Master of Financial Economics consists of twelve (12) multi disciplinary modules. The total contact time is 600 hours including the methodology lectures on assignment writing.

There will be an examination paper for each of the twelve (12) courses.

  • Scope of the Study

    The course addresses the behavior of individuals and firms in the economy, examining issues such as individual optimization, the behavior of the firm in different market environments, exchange and general equilibrium. Applications to various markets will also be discussed.  Market failures in the presence of asymmetric information, externalities, and public goods are also discussed. Experimental economics will be incorporated to a few topics

  • Scope :

     The module covers a bunch of short-run, medium-run and long-run macroeconomic models and a few sectoral models. A brief introduction to macroeconomic policy will also be provided. Then the role of expectations will be introduced and some of the concepts discussed during the first half of the course are reconsidered in the context of a world where expectations matter. Finally, some topics on open economy macroeconomics will be introduced

  • Scope:

    This course is intended to offer a good knowledge in the fundamental techniques of econometrics and its applications on the area of finance. It assumes that students have some basic knowledge in mathematics and statistics. Students who do not have some basic knowledge in statistics will need to work particularly hard in order to catch up. Practical examples will be used in order to apply the theory and MS EXCEL and Minitab/Eviews will be used to analyze data.

  • Scope:

    Macro environment of international business and finance; Micro level how key variables of exchange rate and interest rates determined in international environment

  • Scope :

    This course is intended to offer a good knowledge in Public Finance principles, Policies applications on the area of public finance. It assumes that students have strong knowledge in macroeconomics. Students who do not have knowledge in practice will need to read hard in the area in order to bridge the vacuum.

  • Scope :

    First, we discuss empirical tests of market efficiency, analyzing the predictability of asset returns. The degree of market efficiency is investigated in the event studies measuring the stock price response to such economic events as share repurchase or dividend announcement. Then, we study the possible applications and validity of the CAPM and multi-factor asset pricing models, with particular attention to the return anomalies (e.g., size and book-to-market effects) and the equity premium puzzle. Finally, we discuss how to evaluate portfolio performance, using the example of mutual funds. In particular, we analyze performance persistence, dynamic strategies, and impact of the survivorship bias.

  • Scope :

    There are no fixed topics for this course although the major themes to be covered appear in the syllabus. Important current events may be selected depicting wider areas of the world economy. Topics proposed at the commencement of the course provide only basic guidelines to the student, which may be replaced by new topics taking into account the new developments in the world economy.

  • Scope:

    This course covers selected major theories, concepts and case studies in the field of accounting and management, which are specially related to financial institutions and intermediates. The area of study also covers public and private consumption and related issues in developed and developing countries.

  • Scope :

    The focuses the functions of private and public sector financial institutions in Sri Lanka   with a special emphasis on the post liberalized developments in the field.   Students are supposed to be touch with the new developments in the world financial institutions and their implications to Sri Lanka. As much as possible, theoretical knowledge is applied in order to apply to the ground reality of the industry.

  • Scope :

    This course is intended to offer a good knowledge of fundamental techniques of project appraisal in private and public sectors with a special emphasis on  applications of those techniques in various sectors of the economy. It assumes that students have some basic knowledge of economic theory and accounting. As much as possible, real life examples will be used in order to apply the theory and the use of computer soft ware for project appraisal will be encouraged.

  • Scope of the Study:

    This course is intended to offer a good knowledge in the fundamental techniques of statistics and its applications on econometrics in analyzing the area of financial statistics. It assumes that students have some basic knowledge in mathematics and statistics. Students who do not have some basic knowledge in statistics will need to work particularly hard in order to catch up. Practical examples will be used in order to apply the financial theory and statistical software for data analysis.

  • The broad objective of this module is to prepare managers for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding managerial carrier. For achieving this task, it is important to provide sound knowledge in theory and practice of management, that enhance the skills of managing organizations to become an effective manager and develop “a right” set of attitudes to be a good member of the management team in specifically and an organization in general.