Course Description

Introduction to investing in the market. This course will focus on the strategy put forward in Peter Lynch’s “One Up on Wall Street.” Students will read and analyze the strategies described in this book, formulate questions, and discuss them with experts in the field.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Articulate the basics of investing.
  • Explain basic stock market operations.
  • Articulate questions designed to gain insight into successful market strategies.


Completion of ECON X499.1 - X499.4

To enroll in Strategic Investments elective courses, students must have completed ECON X499.1, ECON X499.2, and ECON X499.4 with a grade C or better. 

If you have substituted ECON X499.1 with a ECON 134A please email your unofficial transcript to help@professional.ucsb.edu for assistance.  

Concurrent Enrollment Permissible: If you have already enrolled in ECON X499.1 / ECON X499.2 / ECON X499.4 and wish to register before the courses have completed, please contact PaCE Support at 805-893-4200 to bypass the prerequisite.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Classes are offered according to the schedule on the respective Certificate or Program Page. Please click on the Request Information below to be promptly notified when enrollment opens.