MSc Finance

Practical information

Program duration
One academic year (on campus) + Final management project (12 months)

Entry requirements
Bachelor or Licence level degree

Degree level
Master (French: Titre de niveau I Manager Financier, enregistré au Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles (RNCP) – Fiche 14624)

Full program fees
€ 23,450 (Grenoble campus)

Important dates
Sep. 13 2017 - Grenoble Intake
Sep. 18 2017 - London Intake
Oct. 11 2017 - Singapore Intake

Teaching location
Grenoble Campus | London Campus | Singapore Campus

MSc Finance abroad: Singapore London 

Students may also spend a semester at a campus other than the one in which they are enrolled (subject to specific conditions).


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 Recognition program. It also covers related fields such as management control systems, economics, corporate governance, and private equity investment.

Main features

  • A  two-year program: requires full-time attendance during one academic year for coursework. The second year is dedicated solely to the Final Management Project and can be completed in parallel with a job or internship.
  • Curriculum based on the CFA program.
  • International perspective.
  • Combined academic and 'real-world' expertise within the faculty.
  • International and multi-cultural student body.
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management expertise on the financing of innovative companies, given our location within a high-tech international marketplace.
  • An integrative case study based on inter-campus, virtual team work
  • A choice of two electives
  • Exchange campus option (subject to conditions)

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The MSc Finance program begins in the Fall semester of each year and requires full-time attendance during one academic year for completion of coursework. The second year is dedicated solely to the Final Management Project.

Introduction Week (online modules)

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Fundamentals of Excel and Statistics

The program includes four stages*:

*Content subject to change.

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.

Career Personal Development within the MSc Program

  • Job market presentations
  • Access and training on the international job platform (TopMBA)
  • CV writing workshop
  • Workshops on job search and networking techniques
  • Mock interview sessions with alumni, business leaders and international headhunters
  • Personal coaching to clarify career goals, CV and cover letters, and development gaps

CNCP Recognition

MSc Finance graduates are also awarded a certificate conferring the title of Manager Financier. This title is recognized by the CNCP*, an agency of the French Ministry of Labor. It is a recognition that the graduate’s core financial management skills conform to the standards established by the Ministry of Labor for managers of financial activities.

*Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle


Employment Statistics

Employment within 2 months (2016) : 85%
Jobs with international projects: 94%
Annual salary with bonus after graduation: <40k€: 42% | 40k€-50k€: 19% | >50k€: 39%

Some of our MSc Finance Graduate Job Titles:

  • Financial Controller
  • Cash Manager
  • Derivatives Trader
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investment Banking Manager
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Sales Specialist in Trading
  • Commodity Markets Manager
  • M&A Financial Analyst
  • Debt Capital Markets Analyst
  • Financial Advisor
  • Buy-side/Sell-side Analyst
  • Financial Auditor
  • Credit Analyst

Employers of our MSc Finance Graduates:

  • Airbus
  • Amazon
  • Barclays Capital
  • BNP Paribas
  • Cadbury
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • General Electric
  • HSBC
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • PWC
  • Schneider Electric
  • Société Générale
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • Tyco Electronics

More testimonials

“The MSc Finance provided me with a solid systematic knowledge of both Corporate Finance and the Financial Market. I particularly enjoyed the study-friendly, cooperative and very international learning environment.

Being in a class of 17 different nationalities helped me to cultivate my cross-culture communication skills, which have proved essential to me as I enter the globalized world of business.

The program enabled me to enhance my theoretical knowledge, whilst at the same time gaining practical experience, which has largely improved my competitiveness and employability.

After taught part of the program, an alumni presented me with the opportunity to do an internship in Deutsche Bank within Wealth Management Department in Luxembourg. One year later, I moved to London and started my first job in Bloomberg in Financial Analytics and Sales department.

As a GEM graduate I continue to benefit greatly from offers of employment around the world from the School’s careers centre service and I also feel that the alumni network is continuously being strengthened over time, to the advantage of all graduates.”

Hong Zhang


Junior professionals already working in the financial services sector will enhance their experience with the formal training provided through the MSc Finance program.

This program is also suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines, such as management or engineering, who would be well served by a formal finance credential.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor-level undergraduate degree.
  • Work experience is not compulsory.
  • Fluency in English - see test requirements below.
  • Quantitative proficiency is required for this program. This can be demonstrated by one of the following:
    • A prior degree from a recognized institution in a quantitative major showing good academic performance (Mathematics, Finance, Engineering, Economics…)
    • CFA level 1
    • GMAT
    • GRE

This quantitative aptitude test requirement may be waived at the discretion of the MSc Finance Admissions Board for candidates that exhibit previous academic excellence from top ranked universities or business schools, especially in quantitative subjects.


Apply here

To apply for this program, candidates must complete the online application and include scanned copies of all original supporting documents. All documents must be in English or be submitted with a certified translation into English if written in another language.

  • Official copy of latest degree or diploma or certificate of enrollment with an approximate graduation date
  • University transcripts: front/back with grading scale
  • CV/Resume
  • 3 short essays (relating to your academic/professional experience, your reasons for choosing this program and your intercultural awareness)
  • 2 academic or professional references. Family members or friends are not acceptable as referees
  • Scan of passport
  • Internationally recognized passport picture
  • A test score of your quantitative abilities (GMAT, GRE, or CFA Level 1 Exam) or a waiver request:
    • GMAT - a minimum of 550 overall with 70% in the quantitative section
    • GRE - a minimum of 60% in the Verbal Reasoning section, 70% in the Quantitative section, and 4.0 or above on the Analytical Writing section
    • CFA Level 1 exam with a Pass grade
  • Fluency in English (TOEFL, PTE, IELTS or CPE):
    • TOEFL: Computer-based: 240 / Internet-based (IBT): 94 (minimum score of 22 in Reading and Speaking; minimum score of 21 in Listening and Writing). TOEFL Institution code: 8973
    • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all areas (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE): A,B,C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 63 (minimum score of 59 in each section)
    • TOEIC, Institutional/ITP TOEFL, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: First (FCE) are not accepted

Please note English test scores must be communicated to GEM/GGSB by the beginning of July for September programs and by the beginning of November for January programs.

Please note that for your initial application we ask only for copies of documents. If you are accepted, we will then request to send digital certified copies that you will be asked to present during the induction week. More details about certified copies per nationality are explained on the application form.

To ensure GEM/GGSB is the right fit for you, you may be asked to participate in an interview. You will be notified if an interview is necessary after the Admission Board meets.

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please consult rolling admissions deadlines.

Note: MSc Finance students are not eligible for CROUS scholarships.


Fees to be paid by student: 23,450 Euros

An administrative fee of 250€ is charged for student services in Year 1 and a further 250€ for student card renewal in Year 2.

Fees cover tuition, project supervision, and access to all GEM facilities. They do not cover accommodation, meals, or students' personal expenses.

Policy concerning the refund of tuition fees.

Please refer to our partner campus websites for the fees for programs offered at our off-site locations.


The GMAT Merit Scholarship is available for candidates who score 650 or above on the GMAT, with 75% or over on the quantitative portion of the test.

Please see Scholarships information for the scholarship description and application guidelines.

Terms and Conditions:

  • GGSB Scholarships will only be awarded to candidates applying for on-site programs (Grenoble campus) and not for off-site ones.
  • Scholarships will not be reimbursed or maintained in case of deferral, withdrawal, or incomplete enrolment.
  • To apply for a GGSB Scholarship, the candidate must have already submitted a complete application.