• Offered by Mathematical Sciences Institute
• ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
• Course subject Mathematics
• Areas of interest Mathematics
• Course convener
• AsPr Pierre Portal
• Mode of delivery In Person
• Co-taught Course
• Offered in Second Semester 2024
Stochastic Analysis with Financial Applications (MATH3015)

This course gives a rigorous mathematical introduction to stochastic processes, stochastic differential equations, and their applications in finance. The first half of the course covers martingales, Poisson processes, Brownian motion, Ito integration, and stochastic differential equations driven by a Brownian motion. The second half of the course covers a range of more advanced topics to be selected by the students. This includes option pricing and investment optimisation, basics of Malliavinâ€™s stochastic calculus of variations, Black-Scholes formula and hedging, as well as aspects of the relationship between stochastic analysis and partial differential equations.

Stochastic Analysis with Financial Applications provides an accessible but mathematically rigorous introduction to financial mathematics and quantitative finance. The course provides a sound foundation for progress to honours and post-graduate courses in these or related areas.

Note: This is an Honours Pathway Course. It continues the development of sophisticated mathematical techniques and their application begun in MATH3029 or MATH3320.

## Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the core mathematical tools and fundamental concepts of modern financial mathematics;
2. Use stochastic calculus in mathematical and financial problems, including option pricing;
3. Demonstrate capabilities for advanced mathematical reasoning, analysis and modeling linked to the theory of stochastic processes.

## Indicative Assessment

1. Assignments (25) [LO 1,2,3]
2. Mid-Semester Examination (25) [LO 1,2,3]
3. Oral presentation (25) [LO 1,2,3]
4. Final Essay (25) [LO 1,2,3]

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Three lectures per week and regular workshops.

To be determined

## Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed MATH3029 or MATH3320. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed MATH6115.

## Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed textbook. Extensive lecture notes are provided.

"Stochastic calculus and financial applications" by M. Steele (ISBN 978-1-4684-9305-4) is highly recommended.

## Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500

## Course fees

Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 \$4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 \$6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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### Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8658 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person N/A