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Track courses - Raleigh campus

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​​​On the Raleigh campus, the MSc Financial Markets has a Financial Analysis and CFA® preparation track





FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND CFA® PREPARATION TRACK


     CORE COURSES - SEMESTER 1

  • Financial Econometrics (with R)

  • Derivative Instruments(with Python computations) + INVESTMENT foundation certificate

  • Valuation
    Case Studies in Valuation (numerical computing)

  • Portfolio Management I (with Bloomberg applications)

  • Financial Mathematics (Bloomberg Data Analysis BMC)

  • Mathematical Modelling (with Excel)

  • Quantitative Methods and Economics

  • Computing in Finance I (Python)

  • Cross Cultural Competencies

  • RS: Seminar in Finance

  • Employability and Career Part 1


     TOTAL CREDITS SEMESTER 1 = 30



     CORE COURSES - SEMESTER 2

  • Fixed Income

  • Applied Derivatives and Market Analysis (Bloomberg, practical oriented°

  • Portfolio Management II

  • RS: Computing in Finance II (Python)

  • Employability and Career Part 2


    ELECTIVES (choose five)

  • Cross Cultural Competencies

  • Ethical and Professional Standards

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis I

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis II

  • Structured products I

  • Structured products II

  • VBA programming (foundations)

  • Stochastic Calculus

     TOTAL CREDITS SEMESTER 2 = 30


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, however the priority is academic achievement in curriculum courses.

  • Six scholarships will be offered (waives one-time $450 enrolment fee for Level I candidates and reduces registration fee to $350 for Level I & II candidates) based on qualification exam at the beginning of classes. 

  • Offers students the valuable opportunity to accelerate their course learning by pursuing the CFA® license while in school.

  • Offers students the possibility to participate in CFA® Institute meetings, students’ competitions, and research seminars.



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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