Asked on 05 Oct 2018
I'm entering into university, and I have the choice of choosing modules like banking and finance, corporate finance, management accounting, financial management.
I took principles of banking and finance as an elective in my Info Systems degree, and I realised then that I was in the wrong course. Started me off in the insurace industry and in investing as a whole though.
Just curious, you taking a programme from UOL-LSE? The module titles you mentioned are offered by them.
To be honest, to understand investing better, you should surroud yourself with like minded people. Those who are interested in investing and have already started on their investment journey. Try to search for a club that does this and join it.
Read up books on investing. Peter Lynch's Learn To Earn will be a good start.
Read up on articles here on Seedly on finances as well. Which is different from investing and not interchangable.
Hope this helps and all the best. Do reach out if you have other questions on investing. Cheers
The first year course curriculum of any local biz school uni will be more than sufficient to establish a basic understanding on how things work from an academic/theory standpoint.
But you will to follow that up by reading on books written by investment practitioners, which deal with more things like investment philosophy, handling of emotions etc
Basic Accounting Course and Finance are good to take
After which you can consider joining your Uni's Investment Club. I didnt join the investing club during my uni days though
As a fellow university undergraduate myself, I'd say go for courses that underline the core principles of finance! Particularly, if you've haven't got much background in those areas!
1) Principles of Finance
2) Corprorate Finance Management
These are some examples of modules that you can look into!
Yes, participate in your school's investment club CCA if there is one. Watched before an interesting video about NTU's investment club CCA, check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2TGEhSiJKY .
NUS - NUS Investment Society http://www.nusinvest.com/about/overview/
NTU - NTU Investment Interactive Club https://www.facebook.com/NTU.IIC/
I'm not too sure as I wasn't from a business course, but I took a basic accounting module as part of my electives. It taught me how to read financial statements which was helpful in my analysis of companies.