Course code BUS322

BUS322 Investment Analysis and Financial Risk Management

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Course responsible: Ole Gjølberg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
-Master in Business Administration
Course contents:
The course covers key topics and problem issues within financial market analysis and financial risk management: - stock pricing, - dividends analysis and risk, portfolio optimization, interest and currency markets - risks and risk management, - bonds pricing and management, - bond management evaluation, - forward markets - futures pricing and tools for risk management, - stock option pricing - investment and risk management through stock options, calculating capital costs.
Learning outcome:
By completing the course, the students will acquire key qualifications within contemporary financial market analysis and finance management. Key concepts include: portfolio optimization, finance management evaluation, risk analysis of financial markets, stock option pricing and calculation of capital costs.
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises in the computer lab. The students are expected to become familiar with computer software for financial analysis and investments. The students should also closely follow the financial and commodity markets (stocks, options, futures, interests, currencies).
Bodie, Kane and Marcus, Investments. Distributed materials and web sites.
Basic finance, statistics/econometrics, microeconomics.
Recommended prerequisites:
Financial accounting, cost accounting, operation analysis.
Mandatory activity:
2-3 assigments accepted in order to present oneself for final exam.
2-day examination. Individual analysis of a case.
Nominal workload:
In accordance with NMBUs norm.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 30 hours. Supervised exercises in the computer lab: 30 hours.
In collaboration with internal and external colleagues in this subject area and people in the financial market. External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått