Executive Master

Executive MSc in Finance

Lead and optimize the financial performance of your company

The recent financial crisis has shown how costly it can be for corporations to allow too large a knowledge gap to develop between banking professionals and finance executives. Our objective was to bridge this gap by developing a program with a strong focus on corporate finance that provides insights into how finance strategies and negotiation techniques can be used to foster competitive advantage and create shareholder value.

World-class teaching by HEC Paris faculty, including leading researchers and high level investment bankers

Content that has been specifically designed to address the major issues encountered by senior finance professionals

Exposure to leading finance and banking practitioners

Access to the influential HEC Paris Alumni network




Finance is not merely about making money. It's about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It's about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.” 

— Robert J. Shiller (2013 Nobel Prize in Economics).

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Banks and the Financing of International Trade



A combination of lectures and real-life financial case studies, enable participants to acquire an in-depth understanding of:

Detecting future profit warnings, tracing window dressing and restatements of earnings, accounting fraud

Valuation techniques including DCF, multiples and start-up valuation

Capital budgeting and capital structure (target versus market)

How corporations manage their cash reserves and issue short-term (money market) and long-term debt

Corporate payout policies and corporate restructuring: including M&As, LBOs, MBOs, divestitures, spin-offs, IPOs, restructurings involving financial distress

Hedging risks using forward, futures, options

Interest rate derivatives (swaps, swaptions, caps and floors) and managing interest rate risk

Macroeconomic indicators, country-risk assessment, and firm performance

Take-over defenses, Poison Pills and White Knights

Banking regulation and its effects on corporate financing


Academic Director(s)

Evren Örs

Associate Professor, HEC Paris

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Program Content 

Consists of five 8-day modules and an optional online module



Module 0 (optional webinars)
Financial accounting; time value of money


Module 1 (Jouy en Josas)
Corporate finance fundamentals; risk & return (MPT & CAPM); financial statement analysis; introduction to valuation; accounting information quality & fraud


Module 2 (Paris)
Derivatives & risk management; negotiation seminar; business & corporate strategy; cross-border consolidation accounting 


Module 3 (Paris)
Equity markets & asset management; behavioral finance; fixed income markets & financial engineering; financial policy 


Module 4 (Jouy en Josas)
Macroeconomic analysis & country risk assessment; anti-trust; international finance; valuation tools


Module 5 (Paris)
Equity research; corporate restructuring; banking regulation; hedging



Professional thesis

The professional thesis gives you the opportunity to apply everything you have learned during the program by working on a challenging individual project.


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The program is aimed at:
Senior Managers who wish to evolve towards a CEO role
CEOs who wish to enhance their finance skills
Executives from commercial banks
Finance Directors and other experienced finance professionals 

Training costs

49450 €

Next session

2018 / 2019
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For further information, please contact :

Jean-Bernard Tison

Program Advisor

More than just outstanding locations

The program is run at the HEC Paris Campus near Versailles and our premises at Porte de Champerret in Paris. The different locations enable you to take a step back and develop your skills with hands-on training which you can apply as soon as you return to your company.





Tried and tested for you

  Discover the experiences of current and former participants.

Flor Healy

Managing Director at Adapt Management Consulting


One aspect of this program, and perhaps a non financial side of it, was the negotiation strategies. People in finance are not just financiers, they also need to think strategically about finance."

Joana Foglia

Managing Directer, Africa Food Retail Insider.com


Not only has the course been enriching but it has definitely pushed my boundaries and took me out of my comfort zone.


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