Theory of Finance

Postgraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The theory of pricing financial derivatives, both in discrete and in continuous time is covered, including the Black-Scholes formula. Some theory of interest rate models is also included. The necessary theory of stochastic calculus and stochastic differential equations will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to give an introduction to the modern theory of mathematical finance.

Semester of Instruction

Every second spring - odd-numbered years.
Required Previous Knowledge
The course is based on a least 30 ECTS Mathematics and 30 ECTS Statistics.
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics, and Stochastic Processes, corresponding to the courses MAT111, MAT112, MAT121; STAT110, STAT111, and STAT220. An Economy course in Investment and Financing is an advantage, but not neccessary.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory exercises
Forms of Assessment
Written examination: 4 hours. Examination support materials: Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations
Grading Scale
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.