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Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance

Course Description

Programme overview

The Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance offers prospective students a rich curriculum combining finance, statistics, econometrics, programming and mathematics. This Master guarantees a full coverage of financial disciplines, such as asset and derivative pricing, numerical methods and programming skills. This advanced course work is designed for students with a quantitative background, obtained either from recent education or through professional experience.

Programme objectives

The main objective of this master is to train a new generation of quants. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge in quantitative finance and will learn how to apply it to real-life problems.
You will not only be exposed to up-to-date models, but you will also understand their advantages and limitations, both in theory and in practice.

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

• Become an analyst and/or manager in a quant group
• Price equities and bonds
• Construct and programme structured products
• Perform tail-risk analysis
• Extract information from massive databases
• Understand and trade in complex derivative products such as volatility derivatives

Job opportunities

The obvious companies for such profiles are large financial institutions, private banking, and hedge funds, seeking to fulfil positions like quant team member, risk manager, quant analyst/risk modeller, asset liability manager, derivatives specialist, financial supervisor and product structure.

Geographically, job opportunities are not only concentrated to Europe, in particular London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Zurich, but are extended to the rest of the world (e.g. Singapore, Hong Kong and New York).

However, 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 full 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/quantitative-finance/

Application Deadline

August 31st 2016
Non-EU citizens shall check visa procedure and length before applying.

Visit the Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance page on the Solvay Brussels School website for more details!

(Student Profile)


"The campus recruitment team at Solvay is very active. They have companies coming on to the campus and arranging informative sessions about job opportunities every week.

Job fairs are being organized in general to cater to all students from different fields.

Also, professionals from specific fields have come to help the students in the Advanced Masters in Quantitative Finance to train us on tricks that may help us to crack job interviews.

As part of Career services, each student can personally sit with the career counselor who chalks out the most efficient plan of finding a job on an individual basis."


Partial financial aid - No. of awards TBC

A motivation essay + recommendations letters + an essay on a specific topic to be communicated after acceptation in the programme

Value of Scholarship(s)

On request


Undergraduate merit + financial need

Application Procedure

The candidate needs to be accepted in the programme before requesting a scholarship.
Further details will be communicated during the admission interview.

Entry Requirements

Eligible applicants must hold either:- A master degree ( 5 year of study)- A post-graduate degree ( over 5 years)- A bachelor degree with one to three years of work experience- Other degree equivalent to the above ( please consult us)

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