MBA Specialized in Trading - Market Finance


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Program Description

The MBA Trading - Market Finance , 30th promotion in 2017/2018, is now recognized and appreciated by professionals of the financial markets (traders, sales, brokers, financial analysts, quants, structurers, risk managers, etc.) as one of the best training courses in this sector of activity (front office jobs, etc.).

This is to provide students with in-depth knowledge of international stock market and financial techniques. Real professional learning is offered with the use of a trading room with 16 PRO REAL TIME FX sets; it is one of the best financial platforms in technical analysis present in the large trading rooms of the largest banks in Paris and London. Thus, the issues of foreign exchange, interest rates, equities / indices, trading of commodities, oil, conventional and structured derivatives, credit and climate derivatives, quantitative and alternative management (hedge funds) and actuarial . The trading room is also equipped with the BLOOMBERG Terminal, world reference of excellence in the world of financial markets and commodities

This specialized MBA therefore provides the necessary skills to work on all media and all types of markets. Its mode of recruitment very adapted to this singular professional environment, ( type interview of the Market Room as it is practiced within the Banks of Markets and International Brokers ) its style, the strength of its network of old ( 1462 in 2017 ) now present throughout the world and its original pedagogical methodology (Trading situation, Risk Management, Marathon of proofs) make it one of the references with many Traders, Sales

Courses are always viewed from a Front, Middle and Back Office perspective. This point is extremely important because the creation of the TRADING Pole, this pedagogical philosophy, is very present in the world of International Trading.


This training was classified by SMBG EDUNIVERSAL in Market Finance and Portfolio Management :

  • 2nd in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • 3rd in 2008 and 2014
  • 4th in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2015
  • 5th in 2003, 2004, 2016, 2017

Georges Castel, the director of the program, received the prize for the best pedagogic trainer in 2011 and 2012 at the Pedagogy Awards.

The objective of this program is to train professionals who possess the theoretical knowledge, the agility and the method necessary for a fast insertion in all the circles of the finance. This specialized MBA provides the necessary skills to work on all media and all types of markets. The MBA Trading - Finance Market, 31st promotion in 2018/2019, is now recognized and appreciated by financial market professionals (traders, sales, brokers, financial analysts, quants, structurers, risk managers) as one of the best training in this sector of activity (front office jobs, etc.).

Who is the training for?

The MBA Trading - Market Finance is primarily aimed at Engineers, Business Schools, M1 Finance, Economics Management, AES, Law.


Module 1: Derivatives and regulation

  • Financial Markets Law and Regulation
  • Classic and exotic derivatives in financial risk management
  • Credit derivatives and securitization
  • Economic Intelligence and Financial Ethics (in English)

Module 2: structured products and alternative management, conjuncture

  • Quantitative and alternative management
  • Structured products, equities, equity derivatives
  • Trading, stocks and repo
  • Economic situation: market letter (in English)

Module 3: fundamental and technical analyzes, equities, forex and rates

  • Technical Analysis: TD Course with Traderforce - CAAM
  • Equity Financial Analysis
  • Money markets, foreign exchange markets and their derivatives
  • Management of interest rate positions, swaps and bonds

Module 4: quants and IT

  • Fundamental Actuarial Mathematics
  • US Markets and CFA Preparation
  • European equity markets
  • Financial Computing

Module 5: Finance Trading and Asset Management

Finance International Trade:

  • Climate Derivatives
  • Oil trading
  • International Commodity Trade (in English)

Asset Management:

  • Risk Management
  • Alternative Management, Hedge Funds
  • In-depth bond markets (in English)

Module 6: 3rd cycle memory

  • Works Defense

Teaching method

The MBA Trading - Market Finance has been designed with a very operational focus, in order to learn to negotiate, manage risks, and monitor market operations, from a traders, salesmen, brokers, fund managers, quants, structurers, asset-liability managers and financial risk managers of the company.

MBA Trading Partnerships - Market Finance

ALL Options, Amundi, Aurel Leven BGC, AXA IM, Banco BBVA, BAREP, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Corblet Brodeur, Bull Moose Derivatives, Caisse des Dépôts, CALYON, CARGILL, CIC, Commerzbank, Compagnie 1818, Cantor Fitzgerald, Day by Day , EDF


The MBA Trading - Market Finance offers several possible opportunities:


The 1462 alumni (from 1989 to 2017) are present in London, New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Brussels, Luxembourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Montreal, Monaco, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Madrid, Montreal, Oslo, Tel Aviv, Jeddah, Bahrain and Dubai.


The School offers you the possibility, for all its courses, to apply online throughout the year: from January to December.

The selection of candidates is done on file (CV application questionnaire) followed by a motivation interview.

Admission Requirements for the MBA Finance Market:

  • License 3 validated or in the process of validation for a two-year university course (Master 1, Master 2 program)
  • Master 1 validated or in the course of validation for a schooling during a university year (Master 2 program)
  • Can also apply, the company executives
Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

Forte de ses 70 ans d’expérience, l’ESLSCA Business School Paris propose une pédagogie équilibrée entre expérience pratique et méthodologie progressive. Depuis 1949, l’école a su développer ses activi ... Read More

Forte de ses 70 ans d’expérience, l’ESLSCA Business School Paris propose une pédagogie équilibrée entre expérience pratique et méthodologie progressive. Depuis 1949, l’école a su développer ses activités pour devenir un pôle d’excellence académique, notamment dans les domaines de la Finance, du Marketing, du Management et de la data. L’ESLSCA Business School Paris propose de nombreux cursus de formation tels que des programmes Bachelors, des MBA spécialisés ou encore des formations pour les professionnels. L’école a récemment emménagé dans son tout nouveau campus parisien de 8000m². Situé au cœur du parc de Pont de Flandre dans le 19eme arrondissement de Paris et accessible en RER, métro et tramway, ce nouvel espace moderne, lumineux et connecté a été pensé pour nos étudiants et pour leur épanouissement. Avec 15 000 anciens diplômés présents en France et à l'international, l’ESLSCA Business School Paris bénéficie d’un des réseaux les plus importants de ceux des grandes écoles de commerce et de management. Largement ouverts sur l’international, les programmes de l'ESLSCA Business School Paris contribuent à la formation des dirigeants de demain. Read less