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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6:30PM to 9:30PM
Oct 29, 2021 to Nov 05, 2021
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Oct 30, 2021 to Nov 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,055.00
Section Notes

Welcome to the Flex Learning Experience - Real-time learning using live Zoom video conferencing— mirroring a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, - engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

  • Dynamic exploration of topics, ideas and concepts with the instructor and students in the class
  • Interact regularly and frequently with your instructors and other students
  • Comparable level of accountability and engagement as classroom attendance
  • Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific hour
  • Face-to-face discussion, individual guidance, speed and immediacy to synchronous online learning
  • Immediate feedback - encouraging quick feedback on ideas, and support consensus and decision making
  • Pacing - encouraging students to keep up-to-date and provide a discipline to learning
  • Spontaneity - making it easy to add new ideas to the conversation, brainstorming or decision making
  • Familiarity - simulating a more traditional face-to-face environment


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