MSc International Finance Career Paths

HEC Paris is a business school at the cutting edge in Finance which paves the way to top careers in the field.

Employment Statistics

HEC Paris MSc International Finance (MIF) employment statistics

(1) Annual employment surveys carried out 2017 graduates.
(2) Results of the 2016 Financial Times independent survey of pre-experience HEC MIF alumni 3 years after graduation
 

The most popular job opportunities for young MIF graduates

  • Asset Management
  • Equity Research
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Sales
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Structured Finance
  • Structuring
  • Trading.

Top Recruiting Companies

  • Arthur D. Little
  • Bain & Company
  • Bank of America Merril Lynch
  • Barclays Capital
  • BlackRock
  • BNP Paribas
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • J.P. Morgan
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Rothschild
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Société Générale
  • UBS
  • ...

MIF Specific Career Events

  • First week of classes solely devoted to job market training classes (CV workshop, filmed mock interviews, preparation to Investment Banking applications, finance job presentation workshops, ...)
  • London study trip the 3rd week of September with 15 Investment Bank visits and 3 networking events with HEC Alumni in London.  Read an article about the London study trip. Read a student blog post.
  • Bank presentations on campus throughout September and October (twice a week) & several ad-hoc company events afterwards (e.g. Asset Management, Strategic Consulting)
  • Database of 1,800+ Investment Banking interview questions
  • Mock interviews for Strategic Consulting.
Alumni Stories
  • Pierre Andurand
    Pierre Andurand

    Founder and CIO Andurand Capital, London

    MSc International Finance, Class of 2000. Previously at INSA Toulouse

  • Amine Chkili
    Amine Chkili

    Director Equity Derivatives Trading - HSBC, London

    MSc in International Finance, Class of 2007. Previously at INSA Rouen

  • Nick Konstantakis
    Nick Konstantakis

    Equity Research Analyst - Exane, London

    MSc in International Finance, Class of 2015. Previously at University of Strathclyde

  • François Crucifix
    François Crucifix

    Equity Derivatives Trading - Director, UBS Investment Bank, London

    MSc in International Finance, Class of 2011. Previously at Cambridge

  • Veralene  Tan
    Veralene Tan

    IBD Analyst - RBC Capital Markets, London

    MSc in International Finance, Class of 2013. Previously at National University of Singapore

  • Vladut  Nechifor
    Vladut Nechifor

    Analyst at JP Morgan, London

    MSc in International Finance, Class of 2014. Previously at Academia de Studii Economice din București

Close Ties with the Business World

The Career Department

CV

Located at the heart of the school, the career department strives to help students build their career plan and to provide the best possible internship and job opportunities.

To do so, we have designed a 6-step career roadmap, which aims at helping our students explore their options, understand the job market and their personal priorities, and give them all the tools to achieve their goals.

On top of that, we also provide our students with up-to-date job & internship opportunities and organize many events throughout the year: company presentations, seminars, conferences, round tables, mock interviews with recruiters, career fairs...

6 key services are provided:

  • Career advice
  • Networking with Alumni
  • Company events
  • Career workshops
  • Internship and job offers
  • Handling of compulsory work experience requirements.

Finally, we also connect our students with inspiring alumni, not only through a dedicated Alumni Fair in January, but also within the frame of a mentoring program.

Read an interview with Marguerite Gallant, Head of the HEC UK Office: Working in the United Kingdom

Career Fairs and Networking Events

What?

When?

Why?

Who?

Company presentations

Throughout the year

Recruitment, internships and information

Companies from all sectors

Conferences, seminars, round tables

Throughout the year

Information on recruitment related topics

Recognized experts in their field

Company lunches and rotation dinners

Throughout the year

Information on functions

Companies from all sectors

Finance networking event

September 

Information on functions in finance

HEC Alumni

International Finance Forum

October

Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international financial institutions

Consulting networking event

October 

Information on functions in consulting

HEC Alumni

Legal and Fiscal Forum

October 

Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international law firms

International Consulting Forum

November 

Recruitment, internships and information

Around 30 leading international consulting firms

Marketing networking event

November 

Information on functions in marketing

HEC Alumni

HEC Alumni Forum

January 

Information on functions and sectors

HEC Alumni from all sectors

Career fair "Les Carrefours"

January 

Recruitment, internships and information

Around 120 companies from all sectors and around 40 start-up

Internships Fair

March 

Internships and information

Companies from all sectors

International Finance Career Fair

Read an article on this year's International Finance Career Fair

The International Finance Career Fair held in October with leading international financial institutions such as:

  • Accuracy
  • Accenture
  • Arthur D. Little
  • AT Kearney
  • Axa
  • Bain & Company
  • Barclays Capital
  • Bearingpoint
  • Beijaflore
  • Blackstone
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citi
  • Crédit Suisse
  • CSC
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Ernst & Young
  • Exane
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • Jefferies
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Lazard
  • Lek Consulting
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Merril Lynch Bank of America
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nomura International
  • Oliver Wyman
  • PwC
  • Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
  • Rothschild
  • Schlumberger Business Consulting
  • Société Générale
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • UBS
  • ...

Consulting Career Fair

Read an article on this year's Consulting Career Fair.

The Consulting Career Fair held in November with leading consulting firms such as:

  • Accenture
  • Arthur D. Little
  • AT Kearney
  • Bain & Company
  • Bearingpoint
  • Beijaflore
  • Corporate Value Associates
  • Capco
  • Capgemini Consulting
  • CSC
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Post DHL Inhouse Consulting
  • Ernst & Young
  • Estin & Co
  • Eurogroup Consulting France
  • Kea&Partners
  • KPMG
  • Lek Consulting
  • Mazars
  • McKinsey & Company
  • OC&C Stratégy Consultants
  • Oliver Wyman
  • PwC
  • Schlumberger Business Consulting
  • Solucom
  • Sopra Consulting
  • The Boston Consulting Group
  • Weave
  • ...

Read an article on this year's Consulting Career Fair

Entrepreneurship at HEC Paris

HEC offers a vibrant environment for would-be and young entrepreneurs, including weekly events and talks, world-class challenges, a dedicated entrepreneurial lab on campus and co-working spaces in Paris. Many students develop exciting ideas for new businesses before, during and after their time at HEC Paris.

The HEC Incubator helps participants manage the start-up risks that setting up a new firm might entail, so that they can pursue their ambitions with greater ambition.

The Incubator program involves workshops and active mentoring from the Faculty and Alumni, and includes a Social Entrepreneurship Track. It is supported by a three-step pre-incubation phase: throughout the ‘Introducing Entrepreneurship’, ‘Sandbox’ and ‘Springboard’ steps, participants can gather constructive feedbacks on their ideas before deciding whether to submit them for full Incubator selection.

Seventeen Chairs and Centers

Strongly backed by leading firms, the seventeen chairs and centers ensure that the content of our courses are both in line with the latest research and the needs of today’s recruiters.


Pursuing higher studies after a one-year program (MS/MSc)

The Bologna Process aims at facilitating comparisons and compatibility between higher education systems in Europe. HEC Paris’ MS and MSc programs have a one-year duration and account for 75 ECTS credits (MS) or 90 ECTS credits (MSc). They provide strategic, technical and operational skills to students who want to kick-start their career. Students willing to pursue higher studies after these programs should verify the ECTS requirements: it is not guaranteed that one-year / less than 120 ECTS credits programs will be recognized for such purposes.