Course Overview

Financial markets and instruments are the oil that keeps industry moving. Without them, business would cease to operate. In the first part of this course, you will learn about the role of markets in keeping the world of business turning. In the second part, you will learn about specific financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, derivatives, and cryptocurrencies.

Some students shy away from topics such as those we cover in this course for one reason or another. The instructors have taken great lengths to design this course in a manner that is understandable to mere mortals. They do not assume you are a next-level mathematician or that you enjoy doing calculus in your free time. They focus on the intuition and the whys—before we try to cover the hows—to present financial markets and instruments in a new and easy-to-understand way.

What You'll Learn

  • The Financial System, Money, and the Exchange of Goods and Services
  • Markets, Institutions, and Financial Instruments
  • Time Value of Money and Interest Rates
  • A Primer on Understanding Risk
  • The Risk and Term Structure of Interest Rates
  • Bonds
  • Equities
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Options
  • International Finance and Foreign Exchange Markets
  • The Economics of Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Industry Structure
  • Cryptocurrencies and the Blockchain

Who Should Attend

  • Managers
  • Support Staff
  • Executives
  • Line Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Recent Graduates
  • Business Students
  • CEU Seekers
  • Career Pivoters
  • Resume Builders

Additional Information

Students must complete all sections to earn the Digital Badge of Completion.

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Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $599.00
Drop Request Deadline
No drop request allowed after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
No transfer request allowed after enrollment
Section Notes

This is a self-paced class and you will have 365 days to complete after enrollment.

This course is offered through Anderson School of Management.

UNM Staff, Faculty and Retirees can use their Tuition Remission benefit on professional development programs.

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