ESSEC Business School MiF: Detailed Review

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Introduction to MiF at ESSEC

The ESSEC Master in Finance (MiF) is a rigorous programme that will catapult your career to the forefront of the financial world. It is consistently recognised as one of the world’s elite MiF programmes, attracting top students looking to advance their careers in corporate finance, fintech, and risk management. The curriculum emphasises the development of strong analytical skills and provides a solid foundation for navigating the complexities of the global financial landscape.

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Avg. Age

3 Yrs.

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Class Size


Months Duration

Quick Overview and Rankings


FT Rankings



Tuition Fee and Scholarships for MiF at ESSEC

€ 40,840

Tuition Fee

€ 24,000

Living Cost


Avg. Cost of Study

The Tuition fee for ESSEC MIF is € 40,840 for two years and €27,585 for one year program depending upon your degree and an additional  € 24,000 in living costs for two years.

To sustain the academic excellence of the program and enhance the education and experience of our students, ESSEC Business School offers the Academic Excellence Scholarship to outstanding candidates and the Diversity Scholarship to students with varied cultural perspectives and backgrounds.

Important Scholarships

Average Employment Salary after ESSEC MiF


Employed within 3 months of graduation


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The average salary at ESSEC for the last graduating class was €72,489. 100% of the class was employed within 3 months of graduation with the majority of the class going into consulting (15%), Finance (40%), and Technology (10%) oriented functional roles. 

Also, ESSEC Alumni already have 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.

Key Employers

Eligibility Criteria for MiF at ESSEC

A 3-year Bachelor Degree or a Licence 3You will complete the
program in 2 years (M1+M2)
A 4-year Bachelor Degree or a Master DegreeYou 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.

Documents required : MiF at ESSEC

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Authenticated copies of official degrees since high school (including all colleges and universities attended, even exchange programs)
  • Two recommendation letters (one academic and one professional are recommended)
  • GMAT/GRE/CAT score report
  • IELTS/TOEFL/Cambridge score report (if English is not your native language)
  • Passport or National Identity Card photocopy
  • One photograph
  • Application fee (€100 for Cergy campus, SGD 160 for Singapore campus)

Application Deadlines - MiF at ESSEC




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

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FAQs about MiF at ESSEC

Recommendations letters are very important. The admissions committee is used to looking at these and the ones that make the difference outline concrete examples of how the student lives up to the praise/recommendations given. You should therefore select references who know you best and have experience of working with you either academically or professionally. It is much better to have a reference from someone who knows you than from someone you have selected due to their position.

The GMAT is part of your application, however ESSEC takes your whole profile into consideration. If you are very good in one area it might compensate for a weakness in another area. Therefore, a good GMAT Score might be an advantage but no guarantee to get into the program as well as a less-than-perfect GMAT score is no knockout critirea. In any case you should aim for as high a GMAT score as you can possibly achieve.

No, prior professional experience is not required. Work experience does help you with your application to get into the program, as it improves your application.

The Master in Finance does not require a certain French level. Courses can be chosen so that the whole program is taught in English and all of the staff members at ESSEC do speak English. You have the chance to learn French during your program and also during an intensive course before the beginning of your program.

We do however strongly recommend you try and learn French when you are here. As you live in France and many of your fellow students and friends will be French-speaking, acquiring the language does help you during your time at ESSEC and in France. Moreover, if you are not French-speaking and want to remain in France for your internship or job in the future, learning French is fundamental.

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