Course Brief

This course aims to help you become proficient in using and evaluating derivative instruments and to develop a critical understanding of their benefits.


  • 30 - 60 Contact Hours
Topics covered
 
On completion of this course students will be able to:
 
  • understand the terminology, characteristics, pricing and applications of derivatives.
  • select the appropriate contract for a given strategy.
  • price the main derivatives contracts.
  • develop a critical appraisal of the outcomes associated with derivatives markets.
  • select and justify the appropriate derivate for a particular event and be able to price it correctly.
  • explain the impact a changing underlying price has on each derivative and the performance of a hedging program.
  • critically evaluate the use of derivatives in different scenarios.
  • recognise the different combinations of derivatives that can be used to make risk management more cost-effective.
  • evaluate hedging programs.
  • Master of Business Administration - MBA

     

                  

     

    An MBA for tomorrow's leaders, today!

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MBA programme, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, covers key management disciplines, including people skills, economics, marketing, financial decision making, project management and strategy. 

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    This ACTT-recognised MBA encompasses seven core courses and two elective courses which are all industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

     Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via Timed Online Coursework. No assignment or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

     

     

    Overview of the MBA and MSc pathways

     

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the July 2024 semester commences on May 4th, 2024
    • The July 2024 semester starts on July 7th, 2024
    
    The Online Master's Information Session will be held on April 27th, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    
    Join us for an interactive session to obtain detailed insight into our industry respected Master's programmes.
    Meet our experienced Faculty and hear from our Alumni on their journey to success.
    You will be given the opportunity to directly engage lecturer, alumni and administrative staff with your questions and/or queries.
    
    Book your space today! Email us at Masters@sbcs.edu.tt indicating your full name, email address and contact number.
    

     

    MASTER'S ONLINE TUITION SCHEDULE: JANUARY 2024

     

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  • MSc. Financial Management

     

                  

     

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University MSc. 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.

    This ACTT-recognized MSc. Financial Management programme encompasses five core courses and four elective courses in Finance. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers.

    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.

    Students are drawn to this popular MSc programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via Timed Online Coursework. No assignment or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

    ACCA members may attain exemptions 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. 

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

     

     

    Overview of the MBA and MSc pathways

     

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the July 2024 semester commences on May 4th, 2024
    • The July 2024 semester starts on July 7th, 2024
    • The Online Master's Information Session will be held on April 27th, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    
    Join us for an interactive session to obtain detailed insight into our industry respected Master's programmes.
    Meet our experienced Faculty and hear from our Alumni on their journey to success.
    You will be given the opportunity to directly engage lecturer, alumni and administrative staff with your questions and/or queries.
    
    Book your space today! Email us at Masters@sbcs.edu.tt indicating your full name, email address and contact number.
    

     

    Master's Online Tuition Schedule: January 2024

     

  • MBA with Specialism in Finance

     

     

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

    The globally recognized Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University specialist MBAs, offered via SBCS GLI, Trinidad, give you just that depth of understanding.

    The ACTT-recognised MBA with specialism in Finance programme encompasses eight core courses and three specialist courses in Finance. All courses are industry-relevant and practical in nature and taught by excellent and experienced lecturers. 

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

    Students are drawn to this popular MBA programme by its academic rigour, its intellectual challenge, its flexibility and its proven ability to greatly enhance student career prospects. 

    Our flexible programme structure and affordable payment plans are ideal for anyone wishing to attain a high-quality Master’s qualification. 

    Assessments for all courses are currently facilitated via Timed Online Coursework. No assignment or final thesis is applicable for this programme.

     

    About Heriot-Watt University

     

     

    Overview of the MBA and MSc pathways

     

    Founded in 1821, Heriot-Watt has a rich heritage and is valued for its pioneering research informed by the global needs of business and industry.

    Heriot-Watt University is ranked among the top 50 out of 130 UK Universities in the highly regarded 2024 UK University League Table. In addition, Heriot-Watt is ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide  by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

    The university has five campuses across the world: Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia, as well as 53 Approved Learning partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 countries.

    In 2018, the UK Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University as the International University of the Year.

     

    EVENTS

    • Registration for the January 2024 semester commences on November 6th, 2023
    • The January 2024 semester starts on January 14th, 2024
    
    The Online Master's Information Session will be held on November 25th, 2023 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    
    Join us for an interactive session to obtain detailed insight into our industry respected Master's programmes.
    Meet our experienced Faculty and hear from our Alumni on their journey to success.
    You will be given the opportunity to directly engage lecturer, alumni and administrative staff with your questions and/or queries.
    
    Book your space today! Email us at Masters@sbcs.edu.tt indicating your full name, email address and contact number.

     

    MASTER'S ONLINE TUITION SCHEDULE: JANUARY 2024

     

    For further information

    ACCESS JANUARY 2024 PROSPECTIVE UPDATES

     

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