Program Overview

Paris ESLSCA Business School offers several diplomas that are suitable for students from different educational and professional backgrounds. The Postgraduate Diplomas aim at enabling qualified candidates to acquire a  solid base in the fundamentals of business administration disciplines.

 -  The Diploma can be completed in three academic semesters. It should be noted, however, that the time to complete the program is one year.

 -  Credits earned will be transferred to Paris ESLSCA MBA Program.

Program Objectives

This Postgraduate Diploma provides a rigorous, empirical approach to modern topics in investment management such as asset allocation, investment instruments, capital markets and global investments.The students learn the act of planning, acquiring, and directing the flow of funds through an organisation.

ESLSCA Business School provides students with extensive knowledge and skills to be able to use confidently in their work environment. Our program enables students to gain profound knowledge in different employment  areas, enabling them to be more aware of the overall insights of their job.

Main Post Graduate Diplomas objectives:

-Implant the competency to select and apply theories  to a different ranges of industries 
-Add value to candidates current role in their workplace
-Open opportunities for graduates to shift careers in confidence
-Enhance the exercise of business  thinking and problem solving
-Develop competent executives  in managing modern business establishments
-Introduce candidates to diverse international organisational settings and cultures

Program Structure

Core Courses:

  • 1st Semester
    ACC511.. : Accounting for Managers : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts, procedures and techniques of managerial accounting. Students will be able to use the financial information to take different managerial decisions.

    FIN521 : FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT : (Credit hours: 3)
    The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to finance and a general understanding of financial management basic concepts and practices; synthesizing current principles of managerial finance, investment and financial markets. 
    The course is structured to cover an overview of managerial finance, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital and dividend policy and financing strategies. 
  • 2nd Semester
    FIN644 : Credit Retail Risk Analysis : (Credit hours: 3)

    The course presents current and best practice for retail/consumer credit quality assessment, retail/consumer lending and Account Receivables (A/RS) management, and collections policies and strategies for retail/ consumer credit portfolios. During the course, students are introduced to procedures for managing Account Receivables (A/Rs) and collections, and establishing terms of sale, payment conditions, and payment deadlines. The course addresses issues related to credit quality assessment, forecasting credit loss exposures and evaluating credit granting decisions.

    FIN642 : Investment & Portfolio Management : (Credit hours: 3)
    The course provides a rigorous, empirical approach to modern topics in Investment Management such as Asset Allocation, Investment Instruments, Capital Markets and Global Investments. 
    The course aims to provide participants with the theoretical as well as practical knowledge needed for investment expertise. This course complements the course “Financial Markets and Institutions” to properly equip participants with tools needed to develop a proper investment decision
    FIN641 : Banking Asset & Liability Management : (Credit hours: 3)

    Banking Assets and Liability Management is concerned with strategic balance sheet management involving risks caused by changes in interest rates, exchange rate, credit risk and the liquidity position of bank. Banking Assets and Liability Management is the act of planning, acquiring, and directing the flow of funds through an organization.-

  • 3rd Semester
    FIN645.. : International Finance : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course provides a basic knowledge of international finance and shows how international financial environment affects giant multinationals as well as other firms that involve in international trade and transactions.

    It will also cover issues related to international financial markets, and international financial management.

    The course is targeted primarily to second-year MBA students who are specializing in Finance by way of the Corporate Financial Management and the Investment Management Majors.

    Topics covered include:

    ·         Foreign exchange rate determination

    ·         Foreign currency options and futures

    ·         Sources of global equity and debt

    ·         Multinational capital budgeting

    ·         Foreign direct investment

    FIN652 : Behavioral Finance : (Credit hours: 3)

    This course is intended to complement other finance courses that are mainly based on the traditional paradigm which assumes that investors and managers are generally rational. Specifically, this course has three main objectives. First, we aim to examine how the insights of behavioral finance theories shed light on the behavior of individual investors and finance professionals in investment decision-making and corporate financial decision-making. Second, we explore the possibility to improve investment performance and corporate performance by recognizing the cognitive biases and applying appropriate 'debasing' techniques. Finally, we investigate the implications of behavioral finance for the construction of good corporate governance mechanisms.

    FIN653 : Derivatives Market : (Credit hours: 3)

    "This course develops understanding of the basic derivative-related financial instruments (forwards, swaps, futures, at-the-money European options, collars, and participation contracts), and their use in transforming and managing risky investments and projects. Objectives:  1) to provide a basic understanding of derivatives practice and use in financial markets. 2) To provide practical and simple investment and corporate financial management strategies using derivatives. 3) To allow students to apply these concepts and skills to meet investment and corporate finance objectives, using a series of examples that build to a final project."


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Program Requirements

The Admission Committee welcomes applications from individuals who possess a solid record of academic and professional achievements and can demonstrate their ability and potential to conduct high-quality academic work.

ESLSCA Business School assesses and evaluates each Diploma candidate on the basis of the following criteria:

 - Academic Requirements: A minimum of an undergraduate degree, a bachelor or the equivalent, from a recognised institution of higher education and a solid record of academic achievements on a consistent basis. We welcome applicants with diverse academic backgrounds.

- Evidence of managerial and professional experience:  The goal of the Admission Committee is to admit students who possess well-defined career goals and a high potential for success at work. We glean applicants' essays, letters of evaluation, and résumé (C.V.)

- Personal qualities:  The Admissions Committee looks for applicants who are mature, honest, intellectually curious, flexible, and personable. Evidence of applicants' personal qualities will be found in application essays, letters of evaluation and the résumé.

- Fluency in written and spoken English:  The Admission Committee evaluates the English level during the personal interview and matches it according to the program applied to. Moreover, the candidates are required to submit any internationally-recognised English proficiency exams.


Admission and Registration Steps:
Bring the following documents to the admission offices in Mohandessein, Heliopolis:

A. ID and Passport Copy
B. 5 Personal Photos
C. Original Birth Certificate (Computerized)
D. Original Graduation Certificate or Original Transcript (English or Arabic)
E. Updated Resume
F. TOEFL (Paper) with minimum score 500 or TOEFL IBT with minimum score between 59-60 or TOEFL Computer with minimum score 173 or British Council’s IELTS with minimum score 5 or ESLSCA Admission Test (EAT)
G. According to the new regulation of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities (ESCU), students of Nongovernmental Universities must bring an Equivalency Decision in which their certificate is equal to those of the governmental; from either their nongovernmental university or the ESCU.
H. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the end of Diploma to continue MBA program.

- An appropriate performance is a must during a personal interview to finalize your admission process.
- After collecting your acceptance from the interview committee, you can start registration in the student affairs department (Mohandeseen and Heliopolis Campuses)

Post Admission and Acceptance Steps:
Once you receive your acceptance letter you are required to register for your first semester upon registration you will choose your attendance schedule and location1
Important Notes:
8 courses  12 months  3 semesters  4 months each
- 1st Semester: 2 Courses
- 2nd Semester: 3 Courses
- 3rd Semester: 3 Courses

Attendance will be one weekend and one week day
Attendance in week days will be from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM