TIØ4146 - Finance for Science and Technology Students

About

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours A

Course content

The course presents the major insights from financial economics in a way that assumes no previous knowledge of finance but that utilizes the quantitative skills of science and technology students. Topics include the analysis and decomposition of risk and the (Nobel prize winning) methods to price the risk of investments in real and financial assets, including options. The use of real options analysis to value flexibility in investment is extensively discussed. Modern theory of market efficiency is also included. The insights are primarily applied to investment analysis, but also to decision making problems like these: What are the relevant risks in investment decisions and how can they be priced? Should our pension fund pursue an active investment strategy or not? When has flexibility in projects value and how can that value be calculated?

Learning outcome

The course’s place and role in the study program: the course is aimed at science and technology students who want to understand how investment decisions regarding projects are made and who want to obtain sufficient knowledge of finance to be able to competently discuss the valuation of projects, including the strategic aspects of future expansion possibilities (real options analysis). The course is intended to convey the following knowledge: General knowledge about the workings of financial markets through arbitrage and equilibrium and markets’ role in allocating capital to productive investment opportunities and dividing risk over different capital categories. The course is intended to convey specific knowledge about the analysis and decomposition of risk and methods to price the risk of investments in real and financial assets, including derivatives like options. The course is also intended to convey specific knowledge about the use of real options analysis to value flexibility in investments and modern theory of market efficiency. Practical examples and exercises will help students to develop the necessary skills to apply this knowledge in practical decision making problems regarding investment, financing and risk management, both in a business and a private context.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. The course will be taught in English.

Further on evaluation

The re-examination, if any, can be oral instead of written. The examination paper will be made available in English only, but students can answer in English or Norwegian.

Course materials

To be announced at semester start.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK2005 2.5 2014-09-01
TIØ4140 3.7 2010-09-01
TIØ4145 3.7 2008-09-01

Timetable

Detailed timetable

Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 A 2017-11-29 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.