MSc Financial Markets & Investments (Paris, Sophia-Antipolis, Raleigh)
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Programme taught in English in Paris, Raleigh & Sophia Antipolis campuses.

In the Financial Times’ worldwide Top 10 in Master in Finance for five consecutive years

Career opportunities

Trader, broker, sales analyst, risk manager, financial analyst, asset manager, portfolio manager, investment advisory...

Programme outline

The MSc in Financial Markets & Investments is a market-driven finance programme that closely reflects the constantly changing world of international finance. The teaching and curriculum use a practical approach. 

The programme gives students practical expertise in the key areas of finance within the post crisis financial environment in the fields of trading, risk management, sales, investment advisory, structuring finance… Content is taught within a global macro-economic and financial environment with market-oriented courses th​at will enable the students to become conscious of a new financial and economic environment including a key component that may remain with them throughout their careers: a stockpile of world debt. 

The availability of Bloomberg terminals with existing live quotes and up-to-the-minute financial information from different exchanges allows students to follow and better understand the correlation between geopolitics, economics and the financial markets. 

One programme, three locations, five specialisations

Trading, Structuring and Portfolio Management related courses in Sophia Antipolis, Asset Management and Investment Banking in Paris, Quantitative Portfolio Management and Valuation and CFA preparation track in Raleigh (students on the Raleigh campus get a US-recognised degree).

Why choose this programme

> Small, international classes mean students build fruitful intercultural relationships with one another and their teachers.

> Classes are taught by professors who have both strong academic backgrounds and expert professional experience in finance.

> The teaching emphasises a hands-on, problem-solving approach
that means graduates can work productively from Day One on the job.

> The programme is developed constantly to ensure its relevance to shifting global financial markets. Classes are also complemented by various talks given by full time, high-calibre professionals.

>Throughout the year, students develop professional contacts, get access to information from various resources, and learn from each other. The highly international make-up of classes will make it possible for students to create a wide network of friends and colleagues.

In-company projects and assignments

> Correlation between commodities and equities
> Dividend swaps as a new asset class
> Forward curve as a forecasting tool in the soft commodity market and its Granger casualty test
> Oil and natural gas correlation
> To what extent does Islamic finance banking present a growing stable and safe banking system?
> Leveraged ETF: the real correlation with their index

Partner companies

HSBC, Calyon, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, EFG, Amundi, Natixis, Société Générale, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan…

Employment rate:

> 95% six months after graduation
> Average salary: €57,000


Admission contacts
French students
France: +33(0)1.41.16.76.71 or +33(0)4.93.95.44.45

admissionspostgraduate@skema.edu

International students
France: +33(0)3.20.21.59.69 or  +33(0)1.41.16.76.77 or +33(0)1.41.16.75.75

internationalprograms@skema.edu

>> Interview de Tarek Amyuni, Bertrand Groslambert & Charles H.J, Co-Directeurs du MSc Financial Markets and Investments, Skema.