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KSB-696 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring Course Level: Graduate

Selected Topics: Non-Recurring (1-3) Topics vary by section. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Chengdu: Glbl Trade/Negotiatn
Section Fee: $1,360.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: September 19 - September 25, 2018. Travel Location: Beijing and Chengdu, China. Beijing to Chengdu: Global Trade and Negotiations (3) Building on KSB-630 Business Capitals Immersion: Beijing, China, this course teaches practical negotiation approaches useful in individual, group, and multi-party negotiations. These approaches are relevant to global situations, as illustrated by local visits to organized trade zones, multinational corporations, and government offices in Chengdu, China. Chengdu is now one of the most important economic, financial, commercial, cultural, transportation, and communication centers in the world, where more than 260 Fortune 500 companies have established a presence. The course introduces students to the analytical concepts necessary for effective negotiation, provides a variety of applications that demonstrate effective and ineffective negotiation approaches, and gives them opportunities to practice their negotiation skills through numerous bargaining simulations. Corequisite: KSB-630 010. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Financial Valuation
Section Fee: $450.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: June 15, 2019 - June 19, 2019. Travel Location: Washington, DC. Financial Valuation (3) Because there is a need for valuation at every stage of a company's life cycle, this course examines the key principals of corporate finance covering investment and financing decisions, corporate strategy, and capital budgeting projects. The course focuses on how to build financial models in Excel to determine the value of real companies using the discounted cash flow (DCF) and multiples methodologies with real market data and analytics from Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters. The course also tackles the stock and bond valuation and how to use Monte Carlo simulations given different assumptions. Prerequisite: FIN-614. Restriction: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional.
Term: Spring 2019 Semester
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Kenya: Investmt Decision Mkng
Section Fee: $2,550.00. Instructional Method: Hybrid. Travel Dates: June 19, 2019 - June 24, 2019. Travel Location: Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya: Investment Decision Making (3) Building on KSB-630 021 Business Capitals Immersion: Nairobi, Kenya: Business Environment, this course investigates Kenya as a representative example of where and how companies fact find, prepare due diligence memos, and make decisions to invest in a sub-Saharan African country. Students serve as fact-finding teams with the focus on examining options to invest in one of two identified sectors. Student teams deep-dive into a sector analysis with further research and analysis, meetings with government and private sector officials, and participate in site visits in Kenya. Each team prepares a written investment due diligence memo, financial model, and investor readiness score sheet on the identified investment opportunity and gives a presentation on their findings. Students bring to bear all aspects of their learning in the MBA program (business policy, investment analysis, finance, accounting, marketing, technology, and international business) by utilizing a step-by-step process to develop the written memo and pitch presentation. Corequisite: KSB-630-021. Restrictions: Business Administration (MBA): Online Professional. Permission: department.