Mathematics for Economics and Finance (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Alberto Peretti
Alberto Peretti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
primo semestre dal Sep 14, 2015 al Jan 8, 2016.
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Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the fundamental tools for the classical financial evaluation.
The course provides the classical arguments from Financial Mathematics.


1. Basic financial laws
2. Composed financial operations
3. Portfolio selection with two risky activities
4. Some hints on portfolio selection with n risky activities

The detailed program and further educational material are available in the course web page.

Teaching supply
The course consists of 48 hour lectures (equivalent to 6 credits).

Assessment methods and criteria

In order to pass the exam students are asked to pass a written exam, followed by an oral exam is in case of a non full sufficiency.

Intermediate test

Students have the possibility, after a half of the course, to pass a partial written exam, that will count for the final passing.
The intermediate test is discretionary and it does not prevent the student from refusing the result and taking the full exam. The student that passes the intermediate test may complete the exam by passing a similar final written test. The final score will be the mean of the two. An oral exam may be required again in case of a non full sufficiency.
The subjects of the intermediate test will be specified in advance in the course web page []. These subjects will be kept out the final test.
Students that pass the intemediate test may take the final test within the winter session.

The intermediate test is scheduled with the intent that students tackle from the beginning the subject matter in a regular and systematic way. They can get the advantage of passing one half of the exam. The intermediate test, in case of a failure, may also be useful to give important hints on what went wrong.

Further details may be found on the course web page.