Investment and PortManagem Syllabus_2011 Spring

Investment and PortManagem Syllabus_2011 Spring - BUS 415...

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BUS 415: INVESTMENT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT SYLLABUS Course Title: Investment and Portfolio Management Department Name: Business Course Number: BUS 415a Semester Offered: Spring 2011 Course Meeting: Monday/Thursday, 4.00 – 5.15 pm, room MB 101B Prerequisites: BUS 306: Corporate Finance I .LRN Site : Instructor: Professor Miroslav Mateev Office Phone: (+ 359 0) 73 888 440 E-mail Address: [email protected] Office Location: AUBG, Main Building, room 217 Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday 13:30-16:00 pm Course Website: Professor Homepage: Course Description: This course is intended to introduce the concepts and tools of security analysis and portfolio management. The course content covers market structure and trade execution, client characteristics and their effect on portfolio construction, the asset allocation decisions, the security allocation decisions, market efficiency and trading strategies, and the use of option and futures contracts to manage the risk. In addition, selected topics related to portfolio risk management and emerging field of behavioral finance will be discussed throughout the course. Course Learning Outcomes: It is expected that the course will help students understand the underlying principles of security valuation and portfolio management, and will provide them the necessary background to enter the investment industry or related fields. Students should be familiar with net present value concept and dividend discount models, accounting statements, and basic statistical methods (including regression analysis). It is expected that everyone will be able to download data from the web and use spreadsheets to analyze it. At the end of the course students should be able to develop and use successful decision-making strategies, and possess analytical skills necessary to make effective and efficient investment decisions in a global business environment. Required Materials/Resources: Text book : Investments with Excel spreadsheets , by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus, 2009, McGraw-Hill International Edition (ISBN: 007 127828-7) Financial Calculator : you are not required to use financial calculators in my classes except during the exams but you may need to bring your laptops for those classes that require problem solving using Excel applications. 1
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E-mail/Webpage : You are required to visit the web page and print overhead slides/ handouts prior to coming to class for all lectures other than the first one. I shall provide handouts for Lecture 1 only. You are also required to download homework assignments, cases and supplementary problems on a regular basis from my faculty web site. Recommended Materials:
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