Summer Programme

Finance, Big Data and Analytics Summer Programme
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Course Content

Course Objective

This two-week summer programme aims to help students adapt to the changes in an industry that demands for Business Finance Knowledge and Financial Data Analytics skills. Students will be immersed in real-life investment and finance case studies from NUS Business School professors, as well as hands-on coding tuition and exercise with real financial data. In addition, they will have opportunities to study in a world-class trading lab run by the Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments (CAMRI), as well as network with our Finance faculty and industry practitioners.

 

Target Audience

This summer programme is designed primarily for local and overseas undergraduate students who want to take advantage of their summer break to advance their knowledge of finance, financial data analytics and programming. Non-undergraduates may apply too. The intake is limited to 40 students.

 

Course Fees

SGD 6,000 (excl GST) for full-time undergraduate students

SGD 7,000 (excl GST) for all other participants

 

Programme Schedule (*subject to change)

Week 1: Foundation in finance with in-depth Case Studies
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 12:00 Opening Speech Finance and Investments Finance and Investments Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Markets and Institutions
Finance and Investments
14:00 - 17:00 Finance and Investments Finance and Investments Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Markets and Institutions
Week 2: Experiential Learning and Coding with Big Data in Finance
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 12:00 Financial Valuation and Simulation using Bloomberg (CAMRI Lab) Financial Valuation and Simulation using Bloomberg (CAMRI Lab) Financial Analytics and Coding in R (CAMRI Lab) Financial Analytics and Coding in R (CAMRI Lab) Industry visit and practitioner talk
14:00 - 17:00 Financial Valuation and Simulation using Bloomberg (CAMRI Lab) Financial Valuation and Simulation using Bloomberg (CAMRI Lab) Financial Analytics and Coding in R (CAMRI Lab) Financial Analytics and Coding in R (CAMRI Lab) Meeting with MSc and PhD programme directors
Closing Speech

Finance and Investments

by Prof. Ruth Tan
This topic aims to teach students to make sound managerial, financial decisions by introducing them to corporate finance and portfolio management through the use of real-life case studies.

Financial Markets and Institutions

by Prof. Yeo Wee Yong and Dr. Zhang Weiqi
This topic will help students to understand the major roles and integration of financial markets and institutions and implications for resource and risk management through the use of real-life case studies.

Financial Valuation and Simulation using Bloomberg

by Dr. Lee Hon Sing
Students will learn valuation theories and apply various methodologies with Bloomberg and VBA simulation on three areas of finance – stock valuation, wealth management and derivatives – through hands-on practice in the CAMRI Lab.

Financial Analytics and Coding in R

by Dr. Ben Charoenwong
Students will learn how to analyze financial databases and apply coding in R through hands-on practice in the CAMRI Lab.

World-class Faculty

Sumit AGARWAL

Head of Department, Finance
Professor of Finance, Economics and Real Estate
Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Professor
PhD, University of Wisconsin
MA, Economics, University of Wisconsin
BSc, Computer Science, University of Wisconsin

Sumit is the Head of Finance department and a Professor in the departments of Economics, Finance and Real Estate. His research on issues related to household finance, behavioural finance, international finance, real estate markets, and capital markets has been published in top tier journals and cited in international media. He has consulted with the World Bank, was a senior financial economist with the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago and held the position of Senior Vice President in the Small Business Risk Solutions Group of Bank of America.

ZHANG Weiqi

Academic Director for the Summer Programme
PhD, NUS Business School
B.Comp (Honors), E-Commerce, minor Financial Mathematics, National University of Singapore

Weiqi is a senior lecturer with the Department of Finance. She has taught undergraduate, graduate, executive education courses to a large cross section of students, and her areas of expertise include Personal Finance & Wealth Management, Financial Markets, Investments and Portfolio Management, and Technologies and Data Analytics in Finance. Her research interests include empirical asset pricing , asset allocation, portfolio management and FinTech. Her research has been published in leading academic journals, including Management Science.

Johan SULAEMAN

Associate Professor
Dean's Chair
Academic Director for the MSc in Finance programme
PhD, University of Texas, Austin
M.F.E, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
B.S.E., Computer Engineering, University of Michigan

Johan is the Academic Director for the MSc in Finance programme.

He serves as the Research Director of the Centre for Asset Management Research & Investments (CAMRI). Johan currently teaches courses on Portfolio Theory, Asset Allocation, and Derivatives. His research has been published in internationally renowned journals and cited in various international publications, including the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Ruth TAN

Associate Professor
PhD, University of Washington
Msc. Pennsylvania State University
B.Acc, National University of Singapore

Ruth is an Associate Professor of Finance who teaches Financial Markets, Financial Management and Corporate Finance. She has been awarded the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award and was placed on the Honour Roll for her commitment and performance in teaching.

YEO Wee Yong

Associate Professor
PhD, Indiana University
M. Business, Indiana University
B.B.A (First Class Honors), National University of Singapore

Wee Yong is an Associate Professor of Finance who teaches Financial Markets, Private Equity and Investment Banking. He has won several educator awards, including the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award. He was placed on the Honour Roll for his commitment and performance in teaching.

LEE Hon Sing

Deputy Head of Department
PhD, Northwestern University
B.Sc. (First Class Honors) in Mathematics, NUS

Lee Hon Sing is the Deputy Head of the Finance Department at NUS Business School. He has won several Outstanding Educator awards, and has co-authored books including Introduction to Calculus and Matrices with Applications in Asset Pricing, and Dynamics of Financial Systems: Instruments, Markets and Institutions. Hon Sing has taught various courses including Financial Modelling, Numerical Methods for Financial Engineering, Research Methods for Finance, etc.

Ben CHAROENWONG

Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Chicago
B.Sc. in Honors Economics, Honors Statistics, and Financial Mathematics

Ben is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the National University of Singapore Business School. His research includes studying the interaction of supply chain and financial leverage decisions, pricing the voting component of common stock, and the regulation of investment advisers. Ben teaches undergraduate and postgraduate International Financial Management, and R Programming in Finance.

Certification

Students who successfully complete the programme will receive:

  • An NUS Business School certificate of participation
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate upon completing eight hours of e-learning modules

Awards

The top two students will receive:

  • An NUS Business School MSc in Finance scholarship worth SG$6000 (subject to successful selection and enrolment)
  • A recommendation letter from the programme’s Academic Director

Prerequisites

Students need to submit the following documents:

  1. A current resume
  2. University transcript
  3. TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

 

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Enquiries

For further inquiries about the Finance Summer Programme at NUS Business School, please email finsummer@nus.edu.sg


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Course Fees
SGD 7000 for all applicants and SGD 6000 for full time undergraduate students
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Date
22 July to 2 August 2019
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Days
2 weeks

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