Course Description


The objective of this course is to introduce students to the capital markets and their functions.  This course provides an overview and introduction to the fundamentals of interest rate markets.  Particular emphasis is placed upon the debt and equity markets in the United States, their instruments, and participants.  Students will study and gain an understanding of the concepts of valuation, efficient markets, fundamental and technical analysis, and introduction to derivative securities.  Also students will review the principles of risk management.


Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the successful student should able to:

  • Identify money market and capital market securities, and understand the important features of both.
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary financial markets, and their functions.
  • Understand how debt and equity markets are organized, and how they function.
  • Understand the behavior of market interest rates, yield curves, optionality factor in the markets.
  • Understand bond valuation and the relationship between interest rates and bond prices.
  • Calculate bond yield, understand and calculate duration and convexity; use these concepts for investment decision-making.
  • Understand the basics of stock valuation, using Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) technique, and assess whether a stock is fairly priced, underpriced or overpriced.
  • Understand and use the CapitalAsset Pricing Model (CAPM) to calculate the required rate of return for a security.
  • Understand basic risk management tools.


This course is an open enrollment course. No application is required and registration is available by clicking "Add to Cart." Current students must register with their Georgetown NetID and password. New students will be prompted to create an account prior to registration.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Live Online
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Oct 27, 2023 to Nov 03, 2023
Live Online
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Oct 28, 2023 to Nov 04, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,055.00
Section Notes


Welcome to Live Online!

Using the Live Online platform, Georgetown faculty deliver real-time online exceptional educational experiences based on a human-centered approach that integrates the needs of professional learners and the possibilities of technology.

Live online classes are small to support highly interactive engaged learning and collaboration, deliver the same learning objectives as classroom courses, and count towards the completion of a Georgetown certificate.

You will experience:

  • live lectures, discussions, activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts
  • the immediacy of live connections with the instructor and your peers to challenge and encourage innovative thinking and the meaningful exploration of ideas
  • scheduled lectures, discussions, and presentations with a comparable level of interaction as classroom attendance
  • networking and the creation of social connections with other professional learners in a global classroom



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