This course is designed to introduce students to quantitative techniques for managing investment assets. These techniques are illustrated through the development of three main topics: portfolio theory, fixed-income portfolio management, and option valuation. Economic factors affecting investment management, particularly efficient markets concepts, are stressed. Satisfies senior research seminar requirement for business majors.
Prerequisites: BUS 205, 305 or 320, 310 or 335, 315, 340, and one business elective (excluding BUS 300 and 344, CONN 387, 390, and 478); senior standing or permission of instructor.