, professor in Risk Management, statistics and derivative pricing, Université Catholique of Louvain
  • F. Catelon - Managing Director Global Capital Markets Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking
  • T Feurstein - Managing Director Global Capital Markets Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking – Global Head of Equity linked
  • T. Lafaille - Director at DekaBank
  • A. Pinon, Black Krystal
  • F. Lobet, WD Properties
  • A. Cochenet, Momentum Invest
  • A. Mallard, Liger Venuture


Assessment methods may include case studies, presentations, mock exercises, tests, etc.