Managing a Stock Portfolio through UncertaintyApply Now
April 25, 2024
4–6 hours per week
For individual and professional investors who want to develop a strong foundation in investment strategies and enhance their existing knowledge base, this programme provides a broad introduction to the fundamentals of active investing and an overview of capital markets.You Will Learn To:
The curriculum provides you with the tools and frameworks to measure risk, assess volatility, run regression analyses, define the yield curve, and learn the tools of forecasting.
You’ll have access to a range of hands-on tools and activities that bridge the theoretical and the practical to help make you a more effective investor. Some examples include:
Hedge Fund Case Study
Explore the real-world gains and perils that can occur when aggressively using leverage and risk in the investment process.
Examine and apply different approaches for measuring investment performance — including risk exposure — using the Sharpe ratio and the information ratio.
Financial Data Resources
Learn to use an invaluable set of online resources that can help you create an investment strategy and wisely implement it, such as Yahoo Finance, Finviz, MacroHistory, FRED.
- <10 years – 18%
- 10-14 years – 17%
- 15-19 years – 20%
- 20+ years – 44%
- North America – 63%
- Asia – 18%
- Europe – 14%
- South America – 4%
- Africa – 1%
- Individual – 70%
- Professional – 30%
“Before joining this program, I didn't really know where or what to look for while choosing stocks and asset classes to invest in. The video lectures and resources really helped my understanding of the subject.”
— Robert Sieker, Chief Executive Officer, SiekerBynum Energy Services
“The program gives a good overview on investing in financial markets in 50-60 hours. It is difficult to do better than this in the time frame. A part of the success of the program is accredited to the pedagogical qualities of Prof. Mamysky.”
— David Pittet, Chief Executive Officer, Venoge Consulting LLC
Harry MamayskyHarry Mamaysky teaches capital markets and asset pricing to MBA, Masters, and PhD students as well as Executive Education courses on investment strategy, the use of text data in finance, and corporate bonds. His research focuses on equity, exchange rate, volatility, and credit markets, market microstructure, and the role of information in the trading process. He has consulted for a quantitative investment firm and for a nationally recognized statistical rating organization. Prior to his return to academia, he founded the Systemic Risk Group at Citigroup and served as a member of the firm’s Risk Executive Committee. He was a senior portfolio manager at Citi Principal Strategies with a focus on relative value credit trading. He has also held positions at Old Lane, Morgan Stanley, and Citicorp. Harry earned his PhD in finance from MIT and hold BS and MS degrees in computer science from Brown University. He joined Columbia Business School in 2015.
Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School Executive Education. The learnings serve as a powerful credential in supporting your management capabilities.Download Brochure
Your verified digital certificate will be issued in your legal name and emailed to you, at no additional cost, upon completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Columbia Business School Executive Education.
Consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world for Finance, Columbia Business School has worked exclusively with Emeritus to develop and deliver this 9-week Investment Strategies program. This program leverages Columbia's thought leadership, developed over years of research, teaching, and practice. By partnering with Emeritus, Columbia Business School is able to broaden access beyond our on-campus offerings in a collaborative and engaging format that stays true to the quality of Columbia Business School Executive Education and Columbia as a whole.
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Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at the ID mentioned above.
Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.
More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.
Check back to this program web page or email us to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.
Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.
We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:
The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on program activities.
More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.
All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.
A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.
Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.
Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.
This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.
No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.
You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.
Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.
Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.
Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.
The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.
Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us for details.
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After the published start date of the program, you have until the midpoint of the program to request to defer to a future cohort of the same program. A deferral request must be submitted along with a specified reason and explanation. Cohort changes may be made only once per enrollment and are subject to availability of other cohorts scheduled at our discretion. This will not be applicable for deferrals within the refund period, and the limit of one deferral per enrollment remains. All deferral requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.