CF968-7-SP: INDUSTRY EXPERT LECTURES IN FINANCE
Department: Computational Finance and Economic Agents
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to year(s) of study:
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
||Professor Edward Tsang
||Invited Industry Expert, Dr Nick Constantinou and CCFEA Academic Staff
||edward (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
|Module is taught during the following terms
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.
STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE THAT THIS MODULE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW AND CHANGE
Learning & Teaching Methods
Lectures by industry experts and laboratory sessions
100 per cent Coursework Mark
This module will be 30% assessed by coursework and 70% by assignment
Students are required to attend up to 10 lectures. They are required to submit one 400 words summary weekly summarizing each lecture. All summaries will be marked. The best five marks will be taken as each students score of the coursework.
Students are required to submit an assignment of no more than 4,000 words on one of the topics given by the Expert Lecturers.
Exam Duration and Period
- Slides will be provided by the Expert Lecturer. 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: Prof Robert Berry
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
- Academic Role: The Boots Prof of Accounting and Finance
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