Financial Modelling

Module code: MN7542

Module co-ordinator: Dr Alexandra Dias

Module Outline

This module will provide a foundation in applied financial modelling. It is designed to show how quantitative techniques can be used to analyse financial information and aid decision making.

At the end of the module students will be able to:

  • Summarise financial information in a format useful for decision making
  • Construct and evaluate quantitative models
  • Form an assessment of the likelihood of future events using past information
  • Analyse problems/opportunities using numerical information
  • Make inferences on the basis of survey information
  • Construct and evaluate quantitative models
  • Identify causal relationships
  • Evaluate quantitative analysis undertaken by others
  • Recognise the limitations of quantitative analysis. 

Topics covered

  • Summarising financial information in a format useful for decision making.
  • Assess the likelihood of future events using past information.
  • Analyse problems/opportunities using numerical information.
  • Make inferences on the basis of survey information.
  • Construct and evaluate quantitative models.
  • Identify causal relationships.
  • Evaluate quantitative analysis undertaken by others.
  • Recognising limitations of quantitative analysis.

Assessment

Essay Assignment (100%)