The field of finance studies the financial activities of corporations, investors, and financial institutions. More specifically, as for corporations, it studies how they raise, allocate, and distribute capital. It also studies how they are owned and governed. As for investors, it studies how they set expected returns and price assets in the capital market. It also studies topics on market microstructure, financial derivatives, and investment management. As for financial institutions, it studies banks, securities firms, insurance companies, and how their risks are managed. It also studies various types of investment vehicles, such as investment management companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, and venture capital funds. To expose our graduate students to a wide range of research areas, we provide a variety of finance courses, including both theoretical and empirical. To equip our students with the necessary skills in mathematical modeling and quantitative analyses, we also encourage our graduate students to take courses from the Department of Economics.
Major Required Courses: Financial Management
Major Elective Courses: Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments, International Financial Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Future and Options Markets, Corporate Governance, Fixed-Income Securities, Risk Management, Securities Markets, Financial Institutions Management, Recent Trends in Finance