Financial Markets and Instruments
The course provides a complete understanding of the basic principles of financial markets and the various financial instruments available for investment and funding. Students will learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of financial markets and predict risks. The course covers four main blocks: demand and pricing for financial assets, markets for basic and derivative securities, market organization, and the role of hedge funds.
International Oil and Gas Markets
Energy consumption is one of the key indicators of the country's development rate and a key line in the state budget. Understanding the principles of the energy market functioning is a necessary skill for the manager of any company. You will study the global trends in the oil and gas markets, their main players, how energy prices are formed and how they affect international business.
Contemporary Financial Intermediation
The course includes basic theories and approaches related to financial intermediation, in particular, intermediation between the banking and financial markets. Students will consider the main issues of financial intermediation in a changing environment, study the role of banks in providing liquidity and payment and settlement services, and become familiar with risk management and monitoring of borrowers.
In addition, this course covers central bank instruments and monetary policy, as well as the role of central banks in macroeconomic and financial stability and their response to recent explosions of global and regional instability.