Security Analysis and Portfolio Management

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Course No: FINA.6210-061; SIS Class Nbr: 1887; SIS Term: 2840
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the main theories and practice of investments and portfolio management. The student will learn about various investment opportunities including real and financial assets; the investment environment including the money and capital markets; the investment process including identification of goals, data gathering and analysis etc.; and, decision making under a changing market environment. The material covered will include: selection of assets - with special emphasis on securities selection through technical analysis and fundamental analysis, computation of risk and return of individual assets, asset allocation and portfolio formation, computation of risk and return of portfolios, measurement of portfolio performance and rebalancing of portfolios. Also included in the material will be topics such as the "pyramid" approach, forecasting and the use of indicators and, market and industry indexes, models such as the CAPM, bond and stock valuation, mutual funds, domestic versus global investment etc.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Matriculated MBA, MSF, or MSA students who have completed FINA.5010 Business Financial Analysis, ACCT.5010 Financial Accounting , or permission of MBA/MSF coordinator.
  • Special Notes: If not currently matriculated in a Manning School of Business program, please contact the MBA staff at or call 978-934-2848 for permission to take courses.
  • Section Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Devendra Prasad
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Summer 2019: May 20 to Jul 28
  • Chat Hours: Tue 9:30-10:30pm*
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1965
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

*Chat Hours provide an opportunity for the instructor and students to communicate in "real time". It is an informative and interactive session where course related questions, answers, and discussions take place. While student attendance during chat hours is not required, it is highly recommended. Weekly chat sessions are archived for students who are not able to participate in the live chat sessions at the scheduled times.

Related Programs: M.S. in Finance, M.S. in Business Analytics

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