Online course
£180.00 + VAT

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Prerequisite Courses

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The course below will complement your chosen course.

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.


  • Understand capital markets, how companies issue shares and bonds and how they are traded
  • Appreciate the role of investment banks
  • See the perspectives of key participants such as sell-side analysts, ratings agencies and investors
  • Learn lots of financial jargon and concepts

What you will learn

Financial Markets & Instruments

  • Financial markets
  • Financial instruments

Equity, Debt & the Capital Mix

  • Funding options
  • Characteristics of debt & equity
  • The capital mix & leverage

Capital Markets

  • How capital markets work
  • Initial public offers
  • Bonds and shares
  • The role of investment banks
  • Who does what?
  • Financial regulation

Understanding Bonds

  • What is a bond?
  • How are bonds priced?

Stock Markets & Indices

  • Definitions
  • Global stock markets & indices
  • Bubbles and crashes

Investors & Fund Managers

  • Making the link with your investments
  • Types of fund & investment styles


  • Sell-side analysts
  • Rating analysts

Being a Listed Company

  • What’s expected?
  • Disclosure
  • Managing expectations
  • Why does share price matter?

How you will learn

Our online financial training courses are written and designed in-house to be practical, concise and engaging.  They are great as a stand-alone learning tool, as a pre-course requirement or to consolidate your previous learning.

  • We break down each course into bite-sized chunks so that you can do 5 or 10 minutes at a time on your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you like so long as you have an internet connection and headphones.
  • You will find plenty of visuals, audio and interactivity to keep you interested and alert. You can control the pace and can recap at any point.
  • Our personalised approach means that you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions.
  • We will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.
  • You will have 4 months to complete your course (longer if required).