Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


By the end of the course, students should be able to

- Demonstrate a familiarity with portfolio theory and equilibrium-based asset pricing models such as the CAPM.

- Evaluate the performance of an investment portfolio and understand the role that skill and luck play in observed investment outcomes.

- Demonstrate a familiarity with the theories and empirical studies of efficiency in major financial markets.

- Understand the role of systematic factors in the behavior of asset returns.

- Identify the behaviour of individual investors and systematic trading biases, as well as the implications on capital market efficiency.

- Communicate an investment strategy and trade according to the strategy.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 02.11.2021 - 16.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Peter Nyberg, Sina Seyfi

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

(When emailing to Sina, please include "InvMan21" in your email subject. 

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Portfolio theory, asset pricing models, market efficiency, portfolio management, factor investing and investor behavior.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures 24 h, Assistant Professor Peter Nyberg
    2. Exercises 24 h (25%), N.n.
    3. Investment game (25%)
    4. Exam (50%), based on all course material

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course will be taught in hybrid mode 2021-2022 (contact teaching streamed online).

    Classroom hours 24 h 
    Exercise hours 24 h 
    Class preparation 22 h 
    Exercise preparation 50 h 
    Exam preparation 36 h 
    Exam 3 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Bodie, Kane & Marcus (2014, 10th edition). Investments. Earlier editions can also be used.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    The course is offered to BIZ students only.

    A maximum of 10 students of Financial Engineering minor will be admitted to the course based on study success. For more information, please contact the coordinator of the Financial Engineering minor Kaila Ruth or see the Study Guide for Minor studies (SCI).