Read about the selection of Finance 400-level papers available at Otago. From advanced studies in corporate finance, empirical finance and financial management to a full-year dissertation or case study – our 400-level papers will help you develop specialist finance knowledge.
FINC 402 Advanced Corporate Finance (not offered in 2022)
Aspects of finance theory and policy and international financial management. Includes directed reading and seminars related to corporate financial management.
FINC 403 Studies in Capital Markets (S1)
Aspects of investment and portfolio management and financial institutions and markets. Includes directed reading and seminars related to the functioning of capital markets.
FINC 405 Mathematical Finance (S2)
The necessary mathematical techniques used in continuous-time finance, including stochastic calculus, partial differential equations and applied probability.
FINC 406 Advanced Empirical Finance (S2)
Provides an understanding of the methodology and techniques used in empirical research, enabling students to do independent research. Analysis and criticism of current empirical literature.
FINC 410 Advanced International Financial Management (not offered in 2022)
Uses various teaching methods to develop problem identification and problem-solving skills that are necessary in a modern multinational corporation.
FINC 411 Financial Risk Management (not offered in 2022)
Quantification and analysis of the market risks facing corporate and financial service firms.
FINC 412 Financial Analytics (not offered in 2022)
Examines financial analytical methods for the analysis of cross-sectional and time-series data on stock returns.
FINC 420 Energy Finance (S2)
Introduction to energy and carbon finance/markets, placed in their broader energy and environmental policy context.
FINC 425 Governance Issues in Finance (not offered in 2022)
An introduction to the finance literatures relating to internal and external governance mechanisms and their effectiveness across publicly listed firms.
FINC 460 Advanced Fixed Income Securities (not offered in 2022)
Topics relevant to fixed income securities. Students are exposed to literature about fixed income securities, prepare a research project and learn the skills of presentation.
FINC 498 Special Topic: Advanced Modelling of Climate Finance Risks (S2)
Advanced modelling of the financial impacts of climate change-related risks. Data extracting and processing tools and advanced forward-looking modelling skills such as climate stress testing and geospatial finance risk modelling.
FINC 499 Special Topic: Behavioural Finance
Provides insights from psychology to explain financial market behaviour. Provides hands-on experience using SAS and Bloomberg to examine the relationship between investors’ trading patterns and anomalous behaviour of asset prices.
FINC 580 Research Project or FINC 501 Applied Project (FY)
Investigation of a problem at a critical and analytical level, backed by appropriate applied and academic literature.
An investigation of a business problem (real or simulated), backed by appropriate applied and academic literature.
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