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Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook 
Fall 2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUS 346 - Investments (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: BUS 301  or BUS 305  
This course offers a broad foundation in the structure and mechanics of all the major classes of debt and equity securities issued to fund public authorities and private enterprises. Students will learn what factors determine the relative value of each type of security and where each security fits on the debt/equity spectrum. The course will examine the cash flow and risk dynamics of individual securities and portfolios of debt and equity securities. Students will learn how to evaluate the performance of investment portfolios relative to a specific benchmark index, how fixed income and equity indices are constructed and their values are determined, how individuals should analyze investment choices and how fund managers select assets to include in their portfolios. Students will be expected to apply what they learn about security valuation and portfolio selection by constructing, managing and tracking a hypothetical investment portfolio.