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Finance Diploma in Fixed Income Portfolio Management

Fixed-income markets develop at a dramatic pace, and the Diploma in Fixed Income Portfolio Management provides the practical tools and latest knowledge to excel in this field. The diploma content provides a firm grounding in the management of fixed-income portfolios, covering why and how investors allocate money to fixed income, as well as the many issues impacting risk and return. The focus is on the mechanics of portfolio construction and analysis across a wide range of instruments, including securities, swaps, inflation products, CDS, and indices.

This diploma is ideally suited to those who need to examine, analyze, and value a wide array of fixed-income instruments, including bonds, bonds subject to credit risk, swaps, and interest rate derivatives.

Note: The diploma content assumes a basic knowledge of financial instruments and quantitative methods.

By completing the Diploma, you will:

  • Have a broad understanding of fixed-income portfolio management
  • Be knowledgeable about the mechanics of portfolio construction and analysis across a wide range of instruments
  • Be able to measure performance and attribution
  • Understand credit spreads and investment portfolios

 

Schedule and Format

  • Part-time
  • Classroom-based
  • Eight noncredit courses
  • On average, students take one course per semester, fall/spring/summer
  • The Diploma must be completed within three years

 

The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the eight required courses within three years.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Division of Programs in Business at diploma.dpb@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

3 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • Knowledge of fixed-income instruments, including the ability to assess their risk characteristics and an understanding of their role within portfolios
  • Familiarity with bonds, default swaps, and collateralized bond obligations
  • Deepened knowledge of portfolio management and risk management issues

Program Curriculum

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

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Introduction to Financial Markets

This introduction to the securities markets provides the foundation needed for the study of finance.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Financial Portfolio Management

Gain a solid understanding of the financial portfolio—the structure within which financial assets are managed.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Securities Analysis

Explore the principles of securities analysis, and develop a basic framework for making investment decisions.

2018 Spring
1 section

Intermarket Analysis and Investment Strategy

Examine the cause-and-effect relationships that exist among the stock, bond, currency, and commodity markets.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management

Gain an overview of financial risk management and its importance in today’s global marketplace.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fixed-Income Portfolio Management

Develop an understanding of the theories and quantitative methods of portfolio optimization, forecasting, and risk management.

Fixed-Income Securities

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

Core Concepts in Asset Securitization

Examine the core principles of securitization in this in-depth review of common structured finance asset classes.

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General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree or four years of professional experience

  • A satisfactory scholastic average [a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 (C+) on a 4.0 scale]

Introduction to Financial Markets

This introduction to the securities markets provides the foundation needed for the study of finance.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Financial Portfolio Management

Gain a solid understanding of the financial portfolio—the structure within which financial assets are managed.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Securities Analysis

Explore the principles of securities analysis, and develop a basic framework for making investment decisions.

2018 Spring
1 section

Intermarket Analysis and Investment Strategy

Examine the cause-and-effect relationships that exist among the stock, bond, currency, and commodity markets.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fundamentals of Financial Risk Management

Gain an overview of financial risk management and its importance in today’s global marketplace.

2018 Spring
1 section

Fixed-Income Portfolio Management

Develop an understanding of the theories and quantitative methods of portfolio optimization, forecasting, and risk management.

Fixed-Income Securities

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

Core Concepts in Asset Securitization

Examine the core principles of securitization in this in-depth review of common structured finance asset classes.