Certificate in Financial Management

Certificate in Financial Management Courses

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Financial Management is an 18-credit program, comprised of the following six required courses:

FIN 87516 Capital Markets

Credits : 3

This course studies the collection of markets, institutions, laws, regulations, and techniques through which bonds, stocks, and other securities are traded, interest rates are determined, and financial services are produced and delivered worldwide. It explains the mechanisms by which financial assets are created, valued, and traded, and the critical importance of public and private information in determining the value of financial assets to link the financial and non-financial markets in the global economy.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Rate the types of financial markets that facilitate the flow of funds.
  • Evaluate the organizational structure of the Fed, and how the Fed influences monetary policy.
  • Interpret the components of the most popular money market securities.
  • Appraise the private equity market, the investor participation in the stock markets, and the process of initial public offering.
  • Examine the background on financial futures contracts.
  • Illustrate the market structure of commercial banks, and describe the most common sources of funds for these banks.
  • Point out how savings institutions have been exposed to recent crises, and provide a background on credit unions, including their main sources and uses of funds.
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Assess the relevance of the principles of intermediation of real world situations.

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