Economic Forecasting covers the basics of forecasting as used in finance, economics, and business. Time series topics include predictive regression, trend and seasonal modeling, ARIMA models, multivariate models, spectral analysis, unit roots, cointegration, volatility modeling, and Bayesian analysis.
Business Analytics II
Business Analytics II focuses on a selection of models commonly used in business analytics, including regression analysis, forecasting models, and optimization methods. This class emphasizes cross-disciplinary business analytics applications and introduces complex, powerful and flexible methodologies for predictive analytics.
Econometrics covers three main areas of (1) probability that provides a foundation for modeling uncertainties, such as the uncertainties faced by financial investors, insurers, and individuals in everyday life, (2) statistics that provides techniques for interpreting data, such as what a marketing department might know about past consumer purchases, and (3) mean regression that is an area of statistics dedicated to estimating the relationships between two or more variables.
Economics & Business Forecasting
Economics & Business Forecasting covers the basics of forecasting as used in finance, economics, and business and helps students to develop a skill set that is adequate for their future careers. Topics include predictive regression, trend and seasonal modeling, autoregressive moving average, and multivariate models.
Financial Derivatives is designed to introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of financial futures, options, and other derivatives. The course incorporates the mechanics of derivatives markets, types of available derivative investments, and an introduction to determination of derivative product values.
Money and Capital Markets
Money and Capital Markets is a comprehensive course designed to introduce the structure of capital markets. It begins with a general overview and then goes into depth on concepts such as financial securities and markets as well as techniques used in financial decision-making.
Financial Institutions focuses on the measurement and management of fundamental risks of banks. By the end of this course, students will be able to measure the interest rate and liquidity risks, and understand the benefits and pitfalls of securitization.
Principles of Finance
Principles of Finance is designed to introduce students from all business disciplines to finance. The course begins with a general overview and then goes into depth on concepts such as financial securities and techniques used in financial decision-making. Topics covered include the time value of money, debt and equity valuation, capital structure, cost of capital, raising and returning capital, and capital budgeting.
Money and Banking
Money and Banking studies the theory and institutional features of the U.S. financial system. It explains the decision problems faced by investors, firms, intermediaries, and the central bank. This course shows how these players interact to determine interest rates and other asset prices as well as the allocation of funds.
Economics of Personal Finance
Economics of Personal Finance introduces many critical personal financial management topics to help students develop successful financial skills. The course is activity-based, with emphasis on students’ life as the basis for coursework.
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics is designed to introduce classic macroeconomic issues such as inflation, unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates, and budget deficits. The course will provide a unified framework to address these issues and study the impact of different policies, such as monetary and fiscal policies, on the aggregate behavior of individuals.