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BSAD 184 – Free Markets & Free Enterprise

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Study of level and structure of interest rates and characteristics of financial institutions and markets. Topics include market vs. natural rate of interest, interest rate structure, behavior of interest rates. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Junior standing.

Section Description: The course covers topics on the functioning of markets in allocation of capital. The course builds tools needed to do well in a market economy. Topics include: (1) Ways to measure risks; (2) Models to understand risk aversion; (3) Methods for making decisions in a market-based economy; (4) Decision making under uncertainty; (5) Models to evaluate risk and return (e.g., in the stock market setting); (6) How markets invent tools to deal with uncertainty (e.g., markets for derivatives, such as options); (7) Allocation of capital under uncertainty (portfolio approach).

CRN: 92799

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 54/55

Days Time Location
MW 15:30 - 16:45 KALKIN BUILDING 003

Instructor(s): Andrey Dmitrievich Ukhov

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019