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About

What is risk? This Risk Management in the Global Economy course from SOAS University of London by FutureLearn examines the financial markets and the role that risk management tools play in the global economy.

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Overview

What is risk? Why does it matter, to us and to the financial markets? What are the principles that drive the management of risk? Can we ensure that these principles are implemented wisely?

This Risk Management in the Global Economy course from SOAS University of London by FutureLearn will look at risk management in its broadest terms, giving you the opportunity to evaluate the crucial role played by risk in the global economy, both in terms of its opportunities and its potential dangers.

Understand financial investments and the associated risks

With experts from the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS University of London, you’ll look at practical examples of financial investments, to examine:

  • the main functions of finance and of risk management
  • the main forms of financial investment, such as stocks and bonds, derivatives, futures and options, hedging and speculation strategies
  • how firms hedge risk by using financial derivatives
  • how risk management is applied in the financial and in the non-financial sector.

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?

  • Understanding risk management
  • Understanding financial investment, including stocks and bonds, derivatives, futures and options, hedging and speculation strategies
  • Measuring and monitoring risk, including managing portfolios and calculating risk and returns
  • Applications of risk management

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 30 days
    • 2 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course offers a broad overview of risk, and will be of interest to those looking to better understand financial instruments and their impact on the global economy.
  • This is a general level course, however some knowledge of economics or finance may be useful.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 30 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 30 days.
  • Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $74

Funding

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