Course syllabus MIS - International Investement Management (FBE - WS 2013/2014)

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Course code: MIS
Course title in language of instruction: Mezinárodní investiční management
Course title in Czech: International Investement Management
Course title in English: International Investement Management
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Svatopluk Kapounek, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: Capital Markets
Aims of the course:
Student will obtain in this course the knowledges in the field of international management, especially in the context of international financial markets. The filed relates with the continously deepening globalization of the international financial markets. The globalization contributes to offer new investment opportunities but also new risks for the investors.
Course contents:
1.International investments: investments, types of investments, international investments (allowance 2/1)
2.Pricing of international assets and methodology of international investments decision (allowance 4/2)
3.Stock investments and stock markets: international stock markets, risks on international stock markets (allowance 4/2)
4.Bond investments and bond markets: international bond markets, risks on international bond markets (allowance 4/2)
5.Alternative investments and their markets (allowance 2/1)
6.International diversification: diversification, priciples of diversification, arguments for international diversification, arguments against international diversification, international diversification of investments on developed and emerging markets (allowance 4/2)
7.Derivative strategies on international markets: forward and futures contracts, swaps, options (allowance 4/2)
8.Analyse and evaluation of global investment environment: basic attributes of global investment environment, analyse and evaluation of return, risks and liquidity of global investment environment (allowance 2/1)
9.Analyse of global investment processes: institutions of global investments, philosophy and politics of global investments, forecasting of performance on money and capital marktes, allocation of global investments (allowance 2/1)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to make decisions
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-designing and managing projects
-spirit of enterprise

Specific competences:
-Ability of international investment decisions at the international capital markets
-Ability to apply international portfolio theory and risk management in intermational investment decisions
-Knowledge of fundraising options in the international capital markets
-Knowledge of impact of the international monetary institutions on the interantional capital flows

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     seminar14 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     elaboration and execution of projects58 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
For passing credit of the course student has to defend (about 15 minutes) its semestral work (about 15 pages) focused on the solution of specific and actual problem in the field of investment management (passed / not passed). After that the student will take written (60 minutes, maximum 100 points, mininum for passing is 60 % of total points) and oral exam (about 20 minutes).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQSOLNIK, B.Global investmentsBoston [u.a.Pearson [u.a.0-321-55212-1
RQSIEGEL, J J.Stocks for the long run: the definitive guide to financial market returns and long-term investment strategiesNew YorkMcGraw-Hill978-0-07-149470-0
RQKOHOUT, P.Investiční strategie pro třetí tisíciletíPrahaGrada2010978-80-247-3315-9
RQJÍLEK, J.Akciové trhy a investováníPrahaGrada2009978-80-247-2963-3
REBLACKWELL, W. David – GRIFFITHS, D. Mark – WINTERS, B. Drew. Modern Financial Markets: Prices, Yields, and Risk Analysis. Vyd. 1. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. 496 s. ISBN: 978-0-470-00010-6.


Last modification made by Ing. Jiří Gruber on 11/08/2013.

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