This module concentrates on three core areas of Finance, each of which is currently delivered in a single module under MSc Finance programme. In addition, it employs the methods/models taught in the module called Econometrics for Finance, and aims at providing students with practical applications in Finance research and preparing them to undertake the dissertation research in semester 3.
A. Critically evaluate academic literature in areas such as corporate finance, asset pricing, and financial markets. B. Apply empirical methods and methodology to undertake finance research. C. Gain a solid understanding of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the research methods and methodological issues in financial topics such as corporate finance, asset pricing, and financial markets. D. Be able to present and articulate the research project in a logical and focused structure with a good use of visual aid, solid information and sound explanation.
The module will be taught using a combination of lectures, seminars and computer applications.