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Derivative Securities (BUS325)

Organisational Unit School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TMB-internal
Description This unit is designed to provide students with: a detailed understanding of the features and uses of the major derivative instruments; an understanding of how the major derivative instruments are valued and an introduction to the features of exotic derivative instruments. Alternatives to the Black-Scholes models, credit risk derivatives and advanced models in interest rate derivatives will also be examined. Work will be highly theoretical and mathematical, and a high standard is expected.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week.
Prerequisites BUS244 Treasury Management or BUS288 Treasury Management
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