FIN 511

Investments and Portfolio Analysis

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 1, 1998 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

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.

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.