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Postgraduate Program in Financial Markets and Risks


Postgraduate Program in Financial Markets and Risks

Resulting from a partnership between NOVA Information Management School and ISCTE Executive Education, the Postgraduate Program of Financial Markets and Risks combines a prestigious teaching staff, that aligns knowledge and scientific rigor with practical experience, current and innovative contents with a strong applied component, in a structured program providing staff at financial sectors specialized training in the creation, analysis, and assessment of financial instruments, with a particular focus on derivatives, and the identification and implementation of integrated technical analysis and management of assets, liabilities and financial risks.

The program is designed under the best international standards set by the CFA Institute's Global Body of Investment Knowledge (GBIK), the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) of Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM), covering all the key knowledge required for financial system professionals. This Postgraduate Program is accredited as GARP Academic Partner, meaning that GARP recognizes that the program covers at least 70% of the body of knowledge required for the FRM Part I and Part II examinations.

This Postgraduate Program gives access to the Master Degree Program in Statistics and Information Management, with a specialization in Risk Analysis and Management. This Master Program is ranked as the best Master degree program in Insurance, Risk and Actuarial Sciences in Portugal and 2nd best in the World by Eduniversal, an international agency that publishes an annual ranking of the best MBA and Master's degrees in the world.

The applications for this program are open until June 24th, 2024. To apply, please go to the ISCTE Applications Portal.

  • Vagas (1)


    After Working Hours

  • Media

    Length and ECTS

    4 trimesters (60 ECTS)

  • Semestres


    2 to 3 times a week

  • Lingua

    Start Date

    September 2024

Partner Entity

    ISCTE - Executive Education
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Who is it for?

This program is aimed at:

  • Asset and/or Risk managers in Banks and Insurance Companies;
  • Managers of Investment Funds, Pension Funds or Heritage Managers;
  • Staff in charge of Capital Markets and Risk Analysis and Management;
  • Staff in charge of treasury and markets;
  • Regulators and traders;
  • Analysts of foreign exchange, currency and capital markets;
  • Staff in charge of research on stocks and bonds;
  • Business people wishing to prepare for the Exam FRM Part I;
  • Consultants and Financial Auditors;
  • Financial Analysts and Investment Advisors*;
  • Private investors.

* Students who want to pursue financial analysis and investment advisory activity must inform CMVM and request the registration in accordance with CMVM Regulation No. 12/2018 of 29 January 2019. Due to the entry of CMVM Regulation No. 12/2018, on January 29, 2019, which amended CMVM Regulation No. 2/2007, the possibility of CMVM conferring equivalence to training courses or examinations for Admission to registration of investment advisers and financial analysts has been deleted.


The main goals of this program are:

  • Analysis and detailed assessment of the main financial products and instruments, with particular focus on derivatives;

  • Identification and development of integrated technical analysis and management of several financial risks, whether in terms of their coverage and conduct of speculation and arbitrage transactions;

  • Development of analytical skills and decision in the management of assets and liabilities, particularly in the management of investment portfolios, treasury, pension funds and management of investment funds;

  • Development of techniques and processes for financial innovation, notably the development and evaluation of new products, asset classes, and operations.


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