School of Business Administration
FINA 402 - Investments
Instructor: Dr. Ryan McKeon Room: Olin 112 Phone: 619 260-7868 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Website: WEBCT/Blackboard at this web address: ole.sandiego.edu Blog of comments and useful links: http://home.sandiego.edu/~rmckeon/
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Office Hours: Monday 10 AM – 12 PM, 2 PM – 4PM Tuesday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Please note that there will be some office hours sessions in the Maher 114 computer lab in order to better assist you with questions related to projects and assignments. These sessions will be on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, Oct 14th, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Monday, Nov 3rd, 3 – 4 PM
Monday, Nov 17th, 3 – 4 PM
Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 1:30 – 2:30 PM Text: Essentials of Investments, Bodie, Kane and Marcus (2013), 9th Edition, McGraw Hill-Irwin. SBA Mission Statement: We develop socially responsible business leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant and values-based education and research.
Course Overview: This course surveys the basic principles and techniques of security and investment analysis. It covers capital markets, stocks, fixed-income portfolios, options, futures contracts and other derivatives. Market analysis methods are examined, and sources of analytical information and their use are studied. Prerequisite: FINA 300.
Course Learning Objectives:
By completion of the course, the student should:
1. Be able to explain the purpose of financial markets and why they exist
2. Distinguish between equities, fixed income and derivatives
3. Be able to explain the efficient market hypothesis and the principles of behavioral finance, and be able to apply these two different ways of thinking to