All about this master, MSc Sustainable Finance KEDGE Business School
France - Western Europe
Corporate social responsibility

KEDGE Business School
MSc Sustainable Finance


Program overview

This sustainable finance programme trains professionals with a perfect command of financial tools and a dual expertise in both financial and extra-financial matters : a profile that is increasingly sought after by companies integrating new ethical and societal challenges into their investments and strategies

Curriculum (courses, subject modules)


→ September-December

  • Sustainable monetary systems
  • Emerging markets finance
  • Portfolio management
  • Financial and esg analysis
  • Macroeconomic modeling
  • Global economy & geopolitics


→ January - April

  • CSR and tax
  • CSR and sustainable reporting
  • Energy, climate and corporates
  • ESG and climate risks
  • Climate risk modeling
  • ESG integration & sdgs investing
  • Capital-investment & impact
  • Investing
  • Impact investment challenge
  • Entrepreneurial finance and Private equity transactions


  • Final dissertation (written paper + defense)
  • Business internship (4 to 6 months)
  • Business trip
  • Seminars and other modules (63h)
  • Dissertation sessions
  • Green finance, environment and policy
  • Strategic and financial analysis
  • Financing biodiversity
  • Introduction to critical thinking in finance
  • Green banking and green bonds structuring

Admission conditions

Required diploma(s) :

  • Bachelor

Tuition & Fees

Between 19900 and 28800 €

Short Track (4 years + of higher education):

- Level of studies: M1 completed, or an International Bachelor's degree (Bac+4), or an equivalent of 240 ECTS credits,

- English level: TOEIC (785)/ TOEFL IBT 79/ IELTS (6)/Cambridge First (B2) /Cambridge Advanced (C1) - exemption for native english speakers or candidates who have had more than one year's work experience in an English-speaking country. 


Long Track (3 years + of higher education):

- Level of studies: 3 years of higher education attested by a diploma or an equivalent of 180 ECTS credits,

- Level of English: Language score is optional to enter the Long Track, but compulsory to enter the specialisation year of the MSc.


Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP)
You would like to resume your studies by integrating our MSc, Master of Science even though you do not have the diplomas normally required to access it? The Validation of Personal and Professional Experience (VAPP) allows people who does not have the required qualifications or diplomas to access the different levels of higher education. Find out more about the conditions required.

Employment opportunities & career impact

Employment opportunities :

  • ESG/SRI or extra-financial analyst in investment fund, brokers (sell-side), assets management companies (buy-side) or specialised rating agencies, corporate banking (Infrastructures, Indices, Private-Equity, Equity, Bonds, Credit...)
  • Responsible portfolio manager for asset management or investment fund
  • Impact investor, capital investor
  • Sustainable and responsible finance' strategy consultant, manager in a consulting firm specialising in sustainable responsible financing strategy
  • Consultant on extra-financial communication strategy and integrated reporting
  • Social or environmental auditor in specialised auditing firm ('Big Four': EY, Deloitte, KPMG, PwH) or in any company
  • Compliance officer
  • CSR and SRI relations manager - Green data analyst/scientist
  • Sales of ESG products (Insurance, Investment, Credit)
  • ESG investors relationship
  • ESG Research analyst
  • Advocacy officer
  • All financial careers that require dual expertise in financial and extra-financial issues: financial analyst, CFO, risk manager, portfolio manager, etc.

Application Deadlines

MSc in 1 year :

Admission level : International Bachelor's degree (4 years)

Duration : 18 months

Degree : Master of Science

Campus : Paris

Language : English

MSc in 2 years :

Admission level : Bachelor's degree

Duration : 30 months

Degree : Master of Science

Campus : Marseille

Language : English

Faculty profiles

KEDGE Business School's faculty is made up of almost 183 full-time lecturers and several hundred professional and academic speakers who teach at our French and international campuses.

The full-time faculty is comprised of lecturers-researchers, 90% of whom hold a PhD. 44% are international professors from over 30 different countries.

Due to the dynamics of the merger process, globalisation and the growth Kedge Business School is experiencing, it now boasts a substantial and incredibly diverse faculty, a strong asset in the face of new challenges in the fields of research and education.

Academic Excellence:

KEDGE is one of the European leaders in academic research on management, with a very ambitious research output.


KEDGE produces the equivalent of one article in a top-ranking journal every day.

In the 2017 ranking of best schools for research in management performed by L'Etudiant, the leading French magazine covering student orientation, KEDGE Business School came out on top in France with a total of 103 articles across all categories published by its faculty in 2015.

This exceptional performance is the result of its excellence strategy applied since the School's creation in 2013.

With three Centres of Excellence: Marketing, Supply Chain and CSR, and five Centres of Expertise: Wine & Spirits, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health Management, Finance Reconsidered and Creative Industries & Culture, the School affirms its academic expertise on several key issues in management sciences.

Campus facilities & Student Life

KEDGE made the decision to remain at the heart of the city in order to facilitate public mobility between its different sites, be near businesses, benefit from their dynamism and provide a high level of service.

Discover KEDGE Paris campus

A strategic location

Located in the heart of the city in the exceptional Lumière Building, one of Paris's largest business centres (and business ecosystems), KEDGE Paris is a place of versatility, designed as a bridge between innovation and people, placing entrepreneurship at the centre of the school's philosophy.

Located within the 135,000m2 Lumière building and  spread over 2 floors, it is comprised of two wings linked by a central atrium of 52,000m2. The school not only responds to a functional and technological role  but also brings in an emotional factor, a necessity to meet the aspirations of its different audiences. Everything is based on the profound renewal of teaching by placing entrepreneurship at the centre of the school's philosophy.

Outstanding facilities

  • Various catering areas, including numerous company restaurants
  • Sports facilities
  • A friendly environment near Bercy Village and the BNF (the National Library of France), easily accessible by public transport, with a wide range of accommodation
  • huge co-working area allowing for better collaboration between students and staff and adaptable rooms with a reception capacity of between 40 and 200 students
  • An enhanced digital experience: immersive rooms will enable students to work on practical case studies and a giant screen will be constantly streaming classes or conferences held on the school’s other sites.

An enhanced student experience

KEDGE's campus revolves around 4 main axes: modularity, flexibility, connectivity and user-friendliness.

To respond to new educational, organisational and digital developments, KEDGE Paris wanted to revolutionise the student experience by creating the campus of tomorrow, a place entirely dedicated to educational innovation whereby best practices will be replicated in the school's other locations.

KEDGE also shares its facilities with major companies including: Natixis, SNCF, ING Direct, Société Générale and the Ministry of the Interior.

Choose a Master, an MS or an MBA in Corporate social responsibility

Pictogramme The Sector of Social Responsibility

Studies in social responsibility indicates a sector that ultimately focuses on the obligations that we have personally and professionally to operate in a way that benefits society as a whole. Ethics are a major theme of social responsibility; and it is an important new sector as every single industry must consider social responsibility in order to have a sustainable and successful relationship between consumer and customer.

Pictogramme Follow a Masters/MS/MBA in Corporate Social Responsibility

A master in corporate social responsibility will allow students to enter any industry and improve the ethics within them. Everyone personally and professionally has to find a balance between conducting business and being ethical towards the consumer; a degree in this field creates specialists who help companies find and maintain this balance. This sector also refers to sustainability and jobs in this field can include managing, marketing, and creating social policies to sustain the ethics of the company. This sector is becoming the backbone of certain industries as our society becomes more progressive; measures have been taken to ensure inclusivity in every industry which allows space and growth for this socially conscious sector.

Pictogramme To Work in the Specialty Sector of Corporate Social Responsibility

A specific job within this sector would be a position such as a CSR; or the position of a Corporate Social Responsibility Manager. Their job would be to manage all aspects of customer service through adjusting policies, updating ethical standards and adjusting them to what is needed in that time of the company’s development. A job in this sector would be incredibly rewarding as you would have the ability to change the dynamic of what is considered to be fair in your industry and to make a positive shift within any field you enter. This sector has the potential to acquire a career that is public or private; but ultimately one would get to have firsthand affects on improvements that can take any industry into the next level.

Pictogramme This area of Specialty in 2019

In 2019, the focal point of corporate social responsibility lies in social applications. This sector has been heavily focused in creating heightened social responsibilities. It is a three steps process which includes developing new policies, altering existing policies, or reinforcing ones that already exist. By being a part of this sector you can communicate internally as well as reach out externally; it is a sector that gives those who participate in it the ability to work within private and public aspects of their industry.

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