On the Raleigh campus, the MSc Financial Markets & Investments has an advanced investments & products valuation focus
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.
- International Financial Economics
- Cross-cultural competences (US)
- 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
Core classes - autumn
Financial Markets Advanced Methods
- Portfolio Management
- Portfolio Management Simulation
- Credit Risk Management
- 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
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.
THE CFA TRACKRALEIGH 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 enrollment 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 successfully complete all coursework.