In addition to gaining firm understanding on International Financial Markets, this course equips you with the specialist skills, knowledge and experience in the use of big data, and statistical analysis to help companies to make more effective business decisions. The course prepares you for meeting the growing demands of utilising big data across sectors in the career market, as predicted by the McKinsey report. You will practice trading securities and stocks in our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, and obtain Bloomberg certification. Along the way, you will learn from a mixture of high profile academics and professional practitioners, who actively engage with businesses and governments, offering advice on financial modelling, data mining, big data, and business decision making. You will become a member of the Finance Society, which holds seminars and presentations from Society of Technical Analysis, Barclays, Bank of England.