Introduction to Investments

Course Information

Course Length : 5 Weeks
Estimated Effort : 4 – 5 hours/week

Course Overview

This IIMBx course is designed to help learners understand the key terms and concepts used in equity markets and security valuation. It familiarises learners with the general structure of primary and secondary equity markets from a domestic and international perspective.

Beginning with introductory finance notions of risk and return, the course examines qualitative concepts such as market efficiency and valuation.

These tools enable learners to build valuation models for common stocks. Through this process, they will also learn about how professional financial analysts should evaluate companies.

The course is suitable for students seeking eventual employment with a brokerage company, investment company or financial services company with responsibilities in evaluating and selecting equity securities for investment portfolios.

Professor S G Badrinath

Course Instructor
Finance & Accounting
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)

You will learn how to make decisions related to:

  • To advance the understanding of fundamental concepts of financial markets and market participants.
  • To explain the structure of global markets in which equities trade.
  • To evaluate the economic and industry environment in which companies operate.
  • To develop and employ tools of financial analysis for examining company fundamentals.
  • To understand techniques for valuing equity securities.
  • To link theories of valuation to practical aspects of investing.

The course is suitable for students seeking eventual employment with a brokerage company, investment company or financial services company with responsibilities in evaluating and selecting equity securities for investment portfolios.

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