Investment and Portfolio Management

Module code: ACFI 3307

Module description

Investments and Portfolio Management is a 15 credit final year undergraduate module. Whether it is mandatory or optional will depend on the degree programme being studied.

The purpose of the module is to introduce students to the theories and techniques used in portfolio management. Using the key theoretical viewpoint of efficient market hypothesis, students are introduced to the topics of portfolio construction and optimisation. The module also considers alternative portfolio performance evaluation methodologies and the construction of fixed-income securities' portfolios. Weekly workshops take place in the Bloomberg Trading Room, to allow students to develop their knowledge using an industry platform used by over 325,000 finance professionals worldwide.

The assessment for this module involves the research and development of students’ own efficient and optimum trading strategies using real market data available to them on the Bloomberg terminals.

This module develops students' awareness in investment management process and complements their knowledge of financial management theories.

Contact hours per student per year

  • Lectures: 22 hours
  • Workshops: 22 hours


  • Investments portfolio (2250 words): 100%

Additional costs: #DMUGlobal (not compulsory) and the purchase of books

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