Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization

Ongoing Course | Coursera | Arzu Ozoguz

Begin Date: September 26, 2016

Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization

About this Specialization

All investors – from the largest wealth funds to the smallest individual investors – share common issues in investing: how to meet their liabilities, how to decide where to invest, and how much risk to take on. In this Specialization, you will learn about how to think, discuss, and formulate solutions to these investment questions. You will learn the theory and the real-world skills necessary to design, execute, and evaluate investment proposals that meet the financial objectives. You will begin with an overview of global financial markets and instruments that characterize the investment opportunities available to today’s investor. You will then learn how to construct optimal portfolios that manage risk effectively and how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets. You will learn the best practices in portfolio management and performance evaluation as well as current investment strategies. By the end of your Capstone Project, you will have mastered the analytical tools, quantitative skills, and practical knowledge necessary for long-term investment management success.

Course 1 | Sept 26 - Oct 31 | Global Financial Markets and Instruments
Course 2 | Oct 31 - Jan 9 | Portfolio Selection and Risk Management
Course 3 | Jan 9 - Feb 13 | Biases and Portfolio Selection
Course 4 | Feb 13 - Mar 20 | Investment Strategies and Portfolio Analysis
Course 5 | Starts Mar 20 | Investment and Portfolio Management Capstone


Total Price to Enroll: $465 USD $418 USD (10% off)


1 Global Financial Markets and Instruments - $79 USD
2 Portfolio Selection and Risk Management - $79 USD
3 Biases and Portfolio Selection - $79 USD
4 Investment Strategies and Portfolio Analysis - $79 USD
5 Investment and Portfolio Management Capstone - $79 USD

Pre-pay, purchase all courses in a bundle and save 10%, or purchase each course individually, whenever you are ready. 


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Prerequisites: No prior experience required.

Certificate Offered: Yes

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Instructed by:


Arzu Ozoguz

Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance
Jones School of Business

Professor Arzu Ozoguz is a visiting assistant professor from the University of Texas at Dallas. She also served as an assistant professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2008-2010 and at Queen's University, Queen's School of Business from 2004-2006. Professor Ozoguz received her BA from Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, her MBA from Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey and her MSc and PhD from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Teaching Interests:
-Corporate finance
-International finance

Research Interests:
-Empirical asset pricing
-Information and asset prices-
-Industrial organization and finance
-International finance
-Corporate finance

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