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Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 706 (01) - Financial Modeling and Analytics

Financial Modeling

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 54156
The main objective of the course is to bridge the gap between theory and practice by using software applications and real-world data to solve a variety of financial problems. The course is very 'hands-on' and is expected to help students develop skills that are useful in a variety of jobs in finance, accounting, insurance, and real estate. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Equivalent(s): ACFI 706
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Mihail Miletkov
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCBE 235
Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 707 (01) - Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation

Equity Analysis and Valuation

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 54179
This course is intended to provide practical tools for analyzing and valuing a company's equity. Primarily an applications course, it covers several valuation models such as market multiples and free cash flow models, and focuses on the implementation of finance theories to valuation problems. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Equivalent(s): ACFI 707
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Md Safayat Hossain
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 M 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE G59
Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 708 (02) - Real Estate Finance

Real Estate Finance

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 54149
This course provides an introduction to residential and commercial real estate. Topics include market analysis, cash flows, debt and equity financing, valuation, and real estate investment trusts. Case studies, projects, and real world applications of the concepts learned are significant components of the course. Prereq: ADMN 570 or HMGT 655.
Equivalent(s): ACFI 708
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE, HOSPITALITY MGT, HOTEL&HOS MGT
Instructors: Daniel Cline
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 W 5:10pm - 8:00pm HS 202
Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 709 (01) - Mortgage Banking and Fixed Income Securities

Mortgage Bank & Fixed Income

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 56601
This course focuses on bonds and the bond market. While the cash flows of bonds are specified, their valuation is particularly challenging given interest rate movements, embedded optionality, and credit risk. As part of an examination of structured products, the course will examine the process of creating, valuing, and trading mortgages. Further, the course demonstrates the skills needed to manage fixed income portfolios in light of both client specific objectives and the market environment. Prereq: ADMN 570 or HMGT 655, ACFI 702.
Equivalent(s): ACFI 709
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Richard Kilbride
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm PCBE 165
Additional Course Details: 

This course is a rigorous and analytical study of a wide range of topics in the fixed income arena. It focuses on securities (mainly bonds), and things that can look like securities (mainly loans) that promise an ongoing and consistent cash flow (hence: “fixed income”). The valuations of these things are influenced by interest rates and credit risk. The course is focused on the concepts and tools that are important to practitioners and investors who want to use these securities, whether the issuer or the investor. It includes a study of the markets in which these securities trade. While the cash flows of fixed income securities are contractually specified, the valuation of bonds is particularly challenging given interest rate movements, credit risk, and embedded optionality. 

Additionally, as part of an examination of structured products, the course will examine some basic elements of real estate finance, particularly the process of creating and valuing residential mortgages. 

Further, the course acknowledges that much of the controversy regarding the 2008 Financial Crisis has been directed at the mortgage market. Given that the first name of this course is “mortgage”, we will take a deep dive into that period and examine the underlying issues regarding that global crisis.

The class, by its nature, requires a moderate level of quantitative skill, but more importantly it will require consistent focus. In the end, we want you to not just know about interest rates, creditworthiness, bonds, and bond markets, but we want you to know what these things mean and how you can use the information. Prerequisit FIN 702, Investment Analysis

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 710 (01) - Big Data in Finance

Big Data in Finance

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 54386
This course serves as an introduction to many aspects of big data utilization, specifically as it applies to finance. Topics typically include high frequency trading, stock market anomalies, data management, fintech innovations, and safety and ethics when working with big data. Programming languages common to finance, such as Stata, SAS, and Python, are learned and used to analyze and manipulate data. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Section Comments: Also listed as ACFI 810
Equivalent(s): ACFI 710
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Instructors: Svetlana Petrova
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm PCBE G85
Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 711 (01) - Investment Banking

Investment Banking

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56331
This course explores several areas of investment banking. Investment bankers play a critical role in financial markets. Among their many roles, they provide advisory services to firms, help raise capital, and assist with complex financial transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. Course topics typically include company strategy, valuation, initial public offerings (IPOs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Prereq: ADMN 570. Students cannot earn credit for the course after taking FIN 720 as Investment Banking.
Section Comments: By permission for undergrads; see instructor for permission Co-listed with MSF
Classes not allowed in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Paul Gilson
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am PBLANE 216
Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

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

Financial Scandals

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.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
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.

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 720 (01) - Topics in Finance II

Top/Finance CSR and ESG

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 55057
Special topics, vary by semester. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Section Comments: Co-listed w/ ACFI 896.07
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed colleges in section: Paul College of Business&Econ
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Richard Kilbride
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm PCBE 225
Additional Course Details: 

The course seeks to explore what finance says about the increased focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how investment analysis addresses a growing emphasis on environmental, social & corporate governance (ESG) objectives. We study how mandates towards people and planet are integrated into financial models and the management of firms, including what this means about corporate financial objectives, particularly firm responsibilities to a wide variety of “stakeholders”. And we investigate how investors determine and then act on ESG goals. These fields are topical but underexamined and poorly understood. Prereq: FIN 701, Fin Policy and FIN 702, Investment Analysis; or instructor permission.

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance

FIN 720 (02) - Topics in Finance II

Top/Fintech Ventures

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 55058
Special topics, vary by semester. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Section Comments: Cross-listed with ACFI896.06 55224
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Michael Hanlon
Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 W 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE 235
Additional Course Details: 

This course provides an introduction to the digital economy and the intersection of finance and technology (FinTech).  Items to be covered include: blockchain, cryptocurrencies (e.g. Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.), their evolution, applications and the future of such technology.  Further topics include: smart contracts, digital property rights, robo-advising, Web3 (the decentralized internet), algorithmic/high frequency trading and the role of artificial intelligence in capital markets, today and into the future.  The course will also analyze such topics and technologies from a long-term investment perspective, with an eye towards the implications for the finance industry and overall macroeconomic consequences.  Other topics may be covered as well.