The Quantitative Finance specialisation is for students who want to apply quantitative methods of analysis within a financial context. The specialisation introduces many of the theoretical and analytical tools that are important in modern finance. Students will learn techniques for analysing financial data and also the skills needed to build and use models for financial forecasting and decision making. There is an emphasis on spreadsheet methods that can be applied in practice.
To meet requirements for this specialisation in the Master's degree, a candidate completes five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) two foundational units of study (12 credit points) as follows: FINC5001 Capital Markets and Corporate Finance and QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business; and
(ii) two compulsory units of study (12 credit points) as follows: FINC6000 Quantitative Finance and QBUS6830 Financial Time Series and Forecasting; and
(iii) two elective units of study (12 credit points) selected from the available elective options listed for the specialisation in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.
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