This course focuses on advanced issues in global finance. The goal of this course is to provide graduate-level students with an in-depth understanding of corporate finance so as to successfully prepare them for their roles as financial analysts within corporations or public-sector organizations. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including:
- Capital markets
- Risk management
- Global investing
- Futures and options
The course project, Financial Operations Analysis: Evaluating the Health of a Company, requires students to complete an analysis based on their chosen company's annual reports, shareholder data, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and strategic plans. Alternatively, students can choose to create financials that are commensurate with a strategic plan for an entrepreneurial venture.
Course Learning Objectives
- Engage in critical analysis and evaluation of financial concepts.
- Strategically evaluate the performance of a corporation in several areas of vital importance in a specific global environment.
- Determine appropriate financial strategies for a global corporation to address specific situations.