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MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

Dr Alexandre POURCHET – Professeur Associé -
Directeur MSc Corporate Finance & Invesment Banking

MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking


The MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking is aimed at students seeking positions in investment banking, private equity, corporate banking or financial advisory services in international banks and financial institutions. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the international financial world as well as professional skills, theoretical knowledge and financial tools. Key debates in the field form an integral part of the course and equip graduates with essential critical thinking skills.


Semester 1 Courses: 

  • Research Methods
  • Chrono Diagnosis
  • Institutional Markets Dynamics
  • Financial Mathematics & VBA
  • Derivatives, Risk & hedging
  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Merger & Acquisitions
  • Financial Reporting

Semester 2 Courses:

  • Monetary and Banking Economics
  • CFA Certification
  • Global Investment Banking
  • Compliance, internal control and IS
  • Tax Aspects of transactions and restructuration
  • Professional seminar
  • Financial Analysis (IFRS)
  • Real Estate Financing
  • Professional Thesis


Different positions in investment institutions and banks are possible: 

  -  Investment Banking
  -  Consulting: finance, financial products
  -  Investment industry (sell-side/buy-side, investment analysis or portfolio management)
  -  Finance Banking for companies
  -  Merger & Acquisitions Specialist
  -  Cash flow management / International controller

The CFA will allow students to get more attractiveness for international positions.


  •  IELTS (6.5 or equivalent)
  •  Interview with the head of the programme
  •  A small dissertation focusing on a financial topic (subject given by the head of the programme)


This programme provides students with a dual focus in two complementary fields of finance: Corporate Finance and Investment Banking
A preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst certification (CFA) is integrated to the programme
The programme is taught by academics and international professionals from financial institutions, finance firms, credit rating agencies, etc
Innovative teaching methods, such as the "Chrono Diagnosis" project
The programme provides students with the useful tools needed in a professional environment: Excel, financial calculus methods, statistics, market tools, monetary tools, risk calculation, how to deal with crisis/fraud, building a budget, advisory…