Professional Program Certificate in Introduction to Capital Markets (NYIF)


Program Description

Learn about the key drivers, players, and features of global capital markets to take the next step in your finance career.

This Professional Certificate program explores the economic interplay between financial intermediaries (indirect finance) and markets (direct finance) in allocating capital and creating investment opportunities. You will learn how to identify the drivers behind the global distribution of investment-grade bonds by currency and of equity market capitalization by country. You will also learn about the main product categories and pricing conventions within the Money Market sector using real-world scenarios and get introduced to the structure and trading conventions of the foreign exchange markets.

This program will also cover Time Value of Money and introduce you to bond markets where you’ll learn the role of debt and equity in a firm’s capital structure and identify the main issuers of bonds and the different types of bonds they issue. Examples are used to calculate a bond’s price and yield (IRR). You will learn how to distinguish between different yield curve shapes and understand their implications for the economy and the business cycle and get introduced to bond issuance and risks. We’ll conclude with a look at equity securities, markets, trading and the regulation of the financial system.

This Professional Certificate program is targeted at trading and sales support personnel, regulators, compliance staff, financial journalists, and anyone else who is seeking a thorough grounding in capital markets and products.

To receive your Professional Certificate, students must earn a verified certificate in all the 5 courses in the program.

Job Outlook

  • Employment of financial analysts is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
  • The median salary for financial analysts is $81,760 per year in May 2016. (Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics).
  • Career prospects for people with similar training include Investment Associate, Budget Analysts, Compliance Audit Analyst, Product Operations Analyst.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify the global trends in volume for various financial products and articulate the macroeconomic reasons for those trends.
  • Understand how bonds, equity, foreign exchange, and money market products are traded.
  • Structure and price a plain vanilla bond for the current market place.
  • Describe the role of equity from both the issuer's and investor's perspectives.
  • Distinguish among the different types of stock markets.
  • Identify the key regulators of the financial system.

Learn more about Professional Certificate Programs

Created by leading companies and top universities, Professional Certificate programs are a series of in-demand courses designed to develop the critical skills needed for today’s top jobs.

Courses in this Program

  • Capital Markets and Key Participants
  • Introduction to Money Markets
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange (FX)
  • Introduction to Time Value of Money
  • Introduction to Bond, Equity Markets and Financial Regulation

Further Information

  • Average Length: 2-7 weeks per course
  • Effort: 1-2 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 5 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Economics & Finance
  • Institution: NYIF
  • Languages: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Originally $555 USD, now $499.50 USD for the entire program. You save $55.50 USD.
Last updated Sep 2019

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