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EC4430   Portfolio Management

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: TBC

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EC4417

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take EC4204

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).

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M C Iannino