MSc Finance (Top-up)

Grenoble Ecole de Management

Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, Single Major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Programme type
Programme type

Full-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Campus

Application Dates
Application Dates

This programme is not open for direct applications by prospective students.

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*

Not Applicable

* Exclude application fee and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Awarded and developed by: Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

Understand the Strategic Impacts of Financial Decisions

The MSc Finance programme provides students an advanced knowledge in finance and understanding of the strategic impacts of financial decisions. It equips them with strong technical and analytical skills in the principles and application of finance, as well as indispensable soft skills including decision making, communication, assertiveness, and working in virtual and multicultural teams. Topics covered fundamentals of finance, corporate finance, financial management and financial markets.

CFA® Institute University Affiliation programme

The programme provides excellent preparation for the Chartered Financial Analysts® (CFA®) examinations, as it is based on the CFA® Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and is part of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation programme. Topics covered include management control systems, economics, corporate governance and private equity investment. Students on the MSc Finance programme will benefit from free access to the ‘Fitch Learning Cognition’ from Fitch Learning, an online learning platform for preparation of the Level 1 CFA® examination.


Learning Outcomes

You will:

  1. Gain international and cultural exposure in the heart of Asia
  2. Accelerate your career in the specialised area of Investment Banking and Financial Advisory
  3. Access to career opportunities and services from both SIM and GEM Career Centres

Further Studies & Career Prospects

Graduates of the MSc Finance are well-suited for careers in investment and commercial banking, asset management, financial services, consulting or corporate finance with international companies at a managerial level.

MSc Finance graduates are currently employed in top companies such as:

  • Bank of America
  • PwC
  • Banque Libano-Francaise
  • Barclays PLC
  • Bloomberg LP
  • BNP Paribas
  • CITIGroup
  • Crédit Suisse
  • Danone
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • EY
  • European Central Bank
  • General Electric
  • P.Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nissan
  • Philip Morris
  • Pimco
  • Rothschild
  • Schneider Electric
  • Société Générale
  • UBS

Graduates may further their doctoral studies with universities around the world upon completion of this programme.

Why study at SIM x Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM)


Access to career opportunities and services from both GEM and SIM Career Centres 


8th in the Le Point, French Business School Ranking (2022)


36th in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking (2021)


Part of the CFA® Institute University Affiliation programme

Learn more about Grenoble Ecole de Management

Intake Dates

Oct 2024 Intake 


Oct 2024 to Sep 2025


This programme is not open for direct applications by prospective students.

Date & period is subject to change by the school. 

Programme duration: 2 years 
Maximum candidature: 4 years 

There will not be any refund or recourse should participants fail to complete the programme requirements within the candidature period. 



  • Weekly schedule: Between Monday and Friday at three or six hours per session. Saturday classes may occasionally be scheduled if required
  • Class timing for on-campus classes: 8.30am / 12.00pm / 3.30pm, held on SIM campus unless otherwise stated
  • Minimum class size to commence: 20 students
    If the class fails to commence due to low take-up rate, applicants will be informed within one month before programme commencement with the refund of application fee.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Attendance requirement:
    • Local students – 75%
    • International students – 90%
  • Assessments: 
    • Continuous assessments
    • Written exams
    • Professional experiences
    • Academic dissertation

Requirements to Graduate

  • Students must successfully complete the taught modules and meet the conferral requirements of the programme.
  • The degree awarded and the degree certificate will be the same as that awarded in France.


The choice of modules and module descriptions are subject to change and will follow changes according to the on-campus programme for the 2023 intake. 

  • Induction Case Study (1)
  • Company Valuation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fundamentals of Ethics and ESG
  • Advanced Financial Markets
  • Asset Management
  • Private Equity, LBO’s and Venture Capital

  • Specialisation (see below)
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Academic Dissertation (1)
  • Professional Experience (2)

  • Investment Banking and ECM
  • Financial Restructuring and DCM
  • Advanced Financial Statements Analysis
  • Investment Banking Simulation
1. May be completed at a distance (not in SIM) and in parallel with approved internship or full-time employment.
2. Minimum of 13 weeks (either internship or full-time employment) in a finance-related position anywhere in the world. To complete after all taught classes.

View list of modules and descriptions 

Note: Students are required to own a laptop equipped with at least Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple MacOS Catalina (10.15) and 8GB RAM (recommended).



Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

Existing student of the Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) MSc Finance programme who has completed the 1st year of the 2-year MSc Finance programme

*Please refer to to view the full admission details.

Fees & Financial Aid 

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees

This programme accepts only inbound exchange students from Grenoble Ecole de Management. Exchange students are not required to pay tuition fees to SIM.

*Please refer to to view the programme details and fees.