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EC4430 Portfolio Management

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:9.00 am - 11.00 am Fri.

This module aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of key issues in asset allocation and portfolio composition/management at an intermediate level. Several techniques available in the field of portfolio management are utilized, investigated, as well as assessed within the context of portfolio risk management and portfolio performance maximisation. Moreover this module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their ability to critically understand current theoretical and empirical research in the field of portfolio management and the implications of such research into alternative portfolio composition and portfolio management strategies.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Financial Economics

Optional for all other Economics degrees, BA (Int Hons) Economics

UG Anti-requisite(s):EC4204, EC4622

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 25
  • Guided independent study: 175

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 75%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 25%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M C Iannino
Module teaching staff:Dr M C Iannino