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Theory of Finance

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 3, 4 модуль


Course Syllabus


It is an introductory course to the theory of finance. The course starts with discussing the basics terms such as the cashflows, NPV, and progresses towards more advanced topics. It also discusses empirical puzzles and practical applications of the financial concepts. After mastering this course, the students will gain initial knowledge on the theory of finance and will be able to apply it in solving some simple real life problems.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To know theories of finance and their appropriate applications
  • To critically analyze the given problem and to derive comprehensive solutions for the given problem
  • To identify a problem and select appropriate models to solve it
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To know basic financial concepts
  • To build financial models of the projects and firms
  • To identify appropriate models to address business problems
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Financial Mathematics 1
  • Financial Mathematics 2
  • Investment Decisions
  • Valuation of Bonds
  • Valuation of Common Stocks
  • Portfolio Theory
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Current trends in Finance
  • Banking system and regulators
  • Banking Finance 1
  • Banking Finance
  • Stock Market Infrastructure: Professional Participants and Their Licensing
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Analysis of financial instruments
  • Financial Institutions
  • Public Finance
  • International Finance
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Test1
  • non-blocking Midterm
  • non-blocking Lecture quizzes
    Small quizzes on the lectures that students do with their sellphones.
  • non-blocking Project
  • non-blocking Test2
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2023/2024 4th module
    0.2 * Test1 + 0.1 * Project + 0.05 * Lecture quizzes + 0.1 * Test2 + 0.2 * Exam + 0.3 * Midterm


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, & Franklin Allen. (2020). ISE EBook Online Access for Principles of Corporate Finance: Vol. Thirteenth edition. McGraw-Hill Education.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • International finance, Pilbeam, K., 2013
  • MARKOWITZ, H. (1952). Portfolio Selection. Journal of Finance (Wiley-Blackwell), 7(1), 77–91. https://doi.org/10.2307/2975974