Imperial College London

Dr Claudia Custodio

Business School

Associate Professor of Finance



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4.0953 Prince's GateSouth Kensington Campus




Finance and Financial Management - BUSI96017


This module will provide students with a foundation in the theoretical tools to analyse modern financial markets and the decisions of corporate firms. This theory of finance will enable students to understand why companies and financial markets (investors) behave the way they do. Throughout the module, the emphasis is both on the presentation of theory underlying each topic and on the problems and issues that arise when applying these theories in practice.

Key Concepts

  • Time value of money
  • Risk and return in financial markets
  • Optimal portfolio selection
  • The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Arbitrage
  • Valuation of stocks and bonds
  • Financial options
  • Risk management

Key Skills

  • Analytical skills within a financial context
  • Quantitative skill within a financial context
  • Critical reasoning


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