Financial markets and personal finance (BØK445)


Course description for study year 2023-2024

Facts

Course code

BØK445

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

Norwegian

Learning outcome

Knowledge

Students will have knowledge about

  • The main instruments and features of money- and capital markets
  • The main instruments and features of foreign exchange markets
  • The determination of interest rates
  • The investment alternatives available to households and small firms
  • Optimal investments, financing and savings given personal preferences and financial constraints
  • Principles of pension plans, the role of taxes and other relevant regulations

Skills

Students will learn how to

  • Assess and manage foreign exchange rate risk
  • Calculate interest rate risk on bond investments
  • Assess the risk and costs related to financial investments
  • Use real-world skills necessary to design, execute, and evaluate investment proposals that meet financial objectives

Required prerequisite knowledge

None

Recommended prerequisites

BØK260 Corporate Finance
The students should be familiar with excel.

Exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours Letter grades Valid calculator

Coursework requirements

Mandatory hand-in

Open for

Business Administration - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.

Literature

The syllabus can be found in Leganto