International Financial Markets and Trading

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Financial Markets and Trading

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance, International Business, International Trade

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    This module introduces students to international financial markets and emphasises the investment decision process as framed by behavioural finance. Students will experience active investment trading using the bespoke Kemmy Business School (KBS) Trading Floor. Using the software on the Trading Floor, students will develop an appreciation of key financial and economic data. They will also have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg Certification, a qualification that is internationally recognised. Within the broad discussion of the psychology of investment decisions, students will be introduced to the notion of ethical investment choices and will reflect on the importance of individual and corporate responsibility. This module is delivered through workshops, lectures and time on the Trading Floor. Students will gain experience and a commanding view of the global financial arena using real-time sophisticated trading and investment software. The practical investment aspects will be supported by an overview of the changing landscape of international financial markets and institutions with particular reference to behavioural finance, ethical finance and responsible business.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations