Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Spring 2015



Course Number

DIPL 4556

Course Description

The course meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You are expected to attend each session, as you need to be in attendance to receive credit for the course. Absences need to be approved in advance and are only allowed for legitimate and documented reasons of serious illness or significant family emergency. Note that if you miss too many meetings, you may be required to submit additional make-up work to be able to receive credit for the course.

The primary mode of instruction will be an interactive lecture/discussion format, of the week's topic, during which you will have a chance to raise issues and ask questions that arise from the readings, and which will include review of assigned quantitative problem sets when relevant. In addition, on Tuesdays we shall have a 'Buy Side' investor research meeting, during which we shall play the role of investors and discuss our fantasy portfolios. On Thursdays we shall hold our 'Morning Research Meeting', at which we shall play the role of 'sell side' equity analysts (see below).

Please note that you should do the reading for the week's topic before the session at which that topic is discussed.

All assessed written work for the course must be handed in on time. Coming to terms with deadlines and learning to accept what you able to do within the time that you allow yourself is part of the learning of the course. Requests for extensions may be made only in the event of significant illness or serious family emergency and must be made according to established university and departmental procedures.

All forms of dishonesty whether by act of omission, including but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, and knowingly furnishing false information to the University are prohibited and may elicit University sanctions of suspension or expulsion. See University and school statements for academic conduct here: and