154-0509/02 – Real Options Application (AROe)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits3
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Miroslav Čulík, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Miroslav Čulík, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
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CUL33 doc. Ing. Miroslav Čulík, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Aim of the course is to teach students to employ real option methodology in selected areas of financial decision-making. Course will enables the students: - to apply new approach for problem solutions of valuation and decisio-making, - to evaluate and compare its advantages in comparison to traditional methods, - to propose optimal decisions for a firm under the risk.

Teaching methods



Real options is a flexible approach for decision making about real assets, where assets are valued by using financial option pricing models. The main idea relies on the possibilities to make future decisions with option characteristics and can be exercised under pre specified conditions. It is necessary to identify these options, value them and comprise them into firm decision process.

Compulsory literature:

DiLELLIO, James: Real Option Modeling and Valuation: A Decision Analysis Approach Using DPL and Excel. London: ‎ Independently published, 2018. 136 pp. ISBN 978-1521238592. MUN, Jonathan: Real Options Analysis: Tools and Techniques for Valuing Strategic Investments and Decisions with Integrated Risk Management and Advanced Quantitative Decision Analytics. London: ROV Press, 2016. 695 pp. ISBN 978-1734497359. MUN, Jonathan: Applied Analytical - Applied Project Management: Applying Monte Carlo Risk Simulation, Strategic Real Options, Stochastic Forecasting, Portfolio management, Project Management.‎ ‎New York: IIPER Press, 2020. 143 pp. ISBN 978-1734481150.

Recommended literature:

JACKSON, Liam, et al. Applied Analytical - Oil and Gas Decommissioning Risk Management: Applying Monte Carlo Risk Simulation, Strategic Real Options, Stochastic Analytics. London: IIPER Press, 2020. 266 pp. ISBN 978-1734481174. LARRABEE, T. a J. VOSS. Valuation Techniques: Discounted Cash Flow, Earnings Quality, Measures of Value Added, and Real Options. New York: Wiley, 2012. 624 pp. ISBN 978-1118397435. SCHONE, M. Real Options Valuation: The Importance of Stochastic Process Choice in Commodity Price Modelling. Berlin: Springer, 2015. 118 pp. ISBN 978-3658074920.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Examination composed of two parts (writen, oral)


Other requirements

There are no other requirements on student.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
154-0525 FM Financial models Compulsory


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction - option types, poarameters, intrinsic value, payoff function. 2. Option valuation models (models classification, assumption, application possibilities). 3. Real options - fundamental terms, analogy to financial options, real options types, parameters. 4. Real options – risk and flexibility in valuation, project valuation (passive and active approach). 5. Solution of selected issues and problems by using Real Option Valuation SLS 2016. 6. Valuation of portfolio of real options - description, valuation possibilities, solution of selected problems. 7. Valuation of portfolio of real options – impact of correlation on subaditivity of real option values. 8. Valuation of real options with multiple sources of uncertainty. 9. Valuation of selected exotic real options by using Valuation SLS 2016. 10. Valuation of real options with changing volatility. 11. Valuation of selected real options by using Real Option Valuation SLS 2016. 12. Valuation of selected real options on the basis of simulation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Examination (written and oral part)

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2022/2023 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2021/2022 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (N0412A050005) Finance P English Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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