The Department of Finance is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the full spectrum of finance, including corporate finance, banking, asset valuation, portfolio analysis, risk management, energy finance, and market microstructure. In line with ECOS 2025, our program and research are guided by the principle of "responsible business", which addresses shareholder wealth as well as climate change and social transition. The ultimate goal is to develop programs and research that serve the interests of society as a whole.

Education & Teaching

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The Finance department provides a stimulating environment for research and learning. It has grown in recent years to become one of the most highly regarded financial groups in France and Europe. Faculty members regularly publish in top academic journals, with recent publications featured in the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Finance and Management Science.

The Finance Department also maintains close ties with private and public institutions both nationally and internationally. As such, part of our research program is aimed at supporting public policy makers and corporate practitioners. As evidence of its impact, our research has received a large amount of public and private funding in recent years (e.g. PANORisk, Horizon 2020, ANR, Finance for Innovation chair). The Finance Department regularly organizes various seminars and conferences (e.g. the 2021 conference of the Association Française de Finance). Our research is then communicated to the public through traditional and online media.

Our teaching guides our students to develop strong technical skills and critical thinking. Our department is driven by a renewed effort to develop teaching materials that incorporate the rigor required of finance practitioners with an emphasis on social and environmental responsibility.

We offer programs from the undergraduate to the executive education level and have a reputation for excellence in teaching.


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  • Corporate Finance and Banking : Sustainable Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Governance, Banking, M&A, Shareholder Activism
  • Financial Innovation : Fintech, Equity Crowdfunding