Advanced Master in Financial Markets 
Modular option


This modular option 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.
"You 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

pierre francotte solvay advanced master financial markets

✔️The Advanced Master in Financial Markets consists of 20 courses, and you can design your own module by selecting as many courses as you wish among the curriculum of this Master.

✔️The courses give participants a much deeper and more practical understanding of financial markets than the ones offered by classical academic programmes and many external training programmes for young and mid-career professionals.

✔️ Module participants follow the courses together with the participants of the Advanced Master and benefit from the same teaching support.  They may take exams at the end of the course like the Advanced Master participants.

✔️ Classes are taught after business hours (6 to 9 pm on weekdays or Saturdays) making it possible to combine them with a full-time professional activity.

✔️ Companies may register different staff to different courses if they wish as part of a single Module.

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By the end of your Module, you will be able to:

  • Have a much deeper and broader understanding of the practice of financial markets in the fields that you have selected, compared to other graduating students or even many young professionals.
  • Acquire the ability to handle sophisticated financial techniques and make robust assessments of theoretical and policy-related issues, across different topics and financial fields, thanks to the sharing of experience of  senior practitioners and top-level academics teaching the courses.
  • Develop strong new competencies and skills to be a more accomplished and creative performer in the financial sector, with the ability to progress faster to senior positions.


The curriculum of the Advanced Master covers the full range of financial activities, from banking and investment banking to asset and wealth management, private equity and hedge funds, and approach these activities from different angles: financial techniques, regulatory, risk management.

Some of the more technical courses anticipate a sufficient background in corporate finance, which, for those who do not yet have it, can be obtained with the course of Corporate Finance and Valuation at the beginning of the programme. This is reviewed with you in the context of your registration to ensure that you can draw maximum benefit from the courses.

Schedule of courses

All courses are 24 hours (8 classes of 3 hours), except those with * which are 12 hours (4 classes of 3 hours)The two parts of the Alternative Investments course (Hedge Funds and Private Equity) are 18 hours each (6 classes of 3 hours). 

See the outline & structure of each course by clicking here.


The programme is designed for young or mid-career 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 exploiting their full potential. Different courses can cater to the needs of different professional profiles, such as valuation experts and risk managers to lawyers or public affairs officers.

Modules of course are available for:

  • Young professional in the first phase of his/her career in the financial sector or mid-career seeking to strengthen their expertise in some specific areas or keen to direct their career towards the financial sector, and
  • Are proficient in English (as all courses are taught in English).
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.
➔ Special arrangements are available for companies that would like to register several young professionals to different courses. Contact us for details.


Courses 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 CEOs, CFOs, Chief Risk Officers, Head of Private Banking, Director at the European Commission, and other senior executives from banks, asset managers, hedge funds, private equity, infrastructures and regulators?

Professors design their courses specifically for the Advanced Master and update them each year to closely track key recent market developments.
The small size of classes allows for personalised interaction with these professors.


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 deadlines
& tuition fees

  • Courses in Term 1, the deadline is 14 September, 2020
  • Courses in Term 2, the deadline is mid-October 2020
  • Courses in Term 3, the deadline is mid-January 2021
  • Courses in Term 4, the deadline is late March 2021

  • Module of 1 course: €2,000
  • Module of 2 courses: €3,750
  • Module of 3 courses: €5,250
  • Module of 4 courses: €6,500
  • Module of 5 or more courses: €1,000 per complementary course

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Practical details

  • Starting date: September 21, 2020.
  • Location: Brussels (Solvay Brussels School campus).
  • Format: Evening (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 the following two weeks).
  • Certificate: Upon completion of the Module, participants will be awarded by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management//Université libre de Bruxelles a certificate of successful participation to the relevant courses and exams.