Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business, Business Administration

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    The purpose of this course is to provide students with a detailed understanding of how
    security markets operate, how capital markets price securities, how investors or
    investment managers combine assets into portfolios and set effective investment strategies.
    Also, risk-return relationship, risk diversification, market efficiency, investment
    performance evaluation, bond pricing and bond portfolio management, term structure of
    interest rates, option strategies and pricing models, and futures contract will be learned.

    Course materials

    • Essentials of Investments by Bodie, Kane, and Markus (BKM) (9th edition), McGraw-Hill, 2012.
    • Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT): Foundations, Analysis, and New Developments, by Dongcheol Kim and Jack C. Francis, Wiley & Sons: New York, 2013 (ISBN: 978-1-118-37052-0).
    • Lecture notes - Note: Lecture notes will be posted on EKU before the class.


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.