Understanding Financial Markets

On-Demand Professional Development Course

Start Date: 
On-Demand @ Anytime
Duration: 
4-8 weeks maximum
Course Level: 
Professional Development
Transferable Credits Towards a UCC Degree: 
1-2
Fee: 
US$90 with certification or FREE without certification
Certification: 
UCC Certificate of Achievement & Certificate of Completion from relevant US university
Delivery Mode: 
100% Online/Asynchronous as well as Offline via pre-recorded video based lectures by international online instructors

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.