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Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9320-001: (PhD) Empirical Asset Pricing II

T - Full Term, 04:00PM to 07:15PM
Location: URI 331



Spring 2015 MBA Course

B8570-001: Technology Strategy

MW - B Term, 09:00AM to 10:30AM
Location: WJW 310

This course provides an introduction the strategic management of technology. “Technology Strategy” has three broad goals. The first is to understand the dynamics of technology markets.Second, we will examine how firms-­both in the technology sector and outside-­can leverage technologies and innovate to achieve competitive advantage. Finally, we will discuss how technological change shapes social organization, and how businesses can exploit these opportunities. 

Specific topics and questions will include: 

• How do firms leverage network effects to build sustainable competitive advantage?
• What are the optimal strategies for building multi-­sided platforms?
• How should an incumbent firm respond to “disruptive” innovations? 
• How can firms commercialize new innovations or scientific discoveries? 
• What is the best way to organize for innovation? 
• How do new technologies change the way we work and interact, and how should businesses respond? 


Spring 2015 MBA Course

B8439-001: Navigating Seed Stage Investing

Half-Block Week 2: Jan 21 - 23 - 09:00AM to 05:00PM
Location: URI 142

Learning Objectives: 
(1.)  To understand and experience the process of investing in early stage startups. At the end of this course you will know the terms, process, and mechanics involved in each phase of investing
a. Deal sourcing and selection
b. Due diligence
c. Valuation
d. Terms Sheets
e. After the investment

(2.) To gain a high level understanding of NY seed stage investing landscape: different players in the ecosystem and resources available to investors and entrepreneurs

Spring 2015 MBA Course

B8019-001: Corporate Transactions and Financial Modelling: 12-Week

T - Full Term, 05:45PM to 09:00PM
Location: WJW 416

Click this LINK for a brief video course introduction.

The main objective of “Corporate Transactions and Financial Modelling” is for you to acquire a lasting ability to successfully understand, analyze, model, value and creatively think about LBO, M&A, IPO and restructuring activities.

We will:
1. explore structural, accounting, regulatory, taxation, institutional and process-related aspects of different transactions
2. develop advanced valuation and financial statements analysis skills
3. prepare full-blown transaction models with integrated B/S, I/S and CFS using Excel 2010.

We use these models to study the feasibility of deals, to predict financial ratios and to explore liquidity and profitability consequences of different deal structures and assumptions. We use databases that are commonly used by practitioners and emphasize real-world applications. For example, you receive your own FactSet Desktop license including Excel add-in and we incorporate applications into the course. The overarching goal is to develop an advanced toolbox to succeed in a transactions-related role in IB, PE, consulting, investment management, corporate management or entrepreneurship.

The 12-week course (B8019) provides, due to its longer duration, more applications and practical insights than the block week course (B8018). Differences in assignments and weights are discussed in the grading sections of the two syllabi.



Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9017-001: (PhD) Topics in Corp Governance

F - A Term, 09:00AM to 12:15PM
Location: URI 305



Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9127-001: (PhD) Econ and Optimization of Online Marketplaces

F - Full Term, 02:15PM to 05:30PM
Location: URI 327



Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9126-001: (PhD) Empirical Methods in MS/OM

M - A Term, 02:15PM to 05:30PM
Location: URI 327



Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9120-001: (PhD) Dynamic Programming

T - Full Term, 02:15PM to 05:30PM
Location: URI 332


Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9615-001: (PhD) Empirical Models I

F - Full Term, 09:00AM to 12:15PM
Location: URI 328



Spring 2015 PHD Course

B9326-001: (PhD) Financial Econometrics II: Panel Data

W - B Term, 09:00AM to 12:15PM
Location: URI 140



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