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Advanced Investment Research

Spring 2014 MBA Course

B8380-001: Advanced Investment Research

W - Full Term, 05:45PM to 09:00PM
Location: URI 329

Instructor: Kian Ghazi

Can you understand a company so well that you see something others don’t? Can you turn your research into gold? Do you have the nerve to stick your neck out when even the king thinks you are wrong? Can you dazzle a round table of accomplished investors with original work? Do you have what it takes to be a professional investor? This course challenges you to answer these questions.

Intellectually, the course bends towards long-term, value-oriented, fundamental investing. It offers a pragmatic rather than theoretical perspective. Weekly homework assignments and participation underpin the class, including: discussion of readings; workshop-style presentation of research work; and interaction with guest speakers.

The class is a real world experience and an opportunity to interact with and present your work to highly accomplished CEOs, CFOs, Analysts, and Portfolio Managers - in many ways similar to a summer internship. You will be expected to work hard and be professional. Needless to say this is a demanding class and can be overwhelming if you are not prepared to dedicate significant time and energy to it. It will be limited to 10 students to ensure quality of experience for all involved.


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