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FIN2302 Financial Economics and Methods

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Version produced : 30 December 2013

Requisites

Pre-requisite: ECO1000 and FIN1101 and FIN1103 and STA2300

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware

Synopsis

Financial Economics and Methods is a course in economic theory and relevant applications for finance students. It draws upon well-established microeconomic theory, which helps to provide an understanding of the interactions between agents and markets within the global financial system. The course also develops macroeconomic theory that directly relates to the monetary and banking system. A solid foundational understanding of financial economics is critical for students to develop core competency in finance.
The methods component of the course will cover quantitative applications commonly encountered in finance, particularly computations using Excel. This component will be a hands-on, application approach involving the use of real-world financial data. Students will be provided the background to conduct analysis of data and encouraged to interpret the results obtained.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2012 On-campus Toowoomba