Master in Finance (MIF)

Do I have the profile that fits?

  • Do you hold a degree in engineering, science, mathematics, business or economics from a top university/school?
  • Are you a high-potential candidate with an excellent academic record?
  • Are you open-minded, career-oriented and exhibit leadership potential?
  • Are you looking to pursuit a career in the world’s major financial centers?

Have you obtained or are currently pursuing:

A 3-year Bachelor Degree or a Licence 3 You will complete the
program in 2 years (M1+M2)
A 4-year Bachelor Degree or a Master Degree You will complete the
program in 1 year (M2)

If the commission board finds that your background is strong but not complete enough in some required aspects, we may ask you to complete the program in 2 years (M1+M2) instead in order to build up your strengths and ensure your success.

Admissions calendar

The application portal is currently open. Application deadlines for the 2023 intake are as follows:




Round 1

October 18, 2022 
12 PM Paris Time (Noon) 

November 25, 2022

Round 2

January 5, 2023
12 PM Paris Time (Noon) 

February 20, 2023

Round 3

March 1, 2023 
12 PM Paris Time (Noon) 

April 14, 2023

Round 4

April 26, 2023 
12 PM Paris Time (Noon) 

June 5, 2023

Admission process

STEP 1: Anticipate, prepare and take the tests

You will need to provide:
- 1 Management test score - mandatory
- 1 English test score - mandatory. The English test is not required if the applicant has spent at least 3 years in a higher education program completely taught in English.





  Management Test
GMAT 5 years Select "ESSEC Business School-Master in Finance"
Online GMAT is accepted 
GRE 5 years Institution Code: 0839
GRE special home edition is accepted
CAT 1 year For Indian applicants
Tage-Mage 2 years  
  English Test
                                                  2 years 
Minimum score 95
Institution Code: 0520 
Special home edition is accepted 
IELTS (Academic) Minimum score 6.5
Cambridge (Minimum FCE) Minimum score 175
TOEIC (Listening and Reading) Minimum score 850

* The tests must not be older than the years mentioned above at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in).

It can take several months to prepare and register for an exam slot for these tests.
Keep this in mind before starting your application as without these test scores uploaded in your application file, it will be incomplete.

Click here to take the GMAT Quiz and get an estimate of your scorePlease note that you cannot apply with a GMAT Quiz score. 

STEP 2: Start your online application

Create your candidate account. You can fill in the online application at your own pace and come back to it at any point.

You can only apply once per program each academic year. Once validated, your campus choice is final.

STEP 3: Upload your supporting documents

A complete application file includes the following items. Incomplete application will not be processed. 



Curriculum Vitae  In English 
Motivation Letter In English, 1 page maximum
Degree(s) obtained Authenticated copies of accredited degrees since high school (school leaving). 
While applying, if you do not have your final diploma that makes you eligible for the program, you can apply with an Enrolment Certificate, with an expected graduation date.  
Important: By mid-December of your starting year at ESSEC, you will have to provide a copy of your diploma (or a certificate of completion).  

Transcripts/Grade Sheets Official or authenticated transcript copies of all academic terms attended since high school, including exchange programs (simple copies will not be accepted). 
Grading Scale details must be provided.

2 x References

One academic and one professional reference is highly recommended. 
It is the applicant's responsibility to enter details of both the referees as soon as possible to allow them to send the online recommendation on time. Once you enter their details and save, a link is sent to them immediately to fill out the recommendation online.
1 Management Test  Copy of official score (test taker version)
1 English Test
1 Identity Card Passport or National Identity Card.
1 Photograph A recent ID photo
Application Fee Non-refundable fee of 100
Click here to see if you are exempted

All documents can be provided in English or French (except the CV and motivation letter) if you are applying to start at ESSEC campus in France. 

Documents must be provided in English if you are applying to start at the ESSEC campus in Singapore.
Official translations must be provided for documents in other languages by a certified translator.

STEP 4: Submit your application

Once you have completed your online application and have attached all the supporting documents, the final step is to submit your online application. Once you have submitted your application online, you cannot make changes to your application. 

Please keep in mind that there are several rounds of admissions. The deadlines to submit your application are listed in the table above.

STEP 5: Get your results

Your application will be assessed by the Academic Directors and an admissions committee. You will be notified about the results by email (refer to the above mentioned calendar). 

If you have been successful, you will then be contacted by the Admissions Office to inform you how to confirm your place in the program.

If you applied for one-year program, please note that if the commission board finds that your experience or background is strong but not complete enough in some required aspects, you may be asked to join the two-year program instead in order to build up your strength and ensure your success.

STEP 6: Secure your seat

Following your admission, make sure to secure your seat in the program by paying the non-refundable deposit within 2 weeks.

This amount will be deducted from your tuition fee.


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