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; portfolio optimization, market efficiency,  futures pricing and the application of futurtes in risk management, evaluation of fund performance
Learning outcome:
By completing the course, the students will acquire key qualifications within contemporary financial market analysis and finance management. Key concepts include: risk and return, portfolio optimization, fund performance evaluation, the CAPM, efficient markets, risk management
Learning activities:
The course will consist of a mix of traditional lectures and classes with practical exercises. Students are expected to bring their lap tops to lectures/classes and  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).
Teaching support:
Fronter will be a major hub for notes, course information, data for analysis, software etc
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.
30 hours home exam. Individual analysis of a given case. Accepted (pass) for the mandatory assigments is a pre-requisite for taking the final exam.
Nominal workload:
In accordance with NMBUs norm.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: 30 hours. Class for practical problem solving using PCs: 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