Tim M. Furst

Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)


This research project was undertaken for the purpose of educating the career officer to make intelligent personal investment decisions. Chapter one introduces, states the problem, justification to the problem, provides scope, introduces a methodology, and states limitations to the study.

Chapter two introduces bonds, stocks, real estate, mutual funds, and annuities. The basic characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of each alternative are discussed.

Chapter three utilizes a linear program model to select the most advantageous investment mix. The author's required notes of return on investment and diversification relationship are used to illustrate how the model works.

Chapter four will summarize the entire study. Additionally, basic conclusions will be drawn and suggestions for future research will be offered.

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