United Kingdom, London

Finance and Risk Management

when 4 July 2016 - 22 July 2016
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 ECTS
fee GBP 1450

The course teaches the main methods used by firms to manage risks and their applications in the global economy. It introduces financial markets and the principles of risk management and explains how to evaluate to apply the main risk management tools. The course looks at the use of financial derivatives for hedging and speculation in financial markets. It also addresses the potential pitfalls of risk management and discusses how an inappropriate use of risk management tools might have exacerbated the recent financial crisis.

Activities on the course will include a unique opportunity for students to gain an insight into the finance sector by spending a day at the Bloomberg headquarters in London. As part of this experience students will take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test - BAT. The BAT will help students to showcase their abilities and connect with financial employers around the world. Over 200,000 students have taken the BAT and over 300,000 connections have been made between employers and students in the past few months alone. Read more at www.takethebat.com and check out some of the BAT Success stories.

Course leader

Dr Hong Bo and Dr Pasquale Scaramozzino

Target group

Current students and professionals

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

Understand the main ideas and tools in Risk Management;
Learn how to apply financial instruments to reduce risk;
Examine how risk management tools are applied in the global economy.

Credits info

7.5 ECTS
Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system. If you intend to claim credits from your home institution, please check the requirements with them before you enrol. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Assessment will be optional and will vary for each course. Participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance and transcripts will be available on request.

Fee info

GBP 1450: Tuition
A tuition fee of £1400 will be charged per 3-week programme. This figure does not include accommodation fees.

Application fee
A one-off, non-refundable application fee of £60 will be charged to cover administration costs. Please visit the SOAS online store to make your application fee payment.

An early bird discount of 10% is available if fees are paid by 31 March 2015.
15% discount
Other discounts are available for partner institutions and groups, please contact us for further information. for SOAS Alumni.
20% discount for current SOAS students.


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