Introduction to Financial Derivatives

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Course No: FINA.4410-061; SIS Class Nbr: 14058; SIS Term: 2910
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course is an introduction to financial derivatives. The primary emphases are the valuation and practical application of these instruments for both hedging and speculation. Topics include the characteristics of options, forward contracts, futures, and swaps; arbitrage and the valuation of derivatives; creating value and profit diagrams; and the structure of the derivatives markets. Ethical and economic issues associated with the use of derivatives as reported in the current financial press will also be covered

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: FINA.3010 Financial Management, or FINA.3210 Investment and Portfolio Analysis.
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Chi Zhang
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2019: Sep 04 to Nov 10
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1155
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester, nonrefundable registration fee for credit courses.

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