International Finance

Certificate in International Finance

Certificate in International Finance

Program Details:

International Finance is a two-day intensive course that provides executives with the tools and intuition needed to master global markets. Through in-depth analysis of the components that comprise the global financial system, the identification of the linkages between those components, and a careful study of the forces that shift them, participants will learn to anticipate, understand, explain, and respond to movements in global markets.


  • Learn about the individual components of the global financial system.
  • Study the conduct and consequences of monetary and fiscal policies.
  • Compare and contrast economies with fixed and floating exchange rates.
  • Evaluate economic policies in alternative exchange rate regimes.
  • Discuss past and current financial crises: causes, consequences, and response.
  • Understand exchange rates and their determination.
  • Master the trends that shape the current global economy.
  • Participants will become leaders among peers in evaluating the current state of the economy and identifying risks in order to help organization come up with the appropriate policies to respond to the challenges and take advantage of opportunities.
  • Students will differentiate themselves in the workforce as the knowledge acquired helps them stand out among peers at existing jobs and as potential competitors for new positions.
  • Master the trends that shape the current global economy.

Agenda (subject to change): 

  Day 1 Day 2

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.  

Breakfast and Registration 

Fixed Ex Rates and Ex Rate Intervention 

8:15 a.m.  – 10:15 a.m. 

Introduction to Global Markets and the FX Market 

The Eurozone Experience

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Money, Interest Rates, and Ex Rates 

Financial and Currency Crisis: Latin America, East Asia, Russia 

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Networking Lunch and Food for Thought VIP Speaker I 

Networking Lunch and Food for Thought VIP Speaker II 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fixed Ex Rates and Fx Rate Intervention 

Developments in Global Markets and Global Imbalances 

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Debriefing Debriefing and Awards Ceremony

Who Should Attend?

The ideal participant is a mid- or upper-level executive who desires a deeper understanding of how global markets move in order to correctly anticipate changes in economic conditions and optimize their organizational response.

The course will be of great interest to individuals whose daily activities are affected directly or indirectly by movements in global markets.

Vice presidents and senior managers in the fields of finance, marketing, strategy, human resources, and operations, along with senior consultants, bankers, investors, and journalists would benefit the most from the program.


About the Speaker: 

Photo of Alexis AntoniadesDr. Alexis Antoniades 
Associate Professor and Director of International Economics, Georgetown University in Qatar

Dr. Alexis Antoniades is an associate professor and director of International Economics at Georgetown University in Qatar. A Fulbright scholar with a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, he is an expert on international finance and on the economies of the Gulf countries. Antoniades, previously worked as an assistant economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was awarded a $1,050,000 research grant (2009-2012) by the Qatar National Research Fund to undertake the first micro-study on the economies of the Gulf countries, and a $867,000 research grant to use social media and analyze sentiment in the Arab World (2014-2017) in collaboration with colleagues from Qatar University.

In recognition of his expertise, Princeton University awarded him the Niehaus Fellowship in 2012 – a fellowship given to the most talented scholar on issues of Globalization and Governance. He then spent the 2012-2013 academic year at Princeton University where he also became a member of the European Union Program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.


Program Prerequisites:

This program is open to anyone whose daily activities are affected directly or indirectly by movements in global markets or anyone who has a keen interest in learning more about this dynamic topic. An undergraduate degree and three or more years of work experience is recommended as the course will be highly interactive. A degree and current or previous work experience in the financial sector is not required.