The aim of this course is to provide a rigorous training in finance, including the financial system, its primary institutions and participants.
The major focus of the course is Investment and Asset Pricing.
The course is designed to give students the specialist knowledge to undertake academic research in the field of Finance, but will also be valuable for a professional career in Finance.
On completing this course, students are expected to be able to understand the roles of the core participants in the financial system, evaluate stock and bond prices based on economic fundamentals and timing of cash flow, as well as understand the concept of risk, its relationship to return, and the benefits of diversification.
Students learn to understand the intuition behind the results, and develop the skill of applying theory to the real world.