Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance

Postgraduate course in Finance for Master students or professionals in the early phase of their career
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Brussels
Solbosch Campus (ULB)
1 year
every day
Monday to Friday
English
€ 15.000
The fee does not include accommodation, travel and living expenses, as well as the optional London Finance Tour.
Registration deadline: 31/05/2019 | Programme start: 12/09/2019
For non-EU students: 31 May 2019, For EU students: 30 June 2019

Who is the programme aimed at?

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This program seeks Master students or professionals in the early phase of their career with a degree in economics, mathematics or finance (but also in other disciplines - such as engineering, physics or computer science), with an outstanding academic background, displaying the greatest motivation, intellectual curiosity and the discipline necessary to succeed in a very demanding environment.

Key admissions criteria

Eligibility criteria
  • Bachelor or Master or equivalent (4 or 5 years of study overall)
  • 3-year Bachelor (180 ECTS), preferably followed by 1-2 years of work experience
  • Proficiency in English is a must

Your benefits

By the end of this Advanced Master, you will be able to build asset management strategies and construct robust asset portfolios (both within asset classes as well as across different asset classes), create, program and back-test structured derivative products, efficiently extract data from massive databases and understand the valuation aspects of counterparty risk in derivatives trading.

Get the most out of the 3-month internship, which the programme helps you find, and which often serves as a starting point to a full-time position in top-quality institutions in Belgium and abroad.

We offer you the possibility to participate in the London Finance Tour that we organise every year for the students of the Advanced Masters in Finance. Join a 3-day field trip in London for visits to top financial institutions (ING Investment Bank, S&P Global, Bloomberg, Fintechs and Hedge Funds) and networking opportunities.

Please note that the cost of this trip is not included in the tuition fees.

Develop strong new competencies and skills in order to be more effective and creative in your professional environment and therefore progress more quickly in your career.

Experience our teaching methods which are very hands-on and participant-centred. Courses are mainly structured into real case studies, seminars, assignments, essays, simulations, presentations, group work, company visits and on-the-job learning.

Classes are intentionally limited to manageable-sized and coherent cohorts (max 30 students), ensuring maximum participation and easy access to the faculty and the advanced masters academic or administration team.

The faculty comprises Solvay and ULB professors bringing in their theoretical insight and the latest research expertise from their respective fields, as well as top-level practitioners (directors of central banks and heads of market-risk and derivatives structuring in large financial corporations) driven by a real passion for education bringing in their practical insight and on-the-field experience. Top-of-the-line guests are also invited for additional workshops or sessions.

Diversity in class in terms of gender, academic background and culture enhances your student experience. Benefit from our international faculty, international case-studies, the student trip and the multicultural environment you will be studying in, right at the heart of Europe.

Our career service will help you in building your career thanks to our strong connection with the business sector and to our dynamic team who will accompany you into the professional world. From self-assessment to networking opportunities, our team assists you to realise their full potential. Through a wide range of seminars, coaching sessions, workshops, events and other resources, we help you to discover the career path best suited to your personal fulfilment.
80% of our students find a job even before graduation!

Become part of one of the largest business networks in Belgium, members of which are actually present in more than 65 countries around the world. Participate in the events organized, expand your network and never stop learning and evolving.

Overview of the programme

The main objective of the Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance is to train a new generation of financial professionals. You will gain cutting-edge knowledge in quantitative finance and learn to apply it to real-life problems. You will not only be exposed to some of the latest and most-used techniques and models, but also understand their advantages and limitations.

Curriculum

5 terms

More programme features

ADMISSION PROCEDURE:

1- Send your resume (see contact details below) for an eligibility check.
2- Complete and submit the online application form together with the required documents.
3- Receive feedback from the Academic Committee.
4- Have a personal interview with the Academic Director.
5- Receive feedback on your admission. If positive, please note that you will have two weeks to finalize your registration by paying a deposit of €2000.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION:

  • Online application form
  • CV in English
  • Copies of University degree(s) and of all academic transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native speaker
  • A cover letter in English

If the applicant deems it relevant, he/she can support the application with:

  • Letters of reference
  • Any other certificate (GMAT, GRE, etc.)

Participants.

The program was one of the core reasons why employers were inviting me for an interview. Analytical thinking is our advantage and it means that we can put any complex problem into simpler boxes and give a complete solution. And this is something that the employers are looking for.

The fact that we were also very lucky to have top of the line lecturers definitely makes the difference in an academic program. Great professors like that make you want to go the extra mile and learn even more.

I really liked the hands-on approach as I am able to learn better when I am actually doing something. Furthermore, most of the professors are practitioners of high quality, and taking into account the small size of the class, I can say that they are sharing their experience almost in an individual format.

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Nationalities in the class

63 %

International students

80 %

Of our students find a job even before graduation

Lecturers

Jeroen Kerkhof

Director VAR Strategies, Quantitative Finance Advisor, Academic Director Quantitative Finance Solvay Brussels School

Academic Director

Damien Challet

Full Professor at CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay.

Lecturer

Thomas  Verdebout
Université Libre de Bruxelles
 Professor at the Mathematics Department

Lecturer

A highly challenging one-year program designed to prepare you for a successful career as a financial professional.
Jeroen Kerkhof
Academic Director

Career Opportunities

After graduation, an unlimited range of job opportunities will be accessible for you. Here are some of the careers that you could undertake:

  • Quantitative analyst, quantitative risk manager / analyst at a bank or asset manager
  • Quantitative portfolio manager at an asset manager, derivatives trader at bank
  • Asset liability manager, analyst at a pension fund or insurance company

Geographically, job opportunities are not only concentrated to Europe, in particular London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Zurich, but are extended to the rest of the world (e.g. Singapore, Hong Kong and New York).

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"Advanced Master in Quantitative Finance” university certificate delivered by Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management – Université libre de Bruxelles.

Young professionals may also choose to register for modules of courses of the Advanced Master program on a stand-alone basis, instead of following the full program. For more information on this modular education offer, please visit this link.