An analysis of the financial decision-making processes of the firm. Topics include the time value of money, risk return analysis, cash flow analysis, investment decision-making, the cost of capital, optimum capital structure, and dividend theory. Requires computer work in class. If the class is not scheduled to meet in a computer lab, students will be expected to bring a laptop or other computer that can run Excel.
This course introduces students to the field of investments through the viewpoint of the individual investor. Concepts covered include risk versus reward, asset allocation, and the securities markets. Particular attention is paid to stock valuation, bond valuation, options, and futures.
This course explores the theoretical foundations of financial crises by examining the typical cycle of mania, panic and crisis. Financial crises and asset bubbles will be reviewed from a historical point of view by empirically examining and comparing financial crises throughout time. Throughout the course attention will be paid to the development of financial crises and the possibility of detecting and avoiding future crises.
Introduction to the field of econometrics as a means of testing economic theories and providing quantitative estimates of the magnitudes of relationships among variables. Emphasis is on regression analysis using Ordinary Least Squares and other techniques when OLS cannot be used.
An expansion of the topics covered in Financial Management. In addition to treating the concepts of cost of capital, optimum capital structure and capital budgeting, the topics of convertible securities, leasing, mergers, and reorganizations are considered. Requires computer work in class. If the class is not scheduled to meet in a computer lab, students will be expected to bring a laptop or other computer that can run Excel.
An expansion of the topic covered in Investments. Topics covered include: valuation principles, analysis and management of bonds, analysis of stocks, and portfolio theory. Requires computer work in class. If the class is not scheduled to meet in a computer lab, students will be expected to bring a laptop or other computer that can run Excel.
This course introduces the student to the theory of International Financial Management. Topics covered include: international monetary relationships and balance of payments, hedging and options, international capital budgeting and foreign investing, and international capital markets.
This course provides a rigorous treatment of numerous theories and best practices for investment management. More specifically, this course discusses the three main theories of investment management to include: (a) fundamental investment analysis, (b) technical investment analysis, and (c) efficient market investment theory. Further, a significant portion of the course focuses on the ethics of money management.
This course introduces students in trading of options and futures. Students learn to structure payoffs and trade them live on demo accounts. Moreover they learn about pricing of derivatives and how to apply options and futures trading strategies for hedging.