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FIN 511 Investment and Portfolio Analysis

This course is designed to give students a solid understanding of the investment environment and the modern theory of portfolio management and its applications. The major topics to be covered are: 1. The institutional environment of investment, the financial products available and how they are traded; 2. Techniques used in pricing these products: fixed income, equity, and derivative securities; 3. How to design of a portfolio of many assets and the trade-off between risk and return.


Special information

Note: The Co-requisite: FIN 392 Corporate Finance may be taken at the same time as FIN 511. If you intend to take these courses together, please contact the department, Gateway or your advisor so that they may apply an override for you to register for both in the same semester.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 1, 1998 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Understand how financial markets function;
  • Be able to apply asset pricing models to financial asset valuation;
  • Be able to apply Modern Portfolio Theory to portfolio management.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Investment and Portfolio Analysis Madia, Ashwin M Rao, Vadhindran Books for FIN-511-50 Spring 2024 Course details for FIN-511-50 Spring 2024