FINC616-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Financial Modelling

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


Application of spreadsheet tools to financial decision-making and analysis

This course is designed to equip students with a deeper understanding of selected topics in corporate finance and portfolio models with spreadsheet skills at a level appropriate for financial analysts.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, a successful student will be able to:
  • apply methods and models for discounting for time and risk in valuation

  • use mean-variance analysis to model the diversification of risk and asset pricing

  • apply spreadsheet methodology to event studies and measuring Value at Risk

  • apply spreadsheet functions and VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) in finance
  •  apply modelling techniques to finance, including sensitivity analysis, goal seeking, simulation and optimisation
  •  effectively present a problem/issue/situation/scenario


Subject to approval of the Head of Department


Equivalent Courses

Course Coordinator

Kuntal Das


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignments 20% 2 x 10%
Final Exam 40%
Lab Test 20%
Lab Test 20%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $992.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

All FINC616 Occurrences

  • FINC616-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021