FINAN303-21A (TGA)

Computer Modelling in Finance

15 Points

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Division of Management
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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: leanne.cooper@waikato.ac.nz
: uwt@waikato.ac.nz
: tiruni.john@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The objective of this paper is to equip students with financial modelling skills using a computer spreadsheet, including generic skills such as performing sensitivity analyses, running simulations and solving valuation problems in finance. The paper will also introduce students to more advanced programming techniques in financial modelling, including defining often used financial functions and performing complex tasks with Visual Basic programming codes.
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Paper Structure

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Activities

  • Test 1
  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Test 2

LECTURES AND TUTORIALS

3 hours= 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour tutorial) .

Please note that all students should attend the first Lecture on 1 March 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Understand the principles of specific statistical techniques [LO1]
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  • Analyse, summarise and prepare raw data [LO2]
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  • Develop simple computer models to solve financial problems [LO3]
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  • Apply, interpret and communicate the results of the models developed [LO4]
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Assessment

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The application for special consideration can be found under Files. Further information is available at
http://www.waikato.ac.nz/sasd/examinations/exams3.shtml
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Individual Assignment 1
9 Apr 2021
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test 1
14 Apr 2021
6:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 2
3 Jun 2021
6:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Individual Assignment 2
11 Jun 2021
6:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Exam
0
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Online Support

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PowerPoint slides and Tutorial materials will be available on Moodle.
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Workload

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The course has 36 (3X12) contact hours (lectures and tutorials).

The rest of the 114 hours expected workload in this 15-point paper can be distributed as follows:

28 hours to complete the Projects, 30 hours to prepare for and attend the Test and 56 hours to prepare for and attend the Final Exam.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: FINA201 or FINAN200 or FINAN202

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FINA415 and FINA515

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