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Module Title LM Financial Modelling Techniques
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 26687
Module Lead Jane Binner
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
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Restrictions Available to only students on the MSc Financial Management programme.
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Description This module teaches students a wide range of techniques for summarising data analysing data, estimating models and testing hypotheses. The module has three sections. In the first section, students will learn the techniques for calculating measures of central tendency and dispersion of a dataset, such as mode, median, mean, range, standard deviation, skewness and kurtosis. Statistical inference from the classical linear regression model will cover concepts of hypothesis testing and construction of confidence intervals for regression coefficients.

In Section two, further developments of the classical linear regression model will include the breakdown of the classical regression model assumptions e.g. multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation and remedies for these problems.

In the final section, students will learn parametric techniques for analysing data, constructing financial models and testing the goodness of fit of models Topics that will be covered will include multiple regression analysis, moving average processes, autoregressive processes, ARCH and GARCH processes and an introduction to forecasting. More sophisticated models such as logit and probit models and an introduction to simultaneous equation models as well as the strengths and limitations of each technique will conclude the module.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • determine the appropriate technique(s) to use to summarise a set of data, apply the technique(s) and interpret results obtained correctly;
  • determine the appropriate probability model(s) to use to estimate the likelihood of occurrence of some events that a finance manager is interested in, apply the model(s) and interpret results obtained correctly;
  • determine the appropriate parametric technique(s) to use to test a hypothesis, construct suitable financial models, apply the technique(s) and interpret results obtained correctly;
  • determine the appropriate non-parametric technique(s) to use to test a hypothesis, apply the technique(s) and interpret results obtained correctly;
  • demonstrate critical awareness of the strengths and limitations of any technique that they use.
Assessment 26687-01 : Class Test : Class Test (40%)
26687-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (60%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments:
A 1-hour class test (40%) and a 3-hour restricted book examination (60%).

Reassessment:
A 3-hour closed book examination (100%).
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