BUS 350: principles of finance

BOOK YOU NEED:

Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

8/21 (W): Introduction | Reading: Join Wall Street. Save the World

8/23 (F): Ch 1 Corporations, Stocks, and Debts 

WEEK 2

8/26 (M): The goal of a business

8/28 (W): Balance sheet view of a firm and corporate governance | Food Fighter | Debate between Milton Friedman and John Mackey 

8/30 (F): Quiz 1 | Ch 2 Commercial Banking 

WEEK 3

9/2 (M): Labor Day | No class

9/4 (W): Bank business and risks involved

9/6 (F): Banks

WEEK 4

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

9/11 (W): Quiz 2 | Ch 3 Central Banking

9/13 (F): Central banks and the euro

WEEK 5

9/16 (M): Federal Reserve System

9/18 (W): Monetary policy

9/20 (F): Exam 1 (Ch 1~3)

WEEK 6

9/23 (M): Ch 4 Investment Banking  

9/25 (W): Securities underwriting 

9/27 (F): Ch 5 Trading in the Market 

WEEK 7

9/30 (M): Quiz 3 | Brokers and Dealers

10/2 (W): Trading basics

10/4 (F): Margin trading and short selling

WEEK 8

10/7 (M): Quiz 4 | Ch 6 Money Managers

10/9 (W): Money Managers

10/11 (F): Fall Break | No class

WEEK 9

10/14 (M): Mutual funds and ETFs | Pensions

10/16 (W): Alternative investments

10/18 (F): Exam 2 (Ch 4~6)  

WEEK 10

10/21 (M): Ch 7 Time Value of Money |  Ch 8 Bonds

10/23 (W): Trading bonds and bond valuation

10/25 (F): Bond issuers 

WEEK 11

10/28 (M): Risks in bond investments

10/30 (W): Quiz 5 | Rating Agencies 

11/1 (F): Ch 9 Stock Valuation: Trading multiples

WEEK 12

11/4 (M): Trading multiples

11/6 (W): Dividend Discount Model | DDM and P/E ratio 

11/8 (F): Quiz 6 | Ch 10 Modern Portfolio Theory and CAPM 

WEEK 13

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

11/13 (W): Portfolio Theory

11/15 (F): Portfolio Theory and diversification

WEEK 14

11/18 (M): Capital Asset Pricing Model  

11/20 (W): Capital Asset Pricing Model

11/22 (F): Quiz 7 (Ch 10) | Ch 11 Efficient Market Hypothesis and Behavioral Finance

WEEK 15

12/2 (M): Efficient Market Hypothesis

12/4 (W): Behavioral Finance

12/6 (F): Quiz 8 | Ch 12 Fascinating Finance

Final Exam: 12/11 (W) 11 AM