Middlebury

INTD0317

Introduction to Finance

Introduction to Finance
In this introductory survey course we will cover the role of finance in society, the basic workings of the financial system, how funds are allocated within the economy, and how institutions raise money. We will cover a range of topics, including: interest rates and the time value of money; uncertainty and the trade-off between risk and return; security market efficiency; stocks, bonds and optimal capital structure; financing decisions and capital budgeting; sovereign risk; foreign currencies; derivatives markets; and concerns about the role of finance in society. The course will include discussions of current news events in global markets, as well as a significant project applying the tools we have learned. Professor David Colander will be assisting with the class, giving occasional lectures, and connecting the class to broad liberal arts themes. (ECON 0155) 3 hrs. lect., 1 hr. lab
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ECON0317

Sections

Spring 2017

INTD0317A-S17 Lecture
INTD0317B-S17 Lecture

Spring 2016

INTD0317A-S16 Lecture (Schozer)
INTD0317B-S16 Lecture (Schozer)

Spring 2014

INTD0317A-S14 Lecture (Pardee, Colander)
INTD0317Y-S14 Lab (Pardee, Colander)
INTD0317Z-S14 Lab (Pardee, Colander)