The Role of Global Capital Markets

In this course, participants will learn about how different markets around the world can interact to create value for, and effectively manage the risk of, corporations and their stakeholders. This is part of a Specialization in corporate finance created in partnership between the University of Melbourne and Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon).

About The Course

This course is the second in the four-course Specialization Essentials of Corporate Financial Analysis and Decision-Making. 

In this course you will develop an understanding of the key financial markets commonly available to CFOs and investors looking to maximize value while managing risk, their role in facilitating business development and growth, and identification of the key players in these markets. 

Instructors from the University of Melbourne, together with their partners at BNY Mellon, move beyond the textbook approach to financial markets by providing you with an appreciation of the opportunities, constraints and challenges that practitioners face when solving real-world financing problems in global capital markets.

Recommended Background

  • A basic knowledge of statistics and an ability to employ simple algebra to solve straightforward problems
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel (or a functionally-equivalent spreadsheet program). Specifically participants should possess the ability to summarise data using the graphical tools contained within that program.
  • Apart from that, a natural curiosity about not only how markets operate, but also how participants in those markets gather and then transform information so as to make financial decisions that maximise firm value