Master in Finance (MIF)

Where Will ESSEC MIF Take You?

Thanks to the customized study paths offered by the ESSEC Master in Finance program, graduates find positions in various roles across the world, particularly in Europe and Asia.

 Despite the pandemic, 2020 graduates achieved their goals:



found their
first job before graduation


in less than
three months


in less than
five months


found their first
job thanks to ESSEC Network


enrolled in a graduate program

37% found their first job out of their country of origin.

  • France: 47%

  • UK: 23%

  • Europe (France & UK excluded): 15%

  • Asia: 7%

  • UAE: 3%

  • Rest of the world: 5%


Graduates of the Master in Finance program are successful in pursuing a full-filling career in various sectors and functions.



  • 40% Banking 
  • 15% Consulting 
  • 12% Asset Management 
  • 12%  Investment Funds / Financial Holdings
  • 11%   Brokerage / Market Finance 
  • 10% Industry (Energy, Telecom, ICT etc.)
  • Asset Management / Portfolio Management
  • Capital Investment / Risk Capital
  • ECM – DCM
  • M&A / Consulting
  • Private Equity / Venture Capital
  • Project Funding / Structured Financing
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Structuring
  • Trading
  • Transaction Services / Financial Analysis / Firm Valuation



Access Capital Partners, Air Liquide, Amundi, Apex Group, Ardian, Aviva Investors, AXA, Santander, BofA Securities, BIL, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg LP, BNP Paribas, Candriam Investors Group, Capula Investment Management, Cardano Risk Management Limited, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, DRW Holdings, Engie Global Markets, Essling capital, ETXE Finance, Evercore, EY, Meeschaert, Goldman Sachs, Greenland Group, Groupe SEB, Groupe La Française, Hiscox, Houlihan Lokey EMEA, Huafu Securities, Huatai Securities, CA Indosuez Wealth Management, J. Safra Sarasin, Jefferies Group, JPMorgan Chase, Kantor Management Consultants, Kommunalkredit Austria AG, KPMG, Lombard Odier Asset Management, L'Oréal, Mazars, McKinsey & Company, Mirova, Natixis, NatWest Markets, Nomura Group, Oryx Energies, Paradigm Capital AG, Paris Business Angels, Pengyuan Credit Rating, Phyleas Consulting, Procter & Gamble, PwC, RBC Capital Market, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Group, Sagard, Saxo Bank, SHUAA Capital, Société générale Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Chartered, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, TransMarket Group, UBS, UniCredit, WEBB Traders, …

ESSEC Accompanies You

Helping you to shape your career

ESSEC Career Services

Throughout your time at ESSEC, the Career Services will accompany you in defining your career plan and facilitating your entry into the professional world.

Through the support of the Career Services team, you will be able to:

- Learn more about yourself and enhance your experiences.

- Explore career opportunities, reflect and develop your personal and professional project.

- Define your internship/job search strategy and prepare yourself for numerous recruitment events through coaching with specialists.

- Prepare your CV, LinkedIn profile and cover letter in an impactful manner, and develop your network efficiently.

- Prepare for different types of job interviews through role-playing exercises (pitching) and learn to position yourself well during salary negotiations.


Meeting with professionals and recruitment opportunities

In addition to the offers received and shared with all the major business schools, the Career Services team receives more than 16,000 internship, apprenticeship and VIE offers each year, and more than 6,000 job offers and exclusive Graduate Program offers, both in France and internationally.

The Career Services team organizes numerous recruitment events and puts you in direct contact with your future employer(s):


Company presentations, business conferences, recruitment sessions, workshops, master classes and internationally-themed weeks.

Recruitment Events

Finance Fair 

During this recruitment fair you will establish exceptional contacts with financial institutions such as: Ardian, AXA, BNP Paribas, Bpifrance, Candriam, Centerview Partners, Crédit Agricole CIB, Hines, Moody’s, ODDO BHF, Qonto, Rothschild & co, Société Générale, UBS, etc.

Consulting Fair 

During this recruitment fair you will establish exceptional contacts with consulting firms such as: Accenture, Accuracy, Bain & Company, BearingPoint, BCG, Capgemini Invent, KPMG, Mazars, McKinsey & Company, Roland Berger, Wavestone, etc.

Talent Days 

This recruitment fair brings together around hundred companies. You will establish contacts with companies from all sectors of activity, such as: Air Liquide, Amazon, Bouygues, Carrefour, Ekimetrics, Groupe Casino, Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Metro, Orange, Saint-Gobain, Le Groupe TF1, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Unilever, Vinci, etc. 

Start-up & Innovative Companies Fair

This fair brings together start-ups for a pitch and speed recruiting day

Law Fair

This specialized recruitment fair allows you to establish exceptional contacts with the largest law firms and the legal services of large companies.



ESSEC Alumni: A Network For Life

When you join ESSEC Business School, you join a community.
You will discover the power of the ESSEC network.

ESSEC Alumni already has 62 000 graduates with diverse profiles dispersed in all corners of the world. With unique personalities, they share a common goal to achieve their career objectives.

As you enter ESSEC, you become a member of ESSEC Alumni and you remain one forever.

This is the lifetime membership, that ESSEC has been the first French Business School with a global reach to put in place.

ESSEC Alumni is by your side at every stage of your career:

When you are a student, to guide you in finding professional opportunities through the network, exchanging with graduates, benefiting from various services to launch your start-up, and staying up to date with the latest news from the ESSEC community.

When you are a graduate, to support you throughout your professional life, to help you develop your network and exchange with your peers, to guide you in benefiting from services for your start-up, and to allow you to rediscover the atmosphere of your ESSEC years.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Since its creation, ESSEC has always cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, which lies at the very core of its educational approach, research, and managerial practices.

ESSEC Ventures is a structure that supports ESSEC students with business projects. It consists of an incubator, a talent incubator, and a seed fund. It also organizes numerous events bringing together entrepreneurs and investors.
Learn more about ESSEC Ventures

ESSEC Antropia is a structure that supports ESSEC students with social enterprise projects so that social, environmental, and economic considerations can come together to create a better world. 
Learn more about ESSEC Antropia

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