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Finance Certificate in Global Capital Markets

Diploma Description

This certificate will begin in Fall 2020. To earn a certificate, students must declare their candidacy. To do so, please use the button above.

As new technologies and emerging economies continue to expand, global financial markets serve as the catalyst linking these demands for fresh new capital to institutional and individual investors seeking to preserve and grow wealth and to generate returns. Access to capital is a critical ingredient for success among private, public, and not-for-profit enterprises, and global capital markets professionals play a key role in bringing issuers and investors together.

The Certificate in Global Capital Markets is intended to prepare you to join this evolving area of finance, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of debt, equity, and other markets, as well as the institutional and regulatory framework of today’s marketplace. You will learn about the role and benefits of capital markets worldwide across primary and secondary markets, as well as about key financial concepts such as the time value of money, debt and equity valuation, and foreign exchange market mechanics. The courses in this certificate program are taught by seasoned capital markets practitioners who will focus on practical skills that are readily applied in this field.

This rigorous certificate program is designed to deliver foundational knowledge in global capital markets and a thorough understanding of market participants and the institutional and regulatory environment within which they operate around the world. Early-career professionals will find this credential valuable in pursuing a role in the financial industry among public or private issuers, investors, underwriters, or regulators. The Certificate is awarded to students who have successfully completed the two required foundational courses and two electives. It expected to take up to two semesters to complete.

For questions about the program, please contact sps.finance@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

1 year

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of the role and benefits of capital markets in the global financial system
  • Familiarity with primary and secondary capital market instruments such as fixed-income and equity securities
  • The ability to apply key financial concepts such as the time value of money, securities valuation, and foreign exchange market mechanics
  • An understanding of the roles of key capital market participants, including issuers, investors, underwriters of primary securities, and traders in secondary markets, as well as central banks and other regulatory authorities

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

FOUNDATION

All Courses Required

Debt and Equity Markets

Gain an introduction to US financial markets, which will provide you with the foundation needed for the study of finance.

2020 Fall
1 section

Global Markets and Foreign Exchange

Topics covered in this course include global economies, trade, capital markets, foreign exchange, international money markets, and FX transactions.

ELECTIVES

Complete 2

Derivatives

Gain an overview of the derivatives markets and an introduction to the four basic types of derivatives.

2020 Fall
1 section

Fixed-Income Securities

Acquire an introduction to domestic and international debt markets, including treasuries and agencies, municipals, and asset-backed securities.

0 sections

Algorithmic Trading

Develop advanced skills in applying the most recent best practices in algorithmic (algo) trading to optimize returns.

2020 Fall
1 section

Ethics and Governance

The course will offer a broad discussion of corporate boardroom considerations, ethics in the workplace, and the issue of corporate sustainability.

2020 Fall
1 section

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required