Course Code: MBA632
Hours Distribution: 3 Lec
Course Type: Major Electives (Major E)
This course examines the investment environment and the investment process. An investment is the current commitment of money or other resources in the expectation of reaping future benefits. The investment process involves identifying objectives and constraints, formulating and implementing strategies, and monitoring and updating the portfolio as needed. This course is about applying finance theory to the practice of investments. Topics include building a term structure model, building a fixed income portfolio, performance standards and measurement, and the role of futures and options in portfolios. Major topics include investment alternatives, securities markets and trading mechanism, risk and return analysis, modern investment theory, valuation, analysis and management of bonds, common stocks and derivative securities, and investment performance evaluation.