• Application Deadline
  • 11 months
    Duration

Overview

The Advanced Master in Financial Markets program offered at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management 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.

This programme combines:
  • courses with a strong focus on how markets actually work in practice, given by an unparalleled cast of senior practitioners and regulators and of highly respected academics
  • an opportunity for a 3-month internship in a top-quality institution

Career

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, Capital@Work, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Corporate Finance & Valuation
  • Principles Of Economics
  • Overview Of Financial Markets And Regulation
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Investment Banking
  • European Financial Integration And Banking Regulation
  • Financial Infrastructures

Audience

Candidates with at least a graduate degree or equivalent in economics, management or finance, but also in other disciplines, such as law, mathematics, engineering or international relations, if willing and able to acquire basic proficiency in financial or economic matters taught as part of the program.

Lecturers

Courses are taught by a set of senior practitioners and top academics that is unparalleled and who have designed their courses specifically for the program.  They include CEOs, CFOs, Chief Risk Officers, Head of Private Banking, and other senior executives from banks, asset managers, hedge funds, infrastructures and regulators.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Since the number of seats in class is limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Online application form
  • CV/resume in English
  • Copies of all University degree(s) and all academic transcripts

If eligible, applicants will have an admission interview with the Academic Director and will be asked to submit a 5-page essay in English on a financial subject agreed with the Academic Director, before approval of the application.

Eligible applicants must hold one of the following:

  • Master or Master of Science Degree or equivalent (4 or 5 years of study overall)
  • Bachelor Degree with 180 ECTS credits or equivalent

Work Experience

 Relevant professional experience of at least 2 years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
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Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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