Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation
Essex Business School
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
04 October 2018
Requisites for this module
MSC N42012 Accounting and Finance,
MSC N42024 Accounting and Finance,
MSC N31012 Banking and Finance,
MSC N31024 Banking and Finance,
MSC N30012 Finance,
MSC N30024 Finance,
MSC N39012 Finance and Investment,
MSC N39024 Finance and Investment,
MSC N30212 Finance and Management,
MSC N30224 Finance and Management,
MSC N34212 Financial Engineering and Risk Management,
MSC N34224 Financial Engineering and Risk Management,
MSC N30112 International Finance,
MSC N30124 International Finance,
MPH N30024 Finance,
MPH N30048 Finance,
MSD N30012 Finance,
MSD N30024 Finance,
PHD N30036 Finance,
PHD N30048 Finance,
PHD N30072 Finance,
PHD N300FA Finance,
PHD N300FJ Finance,
PHD N300PA Finance,
PHD N300PJ Finance
This module covers topics in mathematics that are required in finance modules at Master's level at Essex Business School. It focuses on basic algebra, compounding and discounting, calculus including optimization and dynamics. Little or no previous knowledge will be assumed. However the lectures will proceed at a quick pace, so you are expected to read the lectures notes in advance of the lectures.
The aims of the module are:
* To revise or teach basic mathematical skills
* To provide students with a basis of the mathematical techniques required in finance modules at Master's level at EBS
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
* Solve basic algebraic problems
* Calculate present and future values
* Handle nonlinear functions
* Differentiate functions to find marginal values
* Identify the minimum and maximum points of functions
* Understand the basics of optimisation under uncertainty
* Understand differentiation and integration
Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)
The mathematical techniques taught during the module will be useful not only during your Master's programme and future academic activities, but also in your professional life.
* Some of the methods taught will be directly applicable in professional financial roles
* More generally the mathematical skills you obtain in the course will help with problem solving tasks in professional life
No additional information available.
The course will be delivered via a 2-hour lecture and a 1-hour class each week. Students will be allocated to a specific class and attendance at classes is compulsory and will be monitored.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Norvald Instefjord
Dr Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 24 (80%) hours available to students:
6 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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