Financial Mathematics

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Mathematics

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Finance, Mathematics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Statistics or BIOSCI 209; 15 points at Stage II in Mathematics

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Mean-variance portfolio theory; options, arbitrage and put-call relationships; introduction of binomial and Black-Scholes option pricing models; compound interest, annuities, capital redemption policies, valuation of securities, sinking funds; varying rates of interest, taxation; duration and immunisation; introduction to life annuities and life insurance mathematics.

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