FIN2302 Financial Economics
Pre-requisite: ECO1000 and FIN1101 and FIN1103 and STA2300
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/ict/students/standards/default.htm
Financial Economics 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 course will also incorporate a methods component covering quantitative applications commonly encountered in finance. 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 an analysis of the data and encouraged to interpret the results obtained.