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: 2009V
Preferential right:
-Master in Business Administration (M-ØA) and M-IØ
Course contents:
The course covers key topics and problem issues within financial market analysis and financial risk management; portfolio optimization, market efficiency, 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:
Three assigments accepted in order to present oneself for final exam. Accepted assignments are valid for one year.
30 hours home exam (counts 100 % of the total grade):  Individual analysis of a given case.
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: Approx 40 hours. Class for practical problem solving using PCs:Approx 20 hours.
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