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Options Primer Course Grading Policy


Baruch MFE Director
The following is the grade distribution and policy for the course. Each level will have a grading weight assigned to it. Each individual HW assignment will be scored on a 0-100 scale. The score for each level is calculated based on the average score of all assignments in that level. Quizzes are not graded.

To encourage class participation, an extra 5% will be rewarded to the most active students. This extra credit is provided only to those students who have really established a 'forum presence' throughout their duration in the course; it will be provided at the discretion of the TAs.

In order to earn the certification, you need to achieve an average of at least 70% for the course. A Certificate with Distinction will be awarded to those earning 90% or more.

Level 1: European Options (15%)

Level 2: Options Trading Strategies (15%)

Level 3: Black-Scholes Framework (15%)

Level 4: Greeks and Hedging (15%)

Level 5: Implied Volatility (15%)

Final exam (25%)