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Executive Master in Finance

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

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The Executive Master in Finance is a programme specialized in finance disciplines  combining tools, techniques and professional judgment in cutting-edge topics. Our mission is to make sure you will never examine a financial decision without a sustained argument and a critical eye, based on a strong financial literacy.


Designed for practitioners with a harmonious time schedule, it provides a hybrid pedagogy associating practical cases and experience. This approach fosters interactions between the various participants’ backgrounds, while satisfying different motivations: sharpen your skills in finance or add a new dimension to a current background more and more in touch with financial topics.


Finance is devoted to be the hub of multidisciplinary teams. The EMF promotes this role by pooling a variety of backgrounds and experiences linked to finance. Our audience thus comprises high potential professionals in the financial sector, financial managers of industrial companies, finance consultants, corporate lawyers, industrial engineers promoted to managerial functions, as well as attorneys specialized in the capital markets.


Covering the main topics of today’s finance, the programme provides readiness for the CFA and GARP examinations whilst providing a degree accredited by the ACIIA as corresponding to a CIIA Foundation level.Hugues Pirotte, EMF Director


The Executive Master in Finance of Solvay means interactive learning, knowledge sharing, experiences, cases, applications, brainstorming, debates and fun! It is also the guaranty to be trained by senior faculty members who find here an excellent opportunity to communicate their passion. Our mission is to make sure you will never examine a financial decision without a sustained argument and a critical eye, based on a strong financial literacy.


Benefits & outcomes


The Executive Master in Finance is designed to increase your awareness in the latest tools, techniques and applications in finance. In particular, the programme:


  • provides you with a solid financial literacy
  • addresses cutting-edge issues
  • sharpens your managerial abilities in the field
  • gives you the analytical tools and new skills to be able to take better financial decisions
  • provides appropriate training for the international certifications CFA an GARP
  • maximises your career opportunities and adds a new strong dimension to your background
  • gives you access to the EMF and the Solvay Alumni groups, with great networking opportunities


Participants profile


The Executive Master in Finance addresses to practitioners with a wide variety of backgrounds, more specifically:


  • Finance managers of industrial and servicing companies
  • Engineers promoted to managerial functions
  • Consultants & Advisors
  • Managing directors of SMEs
  • Executives in the financial sector
  • Lawyers specialized in financial restructuring (M&As, IPOs...)
  • Investment managers
  • Asset managers & customer relationship managers in financial institutions
  • Anyone in the financial profession who desires a refresher in finance


Thanks to a successful combination of ex-cathedra sessions and a more interactive, case-study based approach, the different backgrounds constantly interact and share their experiences and knowledge.


Programme design


Thanks to a condensed schedule of 4-day teachings per month, the master's format particularly suits practitioners with demanding professional commitments. The content is structured through 6 modules of 4 full days each, organized from November to June, on Fridays and Saturdays. Constantly updated and adapted to the latest developments, the modules cover:


  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Derivatives
  • International Investments
  • Risk Management & Governance
  • Insurance Management


Two introductory optional sessions on Foundations of Finance and Quantitative Analysis are also proposed to the participants, in order to help them acquire or refresh their knowledge on the fundamentals.




An exam is held for every module, generally one month after the end of the module. Exams are mandatory and are based on a case study that participants are expected to solve and to present in groups, on top of an individual assessment.




A university degree, minimum of 3 year-professional experience and English proficiency are the main admission criteria. In particular, candidates are expected to fulfill at least one of the following conditions: to hold a university degree with a major in Finance or in Economics or to have consistent professional experience in a field related to Finance.

Niveau WO
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Ja
Doorlooptijd 8 maanden
Type Specialised master for professionals
Kosten (indicatie) Meer dan €4550
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Afronding Diploma