Checking date: 24/03/2018

Course: 2018/2019

Asset Valuation
Study: Bachelor in Business Administration (204)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Business Administration

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Mathematics (Linear Algebra and Calculus), Statistics, Econometrics I and II, Microeconomics III, Financial Economics, Corporate Finance, Financial Systems.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- The design and management of Long run and short run investment strategies.
Description of contents: programme
Starting from the fundamental asset pricing equation, firstly the main rational asset pricing theories are reviewed. Then the core ideas of Behavioral Finance are discussed. Then the main approaches in financial investing are presented, based on asset classes, systematic strategies and risk factors, including strategic asset allocation. PROGRAM: 1. The fundamental asset pricing equation 2. Rational asset pricing theories 3. Behavioral Finance 4. Asset classes 5. Systematic investment strategies 6. Asset allocation 7. Securities selection 8. Strategic asset allocation
Learning activities and methodology
Methodology: (1) Theory. (2) Cases (3) Computer simulations. (4) Exercises (5) Class discussion.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • A. Ilmanen. Expected Returns. Wiley. 2011
  • Campbell and Viceira. Strategic Asset Allocation. Oxford University press. 2005
Additional Bibliography
  • H. Minsky. Stabilizing an Unstable Economy. McGraw Hill. 2008
  • M. Anson. Handbook of alternative investments. Wiley. 2006
  • N. Monnery. Safe as Houses? An Historical Analysis if property prices. London Publishing . 2011

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.

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