FIN 309 Computer Applications in Finance
This course provides the student with a thorough understanding of the application of quantitative model in finance. While the finance theory is briefly reviewed the majority of course consists of hands on application of modelling in corporate finance, investments, derivatives and risk management. Examination of different approaches to building financial models. Emphasis on the use of real financial data. Students are familiarized with various sources and uses of financial data. Coverage of various financial information sources as well as technology as they relate to the modeling applications. Utilizes various financial functions in Excel, the majority of this course focuses on the practical financial applications using spreadsheet software. The course assumes the student will obtain a basic working knowledge of Excel 2010 on their own. Those individuals without prior working knowledge of spread sheet can expect to spend additional time setting up early example spreadsheets to learn routine commands.