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040638 VO Basics of Finance (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture is only held digitally.
1.10., 15 Uhr: online meeting via Collaborate

There will be an online lecture on 19.11.2020 at 15:00.

Thursday 01.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 08.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 15.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 22.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 29.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 05.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 12.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 26.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 03.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 10.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 17.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Thursday 14.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Thursday 21.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 4 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture gives an introduction to basic ideas and fundamental concepts of finance at a graduate level, i.e. based on microeconomic concepts and by using mathematical methods.

Introduction (what is finance, key ideas in finance)
Financial Systems
Financial Decisions and the Theory of Choice, Foundation of the Net-Present-Value Concept (Fisher Separation)
Some Cornerstones and Key Ideas of Modern Finance
Efficient Market Hypothesis
Law-of-One-Price Concept and No-Arbitrage Pricing
Applications: Modiglinai-Miller Proposition I, Option Pricing, Term Structure of Interest Rates and Forward Rates
Bond Pricing and Bond Price Volatility (Duration, Convexity)
Classic Portfolio Theory

For more information visit
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/andrea.gaunersdorfer/teaching/basics.html

Materials for home-learning will be provided on Moodle.
These serve as complementary additions to the script, which allow the student to independently study the material.
We will discuss formal concepts and examples during the classroom units.

Assessment and permitted materials

written exam about the topics discussed in the lecture

Permitted materials for the exam:
No documents (neither notes nor formularies) are allowed. A simple, non-programmable calculator, without matrix operations, which does not plot graphs, solve equations, and does not compute derivatives or integrals is allowed.

Please note that mobile phones, smart watches etc. must be out of reach during the exam.

For more information please visit
http://homepage.univie.ac.at/andrea.gaunersdorfer/teaching/basics.html

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For passing the exam you need 50% of possible points.

Examination topics

Topics discussed in the lecture or which material is provided in Moodle.

Reading list

A. Gaunersdorfer, Basics of Finance, Lecture Notes, September 2020.

http://homepage.univie.ac.at/andrea.gaunersdorfer/teaching/basics.html

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