Universität Wien

040076 KU Investments (MA) (2020W)

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 50 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Teaching via Zoom and Moodle.

Monday 05.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 12.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 19.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 09.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 16.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 23.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 30.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 07.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 14.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 11.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 18.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Monday 25.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The objective of this course is to undertake a rigorous study of the theory and empirical evidence relevant to investment management. The course will introduce you to the characteristics of various financial securities and discuss the risks and rewards associated with them. Topics covered include optimal portfolio selection and asset allocation, the theory of asset pricing models, market efficiency, behavioral finance, the mutual fund and hedge fund industry, as well as techniques for evaluating investment management performance. Much of the course is devoted to common stocks, but other investments, especially fixed-income securities and derivatives, will be included. The course does not cover individual security selection and valuation.

For more information, please refer to the course syllabus at https://drive.google.com/file/d/16s7FkCvixkS33MU8LKz-t8ggqP3mHPV2/view?usp=sharing.

Assessment and permitted materials

Grades for this course will be based on a written exam, assignments, a portfolio management game, and class participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Zvi BODIE, Alex KANE, and Alan J. MARCUS, 2021, Investments, 12th edition, McGraw-Hill/Irwin.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Fr 12.05.2023 00:12