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FIN 464 S3 - Applied Financial Analysis

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Provides key building blocks necessary for many careers in finance. Designed to provide a practical approach to analyzing and interpreting complex financial statements to make decisions from a range of user perspectives, including investment banks, equity investors and commercial banks. Advanced financial analysis and forecasting will be applied through assignments and casework. There will be an emphasis on business writing skills commonly applied by finance professionals. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for FIN 464 and FIN 490 CRNs 57268 and 57353. Prerequisite: ACCY 201. Priority given to finance majors.

Special Instructions:

Students will have completed FIN 300 to enroll in this course. This is an experiential course which provides a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a hedge fund manager in today-s capital markets. Students begin by learning to generate superior investment ideas by conducting creative, value-added research. They will work through the full investment process: idea generation, analysis, and presentation. Students will learn to answer questions directed at them by investment peers, and will be challenged to think quickly on their feet to effectively justify their positions. After learning the analyst process, students will use their own recommendations to actively compete and invest in a simulated portfolio. We will utilize an online simulated capital markets tool that will allow students to invest in stocks, options and futures across global exchanges. Throughout the semester, students will also learn various hedging techniques and they must implement them as part of the

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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