Financial Analysis and Investment

Module code: MN7022

How are assets and instruments valued? How are financial portfolios managed? Where do financial markets and intermediaries fit into the markets?

In this module, you’ll find out the answers to these questions and more concerning the world of financial analysis and investment.

You'll explore the nature of and role played by financial markets and financial intermediaries and gain an understanding of the principles underlying the pricing of financial assets and instruments. You'll learn about vital theories and modules, such as the modern portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory. You'll discuss key issues, debates and controversies in finance, such as those concerning the efficiency of financial markets. Plus, you'll delve into asset valuation methods and portfolio management.

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of seminars
  • 128 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Numerical coursework (20%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (80%)