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Principles of Investment Management


  • Credit value: 15 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor and tutor: Dr Ellen Pei-yi Yu
  • Assessment: a three-hour examination (100%)

Module description

In this module you will learn about investment management, providing a base for more advanced modules in investment.

The module focuses on the principles and practices of how the firm values its business and manages risk, and develops technical, analytical and critical skills in advanced finance topics.

Indicative syllabus

  • Securities markets
  • Securities transactions
  • Risk and return
  • Modern portfolio theory
  • Investing in stocks
  • Fixed income and derivatives
  • Valuation and behavioural finance


Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should understand:

  • the basic concepts of investment
  • the importance of bonds and stocks
  • risk, return and portfolio concepts.