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# SCU FNCE 124 WINTER - LEAVEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FNCE 124| INVESTMENTS| WINTER 2010 PROFESSOR SURY PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION

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LEAVEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FNCE 124| INVESTMENTS| WINTER 2010 P ROFESSOR S URY PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS **SUBJECT TO CHANGE** PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to provide a rigorous and analytic framework for the fundamental concepts in investments. Students who master the course material will acquire the analytical tools and financial theory necessary to make rational investment decisions and understand the paradigms by which financial securities are valued. The course relies heavily upon quantitative and analytical techniques to further develop the economic intuition behind the securities markets. Mastery of this course will prepare students for advanced courses of study in many of the featured topical areas. Those who have a serious interest in building a strong foundation for a career in portfolio management, securities analysis, or trading will particularly benefit from this program of study. As a prerequisite, the course assumes a background in economics, probability, statistics, and regression analysis. Use of a spreadsheet package such as Excel will be vital for the homework assignments, saving time and aiding in understanding the material. Some use of calculus and/or linear algebra may also be required. This syllabus is subject to modification. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING The course requirements are as follows: Requirement Unit Value Total Value Midterm Examination 30% 30% Final Examination 40% 40% Top 4 HW/Quizzes 5% 20% Capital Market Briefs/News 5% 5% Class Participation 5% 5% 100% In those rare cases of extraordinary and productive contributions to class discussions or to CMB/news, an additional 5% may be awarded. Grading Key: A(+) = 97% - 100% A = 93% - 96.9% A- = 90%-92.9% B+ = 87% - 89.9% B = 83% - 86.9% B- = 80%-82.9% C+ = 77% - 79.9% C = 73% - 76.9% C- = 70%-72.9% D+ = 67% - 69.9% D = 63% - 66.9% D- = 60%-62.9% F = Less than 60%

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## This note was uploaded on 03/02/2010 for the course FNCE 124 taught by Professor Sharathsury during the Winter '10 term at Santa Clara.

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SCU FNCE 124 WINTER - LEAVEY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FNCE 124| INVESTMENTS| WINTER 2010 PROFESSOR SURY PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS COURSE DESCRIPTION

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