Designed to provide an introduction to econometric theory and its application in empirical finance. Computer lab heavy and has an extensive use of leading statistical and econometric software that is employed extensively in research and practice.
In this course, we will examine how people make predictable and repeatable mistakes in financial decision-making. We will describe the nature of these mistakes and their origin, using insights from psychology, neurosciences, and experimental economics, on how the human mind works. Students then discuss how incorporating these mistakes into our finance theories can greatly improve standard finance models studied in other courses. We will also consider how understanding the functioning of the human mind allows us to design a better world – in particular, better stock markets, retirement and healthcare systems.
A subject that builds upon the core courses of Portfolio Management and Wealth Management that provides insight into the fundamental issues related to asset protection and succession planning. A practical subject that covers all the key estate planning elements impacting clients in need from a financial planning angle. Allows students to have a real insight into the world through a practical case study element and identifying the key issues faced by clients.
An excellent course that exposes students to the concepts, theories and industry practice in real estate finance. This plays an important role all over the world and is a critical issue in the current economic climate. It attempts to place real estate investments on the same theoretical footing as fixed-income and equity investments. It introduces to students the valuation methods used for investment decision making and the financial knowledge for real estate. It allows students interested in working in real estate development, brokerage, mortgage to have an insight into the industry.
This course covers essential elements of Asia-Pacific Financial markets, including countries like China, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea and others. Areas of interest include interactions of institutions and finance, corporate governance, sovereign risk, financial crises, valuation issues, methods of funds raisings & global portfolio management. This course aims to increase students’ understanding of investing in emerging markets and how to modify techniques of financial analysis developed for advanced economies and apply them to emerging markets.