Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Feb 21, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AEM 5230 - Contemporary Topics in Behavioral Finance

Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only (no audit).

Prequisite: AEM 2240 , AEM 2100 , MATH 1110 , ECON 1110  or equivalents. Enrollment preference given to: MPS students in Applied Economics and Management. Co-meets with AEM 4230 .

V. Bogan.

This course is designed to stimulate critical thinking about contemporary topics that atrract regular attention in the press among key finance decision-makers. The course draws on the theory of modern finance to facilitate the understanding of real-world issues. The course will cover topics in traditional and behavioral finance; focusing on corporate governance, financial markets, portfolio formation, market efficiency, and fixed income securities. The course also will expose students to behavioral finance focused laboratory experiments.

Outcome 1: Develop skills to be critical consumers of business and economic information and research.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to solve practical business and economic-policy problems, both independently and as part of a team.

Outcome 3: Develop the ability to apply ethical decision-making in both management and public-policy contexts.

Outcome 4: Develop skills to design, understand, and administer behavioral finance related experiments.

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