In this course, you will learn what the main financial markets and their characteristics are as well as how they are linked to the economy. Our very diversified team of experts will start by teaching you how the price of stocks and bonds are computed and why they move while you will become increasingly aware of the notion of risk and why it matters when measuring an investment’s performance. The focus will then move to less popular markets such as gold, emerging markets, real estate, hedge funds and private markets. These will be analyzed with an emphasis on their particular risks and return opportunities as well as how they can help in building efficient portfolios. Finally, the policies of central banks and their impact on financial markets will be presented to you along with the link between the economy and the price of financial assets. All along these different steps, experts from UBS, our corporate partner, will show you how the concepts you just acquired are effectively applied in a leading global bank. This focus on practicality means you will not only understand what is going on in global financial markets but also start to figure out how you can use them to achieve financial goals, be it a client’s or your own.
- Develop analytical and digital skills necessary for a successful career within financial trading.
- Gain an additional Financial Trading qualification alongside your degree.
- Build an eye-catching CV with project opportunities from a range of Financial Services firms
Learn how financial markets work and apply your knowledge on this varied course delivered in conjunction with a global proprietary trading form. This course will equip you with knowledge of both traditional and contemporary assets classes including cryptocurrencies and blockchain. You’ll learn how to trade both futures and options on major exchanges and how algorithms can be used to automate trading, preparing you for a successful career within the industry.
Strategic Leadership and Management
In this module you will be introduced to Strategic Leadership and Management.
Within this week we will learn the definition of management accounting, the definition of costs and their classification and the reference schema for cost allocation (proportional vs causal allocation).
Major Financial Markets
In this module you will be exposed to currency markets and different currencies traded in these markets. The they are given a brief overview on how to trade in the currency markets.
Financial Markets and the Economy
This module focuses on key economic indicators that are monitored closely by the finance community. You will learn to examine these economic indicators in the context of business cycles.
This fourth and final week is dedicated to risk. We will start by looking in more depth at different sources of risk such as illiquidity and currency risk but also at the different tools available to investors to perform risk management. But how should we measure risk? We will see that it may be valuable to go a step beyond standard deviation, the risk measure we used so far, and look at the Value-at-Risk and Expected Shortfall which focus on potential large losses. Finally, we will use the financial instruments at our disposal to hedge market and currency risk.
- Duration : 10 week
- Max Students : 1000
- Enrolled : 90
- Re-take Course : 2
- Assessments : Self