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FINANCE

FIN-685
Topics in Finance (1.5-3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics of special interest in finance and related interdisciplinary topics.

FIN-685
D01
FINANCE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Finance (1.5-3)

Financial Intermediation in Emerging Markets

Emerging markets are increasingly more important to the functioning of the world economy. Recent crises in Asia, Russia, Brazil and Argentina, and exponential growth in China and India, have reinforced the importance of having a better understanding of these markets. Emerging market nations increasingly turn to free capital markets to intermediate resources to finance their development. Meanwhile, developed markets increasingly turn to emerging markets as lenders. This course examines how financial markets and institutions can assist nations in reaching their goals for economic growth and development. It also examines the inextricable relationship between government policy and its help/hindrance to financial development.

FIN-685
B01
FINANCE
SUMMER 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Finance (1.5-3)

Investment Banking: Valuation Tools and Techniques

This course focuses on the theory and analytics used to value companies, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), private equity placements, and buyout transactions through case readings and real life cases. It also examines how companies structure their equity and debt investments and secure commitments from other capital providers. Additionally, students explore the jargon, key players, and institutional perspectives of different transactions through a variety of analyses commonly performed by investment bankers and private equity professionals. Prerequisite: FIN-614 and proficiency in Excel.