Spring 2013 MBA Course

B6302-001: Capital Markets & Investments

TR - Full Term, 09:00AM to 10:30AM

Location: URI 332

Instructor: Moshe Cohen

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NOTE: This course is required for enrollment in most upper-level finance courses (8300 and 9300) and must be taken prior to or concurrently with any upper-level finance course. It is not required for upper-level economics courses (8200 and 9200).

This Capital Markets course has three goals:

1.    To introduce the principles of asset valuation from an applied perspective.   The majority of the class is concerned with the valuation of financial securities. The valuation issues to be discussed are heavily used in portfolio management and risk management applications.

2.    To introduce the following concepts: arbitrage, the term structure of interest rates, equilibrium pricing, diversification, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), efficient and inefficient markets, performance evaluation, and derivative securities, particularly options.

3.    To provide sufficient background knowledge for students seeking an overview of capital markets and an introduction to advanced finance courses.


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Moshe Cohen

Assistant ProfessorProfessor Cohen's research interests are in the areas of Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Structural Econometric methods and the intersections of these fields. In recent work on corporate governance, he examines the design of corporate governance laws and their varying incidence on differentially structured firms. In recent industrial organization work on airline markets, he examines the supply and demand effects of hubs and...

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