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MSc Financial Markets & Investments



Track courses - Raleigh campus


​​​On the Raleigh campus, the MSc Financial Markets & Investments has an advanced investments & products valuation focus 


  • International Financial Economics
  • Cross-cultural competences (US)

Financial Assets
  • Asset Valuation & Financial Analysis
  • Derivative Instruments
  • Advanced Financial Mathematics
  • VBA Programming
  • Applied Derivatives and Market Analysis
Extra conferences on tools or hot topics in finance delivered by esteemed faculty and external practitioners
  • Employability and Career
Core classes - autumn

Financial Markets Advanced Methods
  • Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Management Simulation
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Fixed Income
  • C++ Programming
  • Structured Products
Management Tools
  • Ethics and Compliance in Financial Markets
  • Cross Cultural Competencies - US focus

Track: Quantitative Portfolio Management and Valuation
Full semester, each course is 39 hrs
  • Swaps, Options & Financial Strategies.
  • Equity, Fixed Income and Derivatives Trading Strategies
  • Collateralised Debt Obligations
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Mortgage-backed Security
  • Greeks and Dynamic Investment Strategies
  • Bloomberg-powered technical analysis
  • Stochastic and deterministic-based models
  • Fixed Income Structured Products

  • Portfolio allocation game on Bloomberg
  • Visits to important market finance firms or banks in the US
  • OPT visa optimising professional insertion in the US and in Wall-Street (see below)

Total credits = 30 (semester 1), 30 semester 2), 30 dissertation = 90
These details are for information only and may be changed by the school without prior notice.


SKEMA students enrolled in the MSc International Business or MSc Financial Markets & Investments in Raleigh who are not American citizens or permanent residents of the USA may apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT permits eligible students to apply for an Employment Authorisation Document (EAD) allowing them to work in their field of study in the USA for up to 12 months without applying for a new visa. Eligibility requirements: finish their final two semesters in Raleigh and successfully complete all coursework. 

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