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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Helpful Tools for Modelling in Microsoft Excel
    • Time Value of Money I
    • Time Value of Money II
    • Capital Budgeting
    • Choosing a Discount Rate
    • Statistics for Portfolios
    • CAPM and SML
    • SML and Investment Performance
    • Bond Valuation
    • Valuing Stocks
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. develop investigative and analytical skills in financial problem solving
  2. apply financial programming techniques in problem solving
  3. design financial models for forecasting, valuation and what-if analysis
  4. communicate a range of financial solutions for strategic and managerial decision making
  5. validate strategic and managerial decision-making using quantitative modelling techniques.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Test (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

Working with and building financial models on computer spreadsheets; integration of finance theories with spreadsheet techniques; utilising concepts such as financial mathematics, capital budgeting and risk management; evaluating shares, companies and and projects on spreadsheets; financial statement analysis, introduction to the design of spreadsheet-based financial models.

Introduction to economic concepts and principles, Demand and supply analysis, Elasticity ,Economic Efficiency,

Market failure, Introduction to macroeconomics, Unemployment and inflation, Model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply, Global markets.

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