Postgraduate Certificate in Financial Investments
This is an optional short course which you may choose to take depending on your current level of knowledge. During the short course you will cover the analysis of key financial areas such as balance sheets and income and cash flow statements.
This short course allows you to examine the variety of issues surrounding corporate finance. Some of these include the different sources of corporate finance, how to raise it and how finance functions are organised.
Delve into the foundations of trading and analysis with this short course, which ensures that you discover the structural principles of financial markets. You will also have the opportunity to investigate the risks involved in trading with different investment products.
The alternative investments short course allows you to explore less conventional asset classes, how they operate and the risks inherent in them. You will have the opportunity to acquire a full understanding of the underlying principles of alternative investments
During this short course you will learn key skills which will enable you to create and analyse an investment portfolio. This will ensure that you gain the ability to determine and achieve key investor objectives.
Students who have studied the Financial Markets and Corporate Finance courses, or have proven knowledge of these subjects, can enrol directly onto the Alternative Investments course or the Certificate of Portfolio Management course.
The programme is divided into 3 phases and comprises 4 to 5 different Short sourses.
*Short courses can be taken simultaneously, or, in the order above
The programme was designed for individuals with a non-financial background who wish to gain a fundamental understanding of investments and their mechanics.
It will add value to and complement your background, whether that background is in business, or a field such as engineering, law or IT. You will find it extremely useful if you wish to pursue a career in finance or prepare yourself to take a Master’s in Finance.
Students are assessed at each level through a combination of different written assignments.