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Learners taking this Course are
  • Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Business Analysts
  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
  • Data Analysts

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

An Introduction to Key Global Markets

7 videos (Total 47 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
1.0 Welcome and Introduction (Getting organized)7m
1.1 The Equity Market (Where the company owners meet…)8m
1.2 The Debt market (Where the company lenders meet…)6m
1.3 The Foreign Exchange Market (No company is an island…)9m
1.4 The Commodity Market (Where real assets are traded…)6m
1.5 The Derivatives Market (Where business risks can be traded…)7m
7 readings
Course Syllabus10m
Your Teaching Team10m
Week 1 Outline10m
Start of Course Survey10m
Resources10m
Social Media10m
Study Tools and Tips10m
2 practice exercises
Week 1 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade20m
Week 1 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Market Functions and the Key Players

8 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
8 videos
2.1 Flow of Funds (Access to finance keeps companies afloat)18m
2.2 Price Discovery and Fair Value (A level playing field)25m
2.3 Competition for Funds (Optimally allocating scarce funds)4m
2.4 Portfolio Diversification (Sharing the risks)12m
2.5 Principal Players (What does it take for the market to succeed?)6m
Mid Course Check-in 2m
A View from Industry with BNY Mellon 4m
1 reading
Week 2 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 2 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 2 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Opportunities and Constraints in Global Markets

5 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
3.1 Liquidity Crises (When prices go stale)17m
3.2 Fairness, Integrity and Transparency (Trust)17m
3.3 Market Discipline (To keep companies honest)9m
3.4 Rating Agencies (A company quality assessment)16m
1 reading
Week 3 Outline10m
2 practice exercises
Week 3 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 3 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Week
4
10 hours to complete

Identifying Links Between Global Markets

6 videos (Total 66 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
4.1 Market Linkages (All prices are connected)12m
4.2 Globalization (Finance knows no borders)10m
4.3 A Global Financial Crisis (Were the markets to blame?)14m
4.4 The Future of Financial Markets (For better or worse…)13m
4.5 A Summary (Now you know the markets)7m
4 readings
Week 4 Outline10m
Academic Integrity10m
Where to From Here? The Next Step.10m
End of Course Survey10m
3 practice exercises
Week 4 Practice Quiz - This quiz does not contribute to your final grade30m
Week 4 Graded Quiz - This quiz contributes 10% towards your final grade30m
Course Final Exam - This quiz contributes 40% towards your final grade1h 20m
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Top reviews from The Role of Global Capital Markets

By DHMar 26th 2016

Very useful and thought provoking course. Recommended for those who are new to capital markets as well as those who're keen to understand the latest developments of the markets.

By TLApr 27th 2016

I have learned a lot from this course, although I had to postpone it due to professional commitments. Excellent instructor.

Instructors

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Paul Kofman

Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics
Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce
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Sean Pinder

Associate Professor
Faculty of Business and Economics

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