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Financial Mathematics (Advanced) - MATH3975

Year - 2018

This unit is an introduction to the mathematical theory of modern finance. Topics include: notion of arbitrage, pricing riskless securities, risky securities, utility theory, fundamental theorems of asset pricing, complete markets, introduction to options, binomial option pricing model, discrete random walks, Brownian motion, derivation of the Black-Scholes option pricing model, extensions and introduction to pricing exotic options, credit derivatives. A strong background in mathematical statistics and partial differential equations is an advantage, but is not essential. Students completing this unit have been highly sought by the finance industry, which continues to need graduates with quantitative skills. Students enrolled in this unit at the Advanced level will be expected to undertake more challenging assessment tasks. The lectures in the Advanced unit are held concurrently with those of the corresponding Normal unit.

Classes
Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week.

Assessment
Two class quizzes and one 2 hour exam (100%)

Pre-requisites

Credit average or greater in 12 credit points of Intermediate Mathematics (including MATH2070 or MATH2970)

Prohibitions

MATH3933 or MATH3015 or MATH3075

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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