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Track courses - Paris campus


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


This track prepares students for positions that require both technical excellence and a global finance knowledge.
The MSc Financial Markets & Investments track on the Paris campus brings students together from all over the world with diverse backgrounds. It shifts from being academic and rigorous training in the first semester  to a more hands-on approach featuring experienced professionals in the second term.
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.

MSc FMI - the courses:


Macro picture and financial markets
  • Preschooling: 
    • Bloomberg Data Analysis BMC
    • Principles of Finance
    • Financial Markets Microstructure
  • Predicting Markets & Tactical Asset Allocation
  • Country Risk Assessment

Asset classes and investments
  • Fixed Incom1: Pricing & Valuation
  • Equity Valuation & Financial Analysis
  • Derivatives Valuation & Strategies
  • Portfolio Management
  • Credit Risk Assessment & CVA

  • Stochastic Calculus for Finance
  • Financial Econometrics & Modelling with R
  • Firm Valuation Project
  • VBA Programming (foundations)
  • VBA 1: Pricing Techniques
  • Finance Research and Thesis Project (linked to MSc thesis)
  • Finance Interview Training
  • Employability & Personal Development
 Total credits for semester 1: 30


Mandatory courses
  • Finance Research and Thesis Project (II) (for students doing MSc thesis)
  • Communication and Sales Methods (for students not doing MSc thesis)
Choose one of the two tracks
        Track - Asset Management
  • Equity Research & Practice 
  • Fixed Income Management
  • Applied Financial Econometrics (with R)
  • Advanced Investment Strategies (case studies)
  • Portfolio Optimization 
  • Structured Products & Advanced Derivatives
  • VBA 2: VBA Quant Development
  • Quant Models & Market Risk
  • Alternative Investments
  • ETF, Smart Betas and Factor Investing 
  • Essentials of Technical Analysis
  • Option Book Trading
  • Fintechs, Banking Ventures & Blockchain
  • Employability & Personal Development
        Track - Investment Banking
  • Equity Research & Practice
  • Corporate Equity Derivatives/ Financial engineering
  • Equity & Debt Capital Market
  • Fixed Income Management
  • Investment Valuation
  • Excel Valuation Case Studies
  • Private Equity/LBO Training
  • M&A and Restructuring
  • Post-merger Integration
  • Strategic Asset-Liability Management
  • Fintechs, Banking Ventures & Blockchain
  • Investment Bank Job Training
  • Deal & Negotiation Skills
  • Employability & Personal Development
  • MySQL programming
  • CFA 2 & 3 Training (Derivatives & FI) (for students doing CFA certification)
  • Global Equity Portfolio Contest (competition across MSc FMI campuses)

Total credits = 30 (semester 1), 30 (semester 2), 30 dissertation = 90

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

Some guest professors on the Paris campus

Patrick Legland
Pecturer in Equity and Firm Valuation. Guest of the MSc Financial Markets & Investments Investment Banking track

A finance professional for more than 25 years, Patrick Legland specialises in equity, debt capital markets, mergers and acquisitions. He teaches in several schools (HEC Paris and SKEMA). He teaches Financial Markets at Science Po Paris and is managing director in various investment banks in Hong Kong, London, Paris. He's also a graduate member of the  SFAF. 

Patrick Legland was appointed head of Global Research at Société Générale in July 2009. Prior to that, he was head of Cash Equities.

See him on YouTube here and here

Petros Geroulanos
MSc Financial Markets & Investments guest lecturer in Fixed Income and Banking Management.
Principal of Epigon Training & Development, Switzerland: website
Accredited individual trainer of the CISI, UK

Petros is the chairman of Epigon Marketing AG and managing director of Epigon Energy GmbH.  As former head of VEGA Structured Finance GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, he introduced ABS and ABCP transactions to medium-sized corporates.   

After developing index futures for the Swiss options exchange (SOFFEX) at the University of St. Gallen, he joined Swiss Bank Corporation to trade currency options in London.  
See him on YouTube here

Frédéric Dodard
Lecturer in Alternative Investments. MSc Financial Markets & Investments Asset Management track
Frédéric Dodard is a senior managing director and the head of the Investment Solutions Group Portfolio Management team in EMEA. He is a member of the senior leadership team of State Street Global Advisors. He joined SSGA in 1998 as a portfolio manager in quantitative equity strategies. Frédéric started his career as a private banking portfolio management assistant at UBS, in London. He then worked at Societe Generale in Paris, on the Listed Equity Options and Futures desk, where he developed and marketed investment strategies on derivatives instruments. 

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