Investment Management Course Descriptions
Course Descriptions for Courses in the Investment Management Concentration
|MBA6360||Ethical and Professional Standards|
|MBA6362||Financial Forecasting and Behavioral Finance|
|MBA6364||Capital Markets and Investment Planning|
|MBA6366||Communication for Finance Professionals|
|MBA6367||Investment Management Statistics|
MBA 6360 Ethics and Professional Standards
This course emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior in the financial services industry. The course will provide an intensive study of the CFA® Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct as well as integrate readings and cases drawn primarily from the financial services industry. Students will apply the knowledge learned to recognize and avoid unprofessional practices and unethical behavior. In addition, the course will prepare students to: identify ethical conflicts and dilemmas and select appropriate courses of action to resolve ethical conflicts and ethical dilemmas. Students will create an ethical action plan that benefits both the individual finance practitioner and the finance profession.
MBA 6362 Financial Forecasting and Behavioral Finance
This course is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge on how to model historical information and human factors in business forecasting techniques. Students will be able to summarize how behavioral finance complements the traditional finance paradigm with a special focus on the existence and impact of diverse behavioral biases in financial decision-making. The course will adopt an applications-oriented approach so that students will be able to explain their financial decision under conditions of uncertainty.
MBA 6364 Capital Markets and Investment Planning
Behavioral finance combines the quantitative methods from traditional finance with research in cognitive psychology. This course is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge on how to model historical information and human This course is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of the capital markets, institutions, financial products, and analytical tools and skills needed for investments portfolio management. The objective is to provide students with a solid foundation of basic concepts, tools, and techniques of making informed decisions in the highly dynamic investment environment. Students will utilize computer simulations, internet tools, and specialized software/database to more fully understand the viewpoint of professional investors.in business forecasting techniques. Students will be able to summarize how behavioral finance complements the traditional finance paradigm with a special focus on the existence and impact of diverse behavioral biases in financial decision-making. The course will adopt an applications oriented approach so that students will be able to explain their financial decision under conditions of uncertainty. The course will provide students with a framework that will be useful in business settings where such analyses are routinely made.
MBA 6366 Communication for Finance Professionals
Finance is undoubtedly a quantitative domain in academia. Yet, the discipline of finance relies heavily on human interaction. In this course, students will develop their ability to communicate sophisticated financial knowledge in both oral and written formats. Students will apply their knowledge of investment products to develop investment portfolios. Students will learn the importance of tailoring their communication based upon contextual factors (e.g., audience, situation) and they will develop strategies for communicating with various stakeholders.
MBA 6367 Investment Management Statistics
This interdisciplinary course encompasses both finance and mathematics. Students enrolled in the course will utilize extremely large data sets for the prediction of forecasts. Students will use commercial software (e.g., Bloomberg) to data mine and analyze simulated portfolios. In addition, students will learn various quantitative methods that can be used to solve financial problems. Arbitrage pricing of financial assets, pricing of stock options, risk assessment, and portfolio decisions are studied in continuous and discrete time.