Business and management studies

Theory of Investments

Module code: N1553
Level 4
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

You explore the common types of investment and gain a thorough grounding in the analysis of investment portfolios.

You learn about:

  • the investment environment
  • the investment process
  • mutual funds and other investment companies
  • risk-return-based asset allocation methods
  • popular index models
  • theoretical and empirical asset pricing models and their applications to investment analysis
  • security analysis
  • performance measurement.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand the general principles of common types of investments
  • Explain the concepts of the risk-return relationship and the principle of diversification
  • Describe the principles of standard asset pricing models
  • Discuss the applications of portfolio theory to performance measurement and passive and active portfolio management