The Executive Master in Finance Curriculum
The Executive Master in Finance curriculum combines theory and practice, and is built around an absolute focus on finance with concentrations on Corporate Finance and Financial Markets, electives, and a capstone project, all of which are designed to help you make an immediate impact in your workplace. The programme will also augment your current skill-set with essential leadership and management techniques, placing finance in a strategic setting to cultivate your role as a leader in the industry.
The finance courses cover a comprehensive range of topics and frameworks that you can apply to complex financial transactions. The programme's portfolio of courses evolves with the changing priorities and needs of the financial industry.
The core courses give a deep understanding of finance, accounting and modelling.
Concentrations for Corporate Finance and Capital Markets equip you with understanding of both corporate and asset management. .
Choose four electives out of a broad selection, which include electives from our Executive MBA programme. In this way, you can expand your network, and develop your skills and knowledge into areas such as entrepreneurship, management and strategy.
The capstone courses tie together management issues in finance, bridging the gap between your studies and your current business practice. The compulsory Leadership Capstone concludes the exploration of leadership - a key component of the programme.
Preparation & Independent Study
In addition to exams on campus, there may also be exams that will need to be completed at home.
A written project with real business impact, leading to actionable insights and recommendations at your workplace.
You will need to prepare for all on-campus sessions, amounting to an average of 10-12 hours of homework per week.
3 Core Courses
- Capital Markets I
- Corporate Finance I
3 Core Courses
- Capital Markets II
- Corporate Finance II
- Uncertainty, Data and Judgement
Concentration: Financial Markets
- Asset and Liability Management in Banking
- Equity Investment
- Fixed Income
- Options and Derivatives Investments
Concentration: Corporate Finance
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- International Corporate Finance
- Project Finance
- Private Equity – Venture, Minority & Buyout Investing
- ALCO Simulation
- Fair Process Leadership & Governance
- Global Banking and Finance: Structure, Conduct & Performance
- Leadership: Relationships, Performance, Acumen & Communication
Major Degree Project
Learn more about the various courses in finance offered in the EMFin curriculum:
|Start Date||End Date||Campus|
|13 September 2020||26 September 2020||Asia Campus|
|18 January 2021||30 January 2021||Asia Campus|
|5 April 2021||16 April 2021||Asia Campus|
|5 July 2021||16 July 2021||Europe Campus|
|8 November 2021||19 November 2021||Asia Campus|
|7 February 2022||18 February 2022||Asia Campus|
|19 February 2022||Asia Campus|
|Start Date||End Date||Campus|
|19 September 2021||02 October 2021||Asia Campus|
|17 January 2022|
29 January 2022
|04 April 2022||15 April 2022||Asia Campus|
|04 July 2022||15 July 2022||Europe Campus|
07 November 2022
|18 November 2022||Asia Campus|
|13 February 2023||24 February 2023||Asia Campus|
|25 February 2023||Asia Campus|
*September 2021 intake module dates are tentative and may change.
INSEAD’s Executive Master in Finance takes an innovative, results-driven approach. It offers a rigorous yet relevant curriculum, delivered by some of the world’s best finance minds, applying real-life experiences, and taught in a highly engaging way:
Each session leverages the wealth of multicultural and regulatory perspectives in the classroom to orchestrate lively debate.
Even the most abstract concepts are anchored in true stories from banking and corporate finance.
International Case Studies
Most case studies are devised at INSEAD and specifically created to teach experienced finance professionals.
Group work reflects the reality of working life and maximises your networking opportunities.
Role Play & Simulations
Role plays and simulations help you practise new techniques and management skills in a risk-free environment.
INSEAD’s full-time faculty reflects the international diversity that is the hallmark of the school, with over 148 men and women from more than 30 different countries. Faculty members are based either in Fontainebleau, Singapore or Abu Dhabi, and many of them teach on all campuses.
If you have any questions related to our programmes or application procedures, we are here to help you.
We plan to have 30-40 participants for each intake.
CFA Institute partners with a limited number of globally diverse, select institutions that are recognized leaders and serve as role models for other institutions. These universities cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge, including its ethical and professional standards, in their degree programmes. The INSEAD Executive Master in Finance programme is recognized as a CFA partner, because of the large number of finance core and electives in its program. As part of the partnership, INSEAD students are entitled to apply for scholarships, have access to CFA Institute curricula, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources. For more information on the CFA Program Partnership
The programme is primarily offered on the Asia campus with five modules taking place in Singapore and one module on the Europe campus in France.