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Programme overview

The Advanced Master in Financial Markets offers a complementary education in finance and financial markets to the curricula of classic graduate programmes in finance or economics. It focuses on creating bridges between theory and practice, as well as on the policy and strategic aspects of the current financial context.

Programme objectives

The Advanced Master in Financial Markets is designed to give students a much deeper understanding of financial markets than the one offered by graduate or classic post-graduate courses.

It examines the connections between the different aspects of finance and the financial markets, as well as the connections between theory and practice of markets and between theory and policy making.

By the end of the programme, you will be able to:

  • Have a much deeper and broader understanding of the practice of financial markets compared to other graduating students or even many young professionals.
  • Acquire the ability to handle sophisticated financial techniques and make robust assessments of theoretical and policy-related issues, thanks to the sharing of experience of senior practitioners and top-level academics teaching the courses.
  • Develop strong new competencies and skills to be a more accomplished and creative performer in the financial sector, with the ability to progress faster to senior positions.

Job opportunities

Graduates of the program have been recruited by a range of firms in Belgium and abroad, including:

  • Banks and investment banks: AXA, Bank of New York Mellon, Belfius, BNPP Paribas Fortis, Deutsche Bank, Euroclear Bank, ING, KBC, as well as Credit Suisse Zurich, Goldman Sachs Warsaw, ING Investment Banking Amsterdam, ING Corporate Banking London, etc.
  • Asset managers, private banks and private equity funds: Blackrock Zurich, BCEE Luxembourg, Candriam, [email protected], DNCA Paris, Landy & Partners London, Lombard Odier, KB Asset Management, Société Générale Luxembourg, Blackfin, GIMV, Sofina, Macquarie Bank London, etc.
  • Insurance companies: Fidea, La Baloise
  • Consulting or advisory firms: Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PWC, as well as Avantage Reply, Baker Tilly, Capco, Grant Thornton, Moore Stephens London, Risk Dynamics, etc.
  • Regulatory Agencies: Bank of England, European Central Bank, ESMA, Single Resolution Board, National Bank of Belgium, etc.
  • Industrial Companies (finance positions), Fintech, Trade Associations, Universities, etc.

To successfully grow in your professional life and make the right choices for your career, it is fundamental to define your goals and have the tools to achieve them. The Solvay Brussels School’s career service will help you in building your career thanks to its strong connection with the business sector and to its dynamic team who will accompany each participant into the professional world. From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team will assist participants to realise their full potential. Through a range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help our participants to discover the career path best suited to their personal fulfilment.

Interested? Visit http://am.solvay.edu/financial-markets/

Application Deadline

  • Non-EU students: May 31st 2020 (recommendation related to visa procedures)
  • EU students: August 31st 2020

Visit the Advanced Master in Financial Markets page on the Solvay Brussels School website for more details!

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