BUS 350: principles of finance

BOOK YOU NEED:

Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

1/14 (M): Class canceled

1/16 (W): Introduction | Reading: Join Wall Street. Save the World

1/18 (F): Ch 1 Corporations, Stocks, and Debts 

WEEK 2

Video Lectures: 1, 2, 3, and 4

1/21 (M): MLK Day | No class

1/23 (W): The goal of a business 

1/25 (F): Balance sheet view of a firm and corporate governance | Food Fighter | Debate between Milton Friedman and John Mackey

WEEK 3

1/28 (M): Quiz 1 | Ch 2 Commercial Banking 

1/30 (W): Class canceled 

2/1 (F): Bank business and risks involved

WEEK 4

2/4 (M): Banks as financial intermediaries | Anat Admati's TED Talk

2/6 (W): Quiz 2 | Ch 3 Central Banking

2/8 (F): Central banks and the euro

WEEK 5

2/11 (M): Federal Reserve System | Monetary policy

2/13 (W): Exam 1 (Ch 1~3)

2/15 (F): Ch 4 Investment Banking 

WEEK 6

2/18 (M): Securities underwriting 

2/20 (W): Ch 5 Trading in the Market 

2/22 (F): Quiz 3 (Ch 4~5.2) | Brokers and Dealers | Trading basics 

WEEK 7

2/25 (M): Margin trading

2/27 (W):  Short selling

3/1 (F): Quiz 4 (Ch 5.4~5.6)

WEEK 8

3/11 (M): Ch 6 Money Managers

3/13 (W): Mutual funds and ETFs

3/15 (F): Pensions

WEEK 9

3/18 (M): Alternative investments

3/20 (W): Exam 2 (Ch 4~6)

3/22 (F): Ch 7 Time Value of Money |  Ch 8 Bonds 

WEEK 10

3/25 (M): Trading bonds and bond valuation

3/27 (W): Bond issuers

3/29 (F): Risks in bond investments 

WEEK 11

4/1 (M): Quiz 5 (Ch 7~8.3) | Rating Agencies

4/3 (W): Ch 9 Stock Valuation: Trading multiples 

4/5 (F): Dividend Discount Model | DDM and P/E ratio 

WEEK 12

4/8 (M): Quiz 6 (Ch 8.4 and Ch 9) | Ch 10 Modern Portfolio Theory and CAPM

4/10 (W): Portfolio Theory

4/12 (F): Portfolio Theory and diversification 

WEEK 13

4/15 (M): Liar's Poker Paper due | Book discussion

4/17 (W): Capital Asset Pricing Model 

4/19 (F): Capital Asset Pricing Model

WEEK 14

4/22 (M): Quiz 7 (Ch 10) | Ch 11 Efficient Market Hypothesis and Behavioral Finance 

4/24 (W): Course Evaluation | Efficient Market Hypothesis

4/26 (F): Behavioral Finance

WEEK 15

4/29 (M): Quiz 8 (Ch 11) | Ch 12 Fascinating Finance  

Final Exam: 5/6 (M) 8 am