Advanced Finance

Business School

College of Social Sciences


Code 22682

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1 and 2

Pre-requisite modules None

Module description

The module explores principles, instruments and practice in investment and finance. The emphasis is global investment. Semester one topics include the Investment Planning Process, Asset Allocation, Modern Portfolio Theory, Asset Pricing Theories, Market Efficiency, Behavioural Finance, Fund Management and Portfolio Analysis and Appraisal. Semester two topics include Financial Derivatives – including options, futures and swap contracts Derivatives, Fixed Income Securities, and Exchange Rate Risk.

Teaching and learning methods

Weekly 2 hour lectures, weekly 1 hour seminar class, and extra curricula workshops not for credit.