Digital Masterclass - Finance Beyond the Classroom - Exploring Trading Mechanisms in Financial Markets

Wednesday 23 August 2023 (18:00-19:00)

Birmingham Business School 


Join our digital masterclass on Finance Beyond the Classroom - Exploring Trading Mechanisms in Financial Markets and find out what it’s like to study MSc Financial Management at the University of Birmingham Dubai.


Financial Management is central to every economy and offers highly challenging and lucrative career paths to those seeking a rewarding and successful career in the finance industry. Our masterclass on Finance beyond the Classroom, takes you on an enlightening journey that transcends traditional classroom learning, as we unravel the complexities of trading mechanisms, shedding light on the inner workings of financial markets.

In the face of rapid technological advancements and unprecedented innovation, we will delve deep into the world of finance and investment to better understand the intricacies of price discovery and unveil the strategies employed by seasoned traders to manage liquidity risk effectively.

This masterclass promises an enriching experience for aspiring finance professionals, offering you a glimpse into the world of trading that extends far beyond conventional academic knowledge. By attending, you will be equipped with the practical wisdom and vision needed to excel in the areas of Finance and make a significant impact on the global economy.

This event will take place on Zoom and a link will be shared upon booking.

Meet the Experts

Dr Yusuf Hartavi
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance

Dr Yusuf Hartavi is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the University of Birmingham Dubai. His teaching specialises in Financial Modelling Techniques, Corporate Finance, and International Treasury Management. Yusuf holds a PhD in Finance along with an MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking, and an MBA. He received his PhD in Finance from the University of Reading. His data-intensive research investigated the relationship between trading and market quality on UK’s equity markets where he analysed trading styles, particularly High Frequency Trading & Algorithmic Trading, and their impact on liquidity and volatility.

Earlier in his career, Yusuf has worked extensively in financial services and consulting for five years. He worked in banking and public services and has held several roles in data analysis, project management and audit. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, he worked as a sessional lecturer at Henley Business School where he designed and run Programming for Finance workshops for postgraduates. He also has experience of teaching on a wide range of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Financial Markets and Quantitative Finance.

About the programme

The MSc Financial Management at the University of Birmingham Dubai covers a variety of innovative topics that prepares you for a global career in Finance, including foreign exchange markets, international treasury management, ethics, governance and regulation in treasury, business valuation, corporate finance, and financial modelling. You will gain knowledge of real-world investment challenges with an emphasis on ethical and sustainable business practices.

Our leading academic staff in Dubai teach to the same standards as our UK based programmes and you will graduate with the same MSc degree from the University of Birmingham. The programme offers both part-time and full-time modes of study, providing you with the opportunity to tailor your learning experience to meet your personal and professional needs.