BUS 434 Investments and Investment Management, 3 credits

This course focuses on the importance of investing in our economy, the advantages/disadvantages of different types of securities, the various markets for securities and how they operate, the risk/reward relationship, various ways in which an investment can be analyzed, sources to gain information about investments and the markets, psychological factors which affect investment decisions, ways to manage equity and fixed-income portfolios and government regulation of the investment industry. Contemporary issues will also be an integral part of the course with emphasis on looking at them from social and ethical perspectives.

Prerequisite: ACC 101, BUS 207 or BUS 205, BUS 371, MTH 115