With an emphasis on application in a real-term context, the overall aim of the
PgCert Global Capital Markets (Financial Risk Management) programme is to educate students with any business, or cognate undergraduate degree, in the principles of finance, both theoretical and applied. Within the context of financial risk management, the aim of this postgraduate certificate is to enable students to engage in a challenging and stimulating educational experience through which they can acquire sound knowledge and understanding of the development and application of key finance principles, concepts, theories and techniques.
Within the overall aim, the objectives of the programme are to:
Within the context of financial risk management, acquire some of the skills and techniques appropriate to the practice of finance within a professional environment;
Develop in students a range of interpersonal and other transferable skills necessary to work within the professional environment;
Acquire and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, within the context of financial risk management, of the development and application of key principles, concepts, theories and techniques pertinent to the international financial and professional services' environment;
Promote an appreciation of professional ethical standards and conduct;
Enable students to evaluate new ideas and developments;
Understand the nature and skills of logical reasoning and develop a capacity for creative thinking and effective communication; and
Promote within students, creativity, adaptability and resilience in a wide range of situations.
There are four-compulsory modules (as determined by the location of study). Part-time students normally take one year to obtain the Postgraduate Certificate.
Teaching and learning assessment
Learning and teaching methods will encourage experiential and action-based learning (learning-by-doing). The strategies permit the opportunity for independent-learning, collaborative-learning and practical application. Modules' learning and teaching methods are designed to be both 'flexible and accessible' by lectures, seminars and study-groups being offered both in a face-to-face or in an on-line setting. Learning and teaching methods in a module take full advantage of Information Technology and web-based methods to complement and enhance classroom and workplace learning. Assessment of each module is through 100% coursework.