A bright future for France
Wall Street and the City come in mind as the most famous financial districts. However, with the current Brexit predicament, UK might be bypassed by France as the second largest economy in Europe, according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). In addition, Paris is ranked seventh in the world for its graduate employability prospects according to the QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2019.
These encouraging opportunities highlight the bright future of a French financial hub, in which students would rush towards to study a Master’s in Finance.
One country, many specialties
Paris is the cornerstone of culture, literature, arts and design where tradition and modernity merge together to create the city's authenticity. Paris depicts the fabulous heritage of the past centuries through monuments like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Sacré Coeur Basilica — only few elements that make Paris the third most visited cities in the world.
Lyon is home to many of France’s large corporations which now operate worldwide and also attracts many international firms and organizations. For centuries, the city has been a trading center at the cross-roads between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean South. While its entrepreneurial culture dates back to the silk manufacturers in the early 19th century, its present dynamism is based on a diversified range of modern industries: energy, chemicals etc... Lyon is also widely known as the “capital of gastronomy”, in which typical « bouchons » mingle with gastronomic restaurants of Michelin-starred chefs.
France, ideal environment for students
France’s prestige enables the country to find four French top 100 student cities in the world according to the latest QS Best Student Cities Rankings 2019 with Paris and Lyon, ranking among the top 50.
Lyon is also a more affordable option for students. Speaking of affordability, as the French Government invests massively in education and research, combined with the same tuitions fees for French and International students, France is even more attractive for students all around the world.
Visa access is also simplified. Conditions and procedures will depend on your citizenship. Nonetheless, if you are from the EU, EEA (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway) or Switzerland, you will not need to apply for a student visa. Otherwise, a student visa is needed in order to study in France.
A diversified yet renowned higher education system
Campus France reveals that France is the first non-English speaking host country, and the 4th most popular country for students in international mobility.
Specifically, French business schools are famous for their international renowned degree programs. Among them, the MSc in Finance at emlyon business school is ranked third in the QS World University Rankings: Masters in Finance Rankings 2019.
Indeed, the MSc in Finance combines a technical and specialist skill set for the competitive edge needed to success in the international financial world. Students go deeper into the specifics of your future professional environment, such as Investment Banking & Corporate Finance, Market Finance, Innovation Finance, and Quantitative Finance & Data Analytics.
Students can attend classes delivered in Lyon-Ecully and Paris (depending on the specialization), adding to this opportunity two learning trips abroad and get the best of each experience.