Singapore University of Social Sciences

Value Investing (GSP201)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: General Studies

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

The objective of the course is to equip investors with a value investment strategy and some practical fundamental analysis tools to assist them in their investment in the equity market. The course will apply real-life data sets and examples in learning the required investment tools to deploy value and fundamental investing concepts. At the end of this course, investors will have practical experience in the conduct of research and analysis of financial statements, modeling and valuation techniques in order to formulate a “value-based” investment decision.GSP201e is targeted at investors who already have some knowledge of investing or students who have completed GSP177 Fundamentals of Investing.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 2.5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Overview of Investment Objectives
  • Principles of Value Investing
  • Basic Tool of Value Investing: Fundamental Analysis
  • Analysis of Financial Statement: balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement; Financial Ratios Analysis; Valuation Model
  • Knowing and Buying the Business: Economic Moat; Circle of Competence
  • Risk Management: Margin of Safety

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the basic principles of Value Investing
  • Define “intrinsic value” of a stock
  • Analyse financial statements and related information to calculate the “intrinsic value” of a stock
  • Evaluate the “margin of safety” for risk management
  • Identify attractive investment opportunities
  • Execute value investment strategy using value investing principles
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