Introduction to Financial Analysis|
Fall 2018 not offered
The course introduces students to the primary sources of information and data used in equity and debt valuation and portfolio management. Both corporate finance and investment finance topics will be covered: financial statement analysis, micro- and macroeconomic analyses of how industry trends and economic growth impact corporate performance, discounted cash flow analysis, asset pricing models (bonds, DDM, CAPM, APT), portfolio theory, and, time permitting, capital structure. This will be a very intense, inquiry-based course with significant hands-on work analyzing data of publicly traded companies.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ECON101 OR ECON110
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
We will use the current edition of Ross, Westerfield, Jaffe and Jordan's "Corporate finance: Core principles and applications".
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two midterm exams and one final exam; weekly problem sets; roughly 10 page case study.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who complete ECON 227 cannot receive credit towards the ECON or MECO major for ECON 328 and/or ECON 329 (or vice versa), depending on your needs for major credit.