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FINC412 Financial Analytics

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Examines financial analytical methods for the analysis of cross-sectional and time-series data on stock returns.

Financial analytics is the in-depth analysis of large financial datasets using statistical methods and programming. It has a wide range of applications in investments and corporate finance, including assisting with the construction and evaluation of investment opportunities. Financial analytics is essential for students who wish to enter the investment banking and corporate finance professions. It also provides a strong base for research in finance.

Paper title Financial Analytics
Paper code FINC412
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,113.72
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,177.04

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Recommended Preparation
FINC 302 and FINC 308
Notes
May not be credited with FINC499 taken in 2019 or 2020
Contact

accountancyfinance@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Lecturer Edwin Ruan

Paper Structure

The paper covers two key themes:

  • Cross-sectional analysis
  • Time-series analysis
Teaching Arrangements

Stata software will be available for the students via Student Desktop platform to use during the lectures.

Textbooks

Empirical Asset Pricing: The Cross Section of Stock Returns by T. G. Bali, R. F. Engle, S. Murray, John Wiley & Sons, 2016.

E-book is available in library at https://ebookcentral-proquest-com.ezproxy.otago.ac.nz/lib/otago/detail.action?docID=4451896

Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Research, Self-motivation
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:

  • Understand financial data (in particular, CRSP via WRDS and Bloomberg)
  • Acquire the programming skills in a particular statistical software (e.g., Stata)
  • Demonstrate the knowledge on cross-sectional analysis, such as portfolio analysis and Fama-Macbeth regression analysis
  • Apply the knowledge on time-series analysis, such as in-sample analysis, out-of-sample analysis and asset allocation analysis
  • Demonstrate appropriate financial analytics in solving financial investment problems in academic research and in practice (e.g. investment banks) by using a statistical software
  • Acquire the ability to report, interpret and present the results

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Examines financial analytical methods for the analysis of cross-sectional and time-series data on stock returns.

Paper title Financial Analytics
Paper code FINC412
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Recommended Preparation
FINC 302 and FINC 308
Notes
May not be credited with FINC499 taken in 2019 or 2020
Contact

Contact: Department of Accountancy and Finance

Teaching staff

To be confirmed

Textbooks

To be confirmed

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

To be confirmed

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Timetable

Semester 2

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41