This course is aimed primarily at individuals who intend to pursue a career in corporate finance or investment management. The emphasis is on the proper design of investment portfolios. Topics include aggregate market analysis, cyclical analysis of investments, technical market analysis, diversification strategies, capital market theory, individual asset and portfolio risk management, betas, investment screens, and portfolio selection strategies. PREREQ: FNCE 3007. (lec 3) 3 cr. Students cannot retain credit for both COMM 4247 and FNCE 4026.