MSc. in Corporate Finance and Fintech

Aymen TURKI | ESC Clermont Business School
Aymen TURKI, Head of MSc in Corporate Finance

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The right approach in a disruptive world of finance

In a changing business environment with disruptive transformation in the financial industries, there is a need for graduates with both the technical and business acumen to drive this disruption forward to meet growing demand for certified and digital financial managers.

The MSc Corporate Finance and Fintech at ESC Clermont 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 MSc Corporate Finance and Fintech is a rigorous program linking Corporate Finance and Fintech. 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 (ex. Michelin, Limagrain), from financial investment and advisory firms (ex. Amundi, Bloomberg), from Fintech actors in Clermont and France (ex. Domraider), and from privileged partners (ex. CFA Society France, Aalen University). 

Graduates enter the professional sphere with technical skills in Corporate Finance and Fintech, global perspectives with a rich network of double-hatted partners (teaching and recruiting), and the knowledge, contacts and requirements needed to truly be able to get the three levels of CFA and become prime actors in the finance digital world.

Alternance possible pour les étudiants français.

MSc accrédité par la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles

Pour qui

  • Fresh graduates or graduates with little experience
  • Professionals with several years of experience

Les points forts

  • Full english taught
  • Partnership with the CFA Institute
  • Learning experience following the Harvard model of teaching
  • Access to high-profile practitioners from the corporate finance world in France


  • A 4-year Bachelor degree or Validated Master 1
  • Proficiency in English (Official TOEFL score of 550 at least, or TOEIC of 750, or IELTS 6.0)

More, see « Admission »

  • Semestre 1
    Core Module 1 – Financial Engineering

    • Corporate Finance I
    • Financial Statement Analysis I
    • Private Equity and LBO
    • Corporate Finance Law 
    • Portfolio Management
    • Asset Management 
    • Modeling for Finance I 
    • Treasury Management
    • Derivatives I
    • Machine Learning, Blockchain and ICO 
    • Ethical and Professional Standards 
    • Preparation for CFA Certification I
    Management & Communication Skills

    • Introduction to Business
    • Mastering Data in Excel (e-learning)
    • French Language 
    • Thesis Methodology I

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual counseling
    • Meeting with Practitioners
  • Semestre 2
    Core Module 2 – Investment and Tools for Corporate Finance and Fintech

    • Corporate Finance II
    • Financial Analysis II
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Paytech, Techfin and Regtech
    • Fixed Income  
    • Economics
    • Modeling for Finance II
    • Quantitative Methods in Finance
    • Derivatives II
    • Financial risk management and risk based-regulation
    • Insurtech, WealthTech and CryptoAsset
    • Preparation for CFA Certification II
    Management & Communication Skills

    • Strategic Management
    • Information Systems for Managers
    • French Language  (Voltaire Certification )
    • Thesis Methodology II

    Career Development & Counseling

    • Job Marketing
    • Individual counseling 
    • Meeting with practitioners
  • Semestre 3

    Professional Mission & Thesis

    • Master’s Thesis
    • Oral Defense
    • Company Assessment


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.


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