FIN 500 - Investments

General Information

This course covers a wide range of topics in modern portfolio theory and investment analysis, including expected utility theory, measures of risk and return, the theory of portfolio selection, asset pricing models and their empirical tests, the efficient market hypothesis, and issues in stock portfolio management. 


Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

Prof. Dr. Erik Theissen

Chair Holder
Chair of Finance

    Further Information

  • Time & Venue

    The weekly lecture and exercise sessions start on September 4, 2018 and take place each Tuesday, 8:30-10:00 am and 13:45-15:15pm in lecture room M 003. No lecture on November 27, 2018.

  • Language

    The course is taught in English. All materials and the exam will be in English.

  • Prerequisites & Access

    • Students should have successfully attended the courses Finanzwirtschaft I and II in the Mannheim Bachelor program (or similar courses at other institutions)
    • Students should definitely be familiar with the material covered in Brealey, Myers and Allen: Principles of Corporate Finance, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill 2011: Chapters 7,8,9,13
    • The course FIN500 also requires basic knowledge in mathematics (optimization (unconstrained and constrained), elementary matrix algebra) and statistics (expected value, variance, covariance, correlation, t-tests)