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Introduction to Finance

Class credits
(I got this email and posted it here so we can start a discussion; evidently only I can start a new item.)


I tried to add a new thread on the blog but it turns out as a student I don't have the authority to add new threads (?) so I'll just send you my suggestion in this email.

Since I, and many of my fellow students, really appreciate the course; its structure, contents and range I believe the best solution would be to simply adjust the number of credits given for this course. To justify this one can consider the following:

Simultaneously with ours there is a finance course given at the HEC of Unil; "Principles of Finance", however does this one entitle to 6 credits. Having attended this course and read the syllabus I see that it is in fact very similar to ours. E.g. they use equivalent course literature (lecture notes + recommended MBA books for background
reading) and have a similar range of the course. They also have the same type of compulsory homework as we do, as well as a Midterm exam plus a final. They might have 45 minutes more of lecture each week (I do not quite remember) but on the other hand they don't have our Market Sessions.

I realize that changing the number of credits at this point could be administratively challenging, but given the high quality of our course so far and the student and teacher input given I think it is worth looking into.

Best Regards

Posted by Peter Bossaerts at 17:18
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Homework ex. 7.9

J'ai un petit doute sur l'exercice 7.9. Je voulais savoir si lorsque la variance était plus grand que le retour attendu, cela implique que l'investissement est fortement déconseillé au risque de perdre de l'argent.


Bonne journée

Posted by Peter Bossaerts at 19:53
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