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 the senior research seminar requirement for business majors.
Prerequisites: BUS 205, 305, 310, 315, 340, one upper-division finance or accounting elective (excluding BUS 300), and senior standing unless waived or with permission of instructor. All prerequisite courses must be C- or higher.