Applied Investment Management Program

BUAD 2930: The Investment Industry

Dr. David Krause has created a new online, 3-credit course which provides a non-quantitative survey of the investment industry with the objective of providing a clear understanding of investment industry fundamentals.

The curriculum is aimed at non-business students who have an interest in investments, including those who may wish to enter the financial services industry and those who are already working within it. The underlying curriculum, known as the Claritas Program®, was developed the CFA Institute® with the goal of helping to shape a more trustworthy financial industry by setting new standards for investment education and ethics.

Topics include the types and characteristics of financial securities, investment industry structure and controls, and ethics and regulation. Includes an introduction to the essential business areas of accounting, macroeconomics, microeconomics, international trade, and statistics.

  • Not offered as a business course for credit for business majors.
  • Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

For additional information, or to obtain a permission number to register, please contact the instructor: Dr. David S. Krause, Director, Applied Investment Management Program