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Financial economics encompasses micro-investment theory, economics of uncertainty, the role of financial markets and institutions, the regulation of financial products, firms and markets, the theory of the firm, and corporate governance. The field is unique among the social sciences in that it has had a direct and significant influence on practice: The impact of the efficient market hypothesis, portfolio selection, risk analysis, and contingent-claim pricing on capital budgeting and money management is clearly evident. This impact is based both on developments of theory and on empirical tests of hypotheses that are made feasible by a large and increasingly accessible body of relevant data.

The Finance faculty includes leading researchers in their respective areas, publishing in such notable journals as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Faculty members are involved in a number of national organizations, serving as consultants, collaborating with research, and holding corporate board memberships.
 

 BBA Course List

 
  
  
Short Description
  
Introduction to the principle ideas in finance and their application to the solution of financial problems.  Note: This is a core requirement class
  
Introduces advanced topics in corporate finance in addition to reviewing and extending some topics covered in Business 320.
  
The market for corporate control is the market in which alternative management teams compete to control corporate resources.  Video:  http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/cgi-bin/generate/video_player.pl?play=bba/KSubramanian
  
Ties together many of the concepts students learn throughout their undergraduate studies and prepares them for a career, perhaps in the financial markets. The course has been designed to study economic and financial theory from the daily changes in market prices rather than from a textbook.
  
Study of the organization and function of securities markets. Emphasis will be on equity markets and the management of equity portfolios, though bond, options and futures markets will also be covered.  Video:  http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/cgi-bin/generate/video_player.pl?play=bba/AGoyal
  
This course deals with the valuation and use of options and futures contracts. It presents relative pricing requirements for these contracts that are enforced by arbitrage trading strategies
  
This course covers the contemporary principles of valuation, acquisition, financing, and management of real property.  Video:  http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/cgi-bin/generate/video_player.pl?play=bba/BUS425
  
Major emphasis is on the concepts underlying the intermediation process, and managerial policies and decision making within deposit-taking and nonbank financial institutions.
  
A study of financial decision making in the international setting of investors, exporters, importers, and multinational firms.  Video:  http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/cgi-bin/generate/video_player.pl?play=bba/BUS427
  
This course will examine major investment banking activities, including trends in the investment banking business; trading and principal investments, raising capital; and transactional finance and advisory services.  Video:  http://www.goizueta.emory.edu/cgi-bin/generate/video_player.pl?play=bba/BUS428
  
Divided into four modules, this course surveys the private equity industry, with an emphasis on the financial and economic tools useful for leveraged buyout and venture capital investing.
  
This course presents an introduction into fixed income and studies primary fixed income securities such as bonds and mortgages.
  
This course uses academic studies, practitioner-oriented readings, case studies, and projects to cover both conventional wisdom and state-of-the-art methods used in managing a portfolio of equity securities.
  
This course presents information on the cash flow analysis that underlies real estate equity investment and the measures of the rate of return of that investment.
  
Contemporary principles of valuation, acquisition, financing, and management of real property are the primary topics studied in this course.
 
 
 

 Finance Hightower Lecturers

 
2/23/2018 9:45 AM   Amiyatosh Purnanandam - University of Michigan 
3/2/2018 9:45 AM   Michael Roberts - Wharton School of Business 
3/9/2018 9:45 AM   Alex Chinco - University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign  
3/23/2018 9:45 AM   Christopher Parsons - Northeastern University 
4/6/2018 9:45 AM   Sumit Agarwal - Georgetown University 
4/13/2018 9:45 AM   Bo Becker - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
 

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