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PG Certificate Business and Financial Trading


Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Business and Financial Trading
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate tuition fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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About the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading

Our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is an introduction to business and finance for individuals who have an interest in business management principles, risk management and trading.

This course will teach you how financial assets are analysed, used and traded by different market participants for different applications. It will develop your understanding of different asset classes (including commodities, equities and the money market), analytical tools and risk management strategies. You will also look at the role that risk management plays in financial decision making and learn about theories of behavioural finance and trading psychology. Finally, students will also learn about financial markets and how they operate, management skills and financial decision-making.

Our Financial Trading Analysis module has been developed in association with FXStreet - a leading independent portal dedicated to the Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. In it you will be able to put your learning into context on live trading simulators and benefit from tuition by experienced industry professionals.

Why study this subject?

The financial markets are important to individuals, organisations and entire nations; affecting everything from personal wealth to corporate behaviour. Whether you want to build on your undergraduate business studies with an eye to financial management, build on your management skills, take the first step towards a career in investment banking or brokerage or create a portfolio as a private investor, the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading will give you an excellent grounding in how financial markets and businesses operate and how industry professionals approach them.

The PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is worth 60 credits at Level 7 (Masters Level) which may be carried forward to progress on to one of our related business Masters courses.

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Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Business and Financial Trading
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate tuition fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Introduction

The PG Cert Business and Financial Trading is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 60 Level 7 credits.

Level 7 modules:

Upon completion of the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading we offer students the opportunity to progress on to the MSc Business and Management or MBA, subject to meeting entry criteria, with 60 credits of exemptions.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Business and Financial Trading
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate tuition fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Studying for your PG Cert Business and Financial Trading course online offers you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – you can learn at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else where you have internet access.

Teaching methods and style

Unlike a traditional university environment, our online PG Cert Business and Financial Trading course utilises a Virtual Learning Environment. The system is designed to track and manage the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials wherever you are.

This learning platform allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and you can listen to, and view, live lectures and seminars over the internet. You will also be encouraged to identify and share relevant web-based resources and put your learning into practice with live trading simulations.

You will be supported throughout your course by a dedicated Student Adviser and have the opportunity to regularly interact with fellow students and your tutor.

Methods of assessment

Assessment for the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading will be based on a combination of written coursework, discussion contributions and work on a reflective report.

We have a policy of ensuring that work submitted by students is authentic. As well as the fact that all work is frequently assessed, we use a well established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

On successful completion of your course, you will receive a transcript from the University of Essex.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Business and Financial Trading
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate tuition fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Introduction

Management skills are essential for creating an efficient and profitable business, and coupled with an understanding of finance (the lifeblood of any business) and an understanding of how financial markets operate, this course provides a distinct advantage for individuals who may hold responsibility for financial or investment functions in the future.

If you are looking to secure your first role within the financial sector or just get ahead in your career, the real-world insights provided by the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading can help you gain the practical skills that employers are looking for.

If you are already working in banking or finance, the course will give you the opportunity to demonstrate that you have the motivation and ability for further career advancement.

And finally, if you are a part-time trader the course will advance the informal knowledge you have built, give you the skills to improve your performance and potentially help you move into a full-time trading career.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Business and Financial Trading
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate tuition fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

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Entry requirements

We have flexible entry requirements that look at both your academic and work-based experience as well as your motivation to do the course. There are two entry routes onto our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading:

1. Academic Entry Route

In order to satisfy the Academic Entry Route requirements for our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading you must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution equivalent to a UK Honours degree or a relevant professional qualification.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

2. Open Entry Route

We recognise that you can gain skills in a wide variety of ways and that prior academic performance is not the only indicator of an applicant’s ability. Therefore, if you do not meet the minimum academic standards above, you may still be eligible to enrol via our Open Entry Route.

In order to satisfy the Open Entry Route requirements for our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading course 
you must meet the following criteria as a minimum:

  • At least 5 years’ senior level work experience.
  • If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5.

Your application will be considered on an individual basis taking into account your motivation for doing the course, prior work experience and other relevant qualifications that demonstrate your ability to successfully complete the programme.

21 day money back guarantee

If you enrol on our PG Cert Business and Financial Trading but decide that online learning isn’t for you, we will allow you to withdraw within 21 days of the start date stated on your offer letter. If you have paid an initial deposit up front, you will receive a full refund.

Location: Online
Qualification: PG Cert Business and Financial Trading
Mode of study: Part-time
Duration: 8 months
Places available: July 2016
Tuition fee: £3,000 - please visit our postgraduate tuition fees page for more information
Taught by: Kaplan Open Learning
Further information: For more information, please e-mail us 

Download prospectus

Apply now to study the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading online

You can apply to study for the PG Cert Business and Financial Trading course by downloading our online digital application form here.

If you need any further information about our courses, or you have any other queries, please contact our admissions team.