Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2012/2013
Canadian Excellence

MA270
Financial Mathematics I
0.5 Credit

An introduction to mathematical methods from linear algebra, calculus, and probability theory used in the financial analysis of problems in areas such as bond pricing, capital budgeting, making decisions under certainty/uncertainty, utility theory, portfolio optimization, binomial and log-normal asset pricing models, introductory no-arbitrage pricing of forwards and options, risk analysis.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
MA103 (or MA110*), MA122; MA240 or a similar course in probability and statistics (e.g., EC205/BU205, EC255/BU255, EC285)
Notes
3 lecture hours; 1.5 lab hours every other week

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision May 23, 2012: MA270 Lab hour change; effective September 1, 2012.