Course Description

Camosun has paused all face-to-face classes due to the COVID-19 crisis. Our educators have created an interactive online course using video streaming as a temporary solution to keep our community safe.


This course is a comprehensive introduction for the novice investor who is interested in learning about Canadian investment, money and capital markets. Mahesh combines his wealth of experience with a fun, engaging, practical teaching style to help you learn and understand how to make sense of the complex financial world. You'll gain the knowledge in a supportive classroom environment to become more confident with the financial markets and have the tools to make smarter investment decisions. 

Topics include:

  • Investment objectives, risk and return
  • Financial markets and financial instruments: equities, bonds and derivatives (futures, forwards and options)
  • Mutual funds and the institutional environment
  • How securities are traded
  • Market efficiency
  • Fundamental analysis, technical analysis and security analysis
  • Portfolio selection, portfolio theory and diversification
  • The capital asset pricing model 

Course Outline

What to expect:

  • You will have eight live classes (Wednesdays) via video live-stream and will be 2 hours in duration.
  • Students will be emailed the course materials and instructions on how to log-in online before the course start date.
  • There is a discussion board for questions, which your instructor will monitor and answer.
  • All course materials are posted online. These include handouts and activities.

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Unfortunately, this course is currently not open for enrollment or is in the process of being rescheduled. Join Our Interest List below to be notified via email when the course is next available for registration.


Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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