MSc Climate Change & Corporate Finance

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The Master of Science Climate Change & Corporate Finance is designed for demanding students who aim to combine their expertise of traditional financial analysis with their passion for sustainability by studying a unique dual-focus degree.

In this programme you will utilise your strong mathematical skills and technical appetite to learn how to have a positive impact on society. It will provide you with the knowledge, techniques and skills to guide investments, acquisitions, cash flow management, risk, and capital-raising choices to produce both financially and environmentally attractive outcomes.

The purpose of this programme is to develop a new generation of professionals who will be driving change in the world of finance.
At a glance
1 academic year
Sept - July (courses)
July - Dec (professional thesis + optional internship)
Bachelor's in a mathematics-related subject
100% English taught
Next intake:
September 2023
A welcome message from our Programme Director
Creating sustainable financial solutions for companies around the world
Designed for ambitious students who want to combine the expertise of traditional financial analysis with sustainable finance.
The program is built with two main foundations: fundamental investment banking subjects (Advanced Corporate Finance, Quantitative Methods, M&A, CFA...) and sustainable finance (Emissions Trading Systems, Financing Climate Change Action, Socially Responsible Investment…). As such, the program equips students with the knowledge and skills to work both in traditional investment banking and in sustainable finance.
Dr. Phan Huy Hieu (Henry) TRAN
Programme Director
The House of Finance

BSB benefits from its own House of Finance, a unique space dedicated to finance and corporate governance integrating pedagogy and research. It contains offices for eight teacher-researchers and separate classrooms for each specialisation such as Corporate Finance, Banking & Asset Management, and Financial Control.

The Bloomberg Trading Room

Known as one of the most remarkable trade centres among French business schools, this room is equipped with 12 triple screen stations and wall screens broadcasting financial news continuously. It can accommodate up to 25 students at a time and is often a hive of activity. Bloomberg provides a large volume of information and real data, the same as that used by professionals and operators in trading rooms and banks.

Our Trading Room is sponsored by:
Partner companies:
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CFA Certificate
By completing the MSc Climate Change & Corporate Finance, you will be trained for the CFA Certificate, completing examinations at the end of the course and receiving the two levels of a CFA charter, which is one of the highest distinctions you can earn in the investment management profession. It shows employers a strong level of expertise and guaranteed skills in investment analysis, asset management, and ethics.
Teaching Approach
This master's programme adopts a uniquely designed Chrono-Diagnosis method. Working in a group of six, you will learn how to strategically analyse a public company and engage in buy-side or sell-side research roles. You’ll also learn how to compose an equity research and M&A report, and practice presenting to investment bankers in a professional environment.
Field Trips
You will have the exclusive opportunity to attend financial and investment conferences and take other field trips to provide you with insights into the challenging yet intriguing world of investment banking. You will visit the Banque de France trading room in Paris, a multinational investment bank such as BNP Paribas Bank, and a financial institution which facilitates corporate tie-ups and partnerships.
Cleantech Challenge
As part of this program, you will have to find solutions to promote the ecological transition of key financial players and their stakeholders. Working in teams, you will have an exceptional opportunity to imagine and develop a project with a real impact on society. The best project will be entered into the “Youth Prize for the Environment” and evaluated by a jury of professional experts, journalists and teachers.
Driving change in the world of finance

The Master of Science Climate Change & Corporate Finance is based on a combination of learning-by-doing activities, projects and challenges. You will be able to conduct field-work projects, attend professional conferences, collaborate with other institutions, and participate in the organisation of a clean tech event.

This programme is in the Top 3 best European programmes combining Climate Change and Finance.

  • Get investment banking expertise and a scientific vision for solving the economic challenges of ecological transition.
  • Learn about the strategies and frameworks to understand financial risks posed by social and sustainability issues.
  • Specialise in green investment opportunities in renewable energy and clean technologies.
Semester 1

Advanced Corporate Finance
The modern corporation has a very efficient and effective means of raising capital, obtaining needed resources and generating products and services.

Applied Quantitative Methods
Time-series analysis and cash flow management, economic analysis of financial markets (Bale III, Fixed income, Carbon Finance Market, rating).

Financial Strategy & Reporting
Provides theoretical and analytical knowledge required in making financial policy decisions on what projects and other business activities a firm should invest in; analysis of financial statements.

Green Chrono Diagnosis
In groups of four to six students, you will prepare a strategic diagnosis of a company quoted in France or abroad (equity research report and M&A report).

Green Equity & Green Bonds
Defining bond pricing and volatility, effect of interest shift; credit rating and ESG rating on risk premium; equity pricing, volatility, MSCI Index, Bloomberg use for equity performance tracking.

Merger and Acquisition
Strategic context regarding mergers & acquisitions from an international perspective. It includes an overview of corporate restructuring through analysis of M&As, overview of causes of financial distress, key indicators, crisis management and solutions.

Research Methods
Research methods for business students and preparation for writing a dissertation.

Semester 2

CFA Certification
Preparation and training for the CFA certification Level 1 & 2.

Cleantech and Cleanfunds Challenge
Students compete in cross-functional teams combining technical and business skills. The objective is to identify and reward innovative clean technology ideas that have been taken from a concept phase to a stage in which they would ideally attract Series A funding or otherwise be self-sustainable.

Green Investment Strategy & Portfolio Management
Diversification for firms, creation of portfolio, "bootcamp style" analysis, valuation, expectations.

Financing Climate Change Action
Limiting climate change to well below 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. Achieving this goal will require policies that involve unprecedented economic, social and technological transformation, as economies shifting towards low-carbon and climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure investments.

Socially Responsible Investment and Financial Analysis
The financial analysis of a company is a process of selecting, evaluating, and interpreting financial data, along with other pertinent information, in order to formulate an assessment of the company's present and future financial condition and performance. We can use financial analysis to evaluate the efficiency of a company's operations, its ability to manage expenses, the effectiveness of its credits policies and its creditworthiness, among other things. Introduction to the theory and application of consolidated financial statements taking an IFRS approach; key concepts of financial analysis and management of international groups. We also include ESG risk mapping, sustainability strategy, SRI involvement and corporate non-financial reporting.

Professional Seminar
Meeting with professionals in the banking industry, financial and market industry.

Field Trips
Students have the exclusive opportunity to attend financial and investment conferences specific to their interests.

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Practical, hands-on teaching approach with projects from real corporate environments
Students are given a unique opportunity to get engaged in buy-side or sell-side research roles, acquiring in-depth knowledge of corporate decision-making in an international arena and learning techniques that help students to assess acquisitions, manage cash flow, engage in market risk analysis and raise capital in financial markets.

The Chrono-diagnosis takes place over the course of one week and the name of the company is revealed at the last minute, making the project and research activity not only useful and fulfilling, but also exciting.
MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking Projetcs
Professors at BSB continuously adapt their teaching methods and curriculum to keep up with the fast pace of change in today’s society. Classwork is often enhanced through case studies, workshops, field trips, conferences, and guest lectures.
Total 60 ECTS credits delivered
400 hours of face-to-face teaching
50 hours of corporate insights

Programme origins

Creation of the Specialised Master in International Financial Communication (CFI) in Rabat with High Tech Management. Programme ended in 2008.

Creation of the MSc Advanced Corporate Finance, terminated in 2017.

Creation of the MSc Corporate Finance and Investment Banking.

Creation of the House of Finance and the Bloomberg trading room.

On November 9, welcome of Vernon Smith, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics, as a guest speaker for BSB.

On September 23, welcome of Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Economics, as a guest speaker for BSB.

Built upon the same core courses as the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking, the MSc Climate Change & Corporate Finance was created to provide complementary training with both traditional financial analysis and sustainable finance to meet upcoming future requirements in terms of employability.

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught

Dijon campus


Small class size


International students

September - July

Entry requirements

Academics Applicants should have a non-French Bachelor’s degree (3 or 4 years) or 240 ECTS in mathematics, statistics, economy, engineering, business or equivalent subject.


  • IELTS: 6.0
  • Duolingo: 115
  • TOEIC: 785
  • TOEFL IBTL: 80
Application process

1. Fill in our online application form.
2. Pass the online interview.
3. Receive your admission!

Key Dates

Rolling admissions: 1st Nov 2022
Final deadline: 17th July 2023
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: 04th - 09th Sept 2023
Classes start: 18 Sept 2023

Fees and financial aid

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Tuition fees for the MSc Climate Change & Corporate Finance is €14,000. This rate is guaranteed throughout your course and is all-inclusive covering tuition, academic support, campus facilities, conferences and field trips.

Payment plans

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2023 intake we are offering 29 merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

80% of the scholarships will be distributed proportionately from the 15th of December 2022 to the 15th of April 2023 throughout a monthly assessment made by International Development Division. The residual 20% will be allocated between the 15th of April to the 15th of June on a rolling basis.

Calendar of scholarships will be as follows:

  • December 15th, 2022
  • January 14th, 2023
  • February 15th, 2023
  • March 15th, 2023
  • April 15th, 2023
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Connections with research and the corporate world

Our faculty includes professors, teacher-researchers, and experts from the business world in order to strengthen the practical dimension of our teaching and enhance your employability.
MSc Corporate Finance Wall Street Jobs

Graduates of MSc Climate Change & Corporate Finance will be able to hold various positions, internationally, in the fields of corporate finance and market finance in investment institutions and banks, such as:

  • Investment Banking
  • Financial/Product Finance Consulting
  • Corporate Banking Finance
  • Control and Cash Management
  • Green FinTech Business Founder
  • Sustainability Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Management Advisor
  • Environmental Finance Officer
  • Sustainability Programme Manager
  • Environmental Economist
  • Sustainability Finance Specialist

Meet our alumni

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My master’s programme in auditing at the Burgundy School of Business enabled me to join KPMG Luxembourg for a traineeship period of six months. After this internship, I realised that I wanted to learn more about the audit profession. That is why I returned to KPMG after my graduation in 2016. In auditing, every day is a new challenge and I am glad to work in an international environment with colleagues from all around the world.

Celine Bach
Senior Auditor, KPMG
BSB Class of 2016

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Branch Manager
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BSB Career Booster

As a BSB student, you will receive expert career services equipping you with tools and confidence you'll need to achieve the best professional positions.

Our Career Booster Department offers you:

  • 7 coaches providing help in French, English, Spanish and German.
  • Over 3000 hours of personalised coaching during your studies including an in-depth career assessment.
  • Over 9000 internships and job opportunities available each year.

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and find your purpose to fulfil your role in society, in your community and in a company or organisation.

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