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 - August (courses)
August - Dec (professional thesis + optional internship)
Eligibility:
Bachelor's in a mathematics-related subject
Language:
100% English taught
Fees:
15,500
Next intake:
September 2024
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

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

Green Chrono Diagnosis The module concerns the realization, in groups of 4 to 6 students, of a green strategic and financial diagnosis of a company quoted in France or abroad. The name of the company is revealed at the last minute.

Advanced Corporate Finance: If the future depends on creating value, what’s in store for you? Return cash to shareholders or invest it? Merge, spin-off or sell? Is the risk worth the pain? These questions can all feature on a value-creating agenda. Gain the confidence to go after growth with our Financial Strategies for Value Creation program. This module provides theoretical and analytical knowledge required in making financial policy decisions on what projects and other business activities a firm should invest finance in. Taking the CFO perspective, this unit will give students the opportunity to analyze and develop a company's preferred financial strategy. A hands-on, practical course dedicated to the deep understanding of the connections between the financial statements, by learning the proper way to build a business plan from scratch on a spreadsheet.

Applied Quantitative Methods: This course is designed to give you an elementary overview of important statistical and economic methods of quantitative finance. To this end, it looks at important models as well as statistical concepts prominently used in the field of financial economics. The course is inside a wide module involving other concepts such as law, taxation, and management; thus, students will be involved in a large variety of theoretical concepts in a multidisciplinary way. The teaching of the course is mainly practical. Therefore, it is backed by applications in the form of simple examples as well as market statistics. At the end of the course, the students should thus have a good idea about the usefulness of the methods presented in the course.

Financial Reporting: Financial reporting system; analysis of principal financial statements; consolidated financial statement; analysis of intercorporate investments. Students also learn how to use Bloomberg to track a company's financial items.

Green Equity and Green Bonds: Green financial investment definition; Equity pricing, volatility, Equity and green equity indexes; Learn how to search, download, and analyze data from Bloomberg and other data sources to write an equity report of a green company. The course will equip students with:

  • green equity and green bonds definition/issuance.
  • practical data analysis:
    • find a currently listed green company
    • search/download/analyze data of the company from Bloomberg: management & governance, stock price, bonds and green bonds issuance, structure of shareholders/bondholders…
    • create and modify excel model spreadsheets to estimate WACC and firm value using the Discounted Cash Flow method
    • write an equity report
  • equity report structuring, writing, presenting skills
  • presentation skills

Merger and Acquisitions: This course will provide a detailed understanding of the financial issues within a strategic context regarding mergers & acquisitions from an international perspective. It includes an overview of corporate restructuring through analysis of mergers and acquisitions; overview of causes of financial distress, key indicators and crisis management and workout solution.

Semester 2

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

Economics for Investment Decision Makers: In a general sense, economics, is the study of production, distribution, and consumption and can be divided into two broad areas of study: macroeconomics and microeconomics. Macroeconomics deals with aggregate economic quantities, such as national output and national income. Macroeconomics has its roots in microeconomics, which deals with markets and decision making of individual economic units, including consumers and businesses. Microeconomics is a logical starting point for the study of economics.

This course is full of the application of economics problems, but you cannot understand the application without understanding the economic theory behind the application. Theory and practice are not antithetical to each other in economics. A thorough understanding of practical problems requires an in depth understanding of the underlying theory.

LBO, Private Equity & Valuation: This course has for objective to give to the students the principles of a financial transaction with leverage (IPO, LBO, MBO). In this course we focus our attention on what is generally referred to as enterprise valuation, which is the valuation of a business of going concern.

Students will learn how LBOs and IPOs practically work, through the study of existing LBOs & IPOs. For LBOs, they will learn to prepare their own LBO financing spreadsheet model. For IPOs, they will learn to build capitalization tables, from company’s inception to its eventual IPO. This course tales also the perspectives of a private equity investor and applies the hybrid valuation methods, which are particularly well suited to the types of investments made by private equity forms.

Advanced Corporate Finance: The modern corporate is a very efficient and effective means of raising capital, obtaining needed resources and generating products and services. These and other advantages have caused the corporate form of business to become the dominant one in many countries. The modern corporation is subject to a variety of conflicts of interest. This fact leads to the following two major objectives of corporate governance:

  1. To eliminate or mitigate conflicts of interest, particularly those between managers and shareholders.
  2. To ensure that the assets of the company are used efficiently and productively and in the best interests of its investors and other stakeholders.

This course also provide a methodology to perform a high level analysis of the financial statements of a company, and relate those financial statements to the company’s current market capitalization.

Enterprise Risk Management: The rise in the volume and complexity of risks facing organizations - whether from insider threats, cyber-attacks, shooters, or brand damage - requires more effective risk avoidance, risk mitigation, risk transfer and asset (human and physical) protection. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a structured, proven process for proactively identifying and evaluating how events and forces of change impact an organization and its strategy, and for developing measures for dealing with the risks that constantly threaten the achievement of an organization's objectives. Enterprise risk managers provide the leadership, innovation, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, manage, and monitor an organization's portfolio of risks.

CFA Certification: Providing exam focus and knowledge application (CFA Level 1) including Ethics, ESG and corporate governance.

Tax aspects of transactions and restructuration: The objective of the course is to familiarize the students with the major principles that govern the tax system of companies (Merger, splits, asset transfers).

Green Investment Strategy & Portfolio Management: Overview of the asset management industry: structure, employment, green investment trends, trading platforms... Diversification for individual investors and firms. Stock selection and creation of portfolio. Calculation of Portfolio performance measurement tools: Sharpe, Treynor and Jensen ratios, using data from Bloomberg. Integrate ESG ratings into portfolio performance metrics.

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.

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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
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
  • 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: To be announced
Final deadline: 10th July 2024
Decision turnaround time: 2 weeks
Welcome Days: To be announced
Classes start: 16th September 2024

Fees and financial aid

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Tuition fee for the MSc Corporate Finance & Investment Banking is €15,500. This rate is guaranteed throughout your course and is all-inclusive covering tuition, academic support, campus facilities, conferences and field trips.

Payment plans

Funding your studies

We are happy to inform you about our partnership with Prodigy Finance to help our international students find flexible student loans. The loans can cover up to 100% of your tuition fees, depending on your individual eligibility.

Scholarships for international students

For the September 2024 intake, we are offering scholarships which reduce your first year of tuition upto 50%.

The sooner you apply, the greater your chances

Calendar of scholarships will be as follows:

  • December 15th, 2023
  • January 15th, 2024
  • February 15th, 2024
  • March 15th, 2024
  • April 15th, 2023
  • May 15th, 2024
  • June 15th, 2024

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
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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.

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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 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

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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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