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Theory of Finance

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeSTAT240
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish 
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Teaching semester

Every second spring - odd-numbered years.

Objectives and Content

The theory of pricing financial derivatives, both in discrete and in continuous time is covered, including the Black-Scholes formula. Some theory of interest rate models is also included. The necessary theory of stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to give an introduction to the modern theory of mathematical finance.

Required Previous Knowledge

The course is based on a least 30 ECTS Mathematics and 30 ECTS Statistics.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, corresponding to the courses MAT111, MAT112, MAT121; STAT110, STAT111, and STAT220. An Economy course in Investment and Financing is an advantage, but not neccessary.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory exercises

Forms of Assessment

Written examination: 5 hours. Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

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Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written exam

    Date
    30.09.2021, 09:00
    Duration
    5 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    16.09.2021
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam