This class was tough.
The course is challenging and you need to be internally driven to keep up. Remember, it's a graduate course at an AACSB accredited school. So it won't be easy. The first test focuses on concepts learned in undergraduate financial management. But the remaining tests are much more difficult. So start strong in-case you stumble on a subsequent test.
I use the portfolio balancing strategies aimed at business portfolios in my personal retirement plan. The most odd thing I learned in this course is that, in certain cases, portfolio risk can actually be reduced by infusing more risky, higher beta stocks.
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Advice for students:
Study two hours per day, six days a week. Don't try to cram all 12 studies hours into a day or two on the weekends. You will perform poorly on the course exams trying to cram.