Investment and Portfolio Management

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Investment and Portfolio Management

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject focuses on the principles of investment. The key components of the subject include portfolio theory and the application of risk and return concepts to portfolio construction. The subject looks at equilibrium in equity markets, including CAPM as a theory of asset pricing. This leads to the study of the market model and multi-factor models of security returns. Students will also be introduced to the valuation of equity securities. Finally, students will examine portfolio theory and its practical application to portfolio evaluation and management as it relates to both equity and bond portfolios.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.