Financial Modelling (FINC6019)


It is important for practitioners of finance, at all levels, to be able to evaluate the applicability of a range of models for a given problem and to effectively implement and use the model that is selected. This unit presents methods for model design, implementation and evaluation in the context three fundamental financial models; the discounted cash flow valuation model, the portfolio selection model and the options pricing models. Spreadsheet engineering methods for designing, building, and testing spreadsheet models and for performing model-based analysis are presented. There is a concise coverage of optimization, sensitivity analysis and simulation featuring a strong spreadsheet orientation and a modelling emphasis.

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1x 3hr seminar per week


mid semester exam (25%), group assignment (25%), final exam (50%)

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FINC5002 or FINC6000

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