Double Degree Master in Finance and Accounting with ESSCA - School of Management


About the studies

In 2018, Kozminski University signed a double-degree agreement with Essca School of Management (Angers, France). Within the framework of the bilateral agreement, the qualified students of the Master in Finance and Accounting Program majoring in Corporate Finance will spend two semesters (3rd and 4th semester of the master studies) at Essca School of Management.  

Studying in France for a full Master's Program often coincides with huge costs. Thanks to the double degree program you will be able to attend and gain a diploma of a renowned French university by spending just a part of your studies there.  

After completing the required coursework and defending master dissertation at both Kozminski University and Essca School of Management, the participants of the double-degree program will obtain the graduate degrees from both signatory institutions: 

  • Master in Finance and Accounting from Kozminski University 

  • Master in Corporate Financial Management from Essca School of Management 

  Essca School of Management belongs to the prestigious association ‘La Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’ which comprises esteemed business and engineering schools awarding state-accredited Master degrees. Similarly to Kozminski University, it holds triple-crown accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA). The Master programs offered by Essca School of Management have also been ranked by Financial Times.    Essca School of Management operates across eight campuses located around the globe. The students of Kozminski University participating in the double-degree program will stay at the campus in Angers (Loire region, France). The campus is located within Angers Technopole science park.    The students selected for participation in the double-degree program will spend the first year of their Master studies at Kozminski University doing the regular coursework. The third and forth semesters are to be spent in the partner institution.  


Heba Aboulmaaty

"I am delighted about the double degree agreement with KU. This comes after many years of successful collaboration between ESSCA & KU. Both institutions have international high standards and values that place them among the top institutions in their countries as well in Europe. Participants will benefit from an exceptional academic and professional environment. High profile international academic instructors as well as professional practitioners will constantly surround them. This will challenge them to always strive for excellence and get the best use of this multicultural experience. I have always enjoyed my visit to KU and I am very proud to take this partnership to a more developed level."

Heba Aboulmaaty - Assistant Professor at the Department of Finance, Essca School of Management:

While providing an excellent opportunity for building an international network of contacts and enhancing academic curricula, participation in the double degree program perfectly accommodates a off-the-campus experience. Similarly to regular KU students, those participating in the double-degree program need to complete an internship. The Career Development Offices of the partner institutions will support the students while searching for internship/job opportunities.


SELECTED SUBJECTS:   The coursework at Essca School of Management comprises the following compulsory subjects:    Fall Semester:

  • Advanced Performance and Management Control 

  • Advanced Financial Management and Governance 

  • Internal Auditing and Risk Management 

  • Project Financial Management 

  • International Corporate Strategy 

  • Portfolio Analysis 

  • Dissertation Seminar 

  Spring Semester: 

  • Dissertation Seminar 

  • Internship  

Class Schedule

Full-time programs: Classes take place from Monday to Friday in the morning and in the afternoon. 

Admission Requirements

Double Degree program in Finance and Accounting is available only to students of standard Master in Finance and Accounting program. Students should apply during their third semester of the standard program for the possibility to participate in the Double Degree. The admission requirements for Master in Finance and Accounting are available HERE.

The admission to Double Degree program is based on students GPA during studies at Kozminski University. Double Degree application may require submission of additional documents.

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Concerning the details you may contact the Coordinator of Double Degree programs
Michał Kalinowski