Financial Markets modules 2017-10-03T13:26:32+00:00

Programme overview

FrancotteYou can choose the training that suits your needs, drawing on one of the most interesting programmes in Europe focusing on financial markets. – Pierre Francotte – Academic Director of the AM in Financial Markets

The Module programme is a unique opportunity if you seek to strengthen your understanding and knowledge in financial markets to register to courses of the Advanced Master in Financial Markets to cater for your specific training objectives.

The Advanced Master in Financial Markets consists of 17 courses, and Modules can include between 2 and 4 courses among those.  You may select a thematic module, such as a Banking module or an Asset Management module, or construct your own Customised module.

It is designed for young professionals who want to combine a full-time professional activity with a short-term, in-depth and practical training in specific areas as a means of bolstering their career and exploit their full potential.

The courses focus on how markets actually work in practice and are given by an unparalleled cast of senior practitioners and regulators and of highly respected academics.

In which other programme do you have as professors the Executive Chairman of a large London-based hedge fund, the chief banking regulator of the European Commission, a senior official of a Eurozone central bank in charge of financial stability, and executives of London-based private equity firms, but also current or former Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Risk Officers and other senior officials of banks, asset managers and public institutions like the IMF, the ECB, and the EIB?

Participants may also take more than one Module per year or in successive years.


The courses give Participants a much deeper understanding of financial markets than the one offered by classical academic programmes and many training programmes for young professionals.

By the end of the Module, reflecting the Module that you will have chosen, you will be able to:

  • Understand the financial markets in a more practical way in the fields that you have selected than many young professionals, giving you a broader-based expertise in financial markets than you can expect to acquire in your current function.
  • Make robust assessments of theoretical and policy-related issues, across different topics and financial fields, thanks to the sharing of experience of the senior practitioners and top-level academics teaching the courses.
  • Be more effective and more creative in your professional environments and therefore, be a more accomplished performer in the financial sector, able to progress faster to senior levels and in a broader range of functions within your firm and the financial sector generally.
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The Module programme is targeted to young professionals who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge while pursuing their professional activity in parallel.

Candidates may apply on their own initiative or be sponsored by their employer seeking top-quality external training as a means of developing the effectiveness and the potential of their talented professionals.

Typically, the candidate’s background will be:

  • Young professional in the first phase of his/her career in the financial sector or keen to direct his/her career towards the financial sector
  • Sufficient academic background (generally master degree or equivalent diploma)
    • The candidate’s academic background may be in finance, economics, or commercial engineering, but also in any other relevant field, such as law, engineering, mathematics, international relations, etc
    • Some courses require a sufficient background in finance
  • Intellectual adaptability and discipline that are necessary to succeed in a very demanding environment

Proficiency in English necessary.

Modules can include between 2 and 4 courses among any of the 17 courses of the Advanced Master in Financial Markets.

A Fact Sheet for each course, including the outline and the structure of the course, as well as a short biography of the professor is accessible here:

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You are able to construct your Module according to your needs and preferences (Customised Modules) or if you wish you can focus on specific themes:

  • Customised Module can be constructed by selecting any 2 to 4 courses in the programme, including if you so wish, focusing on risk and financial regulation, on asset valuation, or on the broader framework within which financial institutions operate. Check out the full list of courses of the Advanced Master via the tab above.
  • The Banking Module offers a choice between several courses covering different facets of commercial and/or investment banking, including the impact of the post-crisis regulations (such as Basle 3, Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive, the Single Supervisory Mechanism, etc), the risk and business aspects, the impact on the profitability of banks, etc. Relevant courses include:
    • Banking and Insurance
    • ECB, Internal Models and Stress Tests
    • Investment Banking
    • European Financial Integration
  • The Asset Management Module offers a choice between several courses covering key types of asset management: investment funds, hedges funds and private equity funds, as well as the servicing of asset managers by financial intermediaries.
    • Portfolio and Investments
    • Hedge Funds
    • Private Equity
    • Investment Funds and Post-Trading

Some courses anticipate a sufficient background in finance and/or economics, which can be obtained, for instance, through the courses of Principle of Finance and Principles of Economics. This is reviewed with you in the context of your registration to ensure that you can draw maximum benefit from the courses.

Participants may also take more than one Module per year or in successive years.  For the expected schedule of courses for 2016-17, see “Admissions”.

Faculty information

The faculty is made up of an unrivalled cast of senior practitioners and regulators who are helping to shape the evolution of financial markets and of top quality academics from different European universities.

Our high-profile professors include:

  • Executive Chairman of one of the largest European hedge funds
  • Chief banking regulator at the European Commission
  • Chief Financial Officer of Belfius
  • Head of Private Banking at Degroof Petercam
  • Head of Supervisoy Team at the European Central Bank
  • CEO of Euroclear Bank
  • Head of Market Risk at Deutche Bank, Americas
  • A top academic who has chaired the advisory committee of the European Systemic Risk Board
  • Partner at a London-based Family Office Advisory firm
  • Top academics who have been acting as expert advisors to the European Commission or national regulators
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Pierre Francotte,

Academic Director of the Advanced Master in Financial Markets

Practical information


If you wish to register for a Module during the period September-May 2017-2018, please follow the four main steps of our admission procedure:

1- Complete and submit the online pre-enrolment form together with your CV.
2- Receive feedback on your eligibility from the Academic Director.
3- Have a personal interview with the Academic Director.
4- Receive feedback on your admission. If positive, please note that you will have two weeks to finalise your registration by:
– Completing, signing and sending back the admission documents
– Paying the tuition

Application Deadline

The application deadline depends on the Module you select.  If the first course of your Module is in:

  • Term 1, the deadline is September 4, 2017
  • Term 2, the deadline is October 30, 2017
  • Term 3, the deadline is January 8, 2018
  • Term 4, the deadline is March 1, 2018

For the schedule of Terms, see Schedule tab.


Module participants attend classes and take up exams together with Participants in the Advanced Master in Financial Markets.

Upon completion of the Module, Participants will be awarded by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management a certificate of participation to the relevant courses and exams.

Practical details

  • Starting date: September 2017
  • Location: Brussels
  • Format: Evening (generally 6-9pm) or Saturday classes
  • Language: English
  • Length: For each 24-hour course: 8 classes of 3 hours over a period of 6 weeks (plus exam in following two weeks).
  • Tuition:
    • Module of 2 courses: €3,500
    • Module of 3 courses: €5,000
    • Module of 4 courses: €6,000

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Practical information

  • Starting date: September 2017
  • Deadline to apply: 
    Term 1, the deadline is September 4, 2017
    Term 2, the deadline is October 30, 2017
    Term 3, the deadline is January 8, 2018
    Term 4, the deadline is March 1, 2018

  • Location: Brussels

  • Format: Evening (generally 6-9pm) or Saturday classes

  • Language: English

  • Tuition: 
    Module of 2 courses: €3,500
    Module of 3 courses: €5,000
    Module of 4 courses: €6,000

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