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Code IE 407
Term 201702
Title Investment Decision Making
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Industrial Engineering(IE)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ali Doruk Gunayd?n,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
MS303 IE303
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Recitation
Planned Learning Activities Interactive

Market research and forecasting; choice of production capacity; cost and revenue estimation; feasibility analysis through use of spreadsheet; methods and means of financing of projects, start-up companies and pre-IPO ventures; case studies.


This course is designed to develop an understanding of the field of investments. Topics include: securities markets; bond and equity valuation; risk-return relationship; diversification; asset pricing models; efficient market hypothesis and behavioral finance.

In this course, students are introduced to analytical and technical skills needed in finance. Throughout the course, ethical aspects of financial relationships, actions and decisions are discussed. This helps students become aware of the many ways in financial decisions have ethical dimensions.

Learning Outcome

Explain investment environments and types of securities traded in the markets,
Understand the pricing and risk management of fixed income securities,
Discuss investors' risk preferences and motivation for diversification,
Describe the theoretical background for various asset pricing models,
Distinguish the efficient and behavioral views of financial markets.

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 3
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 3
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 4
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 3
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 1
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 4
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 4
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 2
Common Outcomes ForSchool of Management
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 4
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 1
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 1
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 1
Mechatronics Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Familiarity with concepts in statistics and optimization, knowledge in basic differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, complex variables, multi-variable calculus, as well as physics and computer science, and ability to use this knowledge in modeling, design and analysis of complex dynamical systems containing hardware and software components. 2
2 Ability to work in design, implementation and integration of engineering applications, such as electronic, mechanical, electromechanical, control and computer systems that contain software and hardware components, including sensors, actuators and controllers. 1
Industrial Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Formulate and analyze problems in complex manufacturing and service systems by comprehending and applying the basic tools of industrial engineering such as modeling and optimization, stochastics, statistics. 3
2 Design and develop appropriate analytical solution strategies for problems in integrated production and service systems involving human capital, materials, information, equipment, and energy. 2
3 Implement solution strategies on a computer platform for decision-support purposes by employing effective computational and experimental tools. 1
Management Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Pursue open minded inquiry and appreciate the importance of research as an input into management practice. 4
2 Know how to access, interpret and analyze data and information and use them to make informed decisions. 4
3 Work effectively in environments characterized by people of diverse educational, social and cultural backgrounds. 3
4 Identify, select, and justify strategies and courses of action at the divisional, business, and corporate levels of analysis and to develop effective plans for the implementation of selected strategies. 4
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 40
Homework 20
Recommended or Required Reading

Essentials of Investments, by Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane and Alan J. Marcus, 9th edition, 2012 (McGraw-Hill Irwin)

Investment Science, by David G. Luenberger, 2nd edition, 2014 (Oxford University Press)