MS Global Finance

  • This dynamic and interactive course provides managers with an effective framework for achieving their goals in global management settings. The course will assist students to prepare for and execute time-tested strategies for achieving communication competence with persons from different cultures. This course will also cover negotiating in the global context. It will not only examine theories of culture and communications, but will also place students in an experiential situation to gain valuable skills for overcoming obstacles in global management environments.

  • This course investigates, from the business manager?s perspective, the determination of exchange rates, the nature of foreign exchange markets and hedging instruments; international financial markets and the transmission of funds between countries; alternative international monetary arrangements and institutions; balance of payments analysis; the respective economic consequence in response to monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policy changes. The course also analyzes conditions for successful growth and the causes and risks of economic crisis.

  • The second module of finance picks up where the Fundamentals course leaves off. Topics addressed include: Portfolio theory and the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM); Weighted Average Cost of Capital; capital structure theories (including agency/signaling theories and dividend policy); financial market efficiency and its implications

  • The third module of finance examines corporate finance issues from managerial and strategic perspectives, and extends the concepts covered in the previous two modules to cross-border settings. Topics addressed include: financial and real options; risk management; corporate valuation (domestic and cross-border).

  • This course covers fundamentals of the global political economy including (1) major conceptual frameworks for understanding the linkages between international politics and international economics; (2) key issue areas such as international monetary and financial relations, international trade, foreign investment and transnational enterprises, and North-South relations; and (3) analysis of key international economic institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and World Bank.

  • In recent years, the business world has become increasingly sensitized to the presence of institutional governance and defining the culture of a corporation and its core values. Stated explicitly or not, these issues not only impact the reputation of the venture or corporation, but also its sustainability and financial bottom line.

  • This course focuses on developing competitive advantage by creating customer value. An understanding of customer relationships and their strategic implications is developed within the context of competitor and value-chain relationships. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the analytical and managerial decision tools for creating competitive advantage, and on understanding the similarities and the differences in domestic and global marketing.

  • This course introduces basic statistical concepts and their application in the business world. The course starts with the use of descriptive statistics to summarize data. Next, the basic concepts of probability are examined. The course then moves on to consider sampling and statistical inference. The final topic is an introduction to the use of simple linear regression analysis to model relationships between variables. The course material is approached from an applied perspective, with extensive use of business examples to illustrate the concepts.

  • This course focuses on the business and management issues of the global energy industry?specifically, the non-petroleum sources of energy. Course content will therefore include the business, strategy, and management of non-petrochemical sources such as nuclear, coal, hydro, wind, tidal, geothermal, and other evolving technologies and innovations. This would include energy for both transportation and power, the traditional distinction in energy use.

  • Financial markets provide the structure for the flows of funds between savers and borrowers to facilitate the investment by corporations, governments and individuals. Significant changes have occurred as a result of advances in technology and communication and because of the growing importance of emerging markets in the world economy. There are two broad financial markets that will be studied: the public and the private markets.

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