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Cornell University    
  Jan 20, 2018
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 2050 - Introduction to Agricultural and Development Finance

Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Forbidden Overlaps: students who have taken AEM 2240 /AEM 2241  are not allowed to enroll in AEM 2050.
Recommended prerequisite: calculus and/or statistics; a course in Economics.

J. Woodard.

Introductory course which provides an overview of principles and practices of agricultural and development finance, from the perspectives of the business owner, lender, and policymaker. Topics include sources of capital, financing entry into agriculture, financial analysis businesses, capital management, financial statements, credit instruments, loan analysis, and financial risk. Applications in index insurance in developing countries, microfinance, guarantee funds, the Farm Credit System, crop insurance, and risk management.

Outcome 1: Students will learn and be able to apply financial concepts to solve financial economic problems in agriculture and development including understanding mortgages, bonds, equity, and other fundamental concepts.

Outcome 2: Students will gain an introductory knowledge and understanding to financing concepts including time value of money, financial and risk management instruments, among others.

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