MSc International Finance Admission

The Profile We Value

 HEC welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities, who are fluent in English and who have a strong quantitative background.

For the Business track, they must also:

  • hold a Bachelor or Master's degree from an international institution - 2:1 honors or above (or equivalent: Dean’s list...)
  • have prior training (at least introductory level) in financial accounting, corporate finance, investments, derivatives, business statistics and calculus.

For the Accelerated track, they must also: hold a Bachelor or Master's degree from an international institution, or a master degree from a French university or engineering school (“Grande Ecole”) - 2:1 honors or above (or equivalent: Dean’s list...).

Application Process

The two-phase selection process

The selection is a 2 phase process:

  • A first selection is made based on the evaluation of your application and supporting documents.
  • The pre-selected candidates will then be invited for a face-to-face or Skype interview.

How to Apply

Apply online at: https://admissions.hec.fr/en

Supporting documents to be up-loaded before the application deadline:

  • Degree certificate(s) or current enrollment certificate
  • All official academic transcripts obtained in a higher education institution (exchange programs included) with official GPA
  • Résumé (CV)
  • GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE official test score report
  • English language proficiency test score report (TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge)
  • 2 online letters of recommendation (at least one letter should be from a professor)
  • Passport-style photo
  • Non-refundable application fee of €100.

See FAQ for more details.

How to select your MIF program track

Candidates are only allowed to apply to one track within a parent program. This means that a first choice MIF application cannot have a MIF track as a second choice.

Each applicant must choose either Accelerated Track or Business Track, keeping in mind that the ideal candidate profile for each track is different. Please see “THE PROFILE WE VALUE” if you are unsure which track to choose.

Each applicant must then choose either Capital Markets or Corporate Finance as a specialization. If you are unsure which specialization to choose, please see our “COURSE PORTFOLIO” section.

See examples below that demonstrate these rules:

First choice

Second choice 

 

MSc in International Finance - Business Track - Specialization in Capital Markets

MSc in International Finance - Business Track - Specialization in Corporate Finance

Not allowed

MSc in International Finance – Accelerated Track - Specialization in Capital Markets

MSc in International Finance - Business Track - Specialization in Capital Markets

Not allowed

MSc in International Finance – Accelerated Track - Specialization in Capital Markets

MSc in International Finance – Business Track - Specialization in Corporate Finance

Not allowed

MSc in International Finance – Accelerated Track - Specialization in Capital Markets

Grande Ecole Master in Management

Allowed

MSc in International Finance - Business Track - Specialization in Capital Markets

MSc Strategic Management

Allowed

MSc in International Finance – Accelerated Track - Specialization in Corporate Finance

MS Entrepreneur

Allowed

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY 2nd CHOICE APPLICATIONS THAT FALL UNDER THE SAME PARENT PROGRAM AS THE 1st CHOICE WILL NOT BE STUDIED.

Admission Calendar

 

Application Deadlines 
no later than

Admissibility Results 
no later than

Admission Results 
no later than

Round 1

October 24, 2017

November 15, 2017

December 1, 2017

Round 2*

January 9, 2018

February 1, 2018

February 27, 2018

Round 3

February 28, 2018

March 21, 2018

April 12, 2018

Round 4

April 17, 2018

May 16, 2018

June 7, 2018

*Students from Tsinghua University who wish to partitipate in our MIF double-degree program must apply in Round 2.