|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Financial Economics, 7.5 credits|
|(Finansiell Ekonomi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Main field of study:||Economics|
|Academic school:||School of Social Sciences|
|Disciplinary domain:||Social Sciences 100%|
|Education cycle:||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Course level:||B (intermediate)|
|Progressive specialisation:||G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 credits from first-cycle courses)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2018 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Humanities, Social Sciences and Technology at Södertörn University on 2018-08-31 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
30 credits in Economics A and English B or equivalent.
On completing the course, the student is able to:
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The aim of the course is to introduce students to financial markets and institutions are organised and how trading in financial instruments works. The most important instruments, bonds and shares, are studied in detail with focus on how they are priced in the markets. This requires a theoretical insight into the thinking of individual savers, or investors, when balancing risks and returns. Theoretical portfolio models as CAPM will give insight of the balance between risk and return. Another subsidiary aim is that students is expected to have ability to applicate the theoretical models on real data observations. In this context are index models and the enlargement of those models, called “Multi-index model used and discussed. Those models are used in order to value stock market listed companies, assignment of those models will be given to students. The course ends with an introduction of pricing and basic investments strategies of derivate instruments as option- and forward contracts.
1001, Financial Economics, 7,5 credits
(Finansiell ekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%
Lectures. Some individual group work may be required in addition to the lectures.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.