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FIN 821 Doctoral Concentration Seminar in Corporate Finance

Course Description:Explores a wide range of topics in theoretical and empirical corporate finance, like agency problems, capital structure and dividend policy, security design, optimal financial contracting, firm valuation, corporate governance, and risk management. Analyzes how corporate financial decision-making is affected by agency conflicts, information asymmetry, and incomplete contracting. Examines influential papers and current research. Enables students to develop new research ideas in the area. Provides partial preparation for doctoral comprehensive examination in finance.
Course Rotation:Fall;NY

3 credits

Prerequisites

DPS 820 Min Grade C

FIN 822 Doctoral Concentration Seminar in Capital Markets

Prerequisite: FIN 650, DPS 820, three advanced graduate courses in Finance, one rigorous graduate level course in Economics, and admission to the Doctoral Program.

Course Description: Develops a comprehensive and sophisticated perspective of capital markets. Critically reviews the conceptual foundation and theoretical development of capital markets. Explores the major contemporary debates and problems of capital markets. Evaluates the research methodologies and findings that support various theories and viewpoints of capital markets. Identifies topics that require future research in capital markets. Provides partial preparation for doctoral comprehensive examination in finance.

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3 credits

Prerequisites

DPS 820 Min Grade B and FIN 650 Min Grade B