This course provides students with an introduction to the finance and investment industry with a specific focus on a global perspective. Students will explore the key financial principles and products including assets and markets, equities, bonds, derivatives, investment funds, loans, mortgages and life assurance.
The course is contextualized within broader economic environment in which the industry operates and looks at how economic activity is determined and managed in different economic and political systems. In addition students will study financial regulation focusing on financial crime, insider trading and market abuse, gaining a greater understanding of ethical behaviour and integrity.
This programme will cover the following units:
· Introduction to Finance & Investment
· The Global economic environment
· Introduction to financial assets and markets
· Understanding Equities
· Understanding Bonds
· Understanding Derivatives
· Investment funds
· Financial regulation and Financial crime