Grenoble MSc Finance

The Grenoble MSc Finance prepares you for a challenging career in a fast paced, financial environment. As well as fundamental aspects of finance, the course looks closely at topics such as financial management and financial markets, helping you on the way to securing a high level position within the industry.
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September 2017
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Awarded by the triple-accredited Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), and delivered at De Broc School of Business, this course will teach you all fundamental aspects of finance, and provide you with an in-depth knowledge on areas such as corporate finance and financial management. You will also develop an advanced understanding of the strategic impacts financial decisions can have.

Why this course?

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skillset needed to lay the foundations of a promising career in the financial sector. Industry focused classes combined with the opportunity to undertake work experience mean that you will graduate fully prepared for the world of work.

Successful applicants will study towards a Grenoble MSc in Finance from the triple-accredited institution, Grenoble Ecole de Management.  Triple accreditation is an honour shared by less than 1% of the world's elite business schools.

  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)


Who is this course for?

This course would appeal to anyone looking to secure a high level position within the financial sector, in areas such as investment, asset management and consulting. It is also appropriate for current employees in the sector looking to advance in their career. However, as the course is only available on a full-time basis, they would have to be prepared to take one year away from the office.

What will you learn?

During your first year you will cover all fundamental aspects of finance, from corporate finance and investment to international financial management. Everything you learn in your first year will prepare you for the Final Management Project, which will take place over the whole of your second year, offering you the chance to specialise in a subject closely related to your career aspirations. You are not required to complete your project on campus, which means you can choose to undertake a work placement, internship or work full-time in your second year.

Course structure

The course builds a strong foundation in the theory and practice of making financial decisions in an international environment, so it's ideal for students aiming to work at the senior levels in banking, financial services and corporate finance.

Year 1

Four Stages:

Introduction Session (e-Learning Modules)

  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Fundamentals of Excel and Statistics

Stage 1 – The Fundamentals of Finance

  • Corporate Finance and Investment Decisions
  • Accounting and Financial Statements Analysis
  • Economics for Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
Stage 2 – Mastering Financial Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Company Valuation
  • Management Control Systems
  • International Financial Management
  • Ethics, Professional Standards and Corporate Governance

Stage 3 – Advanced Finance

  • Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Investments
  • LBOs, Venture Capital and Financial Restructuring
  • Asset Management

Stage 4 – Capstone Course and Elective Modules

  • Serious Game
  • Research Methodology and Project Workshop
  • Integrative Case Study
  • Elective Module 1
  • Elective Module 2


Year 2

Final Management Project


At the end of the taught part of the programme each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 20,000 words in length, under the guidance of a tutor.

To successfully complete the Final Management Project, you are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in the field of your study.

This should be business oriented and coherent with your programme’s objectives. You may also choose to write your Final Management Project on a topic grounded in your internship experience.

The Final Management Project is completed remotely and you are not required to be present on campus during the second year of the programme. You may also work whilst completing your Final Management Project.


London Campus
VBA and Financial Modelling
  • Principles of VBA (algorithms)
  • Using VBA for Financial Modelling

Project Finance

  • Overview of Project Finance
  • Understanding Key Project Risks
  • Evaluating and Structuring a Project
Advanced Accounting
  • Audit and Risk Management
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Market Trading
  • Detailed overview of the trading environment in  financial markets
  • Understanding factors influencing market movements
Grenoble Campus
Corporate Financial Management
  • Cash Management Tools and Techniques
  • Advanced Controlling Methods and Tools to Measure and Manage Strategic Performance

Advanced Accounting

  • Audit and Risk Management
  • Advanced Financial Statement Analysis
VBA and Financial Modelling
  • Principles of VBA (algorithms)
  • Using VBA for Financial Modelling
Advanced Market Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Specific Asset Classes
Alternative Finance
  • Microfinance
  • Islamic Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
Career progression

Grenoble MSc Finance graduates can apply to a range of positions across the financial sector. Typical roles include financial controller, investment banking manager, financial advisor and financial auditor.

For those wishing to further their education, you would likely consider the following options:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) postgraduate qualifications
Entry requirements
  • Strong undergraduate degree from a recognised university (assessed by GEM admission board)
  • English Proficiency
    • TOEFL – IBT: 94 (minimum of 22 in each band), computer-based: 240, paper-based: 587
    • IELTS – 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all areas)
    • Cambridge Proficiency Exam: A, B, C
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – minimum of 63

A test of quantitative abilities is required**. You may submit one of the following scores:

  • GMAT - A minimum of 70% in the quantitative section is required (GMAT institution code 0365).
  • GRE - A minimum of 60% in the verbal reasoning section, 70% in the quantitative section, and 4.0 or above on the analytical writing section are required
  • CFA Level 1 exam with a pass grade

Grenoble MSc Finance is not eligible for Tier 4 sponsorship under the Point Based System. Non EEA nationals with the existing visas should contact The International Visa Office team on +44 (0)1483 216588 or e-mail to find out if they are eligible to join the course.


UK/EU: £21,640 / full programme