Analytics for Finance, Banking and Economics


Course description:


This course will build an advanced level of financial and economic analysis for MBA level students. Students will be exposed to methodology and practice used in quantitative analysis in investment funds, commercial banks, and central banks. The course will continue to advance students’ knowledge of finance, investments and monetary policies. In contrast to BBA level courses, the MBA course will concentrate on details and practical techniques of quantitative finance, risk management, investment analysis, and decision-making. The course includes theory, practical applications, and problem-solving techniques.


The course combines some introductory and advanced finance practical techniques and methodology. It’s is assumed that the students have completed Accounting courses previously. This course prepares the students for future work in the financial department, treasuries or risk management department of multinational companies or in investment companies, hedge funds, venture capital companies.


Learning objectives:

  • Understand the implications and methods of analysis of financial instruments
  • Understand and apply the methods and techniques of stock portfolio management
  • Understand the concepts and learn the techniques of technical analysis of stocks
  • Learn, assess and distinguish the influence of monetary policy and central banks on financial markets


Learning outcomes:

  • Valuateequity stock using Risk/Return characteristics
  • Assess the stock from alpha-based performance measures
  • Assess the stock using technical quantitative indicators
  • Valuate the bonds
  • Assess the state of monetary policy in a country
  • Assess the economic cycle ina country
  • Assess the balance risks of commercial bank
  • Find, analyze, interpret the data
  • Visualize the data according to modern requirements


Skills-based objectives

Students should be able to:

  • Analyze critically the results of analyses
  • Visualize the data and communicate the results
  • Work effectively in a small group to solve a problem
  • Use computers to support the evaluation of calculations
  • Communicate, in written report form, a solution to a practical problem
  • Communicate orally a solution to a practical problem


Language: English