Course Description

Professional Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment & Trading

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

Learn how to evaluate investment opportunities and obtain and interpret financial data.

This evening course marries fundamental theory to what is actually happening in the markets today. This course is validated by Griffith College. This course focuses on the development of professional skills and does not sit on the national framework.

Why Study Capital Markets, Investment & Trading at Griffith College?

The Professional Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment & Trading course is conducted on a part-time basis over 12 weeks. This course appeals to a wide range of individuals interested in capital markets, investment, and/or trading. The course introduces capital markets and explains how to evaluate investment opportunities and obtain and interpret financial data. It explains the various options available to investors and traders today and also considers investor psychology, tax and financial planning, derivatives, and risk management.

  • You will learn the fundamentals of investment and opportunity evaluation and how to obtain and interpret financial data.
  • You will develop a firm understanding of market movements and the effect and implications they have for investors, traders and market participants.
  • You will gain an insight into the various options available to investors and traders today including investor psychology, tax and financial planning, derivatives and risk management
  • You will gain an understanding of the various routes and methods available to investors and how best to manage assets.
  • You will explore the importance of understanding tax and the implications it has for investment returns.
  • You will gain an advantage in securing current or future positions within the sector.

College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Banking & Financial Services, Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Duration 10 Weeks
Course Times This part-time evening course will run one evening per week from 6 pm to 8 pm over 12 weeks.
Awarding Body Institute of Commercial Management
Title of Awarding rofessional Diploma in Capital Markets, Investment & Trading
Entry Requirements Mature Students (Over 23 Years) Direct Entry - If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form. Under 23 Years: Minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include Maths and a language (English, Irish or another language) in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award Or FETAC Level 5 Full Award with 3 Distinctions It is recommended that applicants have a good understanding of both written and spoken English.
Career Path For those interested in career progression, this course will impart sufficient knowledge and industry insight so as to help graduates identify particular career paths and further study options. Delegates will be able to engage meaningfully with friends, colleagues, managers, other market professionals and potential employers about capital markets, investment and trading, and will give them a significant edge or advantage in current and future positions. Graduates from this programme may consider the BA [Hons] in Accounting & Finance at Griffith College.
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