FT MBA Accelerated

  • This highly quantitative course includes analyzing
    risk and return for bonds, mortgage-backed securities, assetbacked
    securities and fixed income derivatives - e.g. futures,
    options, and swaps. Yield curve analysis emphasizing the relationships
    among forward, spot and par curves, and their usage
    in fixed income portfolio management, will be emphasized. The course largely takes the view of a fixed income portfolio
    manager. However, participants also will have an enhanced understanding how fixed income fits into a corporation's capital

  • This course is concerned with the theory and practice
    of optimally combining securities into portfolios (portfolio analysis) and with asset allocation decision making.
    Considerable emphasis is placed on computer-based simulation and optimization. Students are required to simulate the optimization of multi-asset portfolio. This course is highly
    mathematical and requires excellent computer skills.

  • This course provides the foundation for derivative products used throughout finance. The first part introduces the basics of value and risk used throughout the course.Topics covered include futures, forwards, swaps, options, introductory bond pricing concepts, such as yield-curve, duration,
    immunization and hedge ratios. The concepts are applied to problems in asset, liability and portfolio management. Students also manage the risk management function of a computer-simulated multinational corporation. This course is highly mathematical.

  • This course applies the theories of managerial and
    international finance to the problems of multinational treasury management. Topics include issues and techniques in multinational
    funds transfers; identifying and measuring foreign
    exchange and interest rate risk; multinational tax planning; managing foreign exchange and interest rate risk; hedging instruments, including forward contracts, options, and swaps; and financially engineered synthetics. Students also manage the financial functions of a computer-simulated multinational

  • This course imparts a basic understanding of the
    investment banking business as an intermediary in the capital and merger markets and demonstrates how it serves both its issuing clients and investing customers by focusing on several services it provides, how client relationships are established
    and maintained, and several analytical techniques for solving problems. It is not intended to be vocational and is presented from the perspectives of senior managers and senior investment bankers.

  • This course focuses on analyzing financial statement information in a variety of global decision contexts including security valuation, credit decisions, strategy and competitive analysis, mergers & acquisitions, and litigation support. Financial analysis uses cash flows and ratio measures of a company's operating, financing and investing performance for comparison to past historical performance or with competitors.

  • Through an integrated set of experiences, discussions, assignments, readings and guest speakers, students will expand their knowledge of global healthcare delivery, with a focus on issues related to operations and project management. The hands-on nature of the course will help students appreciate the significance of healthcare delivery issues from a global perspective, and also put them in touch with possible employment opportunities.

  • The European Union, NAFTA, APEC, and other
    regional economic agreements offer important opportunities
    and challenges for global managers. This course examines such issues as the origins and future of regional agreements; and their implications in such areas as trade, finance, and worker, environmental and other business regulations. The course may focus on a particular regional economic agreement or compare
    different agreements.