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The award
Advanced Master

How long you will study
11 Months

Domestic course fees
EU 15000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 15000

All study options

About Advanced Master in Financial Markets at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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
  • Job placement rate: about 80% even before graduation.

In which other program can you get practical teaching by senior practitioners,including CEOs, CFOs, Chief Risk Officers, Head of Private Banking, Director at the European Commission, and other senior executives from banks, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity, infrastructures and regulators?
(see the full list under the Faculty tab).
Professors design their courses specifically for the Advanced Master and update them each year to closely track key recent market developments.

Modules

Young professionals may also choose to register for modules of courses of the Advanced Master programme on a stand-alone basis, instead of following the full programme. For more information on this modular education offer, please contact the Advanced Master Programme manager.

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 this Advanced Master, 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.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardAdvanced MasterHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study11 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 15000International course feesEUR 15000

Notes about fees for this course

10% Early bird discount available for applications received before 30th March 2020

Entry requirements

The Advanced Master in Financial Markets seeks:

  • High calibre candidates with a strong academic background, and the intellectual curiosity and discipline that are necessary to succeed in a very demanding environment.
  • 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.
  • Professionals already active in the financial industry, in the early phase of their career and seeking to broaden their skill range as a springboard to faster career evolution.

Young professionals may also apply to register for modules of 2-4 courses instead of the whole programme. Contact us for details.

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, complemented with relevant professional experience of at least 2 years

Admissions will be based on the candidates’ academic and/or professional background, and motivation. Proficiency in English necessary.

What students think about Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

    Sotirios Marinis, Advanced Master in Financial Markets, European Central Bank

    "The entire programme is well put together and covers almost every aspect of financial markets. Regardless of a person’s background and personal aspirations, it will provide them with valuable information, real-life examples and great insights needed to pursue a career in the financial markets field.

    The reputation of the university, the knowledge acquired and the huge support I received from both the staff and the academic faculty made it possible for me to secure a job within the European Central Bank. My placement will be finalized once my training is complete!"

    Felice Van Imp, Advanced Master in Innovation & Strategic Management, Pwc

    "I have learned to work and deliver results within groups of people with different academic backgrounds and nationalities. I also developed self-knowledge and I enhanced my team and leadership skills. 

    As a Solvay Advanced Master student, I also seized the opportunity to become a member of the TEDxULB organising team. This experience has accelerated my learnings around leadership, team- and self-management."

    Sophie (Belgium), AM in Financial Market 2014

    “One of the many strengths of the programme was its highly practical nature and content — this was made possible by an exceptional cast of professors who are also top-level practitioners.”

    “A few months after beginning the programme, I received an offer to join an expertise department of financial consulting in a big four company that would only hire experienced people.”

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