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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


SEMESTER 1


     CORE COURSES (CFA curriculum) - SEMESTER 1

  • Derivative Instruments 

  • Fixed Income Investments I 

  • Corporate Finance 

  • Asset Valuation & Behavioural Finance 

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis I 

  • Global Macro Investments & Economics 

  • Sustainable Finance & Governance


TOOLS

  • Mathematical Finance: Statistics and Econometrics 

  • Financial Modelling (VBA / Excel)


ELECTIVES (choose two)

  • Finance Practical Training. OPT Employability/ Interview Training 

  • Artificial Intelligence Tools for Market Finance (MSFT Power Platform)

  • Applied Valuation (Based on CFA Curriculum) 

  • GTI Cross Cultural Competencies (1 Us Credit) 

  • RS1 {Returning student(RS) course} Seminar in Finance (1 US Credit)

  • EAC Employability and Career



     TOTAL CREDITS SEMESTER 1 = 30



     CORE COURSES - SEMESTER 2

  • Fixed Income Investment II (CDO, CDS) 2

  • Ethics, Compliance & Professional Standards (CFA curriculum)

  • Equity Investment

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis II (CFA curriculum)

  • Alternative Investments and Portfolio Management


ASSET CLASSES & INVESTMENTS
  • Applied Derivatives & Market Analysis (Bloomberg based)

  • Structured Products (Equity, Fixed Income) 

  • ETF, Smart Betas & Factor Investing 

  • Portfolio simulation (including Bloomberg Global Portfolio Contest )



    ELECTIVES (choose five)

  • VBA Programming for Finance II 

  • Python Foundation for Finance 

  • RS2 Mathematical Fiancnce: Stochastic Calculus {Returning student (RS) course}

  • GTI Cross Cultural Competencies 

  • EAC Employability and Career 1

     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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