The course is included in these curricula and study modules

Ib 2001 - 2004 - Financial markets


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

3 cr

Competency aims

The objective of the course is to deepen the skills and knowledge gained in the course "Finance" as well as give new knowledge regarding investment instruments.

Learning outcomes

The student will be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the financial markets and the theories applicable. In particular, the student will be able to quantify risks and their effect on expected returns. The student can demonstrate a basic knowledge of the instruments available on the financial markets (e.g. shares, bonds, derivatives). The student has a basic understanding of portfolio theory

Course contents

Net present value and IRR calculations
Calculating risks
The financial markets
Portfolio theory

Prerequisites and co-requisites

The course "Finance" or equivalent

Previous course names


Additional information

Attendance at lectures by visiting industry representatived is mandatory.

Recommended or required reading

Richard A Brealey, Stewart C Myers: Principles of Corporate Finance,
McGraw-Hill 2000

Study activities

  • Lectures
  • Assignments
  • Excursion
  • Exercises


  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Written tests


Eldon Sveinn

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Will be given during the first lecture

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