MGMT 6520
Financial Modeling
This course is intended to introduce finance students to financial modeling, with a particular emphasis on financial derivatives and  fixed income instruments. The course is not intended to provide formal training in mathematics, hence it will generally avoid formal and rigorous derivations, theorems and proofs. Instead, the course is intended to provide a practical introduction to modeling for finance practitioners with a basic background in matrix mathematics, calculus, probability and statistics. More details are provided in the course syllabus and detailed notes and problems (with solutions) are available in the Readings and Coursepack. Other useful information and links are provided below and in Teaching and Courses. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor about any questions or problems that they encounter. Check the News link for various updates. Numerous problems and exercises with solutions are available through links below to the Readings and Coursepack, Sample Exams and Additional Problems. Students should not attempt this course with an insufficient quantitative background (including a comprehension of subject material from linear mathematics, statistics, calculus and an introductory financial management course). Elementary prerequisite work is available through the Elementary Mathematics Review and Additional Readings links below. Other useful information and links are provided below and in Teaching and Courses. Contact information and office hours are listed on the course syllabus.

Course Syllabus Exam Preparation Suggestions Useful Links for  Students
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