Singapore University of Social Sciences

Global Financial Markets and Instruments

Global Financial Markets and Instruments (MOC011)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

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Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Management

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Business


Course: Global Financial Markets and InstrumentsLink: Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice UniversityWebsite: https://www.coursera.orgDuration: 4 weeks, 4 to 5 hours per weekTotal Learning Hours: Minimum 16 hoursCost: Self-paced, USD49 per monthThis first course is designed to help you become an informed investor by providing you with the essential concepts for long-term success in managing money. You’ll start by learning the role of financial markets and financial assets in a well-functioning economy. From there, you’ll learn about the wide range of financial instruments available in major asset classes, their features and valuations. You’ll explore how financial markets actually operate in the real world, focusing on how and where securities are traded and how various market types differ from one another in practice. You will also learn the basics of algorithmic trading, dark pools, buying on margin and short selling.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 1
Presentation Pattern: -


  • Introduction and Review of Elementary Finance Tools
  • Financial System and Financial Assets: Fixed Income Securities
  • Financial System and Financial Assets: Equity Securities and Derivatives
  • Organization of Financial Markets and Securities Trading

Learning Outcome

  • List and distinguish the different financial instruments available to an investor
  • Compare global financial markets
  • Explain the features of equity, debt, and derivative instruments
  • Define traditional and alternative asset classes
  • Discuss different trading venues and mechanics of securities trading
  • Discuss the current trends affecting today’s financial markets
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