Finance and Risk Management, Summer Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
    Duration
  • English ()
    Language
University rank #296 (QS) ,
The Finance and Risk Management course from SOAS University of London teaches the main methods used by firms to manage risks and their applications in the global economy.

About

The Finance and Risk Management course from SOAS University of London introduces financial markets and the principles of risk management and explains how to evaluate to apply the main risk management tools.

The course looks at the use of financial derivatives for hedging and speculation in financial markets. It also addresses the potential pitfalls of risk management and discusses how an inappropriate use of risk management tools might have exacerbated the recent financial crisis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
  • Credits
    7 ECTS

    Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution and typically our courses receive 3 credits in the US system and 7.5 ECTS in the European system.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Week 1: Finance and Risk Management: An Introduction

  • Financial markets, institutions and instruments
  • The analysis of financial portfolios
  • Investment in equities and bonds

Week 2: Risk Management using Futures and Options

  • Financial derivatives
  • Forwards and futures
  • Financial options: payoff profiles
  • Hedging strategies using futures and options

Week 3: Risk Management in the Global Economy

  • Corporate risk management in multinational corporations
  • The management of currency exposure: foreign currency futures and options
  • Risk management in emerging economies

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. .

  • Minimum required score:

    583

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. .

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A university student or a graduate at the time of attending the summer school, and 18+ years of age. 
    Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.
  • A minimum English language requirement if English is not your first language:
    • IELTS, 6.5 overall or higher, with at least 6 in all sub scores.
    • TOEFL Paper based test we require a minimum of 583 with minimum 53 in all skills and for TOEFL Internet Based Test we require a minimum of 93 with minimum 20 in all skills. 
    • Pearson Test of English a score of 59-64
    • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Grade B
    • If you have studied in an English speaking institution, or have courses taught at your university in English (excluding English language courses) you may meet our requirements without having to supply a certificate. Evidence of this will either need to be included on a transcript or letter from your university.
    • Applicants with an alternative qualification should contact us for advice.
    • Applicants whose English language level do not meet out requirements may be interested in our subject based courses with English language support.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • National Applies to you

    1600 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1600 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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