Course Information
FacultyEconomic and Political Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Kousenidis
Course ID600000321

Programme of Study: UPS School of Economics (2013-today)

Registered students: 357
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
OIKONOMIASSpecial Election743
DIOIKĪSĪ EPICΗEIRĪSEŌNElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)743

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to: • Understand the fundamental principles of investment in financial markets • Understand how investors make investment decisions • Understand what determines asset valuations and returns • Acquire the required skills to estimate the value of a stock and the value of a company • Understand the role of portfolio investment companies • Gain a quantitative understanding of portfolio choice decisions and of the rational for the use of derivatives • Acquire a basic understanding of risk and return analysis
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
Portfolio theory. Capital asset pricing models. Financial markets and instruments. Stock and company valuation. Portfolio investments companies - Mutual Funds. Portfolio performance evaluation.
Risk, return, CAPM, portfolio performance, Sharpe index, Treynor index, Jensen alpha.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Brown C. Keith, Reilly K. Frank: Ανάλυση Επενδύσεων και Διαχείριση Χαρτοφυλακίου, Broken Hill Publishers
Additional bibliography for study
Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan Ma\rcus: Επενδύσεις, Utopia.
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