Dr. P.V. Viswanath 
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Courses / FIN 652 
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Fin 652 INVESTMENT ANALYSIS 

I am not teaching this course during this term. What follows is are the learning objectives for this course, when I do teach it. Course ObjectivesThis course will emphasize an understanding of the economic forces that influence the pricing of financial assets. This is viewed as a necessary prelude to the application of financial theory. Accordingly, understanding of the theory will be stressed and accompanied by the discussion of normative techniques such as portfolio selection and interest rate immunization. Although the course material will cover formulas that can be applied in different business situations, a primary objective of this course will be, on the one hand, to learn the concepts behind the formulas. This second aspect is very important for a good reason: simple memorization of formulas is meaningless and is no use to most people; the reason is that in this age of computers, simple computation of formulas is increasingly automated. Rather, the added value that a human being brings to a work situation is the ability to impose structure on a unstructured situation and then to analyze the situation So what can you expect to get from this course? When you have completed this course successfully, you will be familiar with:
When you have completed this course successfully, you should know (time permitting):
This course will not teach you:


