Trading Global Financial Markets

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
08 November 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

MSC N3G312 Finance and Data Analytics,
MSC N35112 Finance and Global Trading

Module description

The objective of this module is to provide theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of financial markets, trading strategies, risk and money management and trader analytics. The program offers a mix of classroom-based instruction, case study and practical trading exercises where students will trade on real-time simulated global markets through the use of industry strength informational and proprietary trading software on the EBS Trading Floor.

Using Bloomberg, X-Trader and other market trading and informational applications students will be able to experience the excitement of trading and applying theoretical knowledge to realtime prices and market scenarios.

As a window on the real trading world BE364 brings students into line with how practitioners are using financial markets and enables them to develop a firm understanding of the different roles in the financial sector.

Module aims

To provide theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of financial markets, trading strategies, risk and money management and trader analytics.

Module learning outcomes

Students should have knowledge of the different financial asset classes that are traded and their interrelationships

Students should have knowledge of various economic statistics that government Monetary Policy announce that directly influence markets

Students should have knowledge of different trading strategies and how to apply them

Students should understand trading risk, money management and different order types

Students should have knowledge of technical analysis techniques.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Ten two-hour lectures and five two-hour practical Trading Floor sessions. The teaching method is theoretical in the classroom but practical in the Trading Floor with realtime prices and trading strategies available for the students to use and to learn.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework 4,000 word essay
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%


Coursework Exam
30% 70%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Athanasios Triantafyllou



External examiner

Dr Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Bournemouth University
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 22 (68.8%) hours available to students:
10 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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