Master in Finance

Master in Finance

become a financial specialist

An intensive study program offering a global approach to finance with a strong emphasis on the basic skills necessary to operate in today’s financial profession. 


Master in Finance

The Master in Finance, recognized by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry as Master Degree, is a graduate program tailored to individual needs and goals. It offers 3 specialized tracks in Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, and Fintech & Analytics.

The curriculum is flexible and it is full-time during 15 months. The 90 ECTS credits cover courses, an international study trip and an internship or academic dissertation.

Students can choose to enroll the program either on the ESSEC France campus (Cergy, Paris area), or the ESSEC Asia-Pacific campus (Singapore). Regardless of campus choice, the program - and intake - starts in September.


1-2 years depending on your degree




Singapore and France


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The Master in Finance is an intensive program with 21 Core courses and 29 Elective courses. The program is tailored to each student’s career goals and individual needs.


Term 1

You will either start in France or in Singapore, where you will learn the finance fundamentals with a mix of core and elective courses.


Term 2

In term 2, you can choose from the 3 specialized tracks to reach their career objectives:

  • The Corporate Finance Track

  • The Financial Markets Track

  • The Fintech & Analytics Track


Terms 3 & 4

During this period, you will receive the last 3 core courses and write an academic dissertation. If you want, you can also carry out an internship.




Optional Internship

The optional internship which can be from 4 to 6 months is designed to let students integrate into the professional world. They acquire hands-on experience as interns in an organization enabling them to put into practical use the knowledge and skills attained in the program.


Study Trip

The Master in Finance offers a unique opportunity for students to travel to one of the major financial hubs (London, Hong Kong or New York). The one-week study trip allows privileged access to the most prestigious investment banks and consulting firms.


For more information, please download the program brochure or visit the Master in Finance page.