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Portfolio Management

Undergraduate | CUR-BAN36 | 2024

Hone your finance specialisation with the essential theories of portfolio management. Strategise around investments and risk management. Evaluate portfolio performance. Be relevant with up to date knowledge of current developments and controversies.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Portfolio Management

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Apply the concepts of mean variance analysis and portfolio theory to select and create an optimal investment portfolio.
    2. Analyse the different characteristics and fee structures of mutual funds and hedge funds, the importance of liquidity in asset pricing with a preliminary understanding of high-frequency trading and market microstructure and cryptocurrency.
    3. Evaluate the performance of different stocks and investment portfolios and explain the techniques for diversifying risk and managing portfolio risk.
    4. Create an individual investment portfolio and use different techniques to evaluate its performance.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

and one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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