Investments OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Class by MIT on Financial Investments

Published Jan 27, 2009

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Students who want to learn to make their own investment decisions can try out MIT's free OpenCourseWare class 'Investments.' This course is geared towards all students, but some background in finance or a related field is necessary. This course is useful for students earning their Master of Business Administration.

Investments: Course Specifics

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Investments: Course Description

The Sloan School of Management at MIT in Cambridge, MA, offers this OpenCourseWare class, teaching students to understand financial data and make profitable investments. The course teaches the three major financial theories, including portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and arbitrage pricing theory. Students learn to use empirical evidence to understand equity and equity options, fixed income instruments and derivatives, credit markets and credit derivatives, market efficiency, active investments and behavioral finance. To use this knowledge effectively, students learn to develop and use financial models, conduct data analysis and probability evaluations. By the end of the course, students should be able to analyze potential investments with various mathematical methods and use empirical evidence to understand and follow the type of market they are investing in. This course is taught by business professor Dr. Reto Gallati. Students need an Internet connection and access to the required readings.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, a required readings list, lecture notes, assignments and their solutions, quizzes, a mid-term and final with solutions and a download of all the course materials. Those interested in this free course should visit the investments course page.

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