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Financial Derivatives

Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: FINA.6750;

Course Description

The primary emphases in this course are the valuation and practical application of derivatives for both hedging and speculation. Topics include the characteristics of options, forward contracts, futures, and swaps; arbitrage and the valuation of derivatives; creating value and profit diagrams; and the structure of the derivatives markets. Ethical and economic issues associated with the use of derivatives as reported in the current financial press are also covered.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: Matriculated MBA students
  • Special Notes: Matriculated MBA students with completed MBA Foundation Core; or permission of MBA Coordinator.
  • Credits: 3;

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