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Financial Mathematics II
(dt. Finanzmathematik II)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (3 SWS), recitation class (1 SWS),
180 hours (60 h attendance, 120 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Business Mathematics.
One semester,
Jedes zweite Sommersemester
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Dr. Marcus Porembski, Prof. Dr. Hajo Holzmann


  • Stopping Times and American Options
  • Limit considerations in the binomial model
  • Stock price and Brownian movement
  • Stochastic Analysis
  • The Black-Scholes Model
  • Risk management with options
  • Interest rate derivatives and interest rate model

Qualification Goals

The students shall

  • be familiar with the principles of continuous financial market modelling,
  • stock price processes,
  • be familiar with selected products and the functioning of the interest rate market,
  • be able to price basic equity and interest rate derivatives and derive corresponding risk ratios.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: Elementary Stochastics, Financial Mathematics I.


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Business Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Business Mathematics

When studying M.Sc. Business Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Applied Modules in Business Mathematics.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

Recommended Reading

  • Porembski, M.: Vorlesungsskript ”Finanzmathematik”
  • Elliott, R.J., Kopp, P.E.: Mathematics of Financial Markets, Springer, 2005
  • Bingham, N.H, Kiesel, R.: Risk-Neutral Valuation. Pricing and Hedging of Financial Derivatives, Springer, 2004
  • Irle, A.: Finanzmathematik, Teubner, 2003
  • Shreve, S.E.: Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models , Springer, 2008

Please note:

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