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Advanced Financial Theory

  • 7.5 credits

The overall aim of the course is to advance students understanding in financial theory, and to facilitate the application of financial theory to enable students to read and think critically and creatively about financial issues.

The course will provide a thorough understanding of main advances in the central concepts of financial theory. The course is designed for those with demonstrated finance skills who wish to deepen their knowledge of finance and develop a specialization in one or more sub-disciplines of finance. The course also provides an appropriate foundation for students intending to proceed to the PhD program in Finance.

The lectures of this course cover materials from the following four topics: corporate finance, market structure and efficiency, hedge fund strategies, and derivatives. Students choose two of these topics for their first assignments, and then specialize in one of those two for the final assignment.



  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Course coordinator:
    Head of course: Sara Jonsson