• Languages
    English
  • Location
    Paris
  • Accreditations
    EQUIS / AACSB
  • Qualifications
    Master (5 years of higher education)
  • Start date
    September

MSc in Sustainable Finance

A perfect ecosystem combining research and technology, focussing on cutting-edge sectors.
An EQUIS- and AACSB-accredited programme, with a long-term internship providing valuable business experience.

A perfect ecosystem combining research and technology, focussing on cutting-edge sectors.
An EQUIS- and AACSB-accredited programme, with a long-term internship providing valuable business experience.

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  • Study Tracks
  • Programme Content
  • Experiences
  • Careers
  • Cost of studies
  • Admission
  • Mirza Nawazish ELAHI
    Director of the MSc in Sustainable Finance Mirza Nawazish ELAHI

    The MSc in Sustainable Finance focusses on the convergence of Finance and Sustainable Development. It has been designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the financial systems and practices that champion environmentally and socially responsible investments, as well as the skills to identify the economic and financial risks and opportunities associated with sustainable business practices. 
    The programme also focusses on how to finance renewable resources, the transition to low-carbon energy consumption and the promotion of the blue economy. This includes the development of new financial tools and products to meet the needs of climate-conscious stakeholders in the market. Furthermore, you will learn how to assess the physical and transitional risks associated with these transformations, in particular climate change.

     

    • Why choose the MSc in Sustainable Finance  

    • A perfect ecosystem combining research and technology, focussing on cutting-edge sectors 
    • EQUIS- and AACSB-accredited 
    • Pedagogy suitably adapted to the business world
    • A teaching team comprising French and international research-active Faculty and industry experts

     

    • Our campus : Paris 

    The entire programme takes place on the Paris campus 

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    • Classic track Anglais

    Classic track Anglais

    Programme Structure (12 or 24 months)

    September - December: Lessons
    January - June:  Internship and Professional thesis
  • Year 1

    Courses

    • Marketing 360
    • Business Models and Strategy 
    • Management and Leadership 
    • Project Management
    • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Information Systems Management
    • Planning and Budget Management
    • Finance for Managers
    • Methodology
    • Environmental and Social Transition
    • Excel
    • English / French as a Foreign Language (FLE)
    • Specialization Prerequisites
      • Business Game & Applied Law in the Field
      • Prerequisites: Finance Professions
        -Key Tax Principles
        -Accounting & International Standards
        -Information Security Management
    Year 2 

    Courses

    • Sustainable Finance: fundamentals and challenges
    • Socially Responsible Investing Strategies
    • ESG in Corporate Finance and Valuations
    • ESG in Portfolio Assessment and Asset Management
    • Financial Markets for Sustainable Finance
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Climate Change Regulatory and Governance Framework
    • Climate Risk and Financial Intermediation
    • Micro Finance and Financial Inclusion
    • Financial Services Disruptive Technology

    The different courses and projects are provided for indicative purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next. The specialisations offered will only be available if the required minimum number of students is reached.

     

     

    • All you need to know about languages, assessment, lessons and your teachers  

    Languages : 

    • The Classic Track is a full-time programme in 12 or 24 months, depending on when you joined the programme:
      -for students with a minimum of 3 years post-High School education or international equivalent (180 ECTS): 24 months.
      -for students with a minimum of 4 years post-High School education or international equivalent (240 ECTS): 12 months.
    • English Track 

    Assessment :

    Three types of evaluation 

    • Continuous assessment: 40% of the final mark
      Throughout the year you will work on group or individual projects which will be marked by your teachers
    • End-of-semester exams: 60% of the final mark
      These take the form of written or computer-based exams
    • Professional thesis

    Types of lessons :

    Your core course modules are taught as amphitheatre lessons, with your entire Year Group. In addition, depending on your chosen specialisations, language ability, etc., you will attend tutorials in small groups.

    Teachers : 

    The teaching team for this MSc is made up of French and international research-active Faculty members and industry professionals who are recognised for their strong expertise in the different fields of management. 
    The research-active Faculty work with our laboratory, Excelia Lab, offering innovative pedagogy, whilst the industry professional lecturers focus on real-life business issues.

  • Your experiences 

    • Business Game

    Carried out as a business game, students work in teams to tackle and solve real-life business issues.

     

    • Internship: 6 months of experience 

    This Classic Track offers you the opportunity to carry out a minimum of 6 months of internship, in France or abroad. The theoretical expertise acquired during MSc lessons is therefore complemented and validated by significant company-based experience.

     

    • Industry Seminars

    Throughout the year, industry professionals and experts present a variety of lectures, helping you to understand the different issues and problems facing their industry sector.

     

    • Experiential and Personal Development (EPD)

    This unique initiative encourages the development of Soft Skills. Whether in teams or individually, EPD enables students to reveal their full potential in a multicultural context.

    • Careers  

    Our graduates quickly take up positions of responsibility in all sectors of activity across all 5 continents, and thanks to the MSc, they rapidly rise to management positions. 

    Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of professions in which you are likely to work.

    • Sustainable Finance Consultant
    • Sustainability Analyst
    • Impact Investment Manager
    • Sustainable Finance Advisor
    • Corporate Sustainability Manager (developing, implementing, and communicating sustainable business practices within a company)
    • Sustainable Investment Banker
    • Environmental & Social Risk Manager Banking and Finance
    • Carbon Offset Project Developer

     

    • Tuition fees 2023-2024

     

    Students from within the European Union*

    • Classic Track MSc 24 months: €24,900
    • Classic Track MSc 12 months (2nd year): €14,500

    *27 European Union members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France and French Overseas Territories, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

     

    Students from outside the European Union

    • Classic Track MSc 24 months: €25,800
    • Classic Track MSc 12 months (2nd year): €15,000

    The above fees are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change from one year to the next.  
     

    In addition to tuition fees, you need to take into account the following costs:

    • Multiservice charge (see details below) 
    • Annual administration costs relating to a double qualification (if applicable) 
    • Enrolment fees at a partner university in the case of a double degree (to be paid directly to the partner institution)

     

    Multiservice charge

    Fee: €250

    This one-off Multiservice fee gives access to the following services: Multimedia and Internet network, Cyberlibris (online library), Student Identity Card, Reprographics credit, Intranet, e-learning modules, Wi-Fi, Career Centre activities and services, International Insurance-Assistance (for any periods spent abroad during the period covered by this contract), University library, University Medical Service etc.
     

    • Financing your studies 

    International students 

    For more information about the cost of studying

     

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  • Applications for Classic Track - 12 or 24 months

    The Classic Track is open to students with a minimum of 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent.
    The Classic Track is a 12 or 24 months full-time programme.
    Motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

     

    Applications for Classic Track - 12 or 24 months

    The Classic Track is open to students with a minimum of 3 years of post-High School education or international equivalent.
    The Classic Track is a 12 or 24 months full-time programme.
    Motivation interview is carried out by internet via our dedicated platform (day and time of your choice).

    Application fees: €50

    Apply

     

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