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Financial Mathematics

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Course Unit Code151-0518/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
FUN01Mgr. Taťána Funioková, Ph.D.
Summary
The aim is to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of saving and investing that are of long-life practical use. These include savings accounts, annuities, loans, certificates of deposit, and buying and selling bonds or stocks including a bond portfolio target date immunization and an introduction to stock portfolio optimization. For all the problems a mathematical background, as well as an implementation using Microsoft Excel is introduced.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The main objective of the course is to help students understand the current concepts of finance, by solving specific problems. After completing this course the student will be able to classify and develop its current knowledge of valuation not only of various securities and get acquainted with issues of bond portfolio immunization, practical portfolios risk measurement and diversification. We focus on application of basic financial decision-making procedures based on the concept of time value of money with use of the MS Excel spreadsheet, including its Solver Add-in.
Course Contents
Subject’s Syllabus:
• Simple interest, some of the short-term securities
• Compound interest
• The time value of money and investment decision-making
• Money saving
• Income
• Debt redemption
• Models of income and loans
• Introduction to securities analysis
• Introduction to (financial) risk
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
FUNIOKOVÁ, Taťána. Introduction to financial mathematics. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2017. Series of Economics Textbooks, Faculty of Economics, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2017, vol. 28. ISBN 978-80-248-4081-9.

LOVELOCK, David, Marilou MENDEL a A. Larry WRIGHT. An introduction to the mathematics of money: saving and investing. New York: Springer, c2010. ISBN 978-1-4419-2232-8.
FUNIOKOVÁ, Taťána. Introduction to financial mathematics. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2017. Series of Economics Textbooks, Faculty of Economics, VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2017, vol. 28. ISBN 978-80-248-4081-9.

LOVELOCK, David, Marilou MENDEL a A. Larry WRIGHT. An introduction to the mathematics of money: saving and investing. New York: Springer, c2010. ISBN 978-1-4419-2232-8.
Recommended Reading:
BENNINGA, Simon a Benjamin CZACZKES. Financial modeling. 3rd ed. Cambridge: MIT Press, c2008. ISBN 978-0-262-02628-4.

BREALEY, Richard A., Stewart C. MYERS a Franklin ALLEN. Principles of corporate finance. 11th global ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education, c2014. McGraw-Hill series in finance, insurance, and real estate. ISBN 978-0-07-715156-0.
BENNINGA, Simon a Benjamin CZACZKES. Financial modeling. 3rd ed. Cambridge: MIT Press, c2008. ISBN 978-0-262-02628-4.

BREALEY, Richard A., Stewart C. MYERS a Franklin ALLEN. Principles of corporate finance. 11th global ed. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education, c2014. McGraw-Hill series in finance, insurance, and real estate. ISBN 978-0-07-715156-0.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Tutorials, Project work, Other activities
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined