GBUS 7603 VALUATION IN FINANCIAL MARKETS

 

 

This course focuses on how financial assets and firms are valued in financial markets. It directly extends and strengthens the corporate finance principles from the required First-Year Financial Management and Policies course by applying valuation models to real financial data and assets. The course contains three modules: firm valuation techniques, option-pricing principles, and fixed-income valuation. The first module extends the First Year Financial Management and Policies course by considering more difficult firm valuations as well as alternate techniques for valuing firms. The second and third modules relate to the capital markets for which valuation principles from options and fixed-income instruments are used as building block to decompose the valuation of complex financial instruments.

 

Academic course objectives:

 

·         Add to the corporate finance principles already learned by applying valuation models to real financial data and assets

·         Prepare students for internships and careers in investment banking and corporate finance

·         Prepare students for internships and careers in sales and trading through the modules on capital markets

 

Elements of the course grade:

 

Class contribution       25%

Final exam                   50%

Written exercises         25%