Module Details

CF968-7-SP-CO: Industry Expert Lectures In Finance

Year: 2016/17
Department: Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Professor Edward Tsang
Teaching Staff: Professor Edward Tsang
Contact details: School Office, email: csee-schooloffice (non-Essex users should add to create full e-mail address), Telephone 01206 872770 or Professor Tsang directly on

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Module Description

The module is taught by leading industry experts. This module will give students a unique opportunity to appreciate the latest developments and issues faced by leading practitioners in the areas of quantitative finance and risk management. The contents of the lectures are detailed and rigorous; some lectures may require hands on laboratory sessions.

On successful completion students will have a rounded knowledge and appreciation of the current issues facing the finance industry. Students that perform very well in this module may have the opportunity to continue the work as a dissertation with an industry component.


Learning and Teaching Methods

Lectures by industry experts and laboratory sessions


100 per cent Coursework Mark


100 per cent Coursework Mark This module will be 50% assessed by coursework and 50% by a 3,000 words essay. Students are required to attend all 10 lectures. They are required to submit one 400 words summary weekly summarizing each lecture. All 10 summaries will be marked. Each mark will account for 10% of the coursework component. Students are required to attend a lecture every Friday, and submit a piece of coursework the next Thursday before 12:00 noon. The 3,000 word essay is submitted in week 30

Other information

Invited Industry Expert, Essex Business School Academic Staff and CCFEA Academic Staff


  • Slides will be provided by the Expert Lecturer at their discretion.
  • The quantitative elements to the lectures will generally be of the level found in the standard text below.
  • 1. Quantitative Methods in Finance, T.J. Watsham & K. Parramore, Thomson 1997
  • 2. Hull, J. (2008) Option, Futures and Other Derivatives, Prentice Hall 2002

External Examiner Information

  • Name: Dr Raju Chinthalapati
    Institution: The University of Greenwich
    Academic Role: Senior Lecturer (Finance)