Course in Applied Finance

Top Course Studies in Applied Finance

Applied Finance

Taking courses in specific fields of study can be beneficial for many students who wish to explore various subjects before deciding on a career. Others who already have years of experience in a career may also opt to increase their marketability by taking courses from a higher education institution.

Some students may ask, what is a course in applied finance? These courses are designed to teach students about quantitative and qualitative finance in various markets around the world. Classes also include information on economics, accounting, mathematics and current financial theory. They may also focus on applying these various disciplines to the financial market. Students can also learn about stochastic analysis, flow of funds and risk assessment and control.

Those who choose to attend courses in applied finance can receive many benefits. Students may come away with advanced spreadsheet and programming skills, as well as the highly desirable ability to analyze results and apply them to various situations.

Students can take these courses at various institutions around the world. Due to the variability in location, school type and length of study, the cost of each individual course can vary greatly. Students should always learn the financial obligations required for attendance before they sign up for a course.

Courses in applied finance prepare students for careers in the financial would. Many individuals earn positions within both the public and private sector as bank officers, finance managers, analysts, financial planners and investment bankers. Students can also have successful careers as management consultants, mortgage brokers, portfolio analysts and stockbrokers. With these classes, many students can find success in nearly any corner of the financial service industry.

Application to these courses is usually requisite on gaining acceptance to the university at which the classes are offered. Many courses are also offered online. Interested students simply need to contact their desired institution. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI level 1-4

Spring College International
Campus Full time 1 - 9 months August 2017 Singapore

The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles underlying the recording of business transactions and to develop the ability to maintain the books of and prepare financial statements for sole traders. [+]

Best Course Studies in Applied Finance 2017. Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping (VRQ) The course aims to give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles underlying the recording of business transactions and to develop the ability to maintain the books of and prepare financial statements for sole traders. Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 2 Diploma In Bookkeeping And Accounting The course aims to gain a thorough foundation in bookkeeping and accounting practices, including double-entry bookkeeping. It is also for students who wish to understand bookkeeping and accounting in accordance with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The qualification is also for those who are working, or who are preparing to work, in an accounting environment maintaining financial records and preparing accounts. This qualification will give students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the basic principles underlying the recording of business transactions. It will also give students the ability to prepare and interpret accounts for sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, manufacturing and non-profit making organizations. Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 3 Diploma In Accounting and Finance The course aims to provide students with the key knowledge and understanding of accounting principles and concepts underlying all financial accounting including the preparation of accounting entries for non-current assets; advanced bookkeeping; the preparation of journals for correction of errors and year-end adjustments; the preparation of the extended trial balance to incorporate these adjustments and the preparation of financial statements for unincorporated businesses (sole traders and partnerships). Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 4 Diploma In Accounting and Finance The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to interpret complex financial statements for reporting and assist in decision making by providing clear analysis of the financial statements. Students will also gain an understanding of the preparation of company financial statements in accordance with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Course Outline Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping (VRQ) Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 2 Diploma In Bookkeeping And Accounting Pearson LCCI Level 2 Certificate in Bookkeeping (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 2 Certificate in Cost Accounting (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 2 Certificate in Business Statistics (VRQ). Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 3 Diploma In Accounting and Finance Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Financial Accounting (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Cost and Management Accounting (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 3 Certificate in Business Statistics (VRQ) Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 4 Diploma In Accounting and Finance Pearson LCCI Level 4 Certificate in Financial Accounting (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 4 Certificate in Management Accounting (VRQ) Pearson LCCI Level 4 Certificate in Organisational Behaviour and Performance (VRQ). Pre-requisites Applicants must be at least 16 years old or above(18 years old or above for Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 4 Diploma In Accounting and Finance)AND fulfil the following requirements Academic Level: C6 in any 5 ‘O’ level subjects or at least 10-year education or equivalent, or pass SCI placement test. Language Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 and above; or at least C6 in ‘O’ level English; or pass SCI placement test. Course Certification A certificate will be awarded by Pearson Education Limited upon course completion for students who have completed the course, attained the required attendance rate and passed all the examination. Course Duration Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 1 Certificate in Bookkeeping (VRQ) - 1 months Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 2 Diploma In Bookkeeping And Accounting - 6 months Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 3 Diploma In Accounting and Finance - 6 months Preparatory Course for Pearson LCCI Level 4 Diploma In Accounting and Finance - 9 months [-]

Health Policy and Financing

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 2 weeks May 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. [+]

An in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing, taking into account the diverse profit and not for profit systems. This course is tropEd accredited and is intended for public health professionals looking to elevate their capabilities in healthcare financing. It can be followed as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health or Master in Public Health programmes. Content This module takes an in-depth look at important issues and current debates in health policy, health economics and health financing. Among these are the vital discussion points of decentralisation, the public-private mix, international finance of health goods, aid effectiveness, TRIPS, community participation, health insurance and governance of health systems. The influence that certain actors, such as the international donor community and consumer groups, have on the health policy agenda is explored, and recent influential reports concerning health policy are discussed. As part of this course, students are required to critically read and discuss papers on specific health policy debates in low and middle income countries. Examples of such policy debates include: feasibility of national insurance systems the role of private sector and contracting arrangements and the relationship between decentralisation and equity Content Organisation of aid The major developments in the area of international development finance, including those in the area of aid, debt (relief) and the financial sector The economics behind aid, and the financial crisis the links between these developments and health WTO, intellectual property and TRIPS Health insurance Decentralisation and contracting Discussions on equity, transparency, governance and accountability in health systems Objectives At the end of the module the participants should be able to: develop a broad overview of the organisation of development aid, its evolving architecture and critically discuss its effectiveness. Critically appraise the role of the donor community in recent health sector developments. describe and analyse the relationship between health and economic development within the macro-economic context of low income countries. critically analyse the role of the pharmaceutical sector, in the context of existing international trade laws and agreements, on health and on health service delivery and access in low and middle income countries. analyse the benefits and critical problems associated with public-private relations and, in particular contracting and performance based finance. appraise alternative and innovative modes of financing of the health systems. analyse the key characteristics of health system decentralisation in low and middle income countries: popularity, diversity, contradiction, context specifics; and propose a broad outline for effective health system decentralisation. discuss the conditions and circumstances in which health programmes should be vertically organised or integrated. examine and discuss the meaning and importance of community participation in development work with the aim of reflecting upon past experiences and then develop strategies for working with communities towards achieving better accountability and governance. Admission criteria Academic training or professional qualification in a relevant area Work experience in a related area, including experience in management or planning in developing countries Proficiency in spoken and written English [-]

Health Policy, Governance and Finance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 - 5 weeks September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? [+]

Best Course Studies in Applied Finance 2017. If you are a health professional working in or with countries in crisis, working as health personnel in government institutions, NGOs, UN agencies and humanitarian organisations or as an independent consultant, then this course is intended for you. This residential training programme for health professionals explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments. Content What are the key issues in addressing governance challenges in fragile and conflict-affected environments? What are the consequences of health financing policies and what are the opportunities for developing an effective health workforce in countries emerging from crisis? This course explores the complex fields of policy, financing, management and governance. Participants discuss common patterns and approaches to policy analysis, explore the difficulties of resource allocation mechanisms, and evaluate the challenges of regulating health care provision in a crisis context. You will be exposed to real life examples, learning from successes and failures in rebuilding health sectors. Participants learn to define and explore policy options to address key policy gaps. This course can be followed independently or as part of the Master in Public Health, track in Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-affected Environments or as advanced module in the Master in International Health. NFP scholarships For this course and a number of other KIT courses funding from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) is available for applicants from NFP countries. See the NFP page for more information. See top of this page for the NFP deadline for this course. Applicants from NFP countries are strongly encouraged to apply for an NFP scholarship. ECTS The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) facilitates the transfer of course credits between different institutions of the same academic level. A course comprising 30 hours of formal teaching and private study is equivalent to one ECTS credit point. Course dates Check our website for up to date information on the course dates. It is foreseen that this course will take place in spring 2018. [-]

Demystifying Finance Course

HEC Paris in Qatar
Campus Full time 2 days May 2017 Qatar Doha

This short program is designed to cover the fundamental aspects of accounting and finance, in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. [+]

Each of us has had the need to understand figures and key indicators, or to develop financial reporting documents. Successful leaders must be able to comprehend and analyze historical and projected figures for decision making purposes and to hedge against potential risks. This short program is designed to cover the fundamental aspects of accounting and finance, in a user-friendly and intuitive manner. The teaching focuses on providing participants with an easy-to-learn and practical financial toolbox. After covering the basic foundations, the course builds up progressively to tackle more advanced concepts, using real case studies and numbers to make the abstract more accessible. As a participant, you will be given a fresh approach towards accounting and finance, enhancing your skills, financial vocabulary and level of self-confidence when discussing subjects as varied as company financing, value creation or management dashboards. BENEFITS Get a fresh approach towards accounting and finance Enhance your skills and financial vocabulary Become self-confident when discussing subjects as varied as company financing, value creation or management dashboards [-]