Capital Markets @ UNC

The Capital Markets Certificate combines world-class academics with practical, real-world financial training.

Whether you are just beginning your career search, currently working in front-office or support functions, exploring new options or just looking to update your understanding of financial services, the UNC Capital Markets Certificate prepares you for success in the industry.

Flexible Format

Dynamic Community

Practical Case Study Work

Elite Business School Recognition

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Program Highlights

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Capital Markets @ UNC comprises three courses and three case studies:

1. Introduction to Capital Markets
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2. Fixed Income Markets
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3. Foreign Exchange Markets
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The course and case studies require about 3 – 5 hours work per week, spanning over four months.

They get you ready for the final exam which you can take in a Pearson Vue center, in any of 150 countries around the world.

What Students Say

“The beauty of the program is that it manages to provide both breadth and flexibility.”
“If you consider joining the financial sector, I think this is a great stepping stone to understand the capital market and how it functions.”
Shane Wong, BNP Paribas, Singapore
“It’s a great investment of time and money and affordable given the quality of the course and the benefits you gain.”
Margaret Holder, UNC Management Company, USA
“Besides the increased visibility in the job market, the Capital Markets program has allowed me to improve my performance in my current role.”
Greg Pellack, Société Générale, USA

Introduction To Capital Markets

Steve Weiss
Shelly Lombard

Steve Weiss


Taught by Wall Street veterans Stephen Weiss and Shelly Lombard, this course explores the relationship between financial markets and the macro-economy. Students will develop an understanding of how capital markets are organized, the roles of key players and the mechanics of financial products – including stocks, bonds and options – that are needed to make informed investment decisions.

Course 1

Learn from Kirk Kerkorian
Which indicators to watch to understand markets?
How are stocks valued?
Main economic players
Fundamental notions
Maounis and Amaranth Advisors debacle
Option mechanics
Bill Ackman’s activist positions
Fixed income
Credit products
Geoff Grant was so right he lost a fortune

Fixed Income Markets

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Taught by UNC Kenan-Flagler finance professor Greg Brown, this course explores fixed-income markets – the finance industry’s largest asset class. Students will develop an understanding of how the primary bond markets are organized and the roles of key players, learn the primary uses of money market products and bonds, and develop an understanding of new bond issues.

Course 2

Relationship between macroeconomics and interest rates
Monetary policy of Central Banks
Unsecured loans
Secured loans
Day count factors
Term structure
What is a bond?
Price quotations and accrued interest
Credit spreads
Credit Default Swaps
Other types of bonds
Time value of money, discounting cash-flows
Pricing of a fixed rate bond
Yield to maturity
Zero-coupon rates
Bond price analysis
Duration and other sensitivities
Characteristics and use of bond futures
Pricing principles for bond futures
Characteristics and use of interest rate swaps
Discount factors and forward rates
Pricing principles for interest rate swaps
Building an asset swap
I-spread and Z-spread

FX Markets

Christian Lundblad

Christian Lundblad

Taught by UNC Kenan-Flagler finance professor Christian Lundblad, this course explores the inner workings of the Foreign Exchange (FX) markets. Students will learn essential FX trading terminology and develop an understanding of regulations, market instruments and the mechanics and uses of FX derivatives, as well as valuation techniques.

Course 3

Specifics of the FX market
Cross rates
Monetary policies
Chinese currencies
Discounting cash-flows
Forward FX
Non Deliverable Forward
FX swaps
FX options
Moneyness and valuation
Black-Scholes and Monte-Carlo
Hedging the FX risk : Vanilla, Exotic options
The Greeks
Delta-neutral book management
Option strategies
Exotic options
Volatility smile

UNC Capital Markets Certificate

Participants will spend approximately 70 hours to complete the entire UNC Capital Markets Certificate program, including preparation for the final exam, that they will take at a Pearson Vue Center.

It consists of 100 multiple choice questions. There are three types of questions:
Basic knowledge: 30% of the questions that account for 15% of the points
In-depth knowledge: 40% of the questions that account for 40% of the points
Understanding (exercises): 30% of the questions that account for 45% of the points

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