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Financial Mathematics

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
learn the fundamental kinds of interest calculation, annuity and pension calculation as well as net present value calculation;
be able to apply these methods to economic problems.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course aims to provide students with a mathematical foundation for courses in financing, teach them the skills necessary for independent mathematical formulation and solving relevant problems, and show them how to apply mathematical problem-solving strategies using computer tools.
The course will mostly cover the basics of interest calculation, consequences and series, pension and annuity calculation, present value and capital value as a basis for investment calculation, introduction to decision theory, and asset management.

recommended or required reading

Pfeifer, A.: Praktische Finanzmathematik, 5. überarb. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main, 2009.
Salomon, E., u. W. Poguntke: Wirtschaftsmathematik. 2. Aufl., Köln, 2001.
Schwarze, J.: Elementare Grundlagen der Mathematik für Wirt-schaftswissenschaftler. 8. überarb. Aufl., Herne, 2011.
Tietze, J.: Übungsbuch zur Finanzmathematik. 7. überarb. Aufl., Braunschweig, Wiesbaden, 2011.
Tietze, J.: Einführung in die Finanzmathematik. 9. überar. Aufl., Braunschweig, Wiesbaden, 2009.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Brent Kigner, PhD

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

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type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable