Metropolitan State University

FIN 496 : Financial Derivatives

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ACCT 210 Financial Accounting AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
FIN 390 Principles of Finance AND
FIN 392 Corporate Finance AND
MATH 115 College Algebra AND
STAT 201 Statistics I

OR

ACCT 210 Financial Accounting AND
ECON 202 Microeconomics AND
FIN 390 Principles of Finance AND
FIN 392 Corporate Finance AND
MATH 210 Calculus I AND
STAT 201 Statistics I  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
The course will focus on financial derivatives, and their applications to the management of investment portfolios and business risk. Emphasis will be placed on the role of derivatives markets in the financial system, the principles of derivative pricing, applications of derivatives in risk management, and some of the main causes of the recent global financial crisis. The course also addresses the rationale for regulation in this market.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/17/2014 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Know how derivative markets function,
  2. Understand the principles of derivative pricing and be able to price futures and options,
  3. Be able to use derivatives in managing investment portfolios and business risk.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None