Emerging Markets & Country Risk Analysis Summer Program - NEW YORK AND PRETORIA
The University of Pretoria and Fordham University have an exchange program that started after the signing of the collaboration agreement in 2008. This program allows academically gifted South African students, who are financially needy, to visit New York and earn an Advanced Certificate in Emerging Financial Markets and Country Risk Analysis. It also allows Fordham students to visit and study in South Africa as part of their graduate studies.
PROGRAM OF STUDIES
Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED) sponsors an Advanced Certificate Program in Emerging Markets and Country Risk Analysis. This certificate program is registered with the New York State Board of Regents (the New York State Department of Education, Hegis Code #2204, Program Code #22). The program offers students the opportunity to develop the political, economic, and financial analytical skills that are needed to evaluate the potential rewards and risks associated with the dynamic and volatile financial markets of Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe.
To complete the requirements for the Certificate, the South African students must satisfactorily complete the following three courses:
1. Political Risk Analysis (3 credits) taught in New York
2. Strategic Financial Management (3 credits) taught in New York
3. Emerging Markets: South Africa (3 credits) taught in Pretoria
The first two courses are taught each year in New York at Fordham University. They are 5 weeks long and are offered during the last week of May and all of June. The third course, Emerging Markets: South Africa, is offered each year at the University of Pretoria during the month of August.
During their stay in New York, the South African students are exposed to various analytical tools needed to analyze emerging financial markets as well as the economic, financial and political risks associated with these markets. For these students a special emphasis is placed on the analysis of an emerging economy. In addition to their regular academic training, the South African students get the opportunity to visit and interact with policy makers and business leaders from various government and financial institutions in New York, Washington DC and in South Africa as part of their studies.
- (Fordham University, Course Brochure)
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