Écoles, masters et doctorats / Schools, Masters and Doctorates / École du management et de l’innovation, master Finance et stratégie
Orientation and speciﬁc features This Master is organized around four key principles that sum up its speciﬁc features and goals: • A balanced mix of courses in ﬁnance and strategy is provided, enabling students to analyze all aspects of a situation. This pedagogical method is particularly relevant for understanding the current crisis and challenges linked to globalization. • Technical courses are introduced gradually to harmonize differences in student backgrounds in the ﬁrst year, with the aim of achieving a high level of technical training in the second year. • Instructors with high-level professional experience use case studies systematically in their teaching. • The international dimension of ﬁnance is taken into account in the implementation of international projects: project ﬁnance, risk management, assessment of country risk. These principles underpin each of the three semesters of the program, which are followed by an internship. The required courses in the ﬁrst year enable students to master the essential concepts of ﬁnance in relation to the development and competitive environment of companies. Courses are also offered in economics, strategy and corporate law. Students may choose from among some 50 electives in deciding which of the following concentrations they wish to take in the second year of the program.
• Finance • Strategy and Management
Career opportunities Graduates of the Master in Finance and Strategy are prepared for a wide range of careers:
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Mergers & acquisitions ﬁnancial analyst Sovereign risk analyst Management auditor in industrial companies Acquisitions and venture capital advisor or positions in the corporate ﬁnance departments of major companies Project ﬁnance advisor in ﬁnancial companies, investment banks or the international divisions of large companies Consultant in management, organization or strategic consulting ﬁrms Auditor in audit ﬁrms or in the internal audit department of groups Financial analyst in companies or ﬁnancial intermediaries
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Luigi Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) MGIMO in Moscow (Russia) Fundacao Getulio Vargas-Escola de Administração de Empresas in São Paulo (Brazil) University of St. Gallen in St. Gall (Switzerland) University of Pennsylvania Law School, in Philadelphia (United States) Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York (United States)
CONCENTRATIONS Finance The Finance concentration focuses on valuation methods as well as ﬁnancial market instruments and actors. It prepares students for careers in commercial and investment banking. The electives focus in greater depth on issues such as raising funds, speciﬁc ﬁnancing mechanisms, regulation and management of shareholders’ equity.