Subject details

On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

  • CLO1: Examine the general investment framework and investment alternatives available in the market 
  • CLO2: Apply ethical financial decision making based on knowledge of the principles of market participation 
  • CLO3: Apply security valuation techniques and assess economic factors to analyse the performance of an actual security 
  • CLO4: Research various popular investment vehicles and compare them to less familiar alternatives 
  • CLO5: Create a portfolio to meet a client’s need and assess the role of risk and return in the investment decision process.
  • Topics
    • The Investment Environment
    • Asset Classes and Financial Instruments
    • How Securities Are Traded
    • Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies
    • Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
    • Equity Valuation Models
    • Risk, Return, and the Historical Record
    • Capital Allocation to Risk Assets
    • Optimal Risky Portfolios
    • The Efficient Market Hypothesis
    • Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject explores core aspects of investment theory and management in a rapidly changing financial environment. It provides you with analytical techniques and the theoretical and practical skills of investment analysis, stock markets and securities. You will evaluate and analyse issues related to investment management, assess, manage and create portfolios, examine and appraise securities and explore institutions and financial instruments.

In this subject you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various online discussions and activities comprising of individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects. 

  • Assignment 1 - Assessment - Linked CLOs: 1, 3 (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Final Exam - Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

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