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FINC13-305: Options and Futures


This advanced finance subject explores the concept of derivatives and their associated pricing, hedging and trading strategies. This includes the rationale underlying derivative market structures and mechanics and the application and pricing of derivative products.

Subject details

FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • January 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2017: $4,205
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the contractual features and properties of forwards, futures, options and credit derivatives on a range of underlying assets and commodities.
2. Apply appropriate models to price forwards, futures, options and credit derivatives and demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical derivations and economic rationale underlying the models.
3. Demonstrate the ability to use option trading strategies.
4. Demonstrate the ability to apply and explain pricing models used for risk.
5. Develop a computational model for calculating measures of asset variance for a real-world derivative application.
6. Write an effective written report to communicate the potential usefulness and impact of chosen computational derivative model.


Students must have successfully completed FINC13-303 Portfolio Analysis and Investment Markets and FINC12-200 Fundamentals of Finance or equivalent prior to undertaking FINC13-305

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Enrolment opens16/07/2017
Semester start11/09/2017
Subject start11/09/2017
Cancellation 1?25/09/2017
Cancellation 2?02/10/2017
Last enrolment24/09/2017
Last withdrawal?06/10/2017
Teaching census?06/10/2017
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens12/11/2017
Semester start15/01/2018
Subject start15/01/2018
Cancellation 1?29/01/2018
Cancellation 2?05/02/2018
Last enrolment28/01/2018
Last withdrawal?09/02/2018
Teaching census?09/02/2018