Course Brief

 

In order to transfer and mitigate risk, a company will often turn to financial instruments such as derivatives, including forward contracts, futures, options and swaps. This course will give financial executives an understanding of what derivatives can achieve and how they are priced.


  • 45-60 Contact Hours
Topics covered
  • The derivatives building blocks.
  • Terminal instruments.
  • Forward contracts.
  • Futures.
  • Swaps.
  • The basics of options.
  • Option pricing.
  • The Black–Scholes option-pricing model.
  • ‘The Greeks of option pricing’.
  • Extensions to the basic option-pricing model.
  • Using derivatives and hedging.
  • Hedging and insurance.
  • Using the derivatives product set.
  • Master in Business Administration - MBA

     

                  

     

    The Edinburgh Business School MBA, Heriot-Watt University has been ranked as Europe's Largest Distance Learning MBA and the second largest in the world by the Financial Times Newspaper survey of approximately 20 of the top global distance learning MBAs.

    With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made them one of the top UK universities for business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is a vibrant, forward-looking university, well known for the quality of their degrees with employers actively seeking out there graduates.

    Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university with an unsurpassed international in-country presence. They deliver programmes to 11,800 students in 150 countries around the world.

    ACCA graduates can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc. in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available. Click here for further information.

     

    ACCREDITATION

    Heriot Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

    • January - May
    • July - November

     

    EVENTS

    REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE JANUARY 2018 SEMESTER:

    • November 18th – December 14th, 2017
    • Late registration will be accepted from January 3rd - January 20th, 2018

     

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  • MBA with Specialism in Finance

     

                  

     

    It takes skill, determination and of course, specialist knowledge.

    Our specialist MBAs give you just that depth of understanding, this programme encompasses the same seven core courses of the standard MBA, but, instead of the two elective courses, you take four specialist courses in Finance.

    Your MBA with Finance Specialism is designed with Finance professionals in mind, and those who want to strengthen their knowledge and boost their career.

     

    ACCREDITATION

    Heriot-Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses:

    • January - May
    • July - November

     

    EVENTS

    REGISTRATION DATES FOR THE JANUARY 2018 SEMESTER:

    • November 18th – December 14th, 2017
    • Late registration will be accepted from January 3rd - January 20th, 2018

     

    EBS Prospectus

    View other EBS Heriot Watt University Masters Degree

  • MSc. Financial Management

     

                  

     

    The MSc. in Financial Management is targeted at finance professionals and other professionals who want to develop a career in financial management, and who require a wide-ranging understanding of financial techniques and their application - but do not require high-level mathematical understanding of finance theories.

    The MSc. offers specialist study in the areas of corporate finance, investments and risk management. It will give students a relevant practical knowledge of finance that can be put into use straight away.

    Careers in finance depend upon a strong understanding of the foundations of finance, investment behaviour and the dynamic nature of finance, and the MSc. will provide a strong preparation for a career in a wide variety of positions within the finance profession.

    ACCA graduates can gain a fast-track entry through free-of-charge credit transfer and exemption when they matriculate for the MSc. in Financial Management or the MBA programme offered by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University.

    Entitlement to credit transfer or exemption will be assessed on an individual basis. A maximum of four exemptions from the nine-module programme may be available. Click here for further information.

     

    ACCREDITATION

    Heriot-Watt University is accredited by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) UK

    Ranked in the Complete University Guide 2018

    • 28th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland
    • Ranked in the top 25% in the UK for 10 subjects – Accounting & Finance, Art & Design, Building, Business & Management Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering

     

    WHY CHOOSE THE EDINBURGH BUSINESS SCHOOL (EBS) HERIOT-WATT MASTERS’ PROGRAMMES AT SBCS GLOBAL LEARNING INSTITUTE?

    There are two tuition intakes per year for all courses: