UCL School of Management

Module Fact Sheet

MSIN202P: Finance I


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Taught by
2nd year BSc/MSci Management Science
Delivery method
2-hour lecture (x 8 weeks) and 2-hour seminar (x 8 weeks)
90% unseen 3-hour examination; 10% individual assignments

Course overview

Good managers, more than ever need to have a deep understanding of finance and financial markets. This module introduces students to the core ideas of modern financial theory including financial intermediation and institutions, money markets, equity and bond markets, portfolio analysis and CAPM, FX and derivatives. By the end of the course students should be acquainted with the key ideas of modern finance.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module, a student will be able to:

  • Understand how financial markets operate.
  • Analyse equities and bonds.
  • Undertake portfolio analysis.
  • Price simple financial assets.
  • Understand the various derivative instruments and their uses.

Topics covered

  • Financial intermediation and institutions. 
  • Money markets. 
  • Equity markets. 
  • Bond markets. 
  • Portfolio analysis. 
  • CAPM.
  • FX
  • Derivatives. 

Assessment summary

90% assessed by exam and 10% assessed by coursework.

Essential reading

Finance and Financial Markets by Keith Pilbeam. 

Past versions of this module

MSIN0021 18/19

MSIN202P 17/18

MSIN202P 16/17

Last updated Friday, 27 September 2019