Course Descriptions of Finance
AE501 Microeconomic Theory [4 credits]: The course provides a rigorous analytical treatment of the standard microeconomic models of consumer and firm behavior, market equilibrium, general equilibrium, and game theory, and it prepares students for further graduate work in the theoretical and applied fields of economics. The emphasis of the course is on methods and analytical tools as well as the presentation of received results. The student acquires the skills necessary to read and understand the professional literature and to apply the theory to a wide variety of economic problems and policies. Prerequisite: University level of Microeconomics.
AE520 Corporate Finance [3 credits]: This advanced study of corporate financial analysis and planning includes capital budgeting, cost of capital, and capital structure and valuation. Selected topics that may be covered are mergers and acquisition, IPO, financial distress and reorganization, etc. A combination of lectures and case-study discussion is used to illustrate theories and techniques helpful in financial analysis.
Financial Economics [3 credits]: The focus of this course is on given
economic interpretation for financial issues. The course covers the principles
of asset pricing, such as efficient market hypothesis, the measure of risk
aversion, risk diversifying, conditional expectation, stochastic
discount factor model. The course will also cover some most important empirical
test results on multifactor asset pricing models, ARCH and GARCH models,
technical analysis, behavioral finance. If time allowed, we will introduce the
empirical results about
FI500 Financial Accounting [2 credits] The course is designed to meet the needs of a wide array of students. The content of this course covers financial accounting concepts, principles, and analysis. Its major focus is on the understanding, and analysis for business decisions.
FI501 Theory of Finance [2 credits] this course covers Theory of Finance for graduate level of students. For students intending to do further work in Finance, this course will lay the basic foundation of concepts used in advanced courses. Prerequisite: university level of Finance.
FI503 Financial Econometrics [4 credits] Introduces students to multiple regression methods for analyzing data in economics and related disciplines. The objective of the course is for the student to learn how to conduct empirical studies in economics and related fields. Accordingly, the emphasis of the course is on empirical applications. The econometric theory will be introduced when needed. Popular software for econometric analysis will be introduced as well. Prerequisite: knowledge of algebra, basic probability and statistics. Prerequisite: University level of Econometrics.
FI504 Quantitative Finance: Markets, Trading and Hedging[2 credits]
This course presents classical quantitative finance, which is extremely useful in both academia and in the real world, especially for many financial institutions crying out for the Quant-Guys. It will introduce the classic quantitative methods which will apply to financial markets. Markets, products, derivatives, many famous models, hedging methods and numerical methods will be included. Itís a good and practical training for nurturing future financial practitioners.