Financial Modelling

The details
Essex Business School
Kaplan Singapore
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
22 June 2023


Requisites for this module


BE333, BE937

Key module for

BSC N420JS Accounting and Finance,
BSC N420NS Accounting and Finance,
BSC N390JS Banking and Finance,
BSC N390NS Banking and Finance

Module description

This module introduces students to quantitative methods that can be used to empirically analyse some of the theories introduced during other finance modules on their programmes, including asset pricing, portfolio analysis and corporate finance.

With extensive use of appropriate quantitative software (EViews) students will be able to use real data to analyse financial models. An important component of the module involves using classical statistical concepts to test hypotheses relating to financial models.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

  • To familiarise students with techniques for handling financial data.

  • To build a bridge between financial theories and practice.

  • To introduce students to regression analysis with financial applications.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of regression analysis and hypothesis testing.

  2. Appropriately apply and interpret regression models.

  3. Conduct appropriate hypothesis tests of financial models.

  4. Examine and manipulate data using EViews.

  5. Estimate financial models using EViews.

Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)

This module is geared towards building up or enhancing the following transferable skills:

  1. Fluency in data download, manipulation and statistical analysis.

  2. Ability to run basic statistical models and interpret and present findings.

  3. Obtain knowledge of additional issues in regression analysis that will allow you to appropriately apply these methods in a wider range of situations.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • One 2-hour lecture per week.
  • One 1-hour workshop per week.

During the workshops you will be taken through examples using EViews.Each workshop shall consist of a number of tasks that relate to the preceding lectures and are designed both to give students an opportunity to apply the methods covered in the lecture and also improve their understanding of them.

Although teaching staff will be available to answer queries you will nevertheless be expected to work independently during these workshops. Should you fail to complete all tasks for a given workshop you are advised to continue with the tasks in your own time. If you continue to have difficulties you should make use of the lecturers’ office


The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Exam  Reassessment Main exam: Remote, Open Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period) 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
40% 60%


Coursework Exam
40% 60%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Ilias Chronopoulos, email:



External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
Essex Business School

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