About this course
- Entry year: 2011/12
- Course code: Z20000036
- Award type: Short course
- Applications: University
- Level: Professional/Short Course
- Department: Bristol Business School
- Campus: Frenchay
- Duration: One day
- Course director: Dr Iris Biefang-Frisancho Mariscal
Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of flexible 1-3 day short courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Management, and Marketing and Communications.
Our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.
The course introduces the essential building blocks of an analysis of financial markets. It is concerned with the time value of money, the benefits of diversification, an introduction to asset pricing, the characteristics of selected financial markets, and the fundamental ideas underpinning the pricing of financial instruments traded therein. It also considers recent events in the form of case studies, such as the 'credit crunch' and the collapse of Northern Rock.
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Who is it for?
Managers and supervisors who need a basic understanding of financial instruments and the markets in which they are traded, or non-specialists who need to engage with the finance industry.
What do I get out of it?
- An understanding of financial market institutions
- An understanding of the trading and pricing of financial instruments
- An appreciation of the variety of financial assets and their characteristics
- An insight into the recent financial crisis
What does it cover?
- How financial markets work
- Asset Pricing
- The benefits of diversification
- Equity, bond and forex market
- Case studies
The course is taught by Professor Jon Tucker, whose expertise is in corporate finance and financial markets, Professor Peter Howells, who is an expert in monetary economics and finance, Dr Cherif Guermat who is a specialist in empirical finance and Dr Iris Biefang-Frisancho Mariscal with expertise in monetary economics and finance. All tutors are members of the Centre for Global Finance.
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