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Finance Lab

level of course unit

2. Study cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• expand and apply financial knowledge, especially in the field of investment alternatives and portfolio theory.
• prepare their own asset class analyses.
• test personal investment decisions on the computer via virtual platforms.
• strengthen their analytical skills.

prerequisites and co-requisites

LV: Corporate Finance

course contents

• The focus of this course is to acquire and expand knowledge of available investment alternatives and modern portfolio theory.
• Different asset classes are analyzed and personal investment decisions are made based on the risk-return profiles and personal preferences.

recommended or required reading

• Berk, Jonathan; DeMarzo, Peter: Corporate Finance. Pearson (latest edition)
• Hull, John C.: Options, Futures and Other Derivatives. Pearson (latest edition)
• Wooldridge, Jeffrey: Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach. Thomson South-Western (latest edition)

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich

course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery

Compulsory elective

work placement(s)