Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The main aim of this course is to present from a mathematical, financial, and computational point of view, some methods that allow to study decision problems which arise in domestic and international financial markets.
Expected learning outcomes
1. Theoretical knowledge: by the end of the course, students will be able to:
- acquire the basic vocabulary needed to allow students to engage with theoretical and practical problems related to the valuation of debts and financial investments,
- understand essential literature on debts and financial investments instruments and their markets,
- define the fundamental features of debts and investments (loans, mortgages, leasing, coupons and zero-coupon bonds),
- appreciate the importance of assessing risks and costs inherent with financial investments and debts.
2. Theoretical, applied, and methodological skills and comptences: by the end of the course, students will be able to:
- identify the relevant aspects of a problem or specific risk to hedge,
- organize and integrate data and information needed to find a solution,
- compare models and financial tools discussed during the course,
- solve evaluation problems..
3. Judgement and decision making skills: by the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- choose the most convenient alternative,
- apply the method which is more aligned to the problem under study.
4. Communication skills:
- present in writing analyses and results of pratical and theoretical problems and solution to exercises,
- use the students' forum (on moodle.unive.it) to discuss further problems and exercises.
5. Learning capability: the student is expected to:
- study the book indicated in the references and possibly to read the assigned chapters before classes,
- take notes,
- solve further exercises available online and at the end of the book.
Mathematics/Mathematics is mandatory.
1. Introduction to financial mathematics and financial rules; equivalent interest rates.
2. Financial equivalence; financial trading with inflation and currency risks.
4. Amortization of a debt.
6. Evaluation criteria of deterministic financial projects.
A. BASSO, P. PIANCA, Introduzione alla Matematica Finanziaria (3rd ed.), Wolters Kluwer, 2017
M. CORAZZA, L'n-esimo eserciziario di Matematica Finanziaria, Giappichelli, 2017
Further readings and exercises are available on-line at moodle.unive.it
Written examination entails the solution of two exercises similar to those solved in class, aiming at verifying the skills descrebd above. The solution of the exercises will entail all the logic and theoretical discussions which lead to the results. Students can apply for the exam only if they solved the on line tests obtaining a minimum grade.
Blended: timetable of on-line and on-site classes will be published before the beginning of the course on moodle.unive.it
See moodle.unive.it (application is mandatory for this course)
Type of exam
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals
This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development
Last update of the programme: 10/04/2018
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