Course Title: Quantitative Methods in Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Quantitative Methods in Finance

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018


Malaysia Institute of Managemt


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 1 09


Singapore Inst of Management


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Offsh 4 11,
Offsh4 12

Course Coordinator: Dr Mark Stewart

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5879

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces mathematical and statistical techniques used in the finance industry. These techniques will be applied to problems that are relevant in Accounting, Economics, Finance and Financial Planning, with a specific focus on the Quantitative Methods body of knowledge recommended by Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Use various mathematical and statistical procedures to analyses financial data. CLO2: Draw analytical conclusions from financial data using descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and inference, correlation analysis and regression. CLO3: Use the relationships between variables to forecast their future value to inform strategic decisions. CLO4: Communicate quantitative findings to decision makers, stakeholders and the general public.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities. These will include; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems and producing written work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.   Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 25%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 25%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.