MASTER OF SCIENCEFinancial Markets & Investments

June 2022 - SKEMA's MSc Financial Markets ranks 3rd worldwide - FT

The Financial Times has ranked this MSc third worldwide yet again in its "Masters in Finance pre-experience 2022" ranking

Track courses - Raleigh campus

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






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 - Raleigh
CORE COURSES
  • Bloomberg Data Analysis & BMC (Preschooling), 0 credits
  • Quantitative Methods applied to Finance (preschooling), 0 credits
  • Derivative Instruments (Preschooling), 0 credits
  • Credit Risk Management, 3 credits
  • Mathematical Finance: Statistics and Econometrics, 2 credits
  • Corporate Finance (CFA Curriculum), 2 credits
  • Project Finance: Sustainable Finance & Governance, 2 credits
  • US Culture and Business, 2 credits
  • [Returning Students] IBM Skills Academy, 2 credits
  • Career Management 1, 1 credit

MINOR COURSES IN CFA (TRACK/SPECIALISATION)
  • Fixed Income Investments I (Bloomberg Certificate, BMC, is Required), 3 credits
  • Derivative Instruments (Investment Foundations Certificate is Required), 3 credits
  • Asset Valuation & Behavioural Finance, 3 credits
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis I (CFA Curriculum), 3 credits

ELECTIVES (choose one)
  • VBA Foundations for Finance I, 2 credits
  • Python Foundations for Finance I, 2 credits

ELECTIVES (choose two) 
  • Global Macro - Tactical Asset Allocation, 2 credits
  • Finance Practical training I, 2 credits
  • Finance and Technical Questions on Job Interviews, 2 credits

TOTAL CREDITS SEMESTER 1 = 30




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

​Semester 2 - Raleigh

CORE COURSES
  • Alternative Investments and Portfolio Management, 3 credits
  • Structured Products (Equity, Fixed Income), 3 credits
  • Portfolio Simulation (including Bloomberg Global Portfolio contest), 3 credits
  • Applied Derivatives & Market Analysis (Bloomberg Based), 2 credits
  • Artificial Intelligence Tools for Market Finance (MSFT Power Platform), 2 credits
  • Equity Investment, 2 credits
  • US Culture and Business, 2 credits
  • [Returning Students] Mathematical Finance: Stochastic Calculus, 2 credits
  • Career Management 2, 1 credit

MINOR COURSES IN CFA (TRACK/SPECIALISATION) 
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis II (CFA Curriculum), 3 credits
  • Fixed Income Investment II (CDO, CDS) (CFA Curriculum), 2 credits
  • Ethics, Compliance & Professional Standards (CFA curriculum), 2 credits

ELECTIVES (choose one) 
  • Finance Practical Training II, 2 credits
  • Topics in Finance, 2 credits

ELECTIVES (choose one)
  • VBA Foundations for Finance II, 3 credits
  • Python Foundations for Finance II, 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS SEMESTER 2 = 30 

Dissertation: 30 credits

TOTAL FULL YEAR (SEMESTER 1 + SEMESTER 2 + DISSERTATION) = 90 CREDITS



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



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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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