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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title Advanced Finance B
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Accounting and Finance (DNU)
Module Code 07 14952
Module Lead T B A
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Full Term
Co-requisites Advanced Finance A - (07 14951)
Restrictions Available: BSc Accounting and Finance (and with language) and the Department of Economics
Must be available to take final exam
Description The module will cover current developments in the Finance and Investments area and will provide a framework and structure of various financial problems. Topics covered include Modern Portfolio Theory, Asset Pricing Theories, Derivatives, Market Efficiency, Investment Performance Evaluation, Fixed Income Securities; and Global Investment.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to: Understand and measure risk in financial markets; understand the relationship between risk and return; understand the nature and pricing of derivative securities; understand the efficient capital markets and empirical challenges to market efficiency; appraise various risk-adjusted return measures, and use these measures to evaluate investment performance; understand the fixed income investments and the related topics; understand the foreign exchange rates and risks involved in global investment.
Assessment 14952-01 : total mark : Other (DNU) (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions (Assessed jointly with 07 14951/2)
3 hr unseen written examination (semester 2)
Reading List
Elton, E & Gruber; M. Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis. 5th ed. Wiley.