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FINANCE 207: Corporations, Finance, and Governance in the Global Economy

As entrepreneurs, global leaders, and change agents tasked with developing transformative solutions of tomorrow, you will need certain skills and tools to interact with and navigate the complex and ever-changing financial landscape. This course focuses on the development of these skills and tools through the analysis of concise real-world financial situations around the globe. Topics include valuation of cash flows and control; the capital structure, payout policy and governance of both mature and entrepreneurial firms; restructuring and managing financial distress; the use of public markets to obtain liquidity and multiple share classes to retain control; financing and governance in venture capital and private equity; the rise of activism; and social responsibility and debates about the objectives of the firms of the present and future.
Terms: Win | Units: 3
Instructors: Seru, A. (PI)

FINANCE 305: Capital Markets and Institutional Investing

This course takes a look at institutional investing from the asset owner or limited partner¿s perspective (sovereign wealth funds, endowments, pension funds, life insurance companies, etc.) The course is co-taught by Ana Marshall, the CIO of the Hewlett Foundation, and Hanno Lustig, who was on the Allocation Advisory Board of the NBIM. We cover the tools of modern asset allocation and manager selection with a special focus on the challenges posed by alternative asset classes (hedge funds and private equity). To provide additional context, Ana Marshall will lecture on best practices in asset allocation and manager selection. Scott Gladstone, the developer of the Aladdin asset management tool at Blackrock, will introduce the class to this new tool. Students enrolled in the course will get access to Aladdin. The course material is founded on insights from modern finance and the economics of delegated asset management, complemented by industry perspectives. The target audience for this course includes all students who are interested in careers or already have careers in asset management. The course objective is to help you develop an understanding of the main challenges in the asset allocation and manager selection process, and hand you the tools to navigate these challenges.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

FINANCE 315: FinTech for Social Impact & Climate Finance

This MBA elective explores innovative ways in which financial technology (FinTech) is transforming the financial sector. What are the financial and technological frictions that FinTech companies are addressing? What are the current trends in key FinTech verticals? What does it mean for a FinTech to have meaningful social impact, in particular when it comes to combating climate change? How is the competitive landscape evolving for traditional financial institutions, established tech platforms, and emerging FinTech companies? The first part of the course will bring students up-to-speed on the FinTech ecosystem and provide a range of hands-on tools for building successful, impact-driven FinTech companies. The second part of the course will then apply these insights and tools to key topics in Climate Finance. Topics in the second half of the class will include stages of financing climate solutions, climate risk modeling, emissions measurement & reporting, and activist investment strategies. Disclaimer: This course will not cover cryptocurrency or web3 topics this year.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

FINANCE 333: Financial Restructuring

This course provides an intensive overview of financial restructuring transactions and processes from the perspective of distressed firms and their key stakeholders. It is intended for those who plan careers in general management, private equity, credit and special situations investing, banking, turnaround management, or financial advisory services. The course examines how companies may use in-court or out-of-court tools and processes to renegotiate their key contracts with creditors and other stakeholders when they encounter challenging business situations. Students will explore the financial, strategic, and legal implications of workouts, bankruptcies, asset/363 sales, and exchange offers, as applied in the context of financially distressed companies. Topics include valuation, absolute priority, creditor committees, intercreditor conflicts, debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings, ¿blocking¿ strategies, avoidance powers, contingent claims, tax considerations, international insolvency, more »
This course provides an intensive overview of financial restructuring transactions and processes from the perspective of distressed firms and their key stakeholders. It is intended for those who plan careers in general management, private equity, credit and special situations investing, banking, turnaround management, or financial advisory services. The course examines how companies may use in-court or out-of-court tools and processes to renegotiate their key contracts with creditors and other stakeholders when they encounter challenging business situations. Students will explore the financial, strategic, and legal implications of workouts, bankruptcies, asset/363 sales, and exchange offers, as applied in the context of financially distressed companies. Topics include valuation, absolute priority, creditor committees, intercreditor conflicts, debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings, ¿blocking¿ strategies, avoidance powers, contingent claims, tax considerations, international insolvency, and distressed investment strategy. In exploring these topics, the course focuses on the key legal and contractual rights that creditors and other counterparties possess, and how they may use these rights to optimize their negotiated outcomes in a restructuring. Students will gain the tools to identify distress before it occurs, analyze distressed companies, and design restructuring plans which create enterprise value while navigating various considerations. They will also gain an understand of how to structure financial obligations upon origination in a way to lower the probability of financial distress. Finally, the course will examine the purpose of bankruptcy design and future policy implications. The course is lecture-focused in the beginning, but will become more interactive and case-focused later in the course as students acquire the skills they need to tackle key issues. Grading will be based upon class participation (50%), and a paper due at the end of the quarter (50%). For the paper, each student will select a distressed company currently in the market and design a restructuring plan for it.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

FINANCE 620: Financial Markets I

This course is an introductory PhD level course in financial economics. We begin with individual choice under uncertainty, then move on to equilibrium models, the stochastic discount factor methodology, and no-arbitrage pricing. We will also address some empirical puzzles relating to asset markets, and explore the models that have been developed to try to explain them.
Terms: Win | Units: 3
Instructors: Hebert, B. (PI)

FINANCE 633: Advanced Empirical Corporate, Banking and Household Finance

This course discusses empirical aspects of major topics in corporate finance, household and consumer finance, housing, banking, financial regulation as well as political economy. The course is designed for students doing their PhD in finance, economics and accounting. The class is very interactive.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

FINANCE 637: Macroeconomics and Financial Markets

This PhD course will cover research topics at the boundary between macroeconomics and finance. Topics will include the study of macroeconomic models with financial frictions, the term structure of interest rates, conventional and unconventional monetary policy, sovereign debt crises, search frictions and segmentation in housing markets, (over)leveraging by households, heterogeneous expectations, excess volatility, financial bubbles and crises. Student presentations and course paper requirement. Designed for second year PhD students in economics or finance.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

FINANCE 691: PhD Directed Reading (ACCT 691, GSBGEN 691, HRMGT 691, MGTECON 691, MKTG 691, OB 691, OIT 691, POLECON 691, STRAMGT 691)

This course is offered for students requiring specialized training in an area not covered by existing courses. To register, a student must obtain permission from the faculty member who is willing to supervise the reading.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit

FINANCE 692: PhD Dissertation Research (ACCT 692, GSBGEN 692, HRMGT 692, MGTECON 692, MKTG 692, OB 692, OIT 692, POLECON 692, STRAMGT 692)

This course is elected as soon as a student is ready to begin research for the dissertation, usually shortly after admission to candidacy. To register, a student must obtain permission from the faculty member who is willing to supervise the research.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit

FINANCE 698: Doctoral Practicum in Teaching

Doctoral Practicum in Teaching
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1 | Repeatable 25 times (up to 50 units total)
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