ACFI 720W (01) - Topics in Finance II

Top Fin II/Financial Scandals

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Accounting and Finance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 16813
Special topics. Prereq: ADMN 570. Topics include: A) Financial Scandals, Upheavals, and Crises.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Equivalent(s): ACFI 720, ADMN 723
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 T 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE 165
Additional Course Details: 

This seminar takes a multidimensional approach to the exploration of the circumstances which create tumult in the financial world and, by extension, society. It requires extensive reading, deep introspection, and critical thinking.  Our investigation will reach into numerous present day and historical financial events and circumstances, including the collapse of countries like the Soviet Union (or the collapse of a currency like the Mexican Peso), scandals at companies like Enron and Lehman Brothers, and the impact of individuals going “off the rails” like Bernie Madoff.  At the end of the seminar, we expect you to have a strong evidence-based and theory-based understanding of financial scandals, upheavals, and crisis. You should also have acquired an appreciation for the embedded role of finance in our culture and its overall importance to and impact on our society.


The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson, any version