Aims: it is an “ADD-ON”, complementary to other tracks

The track aims at providing an ADD-ON across 3 dimensions:

  1. Skills complementary: courses linking theory and practice (with case studies and guest speakers) are complementary to other finance tracks and ESSEC chairs.

  2. Time compatibility: the limited number of core courses in the track facilitates the integration of the corresponding workload in time schedule.

  3. Expertise enhancement: the highly visible status of expertise in energy & commodity markets enhances opportunity to stand out in a fast growing domain of skills.


Target Jobs

Program Objectives of the track

Participants will achieve the following learning goals:

  • Develop a comprehensive and strategic view of energy and commodity market issues

  • Gain professional insight through case studies and practical examples

  • Master major energy and commodity price modeling frameworks in context of high volatility

  • Focus on major energy finance concepts and contract structuring strategies

  • Develop hedging and proprietary trades in commodity markets

  • Learn how to assess and manage energy and commodity price risk exposure

Core ECOMFIN Courses of the track

Track Courses

ECOMFIN Track Program Rules and Schedule

Master in Finance:

  • 4 Core ECOMFIN Courses

Grande Ecole – MSc in Management

To enter the track a candidate is required to validate “FINE31123 Fondements de la finance” or “FINE31124 Principles of Finance” with a minimum grade of 12/20.

This course is a fundamental finance course which is compulsory for every ESSEC Grande Ecole student.

  • Ethics Seminar in Finance FING 31402

  • 4 core ECOMFIN course

  • 3 elective courses in Finance

Key Features

  • Program extent: a good blend of academic theory and professional know-how.

  • Skills complementarity: course outlines are either new or in continuation with courses in the existing finance tracks (General, Market, Corporate) as well as in ESSEC chairs and tracks offered by other departments.

  • Time compatibility: the limited number of courses in the new track facilitates the integration of the corresponding workload in the time schedule of existing chairs and tracks.

  • Expertise enhancement: the subject matter’s highly visible status makes it an enhancement opportunity to stand out in a fast growing field of competences and skills.

A Worldwide Network of Excellence

ESSEC Faculty

  • Andrea RONCORONI

  • Francis DECLERCK

  • Romeo TEDONGAP


  • Alessandro MAURO, Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP), Energy Oversight Committee

  • Sami BIASONI, Financial Markets Supervisor, Société Générale

  • Craig PIRRONG, Bauer College of Business – University of Houston, US

  • Nicolas KENNEDY, Head of Commodities, Market & Global Sales, Euronext

  • Marie-Pierre FERY, Commodities Controller, Nestlé Group

  • Didier HOLLEAUX, Executive Vice-President, ENGIE

  • Franck VAN TONGEREN , Head of Trade and Agriculture Directorate OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

Endorsed by the Energy and Sustainable Development Club

  • Supplying relevant information and current news about the energy and sustainable development sector to the ESSEC alumni community

  • Providing analysis on important financial, economic and industrial issues

  • Developing quality partnerships with other organizations and professional clubs

  • Promoting dialogue with ESSEC students on topics related to energy and sustainable development

ECOMFIN Track Keynote Seminar 2016-17

Measuring and Managing Corporate Operational Risk in an Airline Industry

by A. Derghi and W. Fontanel

  • The Airline Business

  • Safety Management System in a Flight Operations Environment

  • Case-Study: Mid-Air Collision

  • Case-Study: US Airways Case: FLIGHT 1549: A Miracle?

  • Case-Study: A Safety Investment