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This Finance and Risk Management in the Global Economy course at SOAS University of London provides participants with the essentials of finance and risk management including the theories, concepts, tools and techniques for understanding, discussing and evaluating key themes in finance and risk management.
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Overview

Many of the principles in risk management were developed in relation to financial firms such as banks and investment fund managers, but they are also applicable to non-financial firms in commerce, manufacturing, government or other sectors.

 All firms face risks although the types of risks they face and their extent differ, consequently, risk management requires strategies for dealing with financial risks and appropriate techniques for implementing the strategies. 

Based on academic research on the principles together with practical examples and applications, students will learn how to calculate financial risks, and to change the combination of risk and expected return by taking the form of derivatives contracts (such as options and futures) that powerfully facilitate strategies to reduce risk (‘hedging’) or increase it (‘speculation’). 

Students will learn how banks manage downside risks through improving their risk measurement and management methodologies under the interconnected nature of the global financial system.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the  Finance and Risk Management in the Global Economy course at SOAS University of London, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Identify what the elements and functions of financial markets, institutions, the financial instruments of capital markets and their increasingly significant interactions in the global economy
  • Understand what is portfolio risk and return and how risk and return are related and then learn how to measure and analyse portfolio risk-return analysis in equity and bond investment
  • Understand the theoretical concepts of financial derivatives in particular, futures and options contracts, distinguish between hedging and speculation strategies using futures and options, and skilfully use derivatives to managing financial risks, for instance, changes of interest rates, currencies, an stock prices.
  • Know the types of financial risks in banking and financial sectors, and the principles of managing financial risks, and learn how to measure and manage key regulatory risks in banking sector (market risk, credit risk, operational risk) under the Basel III.
  • Engage in rational thinking and discussing finance and risk management using a multidisciplinary framework by linking theories and concepts in finance, investment, business cycles, global financial crises and macroeconomic policies.
  • Develop and exhibit the intellectual disposition of confidence in reason to critically discuss the issues in finance, investment and risk management in the global economy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications now accepted on a rolling basis for all courses

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 days
    • Duration description

      20 July - 31 July

  • Credits
    15 alternative credits

    This course is worth 15 credits in the UK system. 15 credits is equivalent to 4 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial markets, institutions and instruments
  • Principles of the analysis of financial portfolios
  • Principles of Investment in equities and bonds
  • Principles of financial risk management
  • Forwards and futures
  • Financial options: payoff profiles

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    583

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
  • Fluency in English language is recommended for non-credit courses, but essential for SOAS Accredited courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1200 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1200 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 11 days.
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