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What is finance?
Finance is defined as the management of money and includes activities such as investing, borrowing, lending, budgeting, saving, and forecasting. There are three main types of finance: personal, corporate, and public.
Discover finance: different subjects and studies possibilities
- Market finance: it deals with the functioning and operations taking place on the financial markets. Market finance jobs can generally be divided into 3 main categories: the front office (jobs where you are directly in front of clients or which consist of creating products or trading for clients), the middle office (risk management, compliance, IT Finance) and the back office (settlement verification in particular).
- Corporate finance: its goal is to assess and optimise the financial health of a company. The teaching provided is essentially based on financing (capital raising operations), financial analysis and financial management of the company.
- Banking finance: this includes all the subjects that will enable our students to work in retail banking, private banking, cooperative or mutual banks, and investment banking. The increasing complexity and digitisation of financial operations requires more and more specialised skills in these areas.
- Real estate finance: its purpose is to present the entire life cycle of real estate products: acquisition, sale, rental, but also construction, financing, operational management and renovation.
What are the possible studies in Finance at KEDGE?
- Master of Science (MSc) in Banking and Finance: Top 20 - Eduniversal 2023 ranking. Guaranteeing the technical requirements of finance and ensuring the necessary perspective of its social responsibility are our two main challenges. Financial institutions are becoming increasingly sensitive to this; for students, it is almost a prerequisite. The team of teacher-researchers supporting KEDGE Master’s students make it their biggest concern. We provide our students with a wide range and solid academic background to make them proficient in the following industries: finance, capital and investment banks, insurance companies, investment funds, retail banks and asset management. Armed with these skills and knowledge, students will be immediately operational to start their careers in a financial institution.
The course last a year and is divided into two semesters (Semester 1: Fundamentals of Finance made up of 7 modules . Semester 2: Business & Strategy consisting of 7 modules) followed by a 4 to 6 months internship in France or a placement abroad.
- Master of Science (MSc) Corporate Finance: 6th Best French Master in Financial Engineering and Corporate Finance - Eduniversal 2023. In a constantly evolving environment, where innovation creates disruption and financial performance drives valuation, most businesses are challenged : they must make the appropriate investment decisions and assess financing options.
The course last a year and is divided into two semesters (Semester 1: Manager skills made up of 6 modules . Semester 2: Innovative & Entrepreneurial skills consisting of 6 different modules) followed by a 4 to 6 months internship in France or a placement abroad.
- Master of Science (MSc) Sustainable Finance: 2nd Eduniversal ranking 2023 Green Finance category. This sustainable finance programme trains professionals with a perfect command of financial tools and a dual expertise in both financial and extra-financial matters : a profile that is increasingly sought after by companies integrating new ethical and societal challenges into their investments and strategies.
The course last a year and is divided into two semesters (Semester 1: Fundamentals in Finance and Economics linked to Sustainable issues made up of 6 modules . Semester 2: Sustainable Finance track consisting of 10 modules) followed by a 4 to 6 months internship in France or a placement abroad.
whichever academic programme you decide to go for, you will learn through a combination of lectures, practical workshops, research, seminars, conferences, projects...
Admission & Funding
Short Track (4 years + of higher education):
- Level of studies: M1 completed, or an International Bachelor's degree (Bac+4), or an equivalent of 240 ECTS credits,
- English level: TOEIC (785)/ TOEFL IBT 79/ IELTS (6)/Cambridge First (B2) /Cambridge Advanced (C1) - exemption for native english speakers or candidates who have had more than one year's work experience in an English-speaking country.
Long Track (3 years + of higher education):
- Level of studies: 3 years of higher education attested by a diploma or an equivalent of 180 ECTS credits,
- Level of English: Language score is optional to enter the Long Track, but compulsory to enter the specialisation year of the MSc.
Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP)
You would like to resume your studies by integrating our MSc, Master of Science even though you do not have the diplomas normally required to access it? The Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP) allows people who does not have the required qualifications or diplomas to access the different levels of higher education. Find out more about the conditions required.
At KEDGE, we strongly believe that students shouldn’t abandon their education projects because of funding problems. This is why we have launched a financial support plan aimed specifically at helping international students:
- 10% Early Bird discount for non-French candidates until Feb. 28, 2023.
- Achievement Scholarship of 2,000€ and Excellence Scholarship of 4,000€ for non-French candidates.
New Funding Solution available with MSc Sustainable Finance
Prodigy Finance : A new solution for international students
This funding solution is available for international graduate students, and can cover up to 80% cost of attendance, dependent on individual eligibility.
Why do people study for a master in finance?
A Master of Finance degree can help you break into the exciting world of finance and set you up for long-term career success across industries. Graduates from Masters in Finance programmes land some of the highest-paying finance jobs at big-name firms like JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
What skills are needed for finance?
- Interpersonal skills. Good interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate and interact effectively with people –will make you someone others want to work with or for. ...
- Problem solving.
- Commercial acumen.
- Capacity to innovate.
- Critical thinking.
Networking and career opportunities after studying finance abroad
A degree in finance is almost always essential for those who wish to work in the financial sector. Especially for young graduates who wish to pursue a career in banking, corporate accounting or other financial sectors.
Investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms all present excellent opportunities for overseas employment. But opportunities in finance are wide and varied depending on your level of studies. Recruiters specialising in overseas placements can be very helpful.
Some of the leading countries which are best for finance jobs after graduation are London, New York, Dubai, Tokyo and Frankfurt.