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FIN 580 G2 - Special Topics in Finance - Data Science & Python for Fin.

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Lectures and discussions relating to new areas of interest. See class schedule for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters. Credit is not given for FIN 528 and FIN 580 (66393), Section ADF. Prerequisite: Varies by section.

Special Instructions:

The financial industry is increasingly adopting Python. Libraries such as NumPy and pandas provide extraordinary insights into data analysis. This course focuses specifically on introducing Python for financial analysis. The first part of the course provides a detailed understanding of Python basics. Data structures, numerical computing with NumPy, and data analysis with pandas will be explained. The second part applies Python in solving problems in corporate finance and performing investment analysis. Making capital budgeting decisions, valuing securities with pricing models, measuring risk and returns, and optimizing portfolios will be discussed.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2

Term(s): Spring


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