371 outline - COMM371 INVESTMENT THEORY Course Outline COURSE GOALS The course aims to familiarize students with the workings of asset markets and

371 outline - COMM371 INVESTMENT THEORY Course Outline...

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COMM371: INVESTMENT THEORY Course Outline COURSE GOALS The course aims to familiarize students with the workings of asset markets and introduce the fundamental tools of asset valuation. Three important asset classes will be covered: fixed-income securities, stocks, and derivatives. Students will be acquainted with theory, applications, and empirical evidence concerning security markets. LEARNING OBJECTIVES While the main goal of the course is to familiarize students with the fundamental theoretical concepts, we will also emphasize the concepts’ practical applications. This will be done through a case study, Excel computer coursework, and homework assignments. Students will be exposed to real-life examples and applications using up-to-date data from financial markets. Lectures will also cover main empirical results from current academic research papers that are related to the course topics. Students will understand the relationship between risk and return and will be able to value fixed- income securities, stocks, and derivatives. Students will also know how to form a portfolio of financial assets. ASSESSMENT SUMMARY Course grade will be a weighted average of six marks with the following weights: Marked homework assignment I 5% Midterm exam 35% CAPM project 5% Marked homework assignment II 5% Participation 5% Final exam 45% PROGRAM GOALS B.COM Critical Thinking Analytical Decision-making Oral & Written Communication Ethics & Sustainability - 1 -
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