Algorithmic Trading Programme

On completion of this programme, you’ll walk away with:

  1. A comprehensive overview of Algorithmic Trading, including its history, benefits, challenges, rules, and processes.
  2. The skills required to plan and implement your own Algorithmic Trading strategies, and assess the efficacy of a trading model in a real-world market environment.
  3. An informed view on the future of systematic trading and how it’s impacted by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  4. Knowledge, insights, and frameworks from University of Oxford faculty, and a host of international industry experts.
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6 weeks entirely online,
excluding orientation

Self-paced weekly modules,
8–10 hours per week

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Learn alongside a global cohort
of like-minded professionals

Choose from flexible
payment options

This programme is for you if you are:

  • As a trader, investor, or financial expert, you may be interested in learning more about what algorithmic trading strategies have to offer.
  • A business leader who wishes to use algorithmic trading in his or her company
  • Interested in algorithmic trading’s strategic and technical aspects, as well as the design of rule-driven trading models
  • In the early stages of your career at a quantitative finance firm, you are keen to explore the world of automated trading.
  • A risk, compliance, or legal professional looking to increase your understanding of algorithmic trading and its regulatory environment

Build an Algorithmic Trading Model

While this programme provides a non-technical introduction to the subject of algorithmic trading, it also includes extra tasks for anyone interested in using Python to develop an Algorithmic Trading Model. These exercises offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect the theoretical material of the programme with real-world commercial applications. Once you’ve started the programme, you’ll have the option of doing these tasks, which will not impact your grades. There is no need for any additional software.

Programme curriculum

Over the duration of this online programme, you’ll work through the following modules:

Module 4
Working with an algorithmic trading model
Discover the process of building a simple trend model, see it in action, verify its validity, and discuss its applications.

Module 5
Evaluation criteria for systematic models and funds
Understand the key evaluation criteria required for a critical overview of systematic models and funds.

Module 6
Future trends in algorithmic trading
Learn about future trends in the algorithmic trading sector and the technologies poised to facilitate its growth.

Module 1
Introduction to classic and behavioural finance theory
Engage with two fundamental approaches to finance and see how theoretical models are applied.

Module 2
Systematic trading and the state of the investment industry
Discover the history of hedge funds, the evolution of systematic trading over time, and the latest innovations in the algorithmic trading industry.

Module 3
Technical analysis and the methodology of trading system design
Learn about the primary stages of modelling in financial markets.

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    An online education that sets you apart

    This Algorithmic Trading Programme is delivered in collaboration with leaders in digital education, GetSmarter. Join a global community of professionals who have already had the opportunity to:
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    Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you learn around your schedule

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    Enjoy a personalised and supported online learning experience

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    Earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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