The four major sections of the course are: A an introduction to the financial system, the financial challenges firms and households face, and the principles of modern finance in tackling these challenges; B valuation of stocks, bonds, forwards, futures, and options; C methods for incorporating risk analysis into valuation models, including portfolio theory, mean-variance optimization, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; and D applications to corporate financial decisions, including capital budgeting and real options. The chapters listed in the outline refer to the main course textbook:
Theory of Corporate Disclosures, Control, and Governance Game Theory, Macroeconomics First early research requirement equivalent to one course: Write a paper with a faculty member, to be presented to the department during the fall semester.
Second early research requirement equivalent to one course: Write a second paper ideally a dissertation proposal with a faculty member to be presented to the department during the fall semester.
Upon passing the qualifying exam, students must continue to make an annual presentation of their research to the faculty. Presenting the proposal or early research papers satisfies this requirement for that year.
Students are required to attend the faculty seminar series. Floating Finance Seminar in 4th year: Students are required to take the floating finance seminar in their 2nd and 3rd year. The advisor may also require them to take it in their 4th year.
Other rules and requirements: For details of rules and requirements that apply to all doctoral students in RBS, see Policies and Procedures. Surveys the fundamental assumptions and the analytical techniques of the modern theory of finance.
Topics include choices involving risk using utility theory and state preference, portfolio selection, capital market equilibrium and its implications for corporate finance and portfolio selections, and option theory. Spring syllabus by Professor Yichuan Liu Basic knowledge of theoretical and empirical model building in the area of corporate finance.
Spring syllabus by Professor Simi Kedia Market Microstructure Market microstructure is the study of how markets operate and how transaction dynamics can affect security price formation and behavior. The impact of microstructure on all areas of finance has been increasingly apparent.
Empirical microstructure has opened the door for improved transaction cost measurement, volatility dynamics and even asymmetric information measures, among others. Thus, this field is an important building block towards understanding today's financial markets. The course focuses on empirical methods and models, with special attention to high frequency data analysis.
Fall syllabus by Professor Tavy Ronen Topic: Topics include the endogenous theoretical motivations of banking, bank "specialness", loan contracting, collateral, FDIC insurance using sun spot and asymmetric theories, relationship lending, predatory lending, etc.
Students will have to present a paper, and class grade will depend on the quality of that presentation and the submitted write-up of their selected paper. Options in Finance Fall syllabus by Zhaodong Zhong 1 Tri Vi Dang Columbia University [email protected] Fall Corporate Finance (ECON W) Meeting time: Tu, Th - Meeting place: Hamilton Course objectives.
The purpose of this course is to provide students an understanding of key aspects of corporate finance and develop skills to analyse issues in corporate finance for sound financial decision making in business.
1 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA The Wharton School FNCE ACCELERATED CORPORATE FINANCE COURSE SYLLABUS Course Description This course is intended for students with prior knowledge of finance or with strong analytical back-.
¨ The objective in corporate finance for all of these businesses remains the same: maximizing value. ¨ While the constraints and challenges that firms face can vary. The theory of corporate finance: A historical overview, in The Modern Theory of Corporate Finance, 2 nd edition, , Tirole, J., Chapter 2 in The Theory of Corporate Finance.
CORPORATE FINANCE SYLLABUS AND OUTLINE SPRING Aswath Damodaran Aswath Damodaran 1.
2 Applied Corporate Finance: A User’s Manual (Fourth Edition)by Aswath Damodaran III. Practice Problems/Exams: Every quiz and final exam that I have ever given is online, with solutions.