Bangor Business School
Module - Semester 1
The module will cover the following aspects: Investors, investment objectives and mechanics of investment; Investment risk and return; Portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model; Valuation (time value of money); Equities (characteristics, valuation, world equity markets); Fixed Income securities (characteristics, world bond, valuation, understanding credit ratings and yield); and Investment management (Efficient Market Hypothesis, fundamental and technical analysis, and Investment management strategies).
-threshold -Satisfactory standard 'D- to D+':No major omissions or inaccuracies in the deployment of information/skills.Some grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements.Integration of theory/practice/information present intermittently in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.
-good -High Standard 'B- to B+':Very good performanceMost of the relevant information accurately deployed.Good grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements.Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work'sobjectives.Evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
-excellent -Excellent standard 'A- to A*':An outstanding performance, exceptionally able. The relevant information accurately deployed. Excellent grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practice elements. Good integration of theory/practice/information in pursuit of the assessed work's objectives. Strong evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
-another level-Average Standard 'C- to C+':Much of the relevant information and skills mostly accurately deployed.Adequate grasp of theoretical/conceptual/practical elements.Fair integration of theory/practice/information in the pursuit of the assessed work's objectives.Some evidence of the use of creative and reflective skills.
- Apply basic valuation techniques to equity and fixed income instruments and show understanding of the principal drivers of returns.
- Demonstrate understanding of the typical investment objectives of key classes of investors, including the risk-return relationship and the role of risk aversion.
- Understand approaches to selecting investments and the role of portfolio diversification, both across asset classes and geographically.
- Understand the mechanics of investment in financial markets and the main features of key world markets.
90-minutes written exam S1