Courses Catalogue

Security Analysis & Portfolio Management

COURSE CODE: FIN7303
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Business Administration (Finance & Accounting), M.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

PURPOSE OF COURSE 

The course concerns itself with the theory and empirical information related to investment management. The topics considered include fundamentals of security valuation, capital markets, optimal portfolio construction, the investor psychology, performance evaluation, and risk measurement. The major securities discussed include shares as well as fixed – income securities and financial derivatives.  The course requires some basic grounding in statistics such as covariance, correlation and regression analysis.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Discuss  the technical aspects of managing a security portfolio,
  • Explain the concepts and analytical techniques to current issues in finance,
  • Explain the ability to manage money, both personally and for clients in a professional setting, by making investment decisions with a portfolio of "live" securities.
  • Describe the security analysts, portfolio managers, corporate financial officers and other industry Professional
  • Discuss the money management and financial planning, as well as other general finance positions