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MSc Financial Markets & Investments

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Track courses Sophia Antipolis campus


On the Sophia Antipolis campus, the MSc Financial Markets has a Trading, Structuring & Portfolio Management track  


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Core courses - autumn


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)
  • Finance Research & Modelling with R
  • 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
Track: Trading, Structuring & Portfolio Management (choose eight)
  • Equity & FX Structured Products
  • Technical Analysis
  • Exotic Options
  • Quantitative Portfolio Management
  • Advanced Commodities
  • Fixed Income Structured Products
  • Option Book Management
  • Quantitative Modeling of the Value at Risk
  • Credit Default Swaps (CDS): Use, Pricing and Hedging    
  • Fintech: a new tool?
  • ETF Pricing and Trading

  • Portfolio allocation game on Bloomberg
  • Brokerage simulation game
Courses in the second semester emphasise technical and quantitative issues so that students are ready for their first job interviews in February/March.

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.

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