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Track courses - Raleigh campus

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​​​On the Raleigh campus, the MSc Financial Markets has a Quantitative Portfolio Management & Valuation track as well as a CFA® track

    






NEW: This MSc, on the Raleigh campus, now offers a CFA® track which prepares students for the CFA® Level I and II exams. Find out more below.



Courses

   Autumn core classes


Macro-Picture
  • Financial Econometrics with R
  • Cross-cultural competences I, II or III (US regional overview, historical overview or other) Course with NCSU (North Carolina University).


Financial Assets
  • Asset Valuation & Financial Analysis
  • Derivative Instruments
 
Tools
  • Advanced Financial Mathematics
  • VBA Programming
  • Applied Derivatives and Market Analysis
  • CFA® Level 1 electives for track students
Extra conferences on tools or hot topics in finance delivered by esteemed faculty and external practitioners
  • Professional & Personal Development
 

   Spring core classes


Financial Markets Advanced Methods
  • Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Management Simulation
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Fixed Income
  • Programming in R/Python
  • 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

   Track: CFA®
  • Portfolio Management and Alternative Investment
  • Economics and Quantitative Methods
  • Equity Valuation and Corporate Finance
  • Fixed Income and Derivatives
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Ethical and Professional Standards


Spotlights
  • Portfolio allocation game on Bloomberg
  • Course exchange opportunities with NC State University Quantitative Finance Department
  • Visits to important market finance firms or banks in the US
  • OPT visa optimising professional insertion in the US (see below)

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



THE CFA TRACK

RALEIGH CFA® TRACK: FOCUS ON THE CFA® CANDIDATE BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (CBOK) – in partnership with the CFA® Institute. 

This track prepares students for the CFA® Level I and II exams but does not obligate CFA® exam test taking at the end of respective semesters, priority is academic achievement in curriculum courses.  

Three scholarships will be offered (waives one-time $450 enrolment fee for Level I candidates and reduces registration fee to $350 for Level I and II candidates) based on first semester academic performance. This track offers students the valuable opportunity to accelerate their course learning by pursuing the CFA® license while in school.



GAIN VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE USA 

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 satisfactorily complete all coursework.









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