Investment Management

The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Investment Management

  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study

    Finance, Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FINC 215 or its equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

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

    FIN 320 and FIN 340 compose a yearlong nonsequential introductory course that focuses on the theory and practical application of investment analysis. In the first half, students review the basic elements of investment: asset classes, financial markets, market participants, portfolio theory, and passive investment management. The course then turns to security analysis, derivatives, and active investment management, and to their role in the context of the current economic crisis.

    The course consists of class lectures, oral case analysis presentations and tests. Will be covered in class :
    - Macroeconomic analysis and industry analysis
    - Equity valuations
    - Financial statement analysis
    - Option contracts and option pricing
    - Sustainable development and finance (case study)
    - Futures and swaps
    - Portfolio performance evaluation

    Bodie/Kane/Marcus, Essential of Investments, McGraw Hill

    The final grade will be made up of class participation (20%), project (20%), 2 quizzes (20%),
    midterm exam (15%), final exam (25%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.


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