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LT013070 LRS25/TKM9 Financial modeling and simulation 6 ECTS
Organised by
Accounting and Finance
Person in charge
Mika Vaihekoski
Preceding studies
Completion of the courses LR05 and TKMY3 is strongly recommended.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to deepen students' knowledge on the application of the financial theory on practical situation. Moreover, the course aims to teach students how to use Excel to solve financial questions and to build financial models.


Building models with Excel for corporate finance, investment analysis, bond and stock pricing, portfolio management, derivatives and simulation. Basics of Excel´s Visual Basic for Applications macro language.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

Lectures/computer lab exercises 24 h in English (4 hours/week, Vaihekoski).

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Project / practical work
  • In English
  • In English
Project / practical work and Exercise(s)

Home assignments and final project.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
60% of the grade will be based on the home assignments and 40% of the grade will be based on the final project.

Recommended year of study

4th III

Study materials

1. VAIHEKOSKI, MIKA, Rahoitusalan sovellukset ja Excel. WSOY 2004. 951-0-29067-X.
2. BENNINGA, SIMON, Financial Modeling. The MIT Press 2008 (3rd edition) or newer, 0262026287.
Supplementary material for the course.
Other material required and/or distributed by the lecturer.

Further information

This course is offered every other year.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Accounting and Finance
Department of Accounting and Finance
Department of Accounting and Finance
Department of Accounting and Finance
Turku School of Economics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Accounting and Finance
Accounting and Finance
Business Law
Quantitative Methods in Management