• FIN 681 FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (MBA/MS - Second Mod, Spring 2016, 2017)
    • This course builds on FIN 641 and 642 and focuses on the management of financial institutions, such as banks. Topics include risk management, deposits and deposit insurance, liquidity, reserve requirements, capital adequacy, liability management, investment interest rate risk, and current issues connected with financial institutions.
  • FIN 653 ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS (MBA/MS - Second Mod, Spring 2016, 2017)
    • The course provides an advanced theoretical and practical understanding of various alternative investment strategies, with a specific focus on derivatives (e.g., interest rate and credit derivatives), venture capital and private equity investments, and real estate investments. The course also examines how macroeconomic, technological, labor market, taxes, and regulatory issues affect specific investment decisions.  In addition, the students learn about valuation, investment and risk management strategies of sophisticated investors and recent chronology of events that affect market participants.
 PAST COURSES (SMU Cox School of Business)   
  • FIN 423 INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS  (UG - Spring 2016, 2017)
    • The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to alternative financial instruments and how capital market participants utilize them. The course covers a large set of investment choices, with a specific focus on fixed income and alternative instruments, such as commodities, interest rates and currency. While covering each instrument, the course also examines with how macroeconomic, technological, labor market, taxes, and regulatory issues affect specific investment decisions.
  • Investments (Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing) (MBA/MS Fall 14,15 Mod A, Spring 13-15 Mod A)
    • Covers the theory and applications of risk and return in capital markets. Topics include the measurement of risk, diversification, portfolio theory, asset allocation, CAPM and APT models of asset pricing, and various measures of portfolio performance evaluation that arise from these models. Applications stress the use of portfolio theory and asset pricing models in contemporary investment decisions. Students examine the empirical evidence as it pertains to these theories and practices.
  • Financial Management (UG Fall 10, 11, Spring 13)
    • Survey of concepts; practices; and problems surrounding financial markets, securities, and decision-making. Includes time value of money, market efficiency, evaluation of securities, and capital budgeting.