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18 Nov 2019
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Financial Globalization (2019)

5 Weeks
Programme Area
Public Finance and Trade
Course schedule is subject to change. Course fee is non-refundable but transferrable to another course or participant and subject to change as per UNITAR's policy on pricing.
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Mode of Delivery
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The Course strives to promote knowledge and understanding of Financial Globalization which is understood as the integration of a country’s financial system with international financial markets and institutions. This integration takes place when the local financial sector and the capital account are liberalized and the local borrowers and lenders are active participants in the international financial markets and users of international financial intermediaries. Due to the depth and the increasing role of Financial Globalization, it is of great importance to examine its process and impact, including the potential benefits and disadvantages. This task appears to be particularly topical in light of the current global crisis.

At the end of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Differentiate between “development finance” and “diversification finance” in Financial Globalization;
  • Identify the driving forces of, and the role of governments, borrowers, investors, and financial institutions in Financial Globalization;
  • Identify potential benefits or risks of Financial Globalization both in developed and developing countries; and
  • Determine financial crises affecting financial globalization and propose measures to prevent such problems.

The course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 1: Concepts and History of Financial Globalization
  • Module 2: Financial Openness and Patterns of Financial Globalization
  • Module 3: Impact of Financial Globalization
  • Module 4: Causes of the Financial Crisis and Policy Options

In order to ensure the best possible outreach, the course will be delivered through e-learning. Through a multiple-instructional setting, the goal is to achieve the learning objectives by means of learning technologies that match personal learning styles and by the inclusion of non-linear learning that aims at the development of just-in-time skills of adult learners. At the same time, in order to allow participants maximum flexibility of scheduling , the learning will be conducted in an asynchronous manner. Using a state-of-the-art training architecture, UNITAR will combine self-learning with assessments and online discussions. The pedagogy - adapted specifically to professionals in full-time work - will help train participants through various experiences: absorb (read); do (activity); interact (socialize); reflect (relate to one’s own reality).

The intended audience includes Government officials, auditors of SAIs, financial experts, academics, and university/college students.

A certificate of completion will be issued by UNITAR to all participants who complete the course-related assignments and assessments successfully. Course schedule is subject to change. Course fee is non-refundable but transferrable to another course or participant and subject to change as per UNITAR's policy on pricing.

Recommended hardware and software requirements for taking our e-learning courses:

  • Platform: Windows XP sp3, Vista sp2, Windows 7 sp1, MacOS X.
  • Hardware: 2 GB of RAM and higher for Vista and Windows 7.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader (downloadable for free at
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8 or higher; Mozilla Firefox 8 or higher.
  • Internet connection: 128kbps and higher.
  • Note: JavaScript, pop-ups & cookies must be enabled.