FINA-3331_001_Spring_20102011 - INVESTMENTS FINA 3331-001...

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Spring 2011 INVESTMENTS FINA 3331-001 Professor: Alexandra K. Theodossiou Office: Faculty Center (FC) 144 (to be changed) E-mail: Phone(s) : (361) 825-2769 and (361) 442-1446 (cell, for emergency calls only) Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Fridays 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. and by appointe- ment. COURSE SYLLABUS COURSE OBJECTIVES: The course aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of investing through theory and practice. Topics to be covered include indirect investing, securities markets, risk and returns, portfolio theory, stocks, market efficiency, and an introduction to derivatives. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Charles P. Jones, Investments: Analysis and Management, 10 th edition, published by John HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) ADDITIONAL READINGS Newspapers, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Financial Times. Buffett, Warren E. and Lawrence A. Cunningham, The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America , 2 nd edition. Carolina Academic Press, 2008. Schroeder, Alice, The Snowball . New York: Random House, 2008. Rappaport, Alfred, and Michael J. Mauboussin, Expectations Investing . Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2001. Graham, Benjamin, The Intelligent Investor , New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1949 (Foreword 2005 by John C. Bogle). ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS EXCEL, Blackboard, financial calculators (recommended TI BA II Plus), OTIS. Students can download the outline of presentations and notes from Blackboard
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- 2 - TEACHING METHODS: The material presented in the textbook provides the essential backbone of the course. However, rather than spend limited class time repeating textbook material, a fair amount of the class time will be devoted to activities that flesh out the material presented in the text (e.g., in-class exercis- es). For this teaching approach to work, it is necessary that students read all textbook material assigned for a class before coming to that class. Reading all assigned material before class, doing all other assigned homework on-time, consult- ing with the professor immediately when you need help, regular attendance, punctuality, and class participation are strongly recommended actions for the student to excel in this course. Syllabus updates and other course communication: All changes and announcements will be made in class at least once. If you anticipate being absent from class, find a classmate who can pick up handouts etc. for you, as you are responsible for keeping up with this course. Handouts will be brought to class only once, and will not be
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