Financial Derivatives: Deconstructing Complexity, Investing Wisely

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Derivatives: Deconstructing Complexity, Investing Wisely

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FNC 300 or equivalent or permission from the instructor

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The course represents an introduction to derivative securities.  Both mathematical theory and real‐world application will be covered extensively. Specific topics include forwards, futures, options, swaps, asset back securities, hedging, trading, international finance and emerging markets. Analytical techniques utilizing Excel will be an important element of the course.   Diverse trading strategies, expressed in real world applications, will challenge students to apply classroom learning.  

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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