Advanced Financial Theory (AFT)

Course description

The course will provide a thorough understanding of main advances in the central concepts of financial theory. The course is designed for those with demonstrated finance skills who wish to deepen their knowledge of finance and develop a specialization in one or more sub-disciplines of finance. The course also provides an appropriate foundation for students intending to proceed to the PhD program in Finance.

The lectures of this course cover materials from the following four topics: corporate finance, market structure and efficiency, hedge fund strategies, and derivatives. Students choose two of these topics for their first assignments, and then specialize in one of those two for the final assignment.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The overall aim of the course is to advance students understanding in financial theory, and to facilitate the application of financial theory to enable students to read and think critically and creatively about financial issues. On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
1. Demonstrate quantitative rigor, apply the necessary analytical skills and techniques to assess a wide range of theoretical issues in finance.

Skills and abilities
2. Identify, critically assess, and evaluate empirical finance

Judgement and approach
3. Demonstrate the ability to design, conduct and report independent research in the areas of financial theory.

Please Note !

There will be no new admissions to this course.

Course title:
Advanced Financial Theory
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 3 4
Rate of studies: 50%
Level: Graduate level (second cycle)
Credits: 7.5
Language of instruction: English


Course coordinator:
Oskar Sjölander
Head of course:
Sara Jonsson