MBA Finance Fast-Track (6-month)


Overview

This Master of Business Administration is a 6-month program designed for executives and students willing to specialise and gain in-depth knowledge in the area of Finance. 

You have achieved a solid experience in business, completed business graduate studies, and you want to step up to higher management positions in the finance sector, or become a global consultant in finance: this is the degree you need.

Our MBA is conceived to give you the ability to take your career to the next level. You will gain more than expertise in business administration: you will acquire lifelong tools to achieve your ambitions and dreams. 

Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 15 students per major, 30 for the core courses (along with students majoring in Marketing). 80% of your fellow students and 60% of your instructors are international. 40% of the MBA candidates are executives and 70% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners. 

This environment ensures you effective and high interactive lectures, where scholars from different horizons, backgrounds, ages and countries meet and share their knowledge and experience.

Your courses are scheduled three days a week over twenty-five weeks, in order to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose. International candidates holding a student VISA are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week during their stay in France.

If you are an executive or an employee, you may complete your MBA without leaving your actual position. The total coursework is composed of 48 week-days and 24 weekend-days. Using your 25 bank holidays (in France), only a reduction of your workload to 80% during 6 months is to be negotiated with your employer.

During Fall you join students majoring in Marketing to broaden and deepen your knowledge in the core courses, towards the general management domains of project management, international business, financial reporting and so forth. During Spring you attend your major courses, exploring specialised areas such as corporate finance, financial statement analysis, international investment... A range of elective courses and a business simulation role-play complete this comprehensive framework.

Throughout the year, you conduct a research project on a specific business topic or professional experience under the guidance of an academic supervisor, and defend it at the end of the program before the Degree Award Committee.

Objectives

  • A solid understanding of the financial risks that must be identified and hedge
  • An intimacy with financial tools
  • A sound knowledge of technics in financial sector
  • An understanding of the relationship between Management and Finance
  • A practical training in project finance

Key points

  • Cohorts are composed of a maximum of 15 students per major, 70% of the Faculty members are hands-on business practitioners.
  • Courses are scheduled three days a week over twenty-five weeks, in order to allow you to study and work at the same time if you so choose
  • Development and activation of a professional network
  • You can Continue to work and study: The total coursework is composed of 48 week-days and 24 weekend-days. Using your 25 bank holidays (in France), only a reduction of your workload to 80% during 6 months is to be negotiated with your employer.
  • Support in the construction of Your professional project
  • Practitioners and guest speakers in the realm of Finance
  • Selection rate: 12%
  • Success rate : 90,5%

 

Admission requirements

  • Graduate degree IN BUSINESS: your degree must last a minimum of 4 years and grant a minimum of 240 ECTS credits, or 120 US credits, or equivalent.
  • English proficiency: one of the following
    • TOEIC > 800
    • TOEFL iBT > 86
    • IELTS > 7
      The Score report must be less than 2 years old. 
      Proof of your English level is waived if you are native of, AND/OR you have earned your higher education degree in, one of the countries listed below (provided that the entire curriculum is in English): Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Christmas Island, Commonwealth Caribean, Cocos(Keeling Island), Cook Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Jersey, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Isle of Man, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, Northern Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St. Christopher (St. Kitts) and Nevis, St. Helena, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Good academic record and professional experience
  • Interview before the Admissions Committee

Fees

The French Republic is known throughout the world for making high investments in public education and dedicating a consistent part of the State budget to instruction.

Should you be accepted into the program, you would automatically benefit from a State subsidiary disbursed by the French Ministry of National Education to the School.

No need to apply for this, the tuition fees you are charged would be consequently reduced.

Following the well-known French principle of "égalité", resident, non-resident and international students are granted the same amount and charged the same tuition fees.

Other scholarships you may be eligible for can be cumulated (European Union, CROUS, PRAME, MESR, CampusFrance, etc.)

Cost of the program (1) 11,630 €
Participation of the French State - 3,630 €
Tuition you are charged 8,000 €

 

(1) Source: "MEN-MESR-DEPP - Compte de l'éducation"

 

Included Estimated expenses (in Nice)
Tuition and registration for all courses Books and materials 700 € / year                      
Access to library and IT Commute 30 € / month
Wi-fi on-campus access    Accommodation 550 € / month
Meals 300 € / month
Miscellaneous 250 € / month

 


Lectures take place on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from the end of September to mid-December. 

Major courses are delivered on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday from mid-January to the end of March.

ATTENTION: During the last week of the term attendance is required from Monday to Saturday.
The research project is conducted throughout the entire year, under the supervision of a member of the MBA Faculty

COURSES
CODE WEIGHT (a)
ECTS (b)
HOURS TD
Unit 13: Project management 6
Project Management Methodology - 3 - 20h -
Project Team Management - 3 - 20h -
Unit 14: Strategic management 6
Strategic diagnosis and options - 3 - 20h -
Mergers and acquisitions/Private equity - 3 - 20h -
Unit 15: International business 6
Intercultural Negotiation - 3 - 20h -
Risk Management - 3 - 20h -
Unit 16: Advanced management 6
International Human Resources Management - 3 - 20h -
Leadership - 3 - 20h -
Unit 17: Advanced IT for managers 6
Advanced IT  - 3 - 20h -
Digital Marketing - 3 - 20h -
Unit 18: Major Global Finance 21
Corporate Finance - 3 - 20h -
Advanced Management Control Systems - 3 - 20h -
International Investment - 3 - 20h -
Financial Statement Analysis - 3 - 20h -
Investment Portfolio Management - 3 - 20h -
Financial Risk Management - 3 - 20h -
Entrepreneurial Finance - 3 - 20h -
Unit 19: Research project 9
Written dissertation - 3 - - -
Oral defence - 3 - - -
Business Game  - 3 - 40h -
TOTAL MBA YEAR 2     60 380h -

 

NOTA BENE :

(a) Colonne "Coef." : Les moyennes (Unités, Semestres, Années) sont calculées sur la base des coefficients indiqués.

(b) Colonne "ECTS" : Les crédits ECTS indiqués entre parenthèses ne s'appliquent qu'aux étudiants en mobilité sortante ou entrante (Erasmus ou autres programmes de partenariat international). Pour les étudiants régulièrement inscrits pour l'obtention du diplôme, les crédits ECTS sont octroyés au niveau des Unités.