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FI4003: EMPIRICAL METHODS IN FINANCE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 2 in-course tests (10% each), coursework (20%) and 1 two-hour closed book examination (60%).

Resit: 100% resit exam, normally during resit diet.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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