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School of Management, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

MN30470: Investment and trading

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Semester 2
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 50%, EX 50%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: While taking this unit you must take MN30380
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
The unit will develop students' understanding of investment and portfolio decisions, valuation of securities, and the effect of trading decisions on the behaviour of the financial markets. Furthermore, the unit will enable to students to consider the implications for efficient markets and behavioural finance.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students should be able to understand:
1. the effects of investor decisions on financial market behaviour.
2. security valuation for a variety of financial instruments.
3. portfolio allocation strategy.
4. efficient and inefficient markets (fundamental versus market valuations).

Intellectual skills
* Use appropriate financial analysis and computational techniques to compute security valuations
* Use market information to determine appropriate investment strategies
* Dynamic re-appraisal of portfolios (tactical asset allocations).
Professional/Practical Skills
* Recommend optimal trading strategies to analysts and investors.
* Analysis of financial market trends (both fundamental and technical analysis)
Transferable/Key Skills
* Applying a range of financial and market analysis techniques to organisational decision-making
* Critical skills in the application of techniques and the interpretation of financial and market data and results.

1. Weekly financial market trading game.
2. Performance measurement.
3. Theoretical perspectives on financial market behaviour.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

MN30470 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.