Investment Strategies (Online)

Managing a Stock Portfolio through Uncertainty

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Course Dates


July 21, 2022

Course Duration


10 weeks
4–6 hours per week

Course Fee

Advance Your Investing Intelligence

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:
  • Better inform your market opinions with a deeper understanding of capital markets, major investable asset classes, the challenges of leveraging and shorting, and how to use financial and economic databases.
  • Avoid common investment pitfalls by gaining an understanding of overleveraging and underappreciating
  • Make educated stock selections by measuring risk and applying risk management and analytical theory to your choices
  • Become an active portfolio manager by analyzing the performance of investment products over time, understanding bond market and yield, and knowing the tools for — and limits of — forecasting

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Program Experience


Real-World Applications and Activities

Case Studies

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Peer-to-Peer Learning

Self-Paced On-Demand Video Lectures

Live Office Hours with Program Leader

Program Leader Guided Discussions

Program Curriculum

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.

Real-World Applications and Learning Activities

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.

Measurement Tools
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.

Student Demographics

Work Experience

- <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%

Investor Type

- Individual – 70%
- Professional – 30%

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Participant Testimonials

Robert Sieker

“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

David Pittet

“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

Program Faculty

Faculty Member Harry Mamaysky

Harry Mamaysky

Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the Program for Financial Studies, Columbia Business School

Harry 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... More info


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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.

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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.

Why Columbia Business School?

Educating the Business Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

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 10-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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