Financial Economics Preparatory Course

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Albina Danilova and Dr Amil Dasgupta


This course is compulsory on the MSc in Finance and Economics and MSc in Finance and Economics (Research). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The aim of this course is to supplement the Economics pre-sessional course and provide students with the essential quantitative methods for the core Finance course FM436. The course will introduce foundational material essential to the study of both asset pricing in continuous time and corporate finance theory.


30 hours of lectures in the MT.

Indicative reading

Mikosch, Elementary Stochastic Calculus (1998), World Scientific; Shreve, Stochastic Calculus for Finance I, II


No formal assessment. Students will sit a mock exam based upon the material to aid learning.

Key facts

Department: Finance

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Non-assessed

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Application of numeracy skills