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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3645 Advanced Finance

10 creditsClass Size: 360

Module manager: Jie Chen

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS2205 Corporate Finance
LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Advanced finance is a capstone financial theory module building on the knowledge developed in levels one and two.


This module aims to provide students with an advanced understanding of financial and investment theory.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Explain the essential principles of advanced finance and investment
- Critically evaluate topical developments in advanced finance using appropriate analytical tools and discuss some of the more challenging and contentious issues in the discipline

Skills outcomes
Subject Specific Skills:
- Apply mathematical and statistical skills to problem solving scenarios
- Apply knowledge of current theory and appropriate analytical tools to solve complex financial problems


Indicative content:
- Introduction to Capital Markets
- Analysing Securities
- Equity valuation models
- Asset pricing models
- Principles of Behavioural Finance
- Quantitative Investment Strategy
- Introduction to Portfolio Management

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback will be available through seminar activities as well as Q&A related to the exam.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:21


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