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Master of Science Markets & Investments - two-year programme

SKEMA Business SchoolParis, Sophia Antipolis - FRANCE | Raleigh - UNITED STATES USA

Field(s) of study: Banking - Finance, Market Finance and Asset Management
Cost of pre-eligibility application: 
  • Via Mastersbooking: 0 €
  • Via the regular school procedure: 0 €
Course cost: 30 000 €
Possible funding options: 
  • Academic excellence scholarships
  • Bank loan
  • Crowdfunding/Sponsoring
  • Government grants
  • International mobility grants
  • Paid internship
  • Payment by a training organisation/Training Leave
  • Payment by my company
  • Personal or family funding
  • Private grants (company, foundation, etc.)

Next admission round: 

Next recruitment session:

Available slots: 

Available spots: 30
Places available per academic year: 30

Course length: 

  • 2 years (24 months)

Start of the program: 


Level of entry: 

A Level+3 years
A Level+4 years



Ranked 6th worldwide by the Financial Times in 2017
The MSc in Financial Markets & Investments is a market-driven finance programme that closely reflects the constantly changing world of international finance. The teaching and curriculum use a practical approach. 
The programme gives students practical expertise in the key areas of finance within the post crisis financial environment in the fields of trading, risk management, sales, investment advisory, structuring finance… Content is taught within a global macro-economic and financial environment with market-oriented courses th​at will enable the students to become conscious of a new financial and economic environment including a key component that may remain with them throughout their careers: a stockpile of world debt. 
The availability of Bloomberg terminals with existing live quotes and up-to-the-minute financial information from different exchanges allows students to follow and better understand the correlation between geopolitics, economics and the financial markets. Students work with these organisations on projects, case studies and research.
*"Local" = Sophia Antipolis or Suzhou Industrial Park and the surrounding areas. 

  • O​n the Paris campus, the MSc Financial Markets & Investments has a banking & markets focus. 
  • On the Sophia Antipolis campus, the MSc Financial Markets & Investments has a Quantitative Analysis focus  
  • On the Raleigh campus, the MSc Financial Markets & Investments has an advanced investments & products valuation focus 

Course format: 

September to May in courses. May to October in internship and thesis writing.

Qualifications/expertise after completing the program

Entrepreneur, incubator advisor, executive consultant in strategy and business development, business development manager, business unit manager, marketing and sales manager in innovative start-ups and existing companies, venture Trader, broker, sales analyst, risk manager, controller, investment advisory...
All campuses allow access to the same market finance positions; however, each track has a specific focus that can provide students with a specialisation
Paris track: Asset Management, focus on buy side
Examples: financial analyst, asset and fund manager, portfolio manager, technical analyst, private equity investor, hedge fund manager, broker, commodities, real estate investors
Paris track: Investment Banking, focus on sell side
Examples: financial analyst, global research, M&A, corporate operations, financial consultant, risk manager, ratings & scorings, compliance and regulation, private banking & sales, treasury manager
Sophia Antipolis track: Trading & Capital Markets, focus on front office
Examples: trader, brokers, quantitative desk, equity capital market, debt capital market, structured products, trader or seller, risk manager, arbitragist
US Raleigh track: US Markets & Products Valuation, focus on structured products & market-linked investments 
Examples: financial analyst, brokers, sales analyst, advisor in complex financial products, securitisation advisor, equity capital market, debt capital market, structurer, treasury manager

Entry requirements

  • Bac +3 and Bac +4 for Two-Year MSc,
  • Only Bac +4 for MSc in one year
  • Have a three-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • A score report attesting a sufficient level of English (TOEFL 560, TOEIC 800, IELTS 6, ELS 110 or  equivalent)*
    Note: no English language test score is required for students who have a degree from an English-speaking university.  
  • GMAT or GRE score will be to the candidate's advantage 

* Students will be required to reach the necessary level for the MSc before moving to year two.

Admission criteria: 

  • Application file
  • Interview
  • Language test score(s)

Course cost description: 

MSc in one year: MSc Financial Markets & Investments (on the Paris or Sophia campus): €21,500 
MSc in one year:  MSc Financial Markets & Investments (on the Raleigh campus): €21,500 ($25,370)
Two-year MSc with Financial Markets & Investments specialisation (all campuses): €30,000