Sunday, August 23, 2015

New course this fall: BUAD 2930 Special Topics in Business: The Investment Industry (3 credits)

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Dr. David Krause has created a new course that will be offered this fall at Marquette University. The course is: BUAD 2930 - Special Topics in Business: The Investment Industry (3 credits). 

Class#  Subj.#                  Title 

6301      BUAD 2930-101  The Investment Industry

This is a non-quantitative survey course 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.
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Offered online, this is a non-quantitative course provides an overview of the essentials of the investment industry. 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. Designed to prepare students to sit for the Claritas® Investment Certificate exam. Not offered as a business course for credit for business majors. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

For additional information, please contact the instructor:

David S. Krause, PhD
Director, Applied Investment Management Program
Marquette University

College of Business Administration, Department of Finance

436 Straz Hall

Milwaukee, WI  53201-1881

Telephone: (414) 288-1457  

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