The Governor of the National Bank of Belgium, Jan Smets, delivered an inspiring Commencement Speech to our Finance Graduates of 2018!

On Saturday October 20th 2018, our students (the class of 2017-2018) officially graduated.

We had the honor to welcome the Governor of the National Bank of Belgium, Jan Smets, who delivered an inspiring Commencement Speech to the 2018 graduates of the Financial Markets and Quantitative Finance Advanced Masters.
He highlighted the need for financial markets to help support sustainable economic growth and, to that end, stressed the importance of ethics in financial markets in the aftermath of the financial crisis that started 10 years ago and outlined his vision of the key role that central banks should continue to play in the future to preserve financial and monetary stability as well as payments mechanisms adapted to new technologies.

We would like to thank the Governor for his presence and give many congratulations to our graduates on their well-deserved success.




Solvay Brussels School’s Advanced Masters have been developed to create a breed of ‘out-thinkers’ ready to tackle the continual changes of the business world. These postgraduate programmes confer Advanced Master degrees in focused areas for Master students with no or limited professional experience (normally maximum 3 years). They are designed as full-time programmes for one academic year, and represent 60 ECTS each.
With a placement rate 3 months after graduation of nearly 90% for our graduates in finance, discover how our Advanced Masters can help you launch your career !

☞ More information on the Advanced Master in Financial
This program has been designed to give its participants the tools they need to understand how the financial markets work in practice, with courses given by an unparalleled cast of senior practitioners and highly respected academics. Evening and Saturday classes. Includes a 3 months internship.

☞ More information on the Advanced Master in Quantitative
The main objective of this program is to train a new generation of financial professionals. The program guarantees a full coverage of financial disciplines, such as asset and derivative pricing, numerical methods and programming skills. Afternoon and Evening classes. Includes a 3 months internship.