Copenhagen, Denmark

Principles of Investment Finance

when 24 June 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 5 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 6000

This course aims to introduce the student to the world of investments. Principles of Investment Finance will strive to help students understand individual investment decision-making by introducing topics and techniques used by personal investors and money managers. The course focuses on individual securities and portfolios, teaching students to consider the risk and return of different types of investments and how to use this knowledge to achieve financial goals. There will be a focus on stock and bond investing. The course will cover the mechanics of buying and selling securities, efficient market theory, portfolios, diversification, stock valuation, and international investing.

Class 1. The Investment Environment

Class 2. Securities Markets and Transactions

Class 3. Investment Information and Securities Transactions

Class 4. Common Stocks

Class 5. Analyzing Common Stocks

Class 6. Stock Valuation & (Feedback Activity: Course review and Q&A)

Class 7. Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance

Class 8. Fixed Income Securities

Class 9. Bond Valuation

Class 10. Return and Risk

Class 11. Modern Portfolio Concepts

Course leader

Carsten Sørensen - Department of Finance

Target group

This is a bachelor level course. CBS Summer University courses at Copenhagen Business School is open to all and welcomes domestic and international students as well as professionals.

Course aim

Explain and employ the terms and tools used by investment professionals

Differentiate between the various financial instruments available to investors

Demonstrate understanding of fundamental finance concepts such as Portfolio Theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Efficient Markets Hypothesis

Distinguish Behavioral Finance from Standard Finance and assess their respective usefulness and limitations in valuing stocks

Evaluate the performance of a portfolio using modern porfilio concepts and risk-adjusted return measures

Develop the ability to solve quantitative problems related to risk and return, security valuation, bond valuation, and portfolio optimization.

Credits info

7.5 EC
This is a 6-week course. You can combine up to two 6-week courses making 15 ECTS in total.
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Fee info

DKK 6000: Tuition fee for Open University students (EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship)
DKK 12000: Tuition fee for non-European students.