Options, Futures and Risk Management
Area of Study
Accounting, Business, Finance, Financial Management
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewAn intermediate course on options, futures and techniques for managing asset risk. Topics covered include an overview of derivative securities, forward and futures contracts (on stock indices, investment and consumptive assets), options (on stocks, stock indices and futures), hedging positions in options and other derivative securities, binomial option pricing, risk-neutral valuation, the stochastic process followed by stocks, numerical techniques in option pricing, options on non-traded assets, exotic options and pricing biases.
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.