Global Capital Markets


Teaching Hours and Credit Allocation: 16 hours, 4 credits
Course Assessment: Coursework + Exam



The aim of this course is to appreciate the functions and operations of international financial institutions and the different financial markets. The course provides an introduction to the various financial instruments traded in cash and derivatives markets.


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, students will:


  • Understand how the financial environment evolves to meet the needs of lenders and borrowers
  • Understand the interactions of various securities markets
  • Appreciate the role of governmental institutions in capital markets
  • Understand the foundations of pricing financial assets in different markets
  • Gain insights into the various sources of capital markets’ information





  • Types of Financial Institutions
  • The Regulatory Framework
  • Overview of Global Capital Markets
  • Debt Security Markets
  • International Equity Markets
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Derivative Security Markets