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Graduate careers

Graduates of the Master in Finance program are successful in pursuing a full-filling career in all areas of finance.

  • 67% of students find a job before graduation
  • 90% within three months of graduation
  • 100% within six months of graduation

The graduates mainly work in the following industries:

  • Banking
  • Brokerage/Trading
  • Consulting
  • Investment/Hedge funds
  • Asset Management

The roles of our Alumni include:

  • Trading/Sales/Structuring
  • Financial Analysis/Firm Valuation/Transaction Services
  • Project/Structured Financing
  • Risk Management/Control
  • Equity/Debt Capital Market
  • Private Equity
  • Project Management
  • M&A Consulting
  • Portfolio/Asset Management

ESSEC Master in Finance - our alumni

Alumni positions

Our Alumni are present in all the major continents and hold positions in world-renowned banks and companies:

  • Trader, AMUNDI
  • Head of Funds of Funds and Private Debt, ARDIAN
  • Bond Fund Manager, AXA IM
  • Hedging Analyst, AXA LIFE INVESTMENT
  • Commodities Structurer, BANK OF AMERICA-MERRILL LYNCH
  • Credit Derivatives Trader, BARCLAYS
  • Senior Manager, BNP PARIBAS PRIVATE BANKING
  • Trader, FOREX, BNP PARIBAS
  • Associate Market Specialist, CALYPSO
  • DCM Structurer, CITI
  • Risk Manager, CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • Director Valuation and Business Modelling, DELOITTE
  • Project Manager, DEXIA
  • Vice-President M&A, EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD
  • Risk Management Director, EY
  • Executive Director, GOLDMAN SACHS
  • Associate Director M&A, HSBC
  • Executive Director, J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
  • Senior Fund Manager, LYXOR
  • Front Office Solution Consultant, MISYS
  • Equity Research Associate, MORGAN STANLEY
  • Sales-Trader Repo, NOMURA
  • Senior Vice-President, ODDO CORPORATE FINANCE
  • Structured Products Desk (Hedge Fund), NATIXIS
  • Chief Operating Officer, NATIXIS
  • Actuarial Audit Manager, PwC
  • Options Index Trader, SOCIETE GENERALE

As an Australian student, I chose ESSEC due to its international acclaim, particularly in Europe, which will allow me to launch my career in the continent. Its position as one of the top business schools in France provides a significant advantage during the job search process, which can be leveraged with the technical expertise gained during the courses. 

Current student of the Master in Finance

Gary Ho, from Australia
Class of 2017

Career Services

Career training at ESSEC

You will be continually supported throughout your time at the school and will also be able to make the most of:

  • CV check and guidance
  • Training and mock interviews with a head hunter
  • career orientation workshops and 1-to-1 advice
  • online job portal
  • alumni networking events
  • company presentations
  • career round tables
  • … and much more!

You will also have the chance to attend finance specific recruitment events, and notably:

  • Finance Careers Forum in London at the end of September in partnership with partner Engineering School CentraleSupélec. 
  • International Finance Forum on the ESSEC Cergy campus in mid-October where you will be able to brush shoulders with major banks and financial institutions from across the world and meet their recruiters who are looking to hire for their summer internship programmes and graduate schemes and for various other job positions.

Our Incubator

Moreover, if you are an entrepreneur, ESSEC Business School provides you with the opportunity to join our in-house incubator, ESSEC Ventures, which supports you whilst you develop and launch your startup project. The ecosystem, reputation and network of our school will ensure you make the most out of your business endeavour.

ESSEC Talk

Get in touch with a student

Harrys , Gaspard Yulong , Reynold and Sivaram current students, will be more than happy to answer your questions
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Talk to our advisor

Discuss your professional & individual goals and find out if this program is right for you.

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Upcoming events

  • Jan 21
    QS World Grad School Tour - New York

    ESSEC representative Ms. Monique Merizio will be happy to meet you for Connect Master 1-to-1 during the World Grad School Tour to discuss your future study plans!

    12:30 | New York Sign up
  • Jan 23
    Master and More Fair - Milan

    ESSEC representative Ms. Joëlle Harris will be happy to meet you to discuss your future study plans!

    13:00 | Milan, Italy Sign up
  • Jan 23
    QS World Grad School Tour - Washington D.C.

    ESSEC representative Ms. Monique Merizio will be happy to meet you at the World Grad School Tour to discuss your professional project.

    15:00 | Washington DC, USA Sign up
  • Jan 24
    ACCESS Masters Tour - Brussels

    ESSEC representative Ms. Vibhor Dubey will be happy to meet you during the fair to exchange with you various elements of your academic ambitions.

    14:30 | Brussels, Belgium Sign up
  • Jan 25
    QS World Grad School Tour - Montréal

    ESSEC representative Ms. Monique Merizio will be happy to meet you at the World Grad School Tour to discuss your academic ambitions.

    14:30 | Montreal, Canada Sign up
  • Jan 27
    Salon des Masters/MS/MBA - Paris

    14eme édition du Salon des masters & mastères spécialisés aux Docks, Cité de la mode et du design

    10:00 | Paris Sign up
  • Jan 27
    QS World Grad School Tour - Toronto

    ESSEC representative Ms. Monique Merizio would like to meet students from Toronto interested in pursuing their Master Degree in France. Connect 1-2-1 with Monique.

    12:30 | Toronto, Canada Sign up
  • Feb 02
    ACCESS Masters Tour - Munich

    ESSEC representative Ms. Joëlle Harris would like to meet students interested in pursuing their Master Degree in France. Connect with her in Munich.

    14:30 | Munich, Germany Sign up
  • Feb 17
    Salon des études en France SEF - Casablanca

    ESSEC representative Mr. Arnaud Jonquet will be present during the SEF Fair. Connect with him and share your professional project.

    09:00 | Casablanca Sign up

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