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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY SEIDMAN COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Department of Finance Course Syllabus – Winter 2011 MISSION STATEMENT : The Seidman College of Business provides a rigorous learning environment, with a student focus, regional commitment and a global perspective. In its teaching, scholarship and service activities the College innovates, applies knowledge, and integrates knowledge. COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE : FIN 321 A – Investments CLASS ROOM AND MEETING TIME : 107D 1:00PM-1:50PM MWF PREREQUISITIES : FIN 320 and STA 215. Not to be taken concurrently with Fin 320. INSTRUCTOR : Robert Yocius OFFICE : DEV 324C OFFICE HOURS : MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM & 11:50AM- 12:50PM AND BY APPOINTMENT (Please do not hesitate to set up an appointment with me if you cannot meet during the designated office hours). : Office 616-331-7427 E-mail : [email protected] REQUIRED TEXT : Fundamentals of Investments by Charles Corrado and Bradford Jordan, Third edition (2005), McGraw-Hill Irwin Publishers. StockTrak voucher in the book SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS : Access to sources of investment information. Recommended sources of investment information are the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Investors Business Daily, Fortune, etc. Additional required resources are access to the Internet, spreadsheet and word processing programs. COURSE DESCRIPTION : This course is designed to provide you with the fundamental principles of investments. It introduces the investment environment, including the securities markets and their regulation, and explains the sources of investment information. Characteristics of investment and speculative assets such as bonds, stocks, options, futures and analysis of their risk and return will be covered. International aspects of investing will be explored, as well as ethical considerations. SKILL OBJECTIVE(S): 1. To improve the student’s analytical skills through the evaluation of investment assets.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE(S) : 1. To develop a basic understanding of the investment environment. 2. To learn the basic characteristics of the various investment vehicles (assets) available in the marketplace today. 3. To focus on the implication of the international investment opportunities available today. 4. To learn the basics of portfolio management, especially, diversification and asset allocation. BLACK BOARD: All students should check the course site continuously throughout the semester. Helpful information, homework, sources of information, announcements, and grades will be posted on Blackboard. You can access it from any computer with internet access. The website address is http:/ COURSE EVALUATION PROCESS : Testing will include two examinations during the semester, a final exam, quizzes, homework, and a group trading project . Quizzes:
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