Principles of Securities Investment
The Woodbridge Campus Offers FIN 108 During the Fall Semester
This course is designed as a one-semester course on Investments. The purpose of the course is to familiarize the students with the theory, types of decisions and process of investing and allocation of capital for Investment decision-making. It is an elective course for the student in the Accounting and Business Management programs. It may be chosen as business elective in other programs. The course introduces the basic concepts of risk and reward and the underlying theory of how to maximize reward and minimize risk. The course also introduces other finance concepts such as Net Present Value and compound interest and it discusses the need for investment knowledge in defined contribution plans such as the 401K and IRA retirement plans. Stocks and bonds as well as other asset categories are covered. The effects of internationalization and globalization are also a subtopic in the course. The course uses problems and cases to enhance skills in investment planning and decision-making.