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 open! Application deadlines for the 2024 intake are as follows:




Round 1

October 18, 2023 
(Noon Paris time)

November 24, 2023

Round 2

January 4, 2024 
(Noon Paris time)

February 15, 2024 

Round 3

February 29, 2024
(Noon Paris time)

April 12, 2024 

Round 4

April 23, 2024 
(Noon Paris time)

June 7, 2024

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 Online or GMAT Focus Edition
5 years Select "ESSEC Business School-Master in Finance"
GRE or
GRE Test at Home
(Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Analytical Writing) 
5 years Institution Code: 0839
TAGE-MAGE 2 years  
  English Test
TOEFL iBT Special at Home Edition

                                                  The English tests must not be older than 2 years at the application deadline (application round you choose to apply in)
Minimum score 95
Institution Code: 0520
IELTS Academic Minimum score 6.5
Cambridge B2 First Minimum  Minimum score 175
TOEIC Listening and Reading Minimum score 850

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 applications will not be processed. 

If you are applying for the ESSEC campus:

-in Singapore: all the documents must be provided in English

-in France: all documents can be provided in English or French (except the CV and motivation letter, in English only).Official translations will also have to be provided for documents in other languages by a certfied translator.



Curriculum Vitae 1 page maximum - in English 
Motivation Letter 1 page maximum - in English
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, only for EU students (double-sided)
1 Photograph A recent ID photo
Application Fee  100 non-refundable and payable online only
Click here to see if you are exempted
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 admission 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 timetable). 

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.

Please note that once your admission is confirmed, you will not be able to change campus anymore. 

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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