Quantitative Methods in Finance


  • To provide students with the statistical and computing skills which are necessary to fully understand modern banking and finance operations.

Learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of:

  • simple probability
  • statistical testing
  • the linear model
  • least squares estimation and its properties
  • the causes of failure in the linear model
  • the concepts of time-series analysis
  • the use of Excel to manipulate statistical data
  • the use of Excel to estimate linear models.

Division: ECN

Coordinator: Professor David Bell



This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.

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