The right approach in the world of Finance

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.

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Degree info

  • Master of Science
  • 1,5 academic years / 90 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Tuition fee: 11 500€ / academic year

Edunation application period


The first aim of this program is to provide students with expert knowledge about corporate finance, investment analysis, valuation and portfolio management, and to emphasize the highest ethical standards and applications for financial modeling.

After completing the curriculum, students will acquire investment management practices through the mastery of tools for financial analysis, asset classes, and portfolio management in order to be prepared for the industry’s top financial positions and passing leading certifications in finance.

Semester 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

Semester 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

Semester 3

Professional Mission & Thesis

  • Master’s Thesis
  • Oral Defense
  • Company Assessment

Graduates of the program can work in the following occupations, for example:

  • Financial Analyst, Investment banking Analyst, DCM Analyst, M&A Analyst
  • Financial Risk Analyst, Investment Manager, Quantitative Analyst
  • Trade Analyst, Crypto Trade Analyst
  • Finance IT Manager, Fintech Manager, Insurtech Manager, Regtech Compliance Manager
  • Fintech Entrepreneur

Companies that welcomed ESC Clermont students:

  • Michelin
  • Limagrain
  • Amundi
  • Société Générale
  • Bloomberg
  • Deloitte
  • Voltalia

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.


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