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Investment analysis (IND500)

The course focuses on analyses of return in investment projects, portfolio analysis, cost for capital and processes for management of risk in projects.


Course description for study year 2022-2023

Facts
Course code

IND500

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

5

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Content
The course focuses on analyses of return in investment projects, portfolio analysis, cost for capital and processes for management of risk in projects.
Learning outcome
The following list summarizes some of the topics the student should know after taking the course:
  • Calculate present value for different types of investment projects.
  • Understand the effects of decision makers' attitudes to risk on investment decisions.
  • Calculate return requirements for investments using CAPM.
  • Identify and describe real options in investment projects.
  • Use decision trees to analyze investment projects with uncertainty and flexibility.
  • Perform sensitivity and Monte Carlo analyzes on investment projects.
  • Understand trade-offs and possible consequences of the form of financing for investments.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 3 Hours Letter grades Basic calculator

Coursework requirements
Mandatory assignment
The student is required to pass a mandatory assignment to be able to take the exam. If the assignment is not passed, the student cannot take the exam.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Erlendur Ingi Jonsson
Head of Department: Tore Markeset
Method of work
Lectures in English with recommended exercises. 
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Investment analysis (MIN100_1) 5
Open for
This course is open to all master students at the faculty for science and technology as well as the business school at UiS.
Course assessment
Form and/or discussion.
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto