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FINC13-305: Options and Futures

Description

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

TypeUndergraduate
CodeFINC13-305
EFTSL0.125
FacultyBond Business School
Semesters offered
  • September 2018 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2019 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2020 [Standard Offering]
Credit10
Study abroadAvailable to Study Abroad students
Study areas
  • Business and Commerce
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2018: $4,247
  • Commencing in 2019: $4,290

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.

Prerequisites

Please check the subject outline for pre-requisite subjects.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

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
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/07/2018
Semester start10/09/2018
Subject start10/09/2018
Cancellation 1?24/09/2018
Cancellation 2?01/10/2018
Last enrolment23/09/2018
Last withdrawal?05/10/2018
Teaching census?05/10/2018