Investment Risk OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Bachelor Level Finance Course on Investment Risk

Published Feb 14, 2009

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The OpenCourseWare 'Investment Risk', offered by Open University, examines the concept of risk in a financial context. MBA (Master of Business Administration) students may take this course.

Investment Risk: Course Specifics

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Investment Risk: Course Description

In the financial world, a risk is defined as an uncertainty. This 6-hour course looks at the factors that create risk and investors' reactions to its existence. In it, business students explore risk aversion and learn how to quantify risk. Through a series of notes and assignments, they practice calculating possible outcomes for hypothetical companies. Students can also practice calculating investment returns, gaining hands-on experience through example figures. Other key topics covered include identifying various risk factors, including background and maturity of investments and exploring the role of net present value in determining the appeal of a particular investment.

'Investment Risk' consists of lectures, activities and a discussion forum. To access this free online course, visit the investment risk course page.

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