New England College of Business Launches New Emphasis in Global Finance Trading07.26.2016
PRNewswire.com – BOSTON – New England College of Business launched a new concentration in its Master of Science in Finance (MSF) degree in Global Finance Trading. The new concentration is being offered in response to a growing worldwide demand for graduates trained in practical financial knowledge and an understanding of the processes and technologies of global trading.
The new Global Finance Trading concentration was developed through a collaboration between New England College of Business and London Academy of Trading.
“By bringing together the distinct expertise of these two education providers, we have really created a program that is unique to the U.S. while, at the same time, has a broad appeal to global learners,” explained Howard Horton, President of New England College of Business. “In addition, recruitment into this graduate program is designed to bring students together from across the globe and, as a result, create an international peer-to-peer framework for learning which will enrich the instruction through a sharing of the diverse, respective business experiences of each student,” explained Horton.
The Global Finance Trading concentration helps students boost their career potential through innovative learning methods where students adopt the strategies of maximizing trading gains while minimizing risks. Students learn to utilize fundamental analysis and technical indicators, and also acquire an understanding of trading psychology and risk management.
“The goal of this program is to go beyond theoretical concepts,” explained Dr. Ned Gandevani, New England College of Business, Graduate Finance Program Chair. “Students in this new program learn how to apply knowledge in the global environment using real life currency, stocks or futures.”
Gandevani indicated that research shows that some students lack training in asset management, and this new concentration stresses real-world scenarios to help students fill this gap in skill sets. “In addition to classroom training and theoretical learning, students manage assets through simulations,” Gandevani said. “Students are set up with a $50,000 dummy account and are expected to perform individual and group assignments using simulated buying and selling situations. This provides hands-on experience.”
Such real-world learning helps bridge the gap between academic knowledge of business and finance and actual trading in real situations. With a more comprehensive approach to learning, Gandevani said students are far better prepared for the job market.
“The job opportunities for students with this type of degree are with multi-national companies, banks and international organizations, but they are looking for candidates who understand managing flexibility and risk,” Gandevani said. “This degree concentration adds tremendous credibility that could impact career advancement because employers get job candidates who know how to trade and manage financial assets.”
In addition to acquiring practical skills, students also become familiar with processes and technologies used by finance professionals throughout the world. The program covers such areas as Foreign Exchange (Forex), commodities and stock indices. Students learn to utilize fundamental analysis and technical indicators.
Potential job opportunities for students of this program include managers of equity portfolios, hedge funds, global investments, commodity trading advisors, global currency managers, futures traders, Forex traders, bond and equity traders.
New England College of Business is ranked 4th by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online non-MBA Graduate Business Program. To find out more, go to https://www.necb.edu/masters-degrees/master-of-science-in-finance/concentration-global-finance-trading/
Founded in 1909, New England College of Business is a leading Boston institution offering quality education and online degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving students across the United States, New England College of Business is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. For information on New England College of Business, visit www.necb.edu, follow the school on Twitter or connect on Facebook.
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