Course Description

Diploma in Investment & Capital Markets

Dublin Business School (DBS)


This course aims to develop an understanding of the world of capital markets, investing and trading. The course commences with an introduction and in-depth look into the world of the stock market. Building on this, investment strategies, portfolio building, terminology and portfolio management are covered in detail.


Programme Aims and Objectives

On completion of the programme students should have acquired the skills to:

  • Identify and understand the key macroeconomic and financial factors, which affect stock prices
  • Develop the skills necessary to conduct effective research on publicly listed companies
  • Familiarise students with market terminology and practices
  • Understand the operation and mechanisms of both stock and derivative markets
  • Understand and interpret key research data
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of public companies, from both a technical and financial perspective.



To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Investment &Capital Markets, a student will be required to complete a written assignment (100%).

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).


Course Content

The Diploma in Investment & Capital Markets has the following content:

  • Introduction to Capital Markets
  • Investment & Portfolio theory
  • Equity Market & Valuation
  • Central Banks & Money Markets
  • Bond Markets & Valuation
  • Foreign Exchange & Commodity Markets
  • Alternative Investments
  • Introduction to Derivative Markets & Risk Management
  • Investing Styles & Strategies



The programme is delivered in an interactive way with suggestions and discussions led by pupils. Various techniques and technologies are used to examine certain situations – for example, online trading, technical analysis and diversification. Students will attend class one evening per week over a 12 week duration, continuous assessment.

Further Study and Career Opportunities

The course provides a foundation to continue studies in investment & capital markets arena, in particular, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.


Student Profile

Typically, participants on this programme have come from a background in the area of finance and also students with a keen interest in building or expanding on their own personal investment portfolios.The course is structured to suit all students from all backgrounds. A financial background is not required.


The fee for this Diploma is €1,500. This is inclusive of tuition, registration, exam fees and DBS library membership. This fee must be paid in full before the course begins.


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College Name Dublin Business School (DBS)
Course Category Banking & Financial Services, Business
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Diploma
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times 1 evening per week 6:15-8:30 pm
Title of Awarding Diploma in Investment & Capital Markets
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