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MN3116   Financial Markets and Investments

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module is designed to give students a broad appreciation of world financial markets and the investment opportunities that lie within these markets. The module will cover major asset classes including equity, fixed income, financial derivatives and other alternative investments (e.g. hedge funds, private equity, real estate and commodities) as well as the relevant valuation techniques for these securities. Students will be introduced to regression analysis and how it can be applied in the process of investment management.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MN3101

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 1 tutorial (x 4 weeks), and 2 optional consultative hours ( x 11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 26

Guided independent study hours: 174

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr D Oto-Peralias