Top Fin II/Financial Scandals
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|8/26/2019||12/9/2019||T||5:10pm - 8:00pm||PCBE 165|
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.