Course Brief

Much more than a chronology, Practical History of Financial Markets uncovers important historical theories and helps new generations to learn their import afresh. Fund managers in particular will value the historical context within which current events can be interpreted.

This course is available for purchase through SBCS GLI until January 2022. Examinations are available until August 2023.


  • Distance Learning
Topics covered
  • Valuation in principle and practice.
  • Monetary policy and asset values.
  • Behavioural influences.
  • Investing at different parts of the business cycle.
  • Development of the fund management industry.
  • Integrating the perspectives
  • Master of Business Administration - MBA




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    • Registration for the July 2021 semester commences on May 17th, 2021 
    • The July 2021 semester starts on July 18th, 2021


    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: July 2021


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