Checking date: 10/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Quantitative methods and financial mathematics. Homogeneization course
Study: Master in Business Administration (MBA) (301)

Coordinating teacher: TOLDRA SIMATS, ANNA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 2.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
This is an introductory course. As such, there is no prerequisite to take this course.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
After this course students should be able to: Objective 1: Understand the idea of the time value of money. Objective 2: Learn techniques to discount cash flows. Objective 3: Develop the knowledge required to use Financial Mathematics for the decision-making process inside the firm.
Description of contents: programme
1. Present value. 2. Annual equivalent rate. 3. Credit market instruments. 4. Secondary markets and rates of return. 5. Yield to maturity. 6. Loans: French method. 7. Increasing coupons.
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES Theory recitations (12 hours). Practical classes (8 hours). Individual work performed by the student (20 hours). TEACHING METHODOLOGY -Theory classes. -Practical classes. -Homework.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • J. Berk and P. DeMarzo. Corporate Finance. Pearson. 3rd Ed
  • M. Grinblatt and S. Titman. Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy. McGraw-Hill. 2nd Ed
  • R.A. Brealey , S.C. Myers and F. Allen. Principles of Corporate Finance. McGraw-Hill. 11th edition
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