BUS 350 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

Spring 2014

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BUS 605 FYS RESEARCH OLD EXAMS DEPARTMENT

Syllabus

Stock Simulation Game

DATE(DAY)

TOPIC

NOTE

READING

ASSIGNMENT

1/13 (M)

Introduction


Join Wall Street. Save the World.


1/15 (W)

Part I: Financial Institutions

L1

RWJ Chapter 1


1/17 (F)

Corporations, Stocks, and Debts


 

 

1/20 (M)

MLK Day

 

 

No Class

1/22 (W)

Commercial Banking

L2

FMJ Chapter 3


1/24 (F)

Banks as Financial Intermediaries

L3

Same as Above


1/27 (M)

Central Banking

L4

FMJ Chapters 4 and 5

PS 1; Answer Key

1/29 (W)

Monetary Policy

 

Same as Above


1/31 (F)

Stock Trading Mechanism

L5

Supplemental Reading

 

2/3 (M)

Short Selling


Same as Above


2/5 (W)

Markets and Market Participants

L6

RWJ Ch 9.5

PS 2; Answer Key

2/7 (F)




Class Cancelled

2/10 (M)

Market Indices

L7

RWJ 20.1~20.3


2/12 (W)

Investment Banking and Securities Underwriting 

L8

Same as Above


2/14 (F)

Review



PS 3; Answer Key

2/17 (M)

Midterm 1


 

Answer Key

2/19 (W)

Money Managers - Advisors

L9

FMJ Chapter 7


2/21 (F)

Money Managers - Mutual Funds and ETFs


 


2/24 (M)

Money Managers - Pension

L10

FMJ Chapter 8


2/26 (W)

Money Managers - Alternative Investments

 

Same as Above

 

2/28 (F)

Money Managers - Alternative Investments

 

RWJ Ch 4

PS 4; Answer Key

 

Spring Break

   

No Class

3/10 (M)

Part II: Finance Theory | Time Value of Money and APR

L11

RWJ Ch 4

 

3/12 (W)

Book Report


Christa, Amy, Sean, and Dan

Liar's Poker

3/14 (F)

Bonds as Securities

L12

RWJ Ch 8.1~8.3

 

3/17 (M)

Bond Basics

 

RWJ Ch 8.4~8.5

PS 5; Answer Key

3/19 (W)

More Bond Basics

L13

Same as Above


3/21 (F)

Risks in Bond Investments

 



3/24 (M)

Review



PS 6; Answer Key

3/26 (W)

Midterm 2


Answer Key

 

3/28 (F)

Risks in Bond Investments

L14


 

3/31 (M)

Yield Curve

L15

RWJ Ch 8.5


4/2 (W)

Introduction to Stock Valuation

L16

RWJ Ch 9.1~9.3

 

4/4 (F)

Intrinsic Value

L17

Same as Above

 

4/7 (M)

DDM

L18

Same as Above

PS 7; FB, TWTR; Answer Key

4/9 (W)

Return as a Random Variable

 

RWJ Ch 10

 

4/11 (F)

Risk and Return

L19

Same as Above

 

4/14 (M)

Capital Asset Pricing Model

L20

RWJ Ch 11.1~3; 11.6; 11.9


4/16 (W)

Applications of CAPM


Same as Above

 

4/18 (F)

Efficient Market Hypothesis

L21

RWJ Ch 14.2~4

PS 8

4/21 (M)

Efficient Market Hypothesis

   


4/23 (W)

Behavioral Finance

L22

RWJ Ch 14.5~6

 

4/25 (F)

Behavioral Finance

 



4/28 (M)

Evaluation

 


 

4/30 (W)

Part III: Fascinating Finance and Review

L23


PS 9

 

Final Exam



Session 1: 5/3 Saturday 8am
Session 2: 5/6 Tuesday 11am