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PO 1002
FINANCE, RISK AND INVESTMENT
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L McCann

Pre-requisite(s): None.

The module considers the nature and operation of investment markets with a focus on three major asset classes; shares, bonds and real estate. It looks at the characteristics of these different investment options, especially in terms of the risks and returns associated with each. The module also introduces basic financial mathematics involving the time value of money, calculation of present and future values, and the computing of rates of return for investments or projects. Finally, it considers the role of financial institutions and regulatory bodies, and the area of personal finance in which consumers and financial markets interact.

2 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination containing multiple choice and written elements (75%); Continuous assessment (25%) comprising an investment portfolio exercise and report.

Resit: 1 two-hour examination containing multiple choice and written elements (100%).