A 2-hour lecture will be held each week at E4B 208 on Thursday from 8am to 10am.
A 1-hour tutorial / computer laboratory session will be held each week at E4B 208 on Friday from 10am to 11am.
All lecture and tutorial exercises and solutions will be available on iLearn.
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials
There are no prescribed textbooks. Lecture notes will be provided..
Beninga Principles of Finance with Excel, Oxford (ISBN 978 0 19 975547 9)
This book may be used to by students to learn about using excel for the various financial calculations involved in the course, during the tutorial / computer lab sessions.
Options Futures and Other Derivatives (6th Edition) by John Hull & Solutions Manual to
Options Futures and Other Derivatives (6th Edition) by John Hull
Options Futures and Other Derivatives (7th Edition) by John Hull & Solutions Manual to
Options Futures and Other Derivatives (7th Edition) by John Hull
Options Futures and Other Derivatives (8th Edition) by John Hull & Solutions Manual to
Options Futures and Other Derivatives (8th Edition) by John Hull
Technology Used and Required
- Students will require access to the internet to download lecture slides and tutorial solutions.
- The assignment and most tutorial exercises will require the use of word processing and/or spreadsheet programs.
- In most weeks we will be using excel spreadsheets for the various financial calculations needed. Our classes are held in a computer laboratory and all students will have access to a computer with the required software installed on it.
- Students will be instructed in how to use excel for the purposes of the unit
Unit Web Page
Course material is available on the learning management system (iLearn)
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au/course/view.php?id=17757
Teaching and Learning Activities
- The unit is taught via lectures, tutorial exercises and the use of spreadsheet software for implementing models and calculations for the purpose of financial decision making
- Each lecture is self-contained and structured according to the summary provided in the “weekly curriculum” section below. Students are expected to read the relevant material prior to the lecture, so that they are familiar with the material to be covered. This will greatly enhance your learning experience.
- Dealing with advanced material in our subject area requires a range of generic skills. This unit aims at developing such skills. The lectures and in particular the assignments and tutorial exercises are tailored to enhance critical analysis, problem-solving and creative thinking, comprehension, computing and writing skills.
- You should take the time to work on the problem sets, since they will tend to be similar in nature to the problems you see on the test and exam. Solutions will be provided for the assigned selected questions.
- We cover many examples of financial valuation and decision making problems and how to solve these using spreadsheets. Our approach is one of learning by example and by practicing using excel to solve financial decision making problems.