This programme covers many topics that are not covered by conventional economics/finance programmes. Some examples are:
- Monetary systems around the world and their interrelationships, different exchange rate regimes and exchange rate dynamics.
- Stabilization mechanisms such as IMF (International Monetary Fund) and ECB (European Central Bank).
- Multilateral institutions such as World Bank and ADB (Asian Development Bank).
- Economic integration on a global and regional scale, WTO (World Trade Organization), European Union, ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), CAFTA (China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement), APEC (Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement).
- The emergence of China and its impact on the international economic and financial order.
- Operations and interconnections of financial markets around the world, global portfolio management.
- Asset bubbles, financial crises and contagion, global risk management.
- Regulation of financial markets and financial institutions, Basel accords, regulation of insurance companies, hedge funds, and pension funds.
- Corporate social responsibility and sustainability of financial institutions in a global context.