Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
This MSc Finance prepares students with or without professional experience for international careers in finance. The program covers the fundamentals of finance, as well as advanced topics in corporate finance, financial management, and financial markets. 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.


The program provides an excellent preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) exams, as it is based on the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). It also covers related fields such as management control systems, economics, corporate governance, and private equity investment.

This program is offered at GGSB’s home campus in Grenoble, as well as at partner campuses in London and Singapore.

Students will spend one academic year completing full-time coursework and the next year completing a Final Management Project, which may be carried out in parallel with full-time employment anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities:

The program leads to various opportunities:

  • - Commodity Markets Manager
  • - Debt Capital Markets Analyst
  • - Financial Auditor
  • - Financial Controller
  • - Hedge Fund Analyst
  • - Investment Banking Manager
  • - Internal Auditor
  • - Buy-side/Sell-side Analyst


GGSB is the international school of Grenoble Ecole de Management, which is accredited by AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple accreditation.

Programme Structure

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.


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


  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Mastering Financial Management
  • Advanced Finance
  • Electives
  • Followed by a Capstone course
  • and Final Management Project on a finance-related topic or based on an internship in a company in France or abroad.

*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.


  • 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


MSc Finance graduates are also awarded a certificate conferring the title ofManager 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    11725 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    11725 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23450 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Grenoble

  • 870 - 1240 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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