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Course Scheme / EMBA

A1636 Interpersonal Relationship & Communication (3/0): Communication as it occurs in two-person and small-group settings. Primary concern of this course is given to understanding how an individual can use verbal and nonverbal communication to improve relationships and derive maximum social rewards.

B0066 Investment Decision Analysis (0/3): The course provides students with the theory, principles and practical procedures of long-term financial management of non-financial companies in a highly developed market economy. The course will profoundly increase the student's knowledge of capital investment planning, evaluation and selection of investment alternatives under uncertainty and risk. Students will get familiar with a wide range of project financing resources. Based on real-life examples and case studies, students obtain experience in practical investment decision-making process.

B0286 Economic Analysis (3/0): This course is an introduction to the basic tools of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomic concepts of supply and demand, production, cost, and market structure are combined with macroeconomic issues concerning the determination of an economy’s aggregate level of production, employment and inflation, and the role of macroeconomic policy, to develop an understanding of the relationship between an enterprise and the economic environment in which it exists.

B0514 Seminar on Finance, Banking and Economics (0/2): The aim of this course is to improve students’ understanding, analysis and reporting on a number of critical challenges facing today’s local and global economies. This course includes topics as systemic risk & capital requirements, investigative journalism, risk management, banking supervision, pension & savings risk, shadow banking & regulatory reform.

B0697 Corporate Financial Policy (3/0): The main aim of this course is to enable you to apply the theoretical concepts in finance to problems in the area of corporate finance with all the complexities that the real world entails. Through cases and discussion of topical issues, the course will give students the opportunity to analyze practical financial situations and problems, portfolio selection, CAPM and in-depth capital structure analysis. This course will use the case method to motivate our discussion to close the gap between rigorous finance theory and its application to practical problems in corporate finance, and the thought-process required when faced with this gap.

B0718 Futures and options (0/3): The major goal of this course is to provide students comprehensive understanding of many financial derivatives. A derivative instrument is a contract between two parties whose payoff depends on the values of the underlying variables on a specified date in the future. The prices of any commodity assets (such as gold or oil) or financial assets (such as equity shares or bonds) can be the underlying variables, and these assets is called underlying assets.

B0736 Financial Quantitative Methods (3/0): The goal of this course is to give students insights in the functioning of financial markets, understanding of measuring and forecasting financial risks. This course is aimed at giving students instruments required in order to analyse issues in asset pricing and market finance.

B0760 Financial Data Analysis (0/3): The aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary toolkit to analyze and extract information from financial data. Financial markets produce huge amounts of numerical information data. This data must be analyzed in order to extract the necessary information to guide investment decisions. Market models and statistical tools are essentials for this purpose and constitute the backbones of a rapidly evolving discipline.

B0832 Financial Market Institution & Management (2/0): The objective of the course is to prepare students for today’s dynamic financial environment and to provide a comprehensive understanding about financial markets, their players and instruments. Initially, the focus will be on the description of the nature and economic functions of the several types of financial institutions that are present in the market. The second part of the course will then be used to cover specific aspects of the equity and debt markets in more detail. Emphasis will be put on their players and instruments, in order to provide a more detailed knowledge about risk/return characteristics and price determination.

B0833 Special Topics on Fixed Income Securities (0/3): This course focuses on understanding financial instruments that have market values which are sensitive to interest rate movements. Topics include the study of a variety of fixed income assets and related securities, including: zero coupon government bonds; coupon bearing bonds; Mortgage-Backed Securities; exchange-traded bond options; bonds with embedded options; floating rate notes; caps, collars and floors; floating rate notes with embedded options; forward contracts; interest rate swaps; credit derivatives; bond futures and options on bond futures.

B0942 Financial Risk-Case Study (0/3): The goal of this course is having determined which risks a firm is exposed to, managers must choose which risks to keep, which to shed, and which to moderate. They can no longer afford simply to take the firm’s financial landscape as it comes. This course equips you for making such choices through understanding how to value and to employ derivative securities in a variety of contexts.

B1189 International Financial Management (3/0): This course will address the distinct risk exposures multinationals face (as opposed to purely domestic firms), the available financial tools they use to address them, their capital budgeting, their tax and working capital management, their capital structure, their investment decisions, and the specificity of their valuation. Students will further look into the perspective of the international investor – what is the cost and benefit of international portfolio diversification and what are the available instruments to conduct diversification.

B1570 Financial Law Seminar (3/0): This course introduces students to international financial law and regulations. Discussed are the major actors in international financial markets, money, fiat money, “alternative” money, central banking, monetary policy, securities and derivative products, regulation of financial markets and banking, and the causes and triggers of the global financial crisis. Also discussed are reforms that are being proposed and undertaken to provide stability and transparency in the regulation of international financial markets. Lastly the course will explore the sovereign debt crisis and the future implications for fiat money and “alternative” money. 

T8000 Thesis (0/0): Students will engage in independent research, using resources to produce an original thesis. Research may consist of archival investigation and/or fieldwork, including personal interviews, site reports, and condition assessments. The process of writing and submitting a thesis will provide students with understanding and competence in research and writing about conservation and preservation issues, which will be of use in the professional field.

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