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Unit information: Financial Markets in 2018/19

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Unit name Financial Markets
Unit code EFIM30019
Credit points 10
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Rubin
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Corporate Finance (EFIM20006)

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Accounting and Finance
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description

Financial Markets is a course that equips the students with the knowledge of some of the most important topics in the financial markets. The course covers a range of topics in finance, including both standard material and more advanced topics. It takes a Mathematical/Statistical approach.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit the student will have a deep understanding of:

  • The reward-risk relationship pervasive in the financial markets;
  • Fixed-income securities such as bonds;
  • The characteristics and valuation of derivative securities such as options.

Teaching details

10 hours of lectures; 5 hours of classes.

Assessment Details

Formative: One numerical/essay-based assignment equivalent to 1500 words, ie approximately 3 to 4 pages

Summative: 100% 1.5 hour exam

All learning objectives are assessed by both summative and formative assessment

Reading and References

Z. Bodie, A. Kane and A. Marcus, Investments, Global edition, McGraw-Hill.

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