FIN 714W (01) - Financial Scandals, Upheavals, and Crises

Financial Scandals

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   38  
CRN: 55055
This course takes a multidimensional approach to the circumstances that create tumult in the financial world and, by extension, society. Disruptive events in financial history are explored from different perspectives often considering the financial innovations, ethical issues, and notions of economic justice that are involved. The course is writing intensive and requires extensive reading, introspection, and critical thinking. Prereq: ADMN 570. ?Students cannot earn credit for the course after taking FIN 720W as Financial Scandals.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Bruce Mast, Richard Kilbride

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 T 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE 225
Additional Course Details: 

The course seeks to place money and finance in its historical context, showing its significant and often pivotal role in human progress and is a backstory for much of the human saga. From this vantage point, we will examine innovation and crisis in banks and banking, the bond markets, the equity markets, insurance, real estate, and cross-border trade & monetary flows. Our investigation will reach into numerous present day and historical financial events and circumstances, including the collapse of countries, scandals at companies like Enron and Lehman Brothers, and the impact of individuals going “off the rails” like Bernie Madoff or Martin Shkreli. These are scandals, upheavals, and crises.


The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson