MS Global Finance

  • 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.

  • 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 is an overview of the process of the management of technology and innovation including the strategic, managerial and organizational structure variables that influence its success or failure. Topics include the impact of new technologies on industries, dominant designs and platform leadership, incremental and transformational innovations, lifecycle dynamics, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, critical success factors in managing innovative projects and managing innovation professions in co-located and virtual environments.

  • This course offers a strategic approach to competitive global supply chains and networks. It covers supply chain management and strategic sourcing/supply. Chains are analyzed using five sub-architectures: physical, financial, information, relational, and innovational for their fit with the firm competitive business models. Tools will be presented for successful diagnoses, implementation and management. Viewpoints are used to help the student identify the changes in markets and competition and what they mean for leading design and application of supply chain alternatives.

  • This course provides an overview of the private equity industry globally, its role in economy, its participants, its operations, and its recent development. It covers different phases of the private equity investment process and the players involved at each stage. The phases include: setting up a fund, selection and screening of investments, exploring valuation techniques, structuring a deal, managing and exiting investments. Emphasis will be on the practical aspects of private equity transactions through case studies and interactions with private equity professionals.

  • 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