BUS 350: principles of finance

BOOK YOU NEED:

Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis

SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

1/14 (M): Introduction | Reading: Join Wall Street. Save the World

1/16 (W): Ch 1 Corporations, Stocks, and Debts 

1/18 (F): The goal of a business 

WEEK 2

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

1/23 (W): Balance sheet view of a firm and corporate governance | Food Fighter | Debate between Milton Friedman and John Mackey

1/25 (F): Ch1 Quiz | Ch 2 Commercial Banking 

WEEK 3

1/28 (M): Bank business and risks involved

1/30 (W):  Banks as financial intermediaries | Anat Admati's TED Talk

2/1 (F): Ch2 Quiz | Ch 3 Central Banking

WEEK 4

2/4 (M): Central banks and the euro

2/6 (W): Federal Reserve System

2/8 (F): Monetary policy

WEEK 5

2/11 (M): Exam 1 (Ch 1~3)

2/13 (W): Ch 4 Investment Banking 

2/15 (F): Securities underwriting 

WEEK 6

2/18 (M): Ch4 Quiz | Ch 5 Trading in the Market 

2/20 (W): Market participants and trading basics 

2/22 (F): Margin trading and short-selling 

WEEK 7

2/25 (M): Ch 5 Quiz | Ch 6 Money Managers 

2/27 (W): Mutual funds

3/1 (F): Mutual funds and ETFs

WEEK 8

3/11 (M): ETFs 

3/13 (W): Pensions; alternative investments

3/15 (F): Exam 2 (Ch 4~6)

WEEK 9

3/18 (M): Ch 7 Time Value of Money 

3/20 (W): Ch 8 Bonds 

3/22 (F): Trading bonds 

WEEK 10

3/25 (M): Bond issuers 

3/27 (W): Risks in bond investments 

3/29 (F): Ch 7 & 8 Quiz | Ch 9 Stock Valuation

WEEK 11

4/1 (M): Trading multiples 

4/3 (W): Dividend Discount Model | DDM and P/E ratio 

4/5 (F): Ch 10 Modern Portfolio Theory and CAPM 

WEEK 12

4/8 (M): Ch 9 Quiz

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): Ch 10 Quiz 

WEEK 14

4/22 (M): Ch 11 Efficient Market Hypothesis and Behavioral Finance 

4/24 (W): Efficient Market Hypothesis

4/26 (F): Behavioral Finance

WEEK 15

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