Post Graduate Certificate in Global Investment & Finance
Transform your career with global applied knowledge
Buil your knowledge in Investment Banking, Global Capital Markets, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Big-4 Transaction Services
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For hundreds of successful professionals and investors
Post Graduate Certificate in Global Investment and Finance specialised Curriculum has been created to build the knowledge in broad Investment Banking role.
What are my career choices?
The unique feature of the programme lies in its emphasis on the role of academic theory underpinning applied Global Capital Markets & Investments practice with a very particular focus on helping students to relate this to their own career development.
This very personal approach and industry contacts is what differentiates the programme from other related courses at postgraduate level.
Develop leadership skills and qualities
Students’ prior knowledge and skills brought to the course combined with the academic theory, practice-based knowledge, cognitive process and synthesis accessed along the course make for a very powerful combination of skillset to achieve a knowledge in Investment Banking.
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Post Graduate Certificate in Global Investment and Finance covers 4 modules (60 credits). This enables students interested in continuing studies towards a Master of Science Degree, to return later to complete the full Programme using these recognized credits for the new qualification.Core Modules:
Global Financial Reporting and Analysis (15 credits)
The module aims to provide you with the ability to prepare individual and group financial statements. The module will also provide students with the technical knowledge of critically analysing financial statements prepared for both individual and group companies.
You should be able to prepare and analyse real private or public listed companies after this module.
Applied Quantitative Investment Methods (15 credits)
Global Capital Market and Investment professionals must have a working knowledge of Quantitative Analysis in the respective specialist Investments analysis. This module provides the framework and anchor for value creation through Quantitative Analysis within these Markets. Students will be taught with a practical hands on approach through, problem solving and research enquiry skills within the integrated construct of time value and discounted cash flow, linear regression and multiple regression, statistical techniques, time series and multifactor models with a view to designing and delivering value through needs application of Quantitative techniques to Analysis of Global Capital Markets and Investments.
International Corporate Finance and Equity Instruments (15 credits)
Global Capital and Investment professionals must have a working knowledge of International Corporate Finance and Equity Instruments in order to carry out insightful analysis for value creation. You are taught with a practical hands on approach, problem solving and investigative enquiry skills in International Corporate Finance and Equity Instruments, and you will carry out critical analysis and evaluation with a view to designing and undertaking critical investigations into cashflow analysis and financing of business.
Global Fixed Income and Derivatives(15 credits)
The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of Valuation of Fixed Income Investments and Derivatives. The module is developed further by providing students with the cognitive and thinking skills for undertaking critical analysis, evaluation and integration of these securities to hedge various financial risks.
Further industry preparation for your role
CFA Exam Preparation (Optional):
GBS is known for preparing candidate for investment banking, private equity and hedge funds roles. We recommend you to do CFA Level I when you are working on your postgraduate degree to further deepen your knowledge. The MBA curriculum should also help you to prepare for your CFA exam. We do have limited scholarships for CFA tuition so please always request further information and availability in your Admission stage.
Career Development and Employability:
GBS takes your career very seriously. We start assisting your career opportunities from day 1. You will be having one to one session with your career advisor to identify your strengths and weakness against the top roles you want to achieve after your degree. There are various steps you have to go through:
Customizing your pitch:
In you first term, we will help you customize your CV according to the industry and your preferred role. We will guide you to build your personal brand on social media.
We would assist you with case studies, mock interviews and psychometric tests.
You will be encouraged to be involved in organization team for industry conferences on various topics.
GBS will suggest you to take volunteer role in various finance and investment societies to connect with industry professionals.
GBS organizes each year Valuation Olympiad Competition and teams from various parts of world participate in it. You will be invited to participate in it and benchmark yourself against your competition.
GBS trains professionals in investment banks, private equities, hedge funds, consulting firms and corporates globally. You might have good chances to meet corporate team and ask for the culture of the firm before you start introducing yourself to these firms.
GBS will push you to develop your extra-curricular skills. You should actively organize and participate on debates to master your communication skills.
Our greatest asset is our alumni network:
We encourage you to participate in alumni networking events in different cities and find mentors who share the common vision with you.
Global Investment Banking Analyst Programme:
GBS together with its Training Consulting Company, Global Banking Training, train employees of investment banks, private equity and hedge funds globally. GBS has created this intense training programme to apply your academic knowledge on real companies to prepare you for your jobs on day 1. The curriculum of the training programme are:
- Application on London stock exchange (LSE), NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies
- Global investment banking process and pitch preparation, presentation and writing confidential investment memo and teasers
- Fundamentals of valuation, trading comparables valuation and Financial Modeling of Trading Comps
- Discounted Cash Flow valuation (DCF) and Financial Modeling from scratch
- Determining Transaction Premium (Transaction Comps), Leveraged/Management Buyout (LBO) and Financial Modeling
- Excel Financial Modeling and valuation of public listed companies by using “Comparable comps” method
- Excel Financial Modeling and valuation of public listed companies by using “Discounted cash flow” method
- Excel Financial Modeling and determination of the premium paid by buyer of the business by using “Transaction comps” method
- Excel Financial Modeling and leveraged buyout of the company by a Private Equity sponsor
- Board presentation of the investment banking transaction
- Discussion on frequently asked questions (FAQs) on this topic by Investment Banks, Hedge Funds and Private Equity firms
Should possess a Level 3 - 90 Credits
Statement of Purpose
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A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £25,000 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.
If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £25,000. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.
Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.
New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.
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