FI 417 Investment Analysis & Management
S2Z 2008 ML
Degel, Thomas M.
Adjunct Senior Professor of Management & Finance
MBA, University of Montana, 1989BBA, Gonzaga University, 1981
March 17 - May 18, 2008
7:45 - 10:15 PM
FI 360 or consent of instructor.
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Educational Philosophy: To provide an interactive learning environment focusing on critical thinking and the exchange of ideas; and to imbue the student with a conceptual and analytical understanding of investment analysis and the investment process through the use of lectures and class discussions supplemented by readings, cases, problem solving, and examinations
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Final letter grades will be determined using the following measurements:
Participation 10% 40 Points
Assignments/Cases 30 % 120 Points
Mid-Term Exam 30% 120 Points
Final Exam 30% 120 Points
Grade Percent Points
A 90-100% 360-400 Points
B 80-90 % 320-359 Points
C 70-80 % 280-319 Points
D 60-70 % 240-279 Points
F 0-59 % 0-239 Points
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Attend class and be on time. Be prepared for class – read and be prepared to discuss the assigned readings, cases, and problems. Participate in class discussions – this is a very important part of your education. Be prepared for examinations – assigned readings will not always be reviewed in-depth, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class lectures and discussions.
Week Chapter and Exam Schedule
One Chapter 1, The Investment Setting
Chapter 2, Security Markets
Two Chapter 3, Participating in the Market
Chapter 4, Sources of Investment Information
Three Chapter 5, Economic Activity
Chapter 6, Industry Analysis
Four Chapter 7, Valuation of the Individual Firm
Chapter 8, Financial Statement Analysis
Chapter 9/10, Technical Analysis and Market Efficiency
Six Chapter 11, Bonds and Fixed income Fundamentals
Chapter 12, Principles of Bond Valuation
Chapter 13, Duration and Reinvestment Concepts
Seven Chapter 14, Convertibles and Warrants
Chapter 15, Puts and Calls
Chapter 16, Commodities and Futures
Eight Chapter 18, Mutual Funds
Chapter 21, Portfolio Management and Capital Market Theory
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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