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:

1) Understand basic concepts of finance, financial markets and securities, investments, portfolio theory, asset pricing, and market efficiency.

2) Understand the fundamentals of the pricing of financial assets such as stocks, bonds, and derivatives, and understand the role of systematic factors in the behavior of asset returns.

3) Apply commonly used methods to construct an investment portfolio, and understand the sources of the risks and expected returns of a portfolio.

4) Analyze the performance of an investment portfolio and understand the role that skill and luck play in observed investment outcomes.

5) Understand the role of investors and financial markets in enabling and advancing sustainable development.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 24.10.2023 - 07.12.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Petri Jylhä

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

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:

    Time value of money, assets and markets, portfolio theory, asset pricing, market efficiency, portfolio management, security analysis, fixed income, derivatives, socially responsible investing.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Assignments (30%)
    Final exam (70%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures: 27 h
    Lecture preparation: 54 h
    Assignments: 50 h
    Exam preparation: 27 h
    Exam: 3 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II
    2023-2024 Autumn II

    Enrollment :

    Mandatory course in Minor in Finance. A maximum of 400 students can be accepted to the course. BIZ degree and exchange students are prioritized to the course.

    Not open for BIZ Finance major students (finance degree students can register for the course 28C00300 Investments). Not open for first year students at the Bachelor's programme in Business (Kauppatieteiden kandidaattiohjelma).