Master in Corporate Finance

Master's in Corporate Finance

Entry level
3 years of post-secondary study

Diploma awarded
State-recognized Master’s degree (5 years post-secondary, RNCP level 7*)

Length
2 years, starting in September

Language of instruction
French/English

Format
Work-study, 2 days in school/3 days in company

Tuition fees
€11 865 per year

Presentation

The Masters Cycle of the Master in Management – Grande Ecole program comprises a two-year curriculum officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and is awarded with a Master’s-level diploma (5 years of post-secondary studies – Level 7*). It benefits from being delivered by a triple crown internationally accredited school (AACSB, AMBA and EFMD).

The Corporate Finance specialization can be accessed via parallel admissions in the fourth year of studies.

This specialization prepares students for corporate finance positions.

Upon completion of the program, graduates can join company finance departments, as well as corporate finance services within major banks or M&A firms.

*The level 6 (NSF 313) "Diplôme en management général et international" awarded by PSB Paris School of Business is RNCP registered under the reference number 36785 by the Director General of France compétences as of 01/09/2022.

Aim of the specialization

The aim of the Corporate Finance specialization is to train experts in three complementary areas:

  • Financial departments within multinational companies (auditing, consolidation, management control, and treasury, among others).
  • Investment Banking (mergers & acquisitions, structured financing etc.).
  • Strategic & Financial Consulting within major firms such as PwC, E&Y, and Mazars.

Strenghts

Institutional partnerships

As part of the program, we have developed a network of institutional partners with whom we nurture lasting working relations. We collaborate with Bloomberg and are members of the Financial Professions Center, the French Association of Credit Managers and Consultants, and the Institut de l’Entreprise, among others.

Teaching that meets market expectations

The Master in Corporate Finance program is revised every year as part of our auditing and quality control committees in order to ensure the appropriateness of the training for the expectations of the employment market and recruiters. We also monitor developments within the sector on a constant basis.

Master's in Corporate Finance

Skill objectives

For successful completion of their Masters, students must validate the five following skillsets.

If students do not validate all the skillsets required for obtaining the professional certificate but successfully complete all skills related to one of the sets, each of the skillsets concerned will have been definitively validated.

  1. Devising a departmental/organizational strategy
  2. Planning, optimizing, and managing the budget and coordination of z department and/or organization’s financial affairs
  3. Managing a transformation and/or innovation project in a national and/or international context
  4. Managing individual staff and teams
  5. Implement a financial expertise/financial risk processing policy within an international company

This program cannot be combined with another training program.

However, partial certification with another program is possible (see the RNCP diploma file).

In addition, prior professional experience may be validated with credits upon request, which must be submitted by email to: vae@ggeedu.fr

For further information on the validation of prior experience at PSB, please visit the following page.

A word from the Head of Specialization

"In addition to disseminating cutting-edge knowledge in line with the financial issues faced by national and international companies, we prepare our students for the career awaiting them by instilling such skills as agility, creativity, and critical thought."

Mariem BRAHIM
Head of Specialization

2280

Work-study contracts signed per year

15

Specializations 100% in work-study mode

3000

Corporates partners

18846

Alumni

*Paris Business School figures 2023

Academic content

    1st year:

      The first year of the Master in Corporate Finance enables students to familiarize themselves with corporate financing policy, accounting information systems, and the particularities of the financial markets.

        2nd year:

          The second year adds a more strategic dimension, notably via learning aligned with strategic performance steering and CSR.

            Deeper exploration of legal and fiscal aspects are also provided, giving students exposure to innovation within the sector.

            Total class time is 511hrs for the fourth year and 504hrs for the fifth.

            Teaching format

            Over the course of their time at Paris School of Business, students receive a varied teaching approach in order to nurture their creativity and adaptability.

            Teaching formats :

            • Groupwork
            • Theory classes
            • Professional simulation exercises
            • Inverted classes
            • Business Games
            • Common-theme projects
            • Workshops

            Assessment methodology

            Successful completion of the five required blocks delivers the intended Master in Management – Grande Ecole program diploma and the associated level 7 RNCP certificate.

            The skill validation frame of reference is based upon written and oral assessment methods, including the following:

            Case studies :

            • Professional simulation exercises
            • Roleplay exercises
            • Individual and group projects
            • Professional placement report

            Current academic year: 2023-2024

            Admissions 

            The admissions procedure for entry onto a Master’s-level Paris School of Business program comprises analysis of an application dossier, an English test and a one-to-one interview.

             

            1. Comprehensive application dossier analysis

             Application dossier

             ID photo

             Copy of ID

             Photocopies of diplomas obtained and reports from Baccalaureate (end-of-secondary) level onwards (officially certified and translated into French for non-French documents)

             CV

             Covering letter

             French test results obtained (TCF, DELF/DALF) if French is not the native language.

             Supporting statement from a teacher, head of institution, or an employer (not mandatory but strongly recommended)

             €100, covering admin fees (€50 for French state scholarships upon presentation of a definitive scholarship allocation for the year in progress)


            2. English test

             English test results obtained (IELTS/TOEFL TOEIC) in last 2 years for applicants to have already taken a test.

            If you are not in a position to provide this official grade, you will receive a link to an online test.

            Minimum level required for applicants to programs in English:

            à 1st-3rd years : IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 70

            à 4th year : IELTS 6 / TOEFL 80


            3. Individual interview

             The aim of this interview is to assess your degree of motivation and open-mindedness, as well as to evaluate the complementarity of your personality, your knowledge and the teaching delivered at Paris School of Business.

            It is also designed to assess your ability to imagine/construct an idea and suggest an original solution to an issue.

            Personalized support


            We offer personalized support for people suffering from disabilities as well as for sportspeople, artists, and entrepreneurs.

            To find out more, consult our specially dedicated page.

            2022 Results Indicators


            86%

            of graduating students are in full employment


            82%

            found a job within six months following graduation


            €40 350

            average salary


            89%

            of students have found employment in line with their level of studies



            96%

            of Masters in Management – Grande Ecole students graduated

            Apprenticeship contract break rate: 3%

            Rate of break from studies in progress: 2.52%

            Specific indicators are calculated by ministries in charge of professional training programs and State Education. Available at: inserjeunes.education.gouv.fr/diffusion/accueil

            Following successful completion of the Corporate Finance specialization, graduates can aspire to a wide range of positions, such as the following:

            • Financial Analyst
            • Asset Manager
            • Internal or External Auditor
            • M&A Consultant
            • Credit Manager
            • Risk Manager
            • Treasure

            The school does not offer any track beyond graduation from this program.

            Tuition fees

            This training program costs €11,865 per year and will be covered in their entirety by your host company since you will be registered on a work-study contract.

            In addition, as an employee of the company you will receive a salary.

              

            Contact

            For any questions regarding the Corporate Finance specialization, please contact the Admissions service.

            Céline Renault

            Head of Master in Management – Grande Ecole program admissions

            admission@psbedu.paris

            Testimony

            Xavier TARDY
            Private Equity Financial Analyst, Extendam

            I joined Paris School of Business after a Middle Office Bank degree by taking the Corporate Finance specialization. I secured an internship opportunity as a Business Analyst at FundQuest Advisor. At Paris School of Business, I acquired the necessary theoretical knowledge for the profession that I now carry out. The academic team is top notch and I felt well and truly supported by the teaching staff.

            I am now working as a Private Equity Financial Analyst at Extendam. Paris School of Business enabled me to obtain the required grasp of concepts and associated soft skills needed for the profession.

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