Advanced Certificates in Finance
Explore the accounting challenges faced by global organisations. Develop a strategic understanding of the financial issues faced by businesses, and the skills to improve existing frameworks and techniques..
During the programme you will examine real business case studies, and gain an understanding of advanced financial principles and trends that shape corporate finance. On completion of the course, you will have the invaluable problem-solving and analytical skills that are required for effective financial decision-making.
This programme offers a theoretical and practical approach to investments, and equips you to apply strategies in both derivatives and alternative investments. You will gain a detailed knowledge of asset classes, markets, participants and trading strategies. This allows you to understand the characteristics and varying levels of risk associated with derivative and alternative investment products.
You will learn how to manage risks in the dynamic world of investments and make sound financial decisions. This programme explores the characteristics of both equity and fixed income investments, and equips you with an understanding of the issues involved in their valuation.
You will also examine the commonly used models of securities valuation, as well as their applications and shortcomings. The syllabus covers issues involved in valuing private and public companies, and teaches you how to evaluate them.
Explore the main types of risk that financial institutions face, as well as the industries which are most exposed to market, credit, operational and strategic risk. This programme is designed for finance professionals seeking an overview of risk governance. You will build on your understanding of analytical models and approaches to risk in banking.
This Advanced Certificate programme studies Basel III and the additional requirements set out in its guidelines. It will enable you to apply established security analysis models. You will also study the recent economic downturn and how it relates to liquidity and the future of capital regulation.
Build on your understanding of corporate governance requirements and ethical standards. This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of M&A, restructuring, capital structure and the financing options available to companies.
You will learn how to identify the importance of decisions in mergers and acquisitions, in relation to private equity investments. The syllabus also explores instruments used for the evaluation of investment and financial decisions, as well as their impact at a national and international level. You will graduate equipped to suggest improvements to finance and investment decisions.