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See related courses under economics. Finance courses carry business credit.

FINANCE 202-CN : Introduction to Finance


Description

An introductory course covering the basic concepts and models used in finance. Explores the mathematics and spreadsheet modeling techniques used in evaluating various financial assets, including stocks and bonds. Also surveys the risk-return tradeoff in financial markets and how investors gauge risk, as well as the basic concepts of Markowitz's mean-variance portfolio theory. The nature and impact of interest-rate risk on financial institutions is considered, and the duration of a financial asset is introduced in this context. Introduces the efficient market hypothesis and its implications for personal investing and corporate finance.  Prerequisite: While there is not a formal prerequisite for this course, it is helpful for students to have a basic understanding of algebra and statistics, especially concepts such as standard deviation, correlation, covariance and regression. Also, some knowledge of accounting is helpful, such as familiarity with balance sheets, cash flow statements, and income statements.


Fall 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/24/19 - 12/15/19M
6:15 – 9:15 p.m.Wieboldt Hall 51412
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Arndt, William
Chicago Campus
Open18146
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