MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking

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The Master of Science Corporate Finance & Investment Banking aims to cultivate and develop an advanced knowledge of international business management and finance. This programme was built around the CFA requirements, providing you with the necessary skills and expertise to succeed in the challenging careers of investment banking, private equity, corporate banking and the financial advisory sector.

If you have strong mathematical abilities and technical skills and you are looking to acquire in-depth knowledge of corporate decision-making at a global level, then this is the perfect programme for you. The course will teach you techniques to assess acquisitions, manage cash flow, engage in market risk analysis and raise capital in financial markets.
At a glance
Timeline:
1 academic year
Sept - July (courses)
July - Dec (professional thesis + optional internship)
Eligibility:
Bachelor's in a mathematics-related subject
Language:
100% English taught
Fees:
14,000
Next intake:
September 2023
Location:
Dijon
A welcome message from our Programme Director
Navigating today's dynamic financial landscape
Gain in-depth financial knowledge covering areas such as investment banking, M&A and auditing while learning hands-on skills from professors-experts from international banks and financial firms.
The program is designed to equip you with practical skills and advanced knowledge that will prepare you for a career in investment banking, private equity, M&A, auditing and financial consulting.
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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DISTINCTIVE FEATURES
CFA Certificate
By completing the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking, 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.
Semester 1

Institutional Markets Dynamics You will analyse financial innovations and developments, through an economic analysis of financial markets (Bale III, Fixed income, Carbon Finance Market, rating).

Financial Mathematics & VBA To supply the essential foundations of financial calculation; to explore the concepts and state-of-the-art methods in integrating ERP.

Derivatives, Risk and Hedging To introduce principles of derivatives and to present the basic concepts behind options, futures, forwards, swap, convertible debt and VaR.

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

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.

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance and Financial planning Introducing you to the role and objectives of financial managers and the information they use in applying valuation principles to make optimal decisions.

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).

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

Semester 2

CFA Certification
Preparation and training for the CFA certification

Financial analysis
Financial statements and modern accounting principles, interpretation of financial statements and ‘window dressing’. Credit and risk analysis (liquidity risk analysis and ratios). Introduction to the theory and application of consolidated financial statements taking an IFRS approach.

Options, Futures and derivatives
Provides the basic concepts of Derivatives trading and pricing. You will learn the common principles of Derivatives; their uses, how their contracts are designed, and their pricing.

LBO, Private Equity & Valuation
Give the students the principles of a financial transaction with leverage (IPO, LBO, MBO). we focus our attention on what is generally referred to as enterprise valuation.

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

Enterprise Risk Management
Enterprise risk managers provide the leadership, innovation, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, manage, and monitor an organization's portfolio of risks.

Tax aspects of transactions and restructuring
To familiarize the students with the major principles that govern the tax system of companies (Merger, splits, asset transfers.

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

Strategy and Business Modeling
You discover different strategic tools to evaluate environmental threats and opportunities, including the industry competitive forces analysis. You learn how to identify company strengths and weaknesses and how to develop competencies.

Field trips
Students have the exclusive opportunity to attend financial and investment conferences specific to student’s interests.

View admissions criteria
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
FAST PACED CURRICULUM
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

2005
Creation of the Specialised Master in International Financial Communication (CFI) in Rabat with High Tech Management. Programme ended in 2008.

2013
Creation of the MSc Advanced Corporate Finance, terminated in 2017.

2017
Creation of the MSc Corporate Finance and Investment Banking.

2018
Creation of the House of Finance and the Bloomberg trading room.

2018
On November 9, welcome of Vernon Smith, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Economics, as a guest speaker for BSB.

2019
On September 23, welcome of Alvin Roth, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Economics, as a guest speaker for BSB.

Admissions at a glance

100% English taught

Dijon campus

30

Small class size

25%

International students

September to 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.

Language

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • 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: 18th Sept 2023

Fees and financial aid

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Tuition fee for the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking 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

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2022 intake we are offering four merit-based scholarships for talented students coming from all around the world.
  • 3 Silver Scholarships (25% reduction of tuition fees) 
  • 1 Gold Scholarships (50% reduction of tuition fees)

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

  • 15 February 2022 - first deadline
  • 31 March 2022 - second deadline
  • 1 July 2022 - The remaining scholarships, if any, will be awarded at the end of the application period.
Scholarships at BSB
Lets Talk
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We'd be happy to answer any questions about our programmes, the application process, living in Dijon, or our impressive global alumni network.

Contact us or book a time in our calendar. We look forward to helping you!

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 Corporate Finance & Investment Banking 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 
  • Investment Sector
  • Corporate Banking Finance
  • Control and Cash Management

Career tracks in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking include: 

  • Financial Analyst 
  • Financial Manager
  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Business Development Associate
  • Treasurer
  • Controller

Become a Chartered Financial Analyst

By earning a CFA charter as part of our programme, you’ll be able to showcase your credentials and work performance to future employers. The charter will prepare you extremely well for a variety of investment-related jobs such as portfolio manager, risk manager, and research analyst. Moreover, many CFA charterholders achieve CEO and CFO level in companies of all sizes around the world.
Become a Chartered Financial Analyst

Meet our alumni

Alumni Testimonial BSB
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

CÉLINE BACH
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Anne-Sophie
Financial Controller
PwC
BSB class of 2014
ernest and young
Reda
Auditor
Ernst & Young
BSB class of 2018
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Sance
Financial Analyst
Philips
BSB class of 2010
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Lucas
Branch Manager
Societe Generale
BSB class of 2014

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.

Your global BSB alumni network

16,000+

BSB graduates in over 90 countries around the world.

93%

of our graduates find a job in less than six months.

€41,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from a French business school.

€48,000

Average gross annual salary after graduation from this BSB MSc programme.

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