The MSc Corporate Finance and Fintech has been designed to address the shortage in highly-certified financial skills serving financial technologies, by giving you the portfolio of technical and business skills essential to pass the CFA certification (Chartered Financial Analyst), which is the most recognized financial certification in the world, and to fast-tracking your career in the digital financial industry, i.e., the objective of our MSc, which sets us apart from other masters in France and in Europe, is to prepare future CFA charterholders that can integrate the Fintech market. The course is professionally oriented, with teaching by distinguished ESC Clermont professors complemented by extensive courses led by high-level industry leaders from transnational companies established in Clermont, from investment and advisory firms, from Fintech actors, and from privileged partners.
Alternance possible pour les étudiants français.
MSc accrédité par la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles
The postgraduate master programme welcomes international students from various backgrounds and experiences. Students will be divided into different multicultural groups working in team on real projects.
Lectures are delivered by:
Faculty professors recognised as leaders in their fields of study.
Students can obtain a dual-degree
Master of Arts in Financial Management from Aalen University in Germany
What is it like to study in Clermont-Ferrand?
Les étudiants français ont la possibilité de suivre le programme en alternance dans le cadre d’un contrat de professionnalisation. Le rythme de l’alternance est de 2 semaines entreprise / 1 semaine Ecole. Découvrez le calendrier de l’alternance
Internship and Thesis
Students of the Corporate Finance Programme will carry out an internship or a job placement of a minimum of 4 months minimum in France, Europe or any other location abroad.
The objective of the internship is to gain hands-on experience and consolidate the knowledge and techniques that are obtained during the course.
Each student is individually supervised by a designated advisor and completes a professional thesis, followed by an oral defense and company assessment.
A 4-year Bachelor degree or Validated Master 1
Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or IELTS 6.0)
All applications are to be submitted online on the school’s website.
Candidates will be invited to take a skype interview or an automated video conference aiming to evaluate their academic profile, motivation and linguistic skills.
Les frais de scolarité des étudiants français qui suivent le programme en alternance sont à la charge de l’entreprise d’accueil.
Early bird scholarships:
Payment of deposit: Those who pay the deposit before the beginning of March receive a 5% reduction on the tuition fees.
Confirmation of enrollment: Those who pay the deposit within the two weeks following acceptance and till the end of June as a maximum receive a 5% reduction on the tuition fees.
Full payment of the tuition fees before start of the programme: 5% reduction on the tuition fees.
The first two scholarship schemes are non-cumulative. The full payment of the tuition fees discount is cumulative with either the first or second early bird scholarship.
Scholarships by ESC Clermont Foundation:
Students of the Master programme will have the possibility to apply for a scholarship after the start of the programme. Various scholarships are offered to both French and international students based on their academic achievements and social backgrounds.
Scholarships to go abroad:
Erasmus+ scholarship: For students who are interested in doing their internship in Europe or those who would like to obtain the dual-degree from partner university in Germany, they will be able to apply for this scholarship allowing them to obtain a monthly stipend to finance their stay.
Conseil Régional scholarhsip: For students who do their internships outside France or those who will study in one of our two partner universities in Europe, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes offers the students a scholarship to support them in their living costs abroad.
Flexible payment plans
There are also flexible payment plans available to settle the tuition fees through multiple payments.
Finance IT Manager, Fintech Manager, Insurtech Manager, Regtech Compliance Manager
Companies that welcomed our students:
CFA Society France
After one year of study and 6 months of successful internship at Société Générale, I signed a two-year VIE contract to work in one of the bank’s fixed income desks in New York. ESC Clermont seduced me immediately with its major advantages: A committed faculty, composed of known and recognized professors and experts from the field; Class rich in ideas, cultures, experiences; An environment favorable to the intellectual curiosity and academic courses, corporate missions and individual monitoring.
Tuguldur DAVAADORJ Transformation Project Manager | from Mongolia
I believe it is because of this programme I was able to secure an internship as a Financial Analyst at the European headquarters of Nike in the Netherlands. During my Internship I applied aspects of what I learned quickly and effectively and ultimately add value to my team. As a result, I was offered a full-time position.
Thomas RUIGROK Key Account Finance Manager - Nike | from Netherlands