Financial Economics II

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Economics II

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Students will learn how to use standard financial economic methods for investment decisions and option pricing in a continuous time setting. The methods include Black-Scholes option pricing, alternative asset pricing models, and interest rate models. Additionally, this know-how and skills module gives an introduction to credit risk models. Students will participate in the following learning activities: Lectures: Students will attend a series of lectures designed to introduce learners to the mathematical principles and techniques that underpin this module. Tutorials: Students will cover past exam papers and solutions along with examination answering techniques

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Be able to describe, discuss and explain the topics in the Syllabus Objectives of subject CT8 of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries along with performing basic calculations to apply the theories covered
    2. Be able to discuss the relative merits of the CT8 material from a real-world financial markets and actuarial perspective

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.