Department of Business Administration
Dean:Dr. Friðrik Már Baldursson
Email:vd@ru.is
Website:http://www.ru.is/vd
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MSc in Marketing - 120 ECTS
Semesters:4
Years:2
ETCS:120
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SemesterFall 2019
Level of courseN/A
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
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Lecturer
David Skovmand
Content
 The purpose of the course is to give students advanced knowledge of systematic and analytical methods of considering and performing investment decisions and the skills and competences to apply this knowledge. The following topics and concepts are covered: Risk and uncertainty in financial returns, financial performance measurement, basic utility theory, portfolio theory, optimal investment and portfolio choice, efficient frontier, models of the expected return (CAPM and APT), pricing and risk management in bond markets and mutual fund investments.
Learning outcome - Objectives
Knowledge: At the end of the course students possess in-depth knowledge of:- Key concepts to describe a key characteristics of single financial assets and portfolios of financial assets, including mean, variances, and covariance and correlation for asset returns
- Financial risk measures and basic risk management tools
- Models employing discrete and continuous random variables
- Portfolio theory and utility theory in relation to optimal portfolio choice

Skills:  Students develop skills to:- Estimate mean, variance, covariance, beta and multifactor betas from the historical record of returns
- Apply performance measures to investment decisions
- Apply measures of financial risk
- Characterize the efficient frontier of portfolios
- Apply utility theory in relation to optimal portfolio choice
- Work with factor models such as CAPM and APT in particular the Fama-French 3-factor model
- Apply Excel to solve the problems in particular numerical solution and linear regressionCompetence:  Students develop their competences to:
- Measures and interpret the performance of investment decisions
- Manage individually and in investment management teams portfolios of financial assets
- Identify, justify and implement decisions to optimize portfolio composition

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