Advanced Masters in Quantitative Finance / Financial Markets

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Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance

Practical Information:

  • Format: Full-time (60 ECTS), afternoon and evening classes
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fees: 15,000€
  • Length: 11 months
  • Application deadline:
    > Non-EU students: May 31st 2018 (recommendation related to visa procedures)
    > EU students: July 15th 2018
  • It includes a 3-month internship in a top-quality financial institution

The 21st century has seen a drastic quantification of the financial markets. With the emergence of ever-faster computers, more complex products and trading strategies have become omnipresent in finance. In order to be able to understand the current financial environment, quantitative skills are nowadays no longer an asset, but a necessity.

Through a well-selected set of courses in Mathematics, Statistics / Econometrics, Finance and Programming you will gain all the necessary skills and beyond to become a successful financial professional.

The program covers quantitative asset management, derivative pricing and risk management. It is particularly well-suited for students with a quantitative background, obtained either from recent education or through professional experience.

The main objective is to train a new generation of financial professionals. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge in quantitative finance and learn to apply it to real-life problems. You will not only be exposed to some of the latest and most-used techniques and models, but also understand their advantages and limitations.

Overview of Courses

Term 1 courses: probability, overview of financial markets & regulation, financial engineering & data science (FEDS) I, stochastic calculus, estimation theory and numerical methods.

Term 2 courses: asset pricing:theory, derivative pricing:theory, financial econometrics, asset pricing: practice, financial engineering & data science (FEDS) II.

Term 3 courses: asset pricing: practice, risk & risk management, object-oriented programming using C++, fixed income.

Term 4 courses: big data & algo trading, modern robo advisory, derivative pricing: practice, credit risk, financial engineering & data science (FEDS) III.

High-level coursework delivered by an exceptional cast of professors comprised of highly respected academics and senior financial professionals.  Courses are in the afternoon and evenings to enable (advanced) participants to combine it with a part-time professional activity.

The final term (Term 5), lasting three months and ending in August, is devoted to the final thesis or to a corporate internship in a top-quality financial institution such as ING, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, GDF Suez, the European Commission to a Los-Angeles based hedge fund.

More information on the program: http://am.solvay.edu/quantitative-finance

 

Advanced Master in Financial Markets

Practical Information:

  • Format: Full-time (60 ECTS), Evening and Saturday classes
  • Language: English
  • Tuition fees: 15,000€
  • Length: 11 months
  • Application deadline:
    > Non-EU students: May 31st 2018 (recommendation related to visa procedures)
    > EU students: July 15th 2018
  • It includes a 3-month internship in a top-quality financial institution

 

Finance has become a far more complex and competitive sector. Knowledge of theory is no longer enough.  Recent university graduates and young professionals must have developed an entirely new skill set.

A strong understanding of market practices, risk management and the new regulatory environment is a must. The Advanced Master in Financial Markets is specifically designed to help develop these skills and knowledge.

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.

  • Ranked: 1st In Belgium
  • Ranked: in top 50 in the world in the financial markets masters category by Eduniversal Best Masters in the world.

 

Overview of Courses

Term 1 courses: principles of finance, principles of economics, overview of financial markets & regulation, corporate finance & asset valuation, corporate reporting.

Term 2 courses: investment banking, European financial integration & banking regulation, historical analysis of finance & financial markets, financial infrastructure.

Term 3 courses: hedge funds, asset & collateral optimization, risk & risk management, banking & insurance, ALM, Fair valuation & balance sheet optimization.

Term 4 courses: portfolio & investments, competition policy, private equity, ECB, stress tests and bank internal models.

Courses are delivered after by an unparalleled cast of senior practitioners and after business hours (late afternoon and/or Saturdays) to enable participants to take the course in parallel with a professional activity.

The final term (Term 5), lasting three months and ending in August, is devoted to a three-month internship in a leading financial institution. The career service helps participants find internship opportunities. Previous internships have taken place in Belgium or abroad in institutions such as the European Commission, the European Central Bank, Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, KBC, Degroof Petercam, Lombard Odier, Credit Suisse Zurich, all four Big 4 consulting firms, Euroclear Bank and SWIFT.

More information on the program: http://am.solvay.edu/financial-markets

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Brussels , Belgium

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