BUS 350: principles of finance

BOOK YOU NEED:

Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

8/22 (W): Introduction | Reading: Join Wall Street. Save the World

8/24 (F): Ch 1 Corporations, Stocks, and Debts 

WEEK 2

8/27 (M): The goal of a business 

8/29 (W): Balance sheet view of a firm and corporate governance | Food Fighter | Debate between Milton Friedman and John Mackey

8/31 (F): Ch1 Quiz | Ch 2 Commercial Banking 

WEEK 3

9/3 (M): Labor Day - no class

9/5 (W): Bank business and risks involved 

9/7 (F): Banks as financial intermediaries | Anat Admati's TED Talk

WEEK 4

9/10 (M): Ch2 Quiz | Ch 3 Central Banking

9/12 (W): Central banks and the euro | Federal Reserve System

9/14 (F): no class - watch online lecture here | Monetary policy

WEEK 5

9/17 (M): Exam 1 (Ch 1~3)

9/19 (W): Ch 4 Investment Banking 

9/21 (F): Securities underwriting 

WEEK 6

9/24 (M): Ch4 Quiz | Ch 5 Trading in the Market 

9/26 (W): Market participants and trading basics 

9/28 (F): Margin trading and short-selling 

WEEK 7

10/1 (M): Ch 5 Quiz | Ch 6 Money Managers 

10/3 (W): Mutual funds

10/5 (F): ETFs 

WEEK 8

10/8 (M): Pensions; Alternative investments

10/10 (W): Exam 2 (Ch 4~6)

10/12 (F): Fall break | No class

WEEK 9

10/15 (M): Ch 7 Time Value of Money 

10/17 (W): Ch 8 Bonds 

10/19 (F): Trading bonds 

WEEK 10

10/22 (M): Bond issuers 

10/24 (W): Risks in bond investments 

10/26 (F): Ch 7 & 8 Quiz | Ch 9 Stock Valuation

WEEK 11

10/29 (M): Trading multiples 

10/31 (W): Dividend Discount Model | DDM and P/E ratio 

11/2 (F): Ch 10 Modern Portfolio Theory and CAPM 

WEEK 12

11/5 (M): Ch 9 Quiz

11/7 (W): Portfolio Theory 

11/9 (F): Portfolio Theory and diversification 

WEEK 13

11/12 (M): Liar's Poker Paper due | Book discussion

11/14 (W): Capital Asset Pricing Model 

11/16 (F): Ch 10 Quiz 

WEEK 14

11/26 (M): Ch 11 Efficient Market Hypothesis and Behavioral Finance 

11/28 (W): Efficient Market Hypothesis

11/30 (F): Efficient Market Hypothesis

WEEK 15

12/3 (M): Behavioral Finance 

12/5 (W): Behavioral Finance 

12/7 (F):  Ch 11 Quiz | Ch 12 Fascinating Finance  

week 16

Exam 3 (Ch 7~11), 12/11 (T) 11 am for the noon section; 2 pm for the 2 pm section