Financial Modeling is designed specifically for students studying Finance. It aims to provide practical relevance and real-world application to finance concepts. Adopting a problem-solving approach, it focuses on computational issues in corporate finance, asset portfolios and stock options. The areas covered by the course include application of net present valuation approach, capital cost estimation, financial statement forecasting, asset and option pricing, portfolio optimization. The course intends to provide students with theories and modelling skills required for financial decision making in business and management and also enable students mastering the quantitative skills and computation techniques required to solve practical problems.

Quantitative tools are used more and more to support managers’ decision making, especially in this age of Information Technology. This course aims at providing students the basic skills needed to effectively and efficiently work with quantitative tools, specifically the ability to analyze, organize, design, and use spreadsheet tools and models in solving a variety of problems such as accounting, financial, or managerial problems. The primary goal of the course is to encourage a more disciplined thinking process in the way students approach situations. The secondary goal is to help students using quantitative tools and relevant modeling practices to support the decision makers