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ECON 135: Finance for Non-MBAs

For graduate students and advanced undergraduates. This course teaches the foundations of finance, with applications in investment management, portfolio choice, and corporate finance. Topics include criteria for investment decisions, valuation of financial assets and liabilities, relationships between risk and return, market efficiency, and the valuation of derivative securities. Corporate financial instruments including debt, equity, and convertible securities will also be discussed. Equivalent to core MBA finance course, FINANCE 220. Prerequisites: ECON 50, ECON 102A, or equivalents; ability to use spreadsheets, and basic probability and statistics concepts including random variables, expected value, variance, covariance, and simple estimation and regression.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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