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Track courses - Raleigh campus

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​​​On the Raleigh campus, the MSc Financial Markets has a Quantitative Portfolio Management & Valuation track as well as a CFA® track

    






NEW: This MSc, on the Raleigh campus, now offers a CFA® track which prepares students for the CFA® Level I and II exams. Find out more below.



QUANTITATIVE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT AND VALUATION TRACK


     CORE COURSES - SEMESTER 1
  • Financial Econometrics (with R)
  • Derivative Instruments (with MatLab, Python) + INVESTMENT foundation certificate
  • Asset Valuation and Financial Analysis
  • Fixed Income I
  • Portfolio Management I (with Bloomberg applications)
  • Portfolio Management Simulation
  • VBA Programming in Finance
  • 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 II
  • Portfolio Management II
  • Credit Risk
  • Structured Products
  • Applied Derivatives and Market Analysis (Bloomberg, practical oriented)
  • Special Topic #2 (Capstone Strategic Allocation)
  • Ethics and Compliance in Financial Markets
  • Cross Cultural Competencies
  • RS: Computing in Finance II (Python)
  • Employability and Career Part 2
     TOTAL CREDITS SEMESTER 2 = 30


CFA II TRACK


     CORE COURSES - SEMESTER 1
  • Financial Econometrics with R
  • Derivative Instruments (with MatLab, Python) + INVESTMENT foundation certificate
  • Asset Valuation and Financial Analysis
  • Fixed Income I
  • Portfolio Management I (with Bloomberg applications)
  • Portfolio Management Simulation
  • Economics and Quantitative Methods
  • 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 II
  • Portfolio Management II
  • Equity Valuation and Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Applied Derivatives and Market Analysis (Bloomberg, practical oriented)
  • Cross Cultural Competencies
  • RS: Computing in Finance II (Python)
  • Employability and Career Part 2
     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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