European Microfinance Programme
Advanced Master in Microfinance
From the Global South
Nationalities of students
Nationalities of professors
Launched in 2005, the EMP (Master de spécialisation en microfinance) has been designed by microfinance experts to offer a unique blend of theory and practice.
Since 2007, students graduating from the EMP obtain a full Master degree (Advanced Master in microfinance).
The purpose of the programme is to develop future professionals in Microfinance who will contribute to the strengthening of microfinance institutions worldwide, in accordance with the highest international standards.
The EMP provides students with a professional, multi-disciplinary approach to the challenges the microfinance sector is facing today
A solid theoretical foundation
taught by professors from three European universities in Belgium (Université libre de Bruxelles; Université de Mons) and France (Université Paris Dauphine);
Insights into the latest techniques
used by worldwide microfinance institutions and provided by practitioners from the NGO partners ADA, BRS, CERISE and SOS Faim;
to participate in seminars and conferences addressed to microfinance experts;
A two-to-fourth-month internship in a developing country
to obtain the necessary knowledge of daily realities of micro-finance on the field.
The EMP delivers a professional education that combines academic excellence and real-world experience and aims at broadening our understanding of development and the role that microfinance can play in fighting poverty.
Topics covered by the European Microfinance Programme :
Management and governance of microfinance organisations
Tools for financial analysis
Social development and regulation
Rural and urbain microfinance institutions
Gender and environmental issues
Accessibility through two different Master programmes:
A one-year programme: Advanced Master in Microfinance (Master de spécialisation en Microfinance): for candidates having already obtained a Master’s Degree
Second year of the Master en Développement durable appliqué (Université Paris Dauphine)