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FI4003: EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

This course aims to provide an overview of quantitative methods needed to conduct empirical research in finance and financial economics.  The course is intended to enable students

i) To develop knowledge and understanding of the theoretical practical approaches to quantitative methods in finance.

ii) To develop the practical quantitative skills to equip students for dissertations in finance and for on-going work in the finance area.

iii) To develop intellectual skills by understanding of the appropriate use of statistical techniques for various financial problems.

iv)  To develop the ability to write extended research reports on original topics in finance

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Martin Wersing

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Building upon a mathematical, statistical modelling and decision making, the course examines in greater detail the analysis and interpretation of models of quantitative data.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Accountancy-Finance
  • MA Business Management - Finance
  • MA Economics-Finance
  • MA Finance
  • MA Finance with Computing
  • MA Finance-French
  • MA Finance-Geography
  • MA Finance-German
  • MA Finance-Hispanic Studies
  • MA Finance-International Relations
  • MA Finance-Legal Studies
  • MA Finance-Management Studies
  • MA Finance-Politics
  • MA Finance-Real Estate
  • Master Of Arts In Finance-Spanish And Latin American Studies

Contact Teaching Time

71 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 2 in-course tests (10% each), coursework (20%) and 1 two-hour closed book examination (60%).
Resit: 100% by examination; there is no August resit opportunity and resit is required at the next occasion when the course is delivered, if and only if 1st time failure is not compensatable, that is a result less than CAS 6, or where failure results in insufficient level 4 credits to attain an honours degree.

Formative Assessment

This will take place via tutorial discussions.

Feedback

Verbal feedback is given during tutorial discussions. Answers are provided to all questions covered in lectures and tutorials Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessments.

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