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SOMA 4523 Investment Management


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course explores the fundamental nature of the investment management function and the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of tools for successful investment management. The theory of security or investment management is examined using a conceptual approach that provides the basic tools and concepts necessary for the administration of individual and corporate securities for investment decision-making situations. 

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

            Upon the completion of this course, the participant is expected to:

  1. Be introduced and expose to the theory and practice of the management of financial resources of business organizations.
  2. Understand the important roles of the financial markets as both a primary and secondary markets for securities to raise capital.
  3.  Understand how the firm’s future financing needs is predicted and its associated risk.
  4. Understand the maxim’s concept of ‘not putting all your eggs in one basket’
  5. Appreciate the valuation, risk and return of securities and investors attitude towards risk.
  6. Able to use various valuation techniques to opt for best investment management decision.

 

COURSE FORMAT/ OBJECTIVE:

It is meant to expose students to the basic principles and techniques of Managing Investments. The course explores the fundamental nature of the investments horizons and the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings tools for successful security management. The theory of investment management is examined using a conceptual approach that provides the basic tools and concepts necessary for managing investments.

 

REQUIRED READINGS:

  • Pike, R. and Neale, B. (2008). Corporate Finance and Investment Decisions and Strategies. 6th Edition. Prentice Hall. 10:0-273-69561-4
  • Brealey, R.A, S.C Myers and F. Allen. (2005). Principles of Corporate finance. McGraw-Hill, 
  • Bromwich, M. and A. Bhimani. (2004). Strategic Investment Appraisal. Prentice Hall

 

PREREQUISITES: NONE            

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT:

Final Exams: 60%; Mid-Semester Exams and Course Work: 25%; Class Participation: 15%