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MSc Financial Markets & Investments



Track courses - Paris campus


O​n the Paris campus, the MSc Financial Markets & Investments has a banking & markets focus. 


This track prepares students for positions that require both technical excellence and a global finance knowledge.
The MSc Financial Markets & Investments track on the Paris campus brings students together from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. It shifts from being academic and rigorous training in the first semester  to a more hands-on approach featuring experienced professionals in the second term.
The best way to prepare is to start class books (which will be required reading over the first semester, with some preliminary self-study - see above) or to read the Financial Times / Wall Street Journal, etc. every day.
Of course many other books, including in particular those suggested by Amaury Goguel, the Paris MSc Financial Markets & Investments director, are excellent readings. You will receive, upon selection and registration, additional details. Some courses to level up are included in the programme and take place at the beginning of the year, just after intake.

MSc FMI - the courses:


Macro picture
  • Macro-Economics, Global
  • How Financial Markets Work​
  • Bloomberg Data Analysis
  • Country Risk

Financial Assets
  • Fixed Income
  • Equity Valuation & Financial Analysis
  • Derivatives
  • Introduction to Stochastic Calculus
  • Financial Econometrics (with R)
  • VBA
  • Applied VBA (Asset pricer project)
  • Other technical tool 'Excel modelling)
  • Extra conferences on tools or hot topics in finance delivered by esteemed faculty and external practitioners

  • Employability and Career

Financial Markets Advanced Methods
  • Portfolio Management
  • Simulation Game: Portfolio allocation contest (on Bloomberg) 
  • Fixed Income Management
  • Credit Risk Exposure CVA
  • Financing/Investment Strategy (ECM & DCM)
  • My SQL Programming

 Management Tools
  • Ethics and Compliance in Financial Markets
  • Employability and Career
Free choice of tracks (depending on available places)
        Track - Asset Management
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Private Banking
  • Alternative Investments
  • Advanced Derivatives & Structured Products
  • Applied Technical Analysis
  • Investment Fund France
  • ETF Investment
  • Blockchain & Fintech
        Track - Investment Banking
  • Investment Valuation, LBO & Private Equity
  • M&A and Restructuring
  • ALM & Strategic Asset Valuation
  • Banking Risk Management & Behavioural Finance
  • Deal & Negotiation Skills
  • Sales Methods
  • Due Diligence & Investment Frame
  • Basel Regulation
  • Portfolio allocation game on Bloomberg
  • Brokerage simulation game
  • A Dealing Room visit at La Défense in Paris

Total credits = 30 (semester 1), 30 semester 2), 30 dissertation = 90

 The above details are for information only and may be changed by the school without prior notice

Some guest professors on the Paris campus

Patrick Legland
Pecturer in Equity and Firm Valuation. Guest of the MSc Financial Markets & Investments Investment Banking track

A finance professional for more than 25 years, Patrick Legland specialises in equity, debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions. He teaches in several schools (HEC Paris and SKEMA). He teaches Financial Markets at Science Po Paris and is managing director in various investment banks in Hong Kong, London, Paris. He's also a graduate member of the  SFAF. 

Patrick Legland was appointed head of Global Research at Société Générale in July 2009. Prior to that, he was head of Cash Equities.

See him on YouTube here and here

Petros Geroulanos
MSc Financial Markets & Investments guest lecturer in Fixed Income and Banking Management.
Principal of Epigon Training & Development, Switzerland: website
Accredited individual trainer of the CISI, UK

Petros is the chairman of Epigon Marketing AG and managing director of Epigon Energy GmbH.  As former head of VEGA Structured Finance GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, he introduced ABS and ABCP transactions to medium-sized corporates.   

After developing index futures for the Swiss options exchange (SOFFEX) at the University of St. Gallen, he joined Swiss Bank Corporation to trade currency options in London.  
See him on YouTube here

Frédéric Dodard
Lecturer in Alternative Investments. MSc Financial Markets & Investments Asset Management track
Frédéric Dodard is a senior managing director and the head of the Investment Solutions Group Portfolio Management team in EMEA. He is a member of the senior leadership team of State Street Global Advisors. He joined SSGA in 1998 as a portfolio manager in quantitative equity strategies. Frédéric started his career as a private banking portfolio management assistant at UBS, in London. He then worked at Societe Generale in Paris, on the Listed Equity Options and Futures desk, where he developed and marketed investment strategies on derivatives instruments. 

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