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The key aim of the teaching in this Double Degree is to provide students with the tools needed to solve real problems, using structured and unstructured data masses, teaching them to ask the ‘right’ questions (both from statistics, ‘business’ and finance perspectives) and to use the appropriate mathematical and IT tools, and methodology to answer these questions.


Course Portfolio

The first year teaching focuses largely on the data produced by ‘real-life’ cases obtained in association with the program’s industrial partners. Students will learn how to perform a complete data analysis, from data manipulation, exploration, and visualization to analysis with powerful machine learning methods and to communicate and deploy their solution. Students can also benefit from refresher courses in probability and mathematical foundations of data science.

  • Mathematical foundations of data science 

  • Statistics with R
  • Regression
  • Machine Learning I and II
  • Deep Learning and Optimization
  • Python for data science
  • Financial markets
  • Optimization / Deep Learning
  • Numerical processing of financial data
  • Deep learning in finance
  • Languages
  • Human science
  • Sport

A 4-month compulsory internship within a company in a data-related sector, including investment banks (BNP-Paribas, BPCE), hedge funds and firms such as Microsoft, Facebook, Orange, Capgemini.

Learn & develop your skills in AI & Datascience 
Meet other students,DataScientists and professionals from companies who will coach you 
Contribute to solve real issues for companies and society 
Superhands-on experience to highlighting your CV 
Compete with the best students in a good spirit 
Get the chance to spend a day into of the corporate donors office 

During your second year, you will join HEC Paris’s Master in International Finance program, which has been at the top of the world rankings by the Financial Times for over a decade now. During the first half of the Fall semester you will go through one of the two Core Course blocks (via the Accelerated Track or the Business Track depending on your background) to ensure that all students have intermediate-level finance and financial accounting knowledge before proceeding further.

In the second half of the Fall semester you will be in the Capital Markets Specialization. In the Spring semester you will join the Data & Finance Concentration: in this course block you will take classes on Blockchains; Algorithms, Data and Trading; Data Analysis in Finance; and Numerical Analysis. You will also take additional Advanced Core Courses in finance and follow an elective course among 25+ on offer. During the same period you will work on your Research Paper with a fellow student under the supervision of a faculty member. You will have the option (but not the obligation) to take one of the ten Certificate Programs on offer during the month of May. HEC Paris-side professional experience (internship) requirements can be, under certain conditions, fulfilled by prior internships.

  • Soft skills seminar
  • Ethics seminar
  • Probability and statistics refresher
  • Behavioral and Sustainable Finance
  • Introduction to finance 
  • Corporate finance 
  • Financial accounting and reporting 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Economics of Financial Regulation
  • Fixed income and MM
  • Securities markets 
  • Capital markets specialization courses:
  1. Financiial engineering
  2. Quantitative asset management
  3. Empirical methods in finance
  • Corporate finance specialization courses:
  1. Corporate restructuring
  2. Derivatives
  3. Financial modeling

You will be enrolled automatically in the Data & Finance Concentration:

  • Introduction to Data Science & AI for Managers 
  • Data analysis in finance 
  • Regulation & Policy of Digital Finance  
  • Algorithms, Data, and Trading 
  • Blockchain


You may also need to choose the from the free electives/concentrations listed below to reach the required number of credits. You can choose them only if there are available seats and if the schedule doesn’t conflict with your Data & Finance concentration courses.
Free electives

  • Alternative investments 
  • Advanced international finance 
  • Bond portfolio management 
  • Credit risk & turnaround of distressed companies 
  • Energy and finance 
  • Energy markets 
  • Infrastructure and real assets 
  • Macroeconomics of crises economies 
  • Numerical analysis 
  • Real estate foundations 
  • Sustainable & responsible investing

Corporate investment & financing policy concentration 

Advanced financial accounting 
Structured finance: a tool for corporates & investment funds 
Equity capital markets 
Advanced venture capital 
Advanced corporate finance
Corporate restructuring concentration 

Mergers & acquisitions 
LBO structuring and modeling in practice 
Corporate finance live 
The private equity ecosystem: meet the actors 
Advanced Corporate Finance
Corporate strategy concentration 

Corporate strategy & financial institutions          
Topics in valuation
Behavioral strategy 
Financial dimensions of strategic decisions 
Strategies for international expansion
Financial engineering concentration 

Stochastic processes
Modeling techniques for financial engineering 
Origination of structured products 
FX derivatives trading 
Exotic products and structuring

At the beginning of September, students have the opportunity to go on a study trip to London. The trip offers students plenty of networking opportunities, conferences and team building exercises. Many networking events are organized with HEC Alumni’s UK branch - one of the largest in the world, with numerous active members working in the City.

The annual London study trip includes events with companies such as:

  • Amber Capital
  • CD&R
  • Chenavari
  • D'Angelin & Co
  • IK Partners
  • L-GAM
  • Macquarie
  • PSP Investments 
  • SFO Capital Partners.
  • Blackstone 
  • Bank of America 
  • Morgan Stanley
  • CitibankGoldman SachsOaktree
  • Point 72.
  • Barclays
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Bloomberg
  • The Raine Group
  • Houlihan Lokey
  • Natixis
  • BNP
  • Société Générale
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Towerbrook
  • UBS
  • Rotschild
  • Starwood
  • HG Capital

At the end of this program you will develop your skills in : 

  • Participation in the development of company strategy 
  • Supervision and animation of teams in project mode 
  • Documentation, collection and processing of information 
  • Carrying out an organizational and/or financial analysis 
  • Management control, evaluation of tools and proposal of new methods 
  • Establishment of a budgetary architecture 
  • Quizzes, exercices
  • Case studies
  • Business games and role-playing games
  • Action projects
  • Professional immersions
  • A master's thesis (research paper )



The HEC Paris faculty consists of over 160 professors, comprising more than 25 different nationalities, with Ph.D.’s from leading universities across the world. They work in all major areas of economics and management.

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Latest update: 24/06/2024

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