MASTER OF SCIENCEFinancial Markets & Investments



Track courses - Paris campus


O​n the Paris campus, the MSc Financial Markets has an Asset Management track and an Investment Banking track


The MSc Financial Markets & Investments tracks on the Paris campus bring students together from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. The tracks shift from being academic in the first semester to a more hands-on approach featuring experienced professionals in the second term.

Course calendar

Spring intake is only available for the first year of the Two-year MSc. This allows students to acquire professional experience for eight to nine months.
Find out more about the first year of the Two-year MSc programme.

Courses by semester


​Semester 1 - Paris

  • Financial Markets Microstructure - Preschooling

  • Bloomberg Data Analysis - Preschooling

  • Excel Modelling Fondation - Preschooling

  • VBA Fondation - Preschooling

  • Global Asset Allocation, 2 credits

  • Business Analysis & Valorisation (in IFRS), 1 credit

  • Firm Valuation Project, 2 credits

  • Market Technologies & Python Programming, 2 credits

  • Derivative Instruments, 2 credits

  • Cryptoassets & Blockchain, 1 credit

  • Fixed Income, 2 credits

  • Portfolio Management, 2 credits

  • Financial Econometrics I (with R programming), 1 credit

  • Financial Econometrics II (with R programming), 1 credit

  • VBA Quant Modelling I, 2 credits

  • VBA Projects​, 1 credit

  • Derivatives, Risk Management & Managed Futures​, 0 credits

  • Financial Modelling with Excel, 1 credit


  • Career Management I (managed by T&C center), 1 credit
  • CIB Job Market Coaching
  • AlumEye Job Training

21 credits total in semester 1

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

Semester 2 - Paris

  • AI project for Market Finance, 2 credits

  • Equity Research I, 1 credit

  • Banking Regulation, 1 credit

  • Fintechs & Neo Banking, 0 credit

  • Fixed Income & Credit Derivatives, 1 credit

  • Alternative Investments, 3 credits

  • Computational Investing with Python, 1 credit

  • Structured Products, 1 credit

  • VBA Quant Modelling II, 2 credits

  • Quantitative PM & Stochastic calculus​, 3 credits

  • Option & Derivatives Strategies, 2 credits


  • Debt Capital Market, 2 credits

  • Equity Research II, 1 credit

  • Financial Engineering - Equity Derivatives, 2 credits

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital, 2 credits 

  • M&A & Corporate Operations, 1 credit

  • Equity Capital Market, 2 credits

  • Post Merger Integration (PMI), 1 credit

  • M&A Business & Practice​, 2 credits

ELECTIVE COURSES (choose four)

  • MySQL for Data Bases, 1 credit

  • Advanced Asset Pricing, 1 credit

  • Equity Research II (for AM’s only), 1 credit

  • Python Projects, 1 credit 

  • Financial Econometrics III (Support for MSc Thesis), 1 credit

  • Communication & Negotiation Training, 1 credit

  • Trading behaviour practice, 1 credit

  • Country Risk & Fx EM investments, 1 credit

  • ESG & Climate finance, 1 credit

  • Event Driven & Merger Arb workshop​, 1 credit


  • Dealing & Sales Simulation 

  • Coaching MSc Thesis & Finance Research (included in the  MSc thesis grading)

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

​S2: conferences & workshops

  • Climate Risk and the Credit Market
  • Geopolitics and the Oil Market
  • The Coming Housing Collapse
  • Have Emerging Countries Borrowed Too Much after the GFC?
  • Satellite Data Analysis and Trading Strategies Volatility Trading
  • Finding a Job in Sales and Trading after Covid
  • Will Central Banks Kill the Economy in Fighting Inflation?
  • Sales and Trading Simulation by Amplify
  • Are Algos Taking Over?
  • Cryptos: the Future or “Has been”? 

Recommended reading

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.


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