Online Info Session



Thursday, 28 January 2021

18H00 - 18H30: Presentation of the Programme

18H30 - 19H00: Live Q/A session with the Academic Director



You will receive an email with all the practical information to join the meeting.


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Build your future. Take your career #ToTheNextLevel


You have no or limited professional experience, and you want to skyrocket your career? You're on the right track!

Join our info session to learn all about the Solvay Advanced Master in Financial Markets: 1 year, full-time programme designed to give you the knowledge, the tools and the network you need to accelerate your career development.

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Presented by Academic Director Bernard Nicolay

Bernard Nicolay is Adjunct Professor at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB) and Guest Lecturer at Université Paris Dauphine-PSL. He is passionate about finance and education. His topics of interest include: sustainable finance, financial markets and services, innovation in finance and emerging use cases relating to digital assets.

In parallel, he advises impact and fintech executive teams on strategy, finance and partnerships, and invests privately in seed rounds as a business angel.

Bernard can capitalise on 25+ years' experience as a senior banking and insurance executive with BNP Paribas, Axa, Credit Suisse, Fortis and Arthur D. Little. This enables him to connect the dots and to lecture, to advise and to invest for sustainable value.

Bernard is a graduate from Solvay Brussels School and holds an MBA from INSEAD. He speaks French, Dutch, English and Italian.


About Solvay Brussels School Advanced Master in Financial 


The Advanced Master in Financial Markets is designed to help you develop your knowledge and an entirely new skill set: a strong understanding of market practices, financial techniques, risk management and the new regulatory environment, which is a must to get the best jobs and accelerate your career development.


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Our Advanced Masters are geared towards the development of soft skills, guiding students towards a career plan that meets their expectations. It is no surprise that 85% of our students manage to join top institutions and companies, sometimes even before graduating!


The entire programme is well put together and covers almost every aspect of financial markets. Regardless of a person’s background and personal aspirations, it will provide them with valuable information, real-life examples and great insights needed to pursue a career in the financial markets field.

The reputation of the university, the knowledge acquired and the huge support I received from both the staff and the academic faculty made it possible for me to secure a job within the European Central Bank. My placement will be finalized once my training is complete!

Sotirios Marinis European Central Bank

Sotirios Marinis (1)

The Advanced Master in Financial Markets prepares you in the best possible way to enter the job market and this is also helped by the career coaching service, the interesting field visits and the networking possibilities.

My job opportunities were much broader after this advanced master. It definitely helped me get a job right away at the European Central Bank.

Julie Van Eeckhout National Bank of Belgium

Julie Van Eeckhout

The programme was for me the perfect challenge to undergo after studying two years in France and two years in the United States.

Indeed, Solvay Brussels School, with this Advanced Master, offers a very practical yet detailed finance classes program with high-quality teachers and speakers.

I strongly recommend it for people willing to work in finance, as from the course content to the career advice, the school is here for the well-being of its students.

Cyril Vanneste Avertim

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Established in 1903, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management is a Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

It currently holds a leading position in Europe for research and education in the fields of Economics and Management. The School‘s core mission is to train business leaders and entrepreneurs and provide them with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing nature of society and to shape tomorrow’s world.