Division II; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;
This is not the current course catalog
This course analyzes the major financial decisions facing firms. While the course takes the perspective of a manager making decisions about both what investments to undertake and how to finance these projects, it will emphasize the underlying economic models that are relevant for these decisions.Topics include capital budgeting, links between real and financial investments, capital structure choices, dividend policy, and firm valuation. Additional topics may include issues in corporate risk management, corporate governance and corporate restructuring, such as mergers and acquisitions.
The Class: Type: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, problem sets, short quizzes, short projects such as case write ups, a midterm exam, a final exam and a group project
Prerequisites: ECON 251, 252, and some familiarity with statistics (e.g., ECON 255)
Enrollment Preference: senior Economics majors
Distributions: Division II; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;