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Derivatives and Financial Markets

Finance, Corporate Strategy & Leadership

The course strikes a balance between conceptual analysis, skill development, and applications. To this end, the course material includes cases, textbook chapters, and articles written in practitioners’ journals—directed to executives and high level manager. Relevant and current articles from the public press are also discussed. The course also includes exercises/projects using real-time data, and guest speakers. Applications span the markets for commodities and energy products, foreign exchange, stocks, and fixed income instruments. Industries covered include airlines, automakers, oil and gas, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, biotechnology, hedge funds, university foundations, and investment and commercial banks.