Unit: McIntire School of Commerce
Department: McIntire School of Commerce
Office location and address
125 Ruppel DrCharlottesville, Virginia 22904
New Course in Commerce
Students in this course will acquire a working knowledge about markets and investing that any educated person should have in order to be a good citizen. The course is an introduction to what financial markets are and how they function, all within a broader social context. While the course will deal concretely with topics in economics, statistics, psychology and finance, no prior knowledge of any of those topics is required.
In this class you will apply quantitative tools to deconstruct each of the main asset classes, developing a more nuanced understanding of the risks one owns, and to evaluate a managers' returns for delivering those risks. You will also learn how to design and evaluate strategic asset allocations for specific goals through a case evaluating the portfolio of the University of Virginia Endowment.