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2018/19 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS5001M Security Investment Analysis

15 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Dr. Shima Amini
Email: s.amini@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

Security Investment Analysis aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the key issues in security analysis at an advanced level. The module attempts to demonstrate the language, concepts, vehicles, and strategies of investing and requires students to be able to confidently use, interpret and manipulate financial formulas and numerical data. The module is also aimed to make students familiar with the contemporary theoretical and empirical literature in analysing and selecting financial securities for investment purposes. Overall, the module will help students to make informed investment decisions in the highly dynamic investment environment.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to critically evaluate:
- key issues and techniques in investment analysis
- different types of investments securities transactions and financial markets
- contemporary theoretical and empirical literature
- contemporary models of evaluating common stocks and fixed income securities

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
Transferable
- demonstrate numeracy and quantitative skills, including data analysis and interpretation

Subject Specific
- apply numerical skills to analyse investments after considering the risk and return of both markets and investment vehicles
- apply investment techniques and concepts to make informed investment decisions in the highly dynamic investment environment


Syllabus

Indicative content:
The syllabus provides coverage of some of the fundamental current concepts and theories underpinning security analysis and indicative content includes: an introduction to the financial markets and instruments, securities markets and transactions with a special focus on the London Stock Exchange, major types of investment companies and their relevance for investors, risk and return of the common stocks and a summary of the lessons of portfolio theory, macroeconomic and Industry analysis, company analysis and equity valuation models, technical analysis, investment strategies, and analysis of the fixed income securities. There are no prerequisites for this module nor is the passing of this module a prerequisite for any other module. The module is assessed by means of a two hour written examination.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop81.008.00
Lecture102.0020.00
Private study hours122.00
Total Contact hours28.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

- Post lecture reading: 28 hours
- Workshop reading and preparation: 20 hours
- Completion of non-assessed coursework: 20 hours
- Preparation for written examination: 54 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will receive verbal feedback during workshops on the assigned exercises. This will provide a main resource to self-monitoring progress during the course.

Moreover, the non- assessed coursework will provide students the opportunity to receive some feedback prior to the final examination.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hours examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/12/2018 10:48:53

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