Financial Markets modules 2018-07-23T10:16:35+00:00

Programme overview

FrancotteYou can choose the training that suits your career development needs among very practical courses delivered by senior practitioners who know what is expected from young professionals to succeed in today’s financial markets. Modules can similarly be leveraged by companies looking for practical, cutting edge, training for their young professionals as part of their talent development programs” Pierre Francotte – Academic Director of the Advanced Master in Financial Markets

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The Module program 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 close to 20 courses, and you can design your own module by selecting at least 2 courses among the curriculum of this Master.

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.  Special arrangements are available for companies that would like to register several young professionals to different courses.  Contact us for details.

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 program can you get practical teaching by senior practitioners, including CEOsCFOs, Chief Risk Officers, Head of Private Banking, and other senior executives from banks, asset managers, hedge funds, infrastructures, and regulators?  See the full list under the heading Faculty.

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

Objectives

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 any combination of 2 courses or more from the curriculum of the Advanced Master in Financial Markets in the same academic year.

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 Modules can be constructed by selecting at least 2 courses in the program, 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/or Insurance
    • European Financial Integration and Banking Regulation
    • ECB, Internal Models and Stress Tests
    • ALM, Fair Valuation and Balance Sheet Optimisation
    • Investment Banking
  • 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
    • Asset and Collateral Optimisation

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

Courses are taught by a set of senior practitioners and top academics that is unparalleled and who have designed their courses specifically for the program.  They include CEOsCFOs, Chief Risk Officers, Head of Private Banking, and other senior executives from banks, asset managers, hedge funds, infrastructures and regulators.

The small size of classes allows for personalised interaction with these professors.

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Pierre Francotte

Academic Director of the Advanced Master in Financial Markets
Pierre is a member of the College of Resolution of Banks in the National Bank of Belgium. He was CEO of Euroclear group from 2000 until 2010. He has been also an independent Board member of Belfius Bank. Prior to this, he was an Assistant General Counsel at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked for over 10 years. He is Senior Advisor at Kreab and Chairman of its Financial and Technology Forum.  He was Chairman of the ECMI-CEPS Task Force on MiFID Review in 2011-12, which made recommendations on behalf of market participants to the European Commission on the MiFID review.

Practical information

Registration

If you wish to register for a Module during the period September-May 2018-2019, 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 3, 2018
  • Term 2, the deadline is early October 2018
  • Term 3, the deadline is mid-January 2019
  • Term 4, the deadline is late March 2019

For the schedule of Terms, see Schedule tab.

Certificate

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 2018
  • 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
    • Module of 5 or more courses: €1,000 per complementary course (special arrangements available for companies – contact us for details)

  • The courses of the program are subject to marginal changes.
  • All courses are 24 hours, except those with * which are 12 hours.
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Practical information

  • Starting date: September 2018

  • Deadline to apply:
    Term 1, the deadline is September 3, 2018
    Term 2, the deadline is early October 2018
    Term 3, the deadline is mid-January 2019
    Term 4, the deadline is late March 2019

  • 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
    Module of 5 or more courses: €1,000 per complementary course (special arrangements available for companies – contact us for details)

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