This course is designed to develop the financial skills and logical thought processes necessary to understand and discuss financial policy decisions in a global economy. Specific objectives include developing an understanding of the time value of money, using financial statements in decision-making, understanding the nature of financial markets, the cost of capital, valuation of stocks and bonds, management of short-term assets, short-term and long-term financing, lease financing, capital markets, multinational financial management, and special topics in financial management. The course also addresses the impact of legal, social, technological, and ethical considerations on efficient economic outcomes.
Modeling and Analytics is a rapidly growing field which requires an understanding of statistics/econometrics as well as an understanding of the unique nature of trading and investment. This course will provide students with applications and motivations for model-building in the world of modern finance. The course content is similar to that of a statistics course and will also be backed up by on-the-spot practical demonstration on an econometrics software package. Hence the material should be accessible for both students with strong quantitative backgrounds and those who do not have this background but are willing to put additional effort into the class material. This course will also focus on other research methods specifically aligned to corporate finance.
This course expands upon the work undertaken in Financial Management with an emphasis on financial decision-making during times of uncertainty. The course addresses issues in capital structure, dividend policy, mergers and acquisitions, financial strategy, application of financial practices to non-corporate entities, ethics, and international finance. Through case discussions and text readings, this course will help students develop the knowledge, skills, critical-thinking abilities, and behaviors required of managers. Although the main focus of this course is on profit-seeking firms, much of what is learned has applicability for organizations in the not-for-profit and governmental sectors as well.
Core courses form the backbone of your Master of International Banking curriculum. You will study them throughout modules A – C. These classes have been carefully designed and sequenced to build broad exposure to key aspects of banking—from international accounting and investments, to risk management, to corporate finance.