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DRE 7015 Topics in Asset Pricing

DRE 7015 Topics in Asset Pricing

Course code: 
DRE 7015
Course coordinator: 
Charlotte Østergaard
Course name in Norwegian: 
Topics in Asset Pricing
Product category: 
PhD Finance courses
2018 Spring
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One semester

A one semester course comprised of 2-3 different topics in the area of Asset Pricing. The course will primarily be taught by faculty from BIs finance department who will teach a topic of their own choosing, typically, but not necessarily, a topic related to the lecturer’s own research agency. The course is intended for students who wish to write their thesis in asset pricing and related topics.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge
  1. To give students insights into current research topics in the area of Asset Pricing.
Learning outcomes - Skills
  1. To give students insights into how to structure a research question and write papers.
Learning Outcome - Reflection
  1. To help students get acquainted with the research areas of the finance faculty and to promote interaction between faculty and PhD students.
  2. To help students formulate and get started on their own research.
Course content

Each topic may be comprised of standard lectures and/or research paper reading sessions and student presentations of research papers. It may be part of a lecturer’s topic that students submit a research proposal or other smaller assignments.
The exact topics of the courses may vary from year to year depending on which faculty teaches the course. A complete list of articles and book chapters will be distributed in advance of the course.

Learning process and requirements to students


Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information



Enrollment in a PhD programme is a general requirement for participation in PhD courses at BI Norwegian Business School.
External candidates are kindly asked to attach confirmation of enrollment in a PhD programme when signing up for a course. Other candidates may be allowed to sit in on courses by approval of the course leader. Sitting in on a course does not permit registration for the course, handing in exams or gaining credits for the course. Course certificates or confirmation letters will not be issued for sitting in on courses.

Required prerequisite knowledge

DRE4012 Asset Pricing Theory or similar.


Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
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Written submission
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Internal and external examiner
Examination when next scheduled course
100No1 Month(s)Individual
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:1 Month(s)
Exam code:DRE70151
Grading scale:Pass/fail
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
Group work / Assignments
130 Hour(s)
Specified learning activities (including reading).
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A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of at least 160 hours.