REALIZE YOUR AMBITIONS WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CAREER
The MSc Economics & Finance at HEC Paris is a unique program that provides key knowledge in economics and finance as well as strong analytical and numerical skills.
Applying economic concepts and methods to real-life strategic issues, you will be well-prepared for a high-flying career in an array of industries, including financial services, consulting, or even the public sector. The program’s perfect theory-practice balance and frequent conferences with industry leaders – such as Nobel prize winners – allows you to experience economics in action. This asset, paired with frequent study trips, company visits, networking events, and job market workshops, will equip you with the means to flourish in the job market upon graduation.
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During the year students must take 3 mandatory core courses + 2 other core courses to choose among 4, and have access to a range of elective courses.
Compulsory Core Courses provide the fundamental building blocks in economic analysis and empirical methods essential for understanding how to go about formulating, analyzing, solving and testing an economic problem. They also provide a thorough understanding of global macroeconomic issues.
Students follow the 6 mandatory core courses:
Electives allow students to design their own personal curriculum to suit their career objectives.
Applied contemporary economics
Country and sovereign risk analysis
Climate change economics
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
The following courses are offered to students who have no background in economics:
Nobel Prize winners in economics, professional economists, top bank managers and consultancy firms are invited to give lectures on important current economic issues throughout the academic year.
Students have the opportunity to go on a study trip during the program, which includes company visits and networking events organized with HEC Alumni’s support.
JOB MARKET WORKSHOPS
Job market workshops aim to better prepare students for their job search and cover critical topics like CV presentation, assessment centers and interviews preparation.
Students are required to write a master thesis during the program. They will discuss their areas of interest with the program’s Academic Directors who will direct them towards the right tutors.
The professional experience requirement is satisfied when the student completes a professional experience of at least 4 months in fields related to their coursework at HEC Paris. It is, however, important to stress that this professional experience may not be an internship per se.
Our policy at HEC Paris is that the best type of internship is a full-time job! We strongly encourage our students to look for permanent hiring as soon as the academic year starts.
LEARN LANGUAGES AT HEC PARIS
As an international business school, HEC Paris welcomes students from all over the world. Almost one hundred nationalities live on the campus. It's a fantastic opportunity to discover other cultures and to share exceptional moments, and it's important that students can communicate as much as they wish.
HEC Paris Learning Center of Languages aims at helping students to learn or strengthen any language they would like, providing a wide range of I.T. and print resources.
Students do not need to speak French to enroll in the program as all core courses and most electives are offered in English. However, some knowledge of French can be useful to enjoy the full HEC experience, become professionally bicultural and optimize networking with French students and alumni. This is why HEC Paris offers optional French language classes.
Prior to their studies, students may also register for a two week French language course (TEF certificate – all levels) in August. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn French before joining the Campus (extra fees are applicable).
Sponsored by a company, Certificates are a set of interdisciplinary courses corresponding to approximately 100 contact hours as well as business projects and other types of field work related to a given sector. Each student selected (in the 1st semester) for a certificate will be awarded an additional HEC certificate if he/she validates all the requirements of the course.
Master in Economics & Finance
The program welcomes high potential students and recent graduates from around the world. The initial selection is based on the evaluation of all the application elements. Pre-selected students are then invited to a challenging interview (on Skype or on campus).
THE PROFILE WE VALUE
HEC Paris welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities. They must hold a Bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline. Prior training in statistics and calculus is required. Previous work experience is not a requirement but can be an asset.
THE TWO-PHASE SELECTION PROCESS
The selection is a 2 phase process:
HOW TO APPLY
Supporting documents to be up-loaded before the application deadline:
FEES & LIVING COST
Admitted students will be asked to confirm their seats within 3 weeks after final results are announced with a non-refundable deposit of € 5,000, deducted from their total tuition fees.
Remaining costs (approximately € 1,000 per month) include housing and food, compulsory insurance (health and civil liability), sports and leisure, phone and IT access.
Master in Economics & Finance
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