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Advanced Master in Financial Markets

Course Description

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:

• Understand the financial markets in a way that few students or even young professionals are able to
• 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
• Be more effective and more creative in your professional environment and
• Be a more accomplished performer in the financial sector able to progress faster to senior levels

Job opportunities

Graduates of this master can look forward to job opportunities with a faster advancement potential in a broad range of companies, including:

• Banks
• Investment banks
• Asset managers & global custodians
• Hedge funds and private equity firms
• Consulting firms
• Audit firms
• Regulatory agencies
• Universities and research agencies

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

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

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

(Student Profile)


In this Advanced Master in Financial Markets, we learned how financial markets interact and to understand their key features, instruments, actors and regulation surrounding the industry. A strength of the program is that we could observe great practical examples thanks to the exceptional cast of professors that are high quality practioners in financial institutions. The program also enjoys a really high interaction amongst the class and with the teachers which guarantees a deep understanding of the current issues facing the industry.


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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