Financial Theory

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Financial Theory

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Finance, Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ICMB361, ICMF 372, ICMF471

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    This course introduces the classical ideas in finance. It will cover expected utility, risk aversion, mean-variance portfolio analysis, separation theorem, stated prices and risk neutral valuation, efficient market, core theory of capital markets and corporate finance.

    Course Objective:

    The Focus of this course will be on the theory and empirical research of corporate finance, investment, financial economics, asset pricing, and bankruptcy model. The course seeks to:

    • Provide students with the advance and comprehensive theories and applications in “Risk Management”, “Corporate Finance”, “Investment”, “Financial Economics”, “Asset Pricing”, and “Derivatives”
    • Encourage students to study the classic literature in these fields
    • Motivate students to practice research techniques

    Teaching Methods: Lecture, presentation and participation.

    • Presentations and Participation:
      • Your job will be to present each paper, to put the framework and to lead the class discussion on the assigned day. You also need to prepare a 3-paged summary and its copes to distribute to every participant. Students who do not present paper must participate and discuss the paper. You may be asked several questions in the class. Therefore, you must be prepared for the lesson. I reserve the right to decide your score based upon my observation and opinion.
      • Academic Honesty: Any academic dishonesty, such as cheating in exams or employing someone’s ideas without “quotes” or citation, will not be compromised. For a first offense, the penalty for cheating and other forms of academic misconduct will be an “F” in that course. No twice, and you will be “out.” Should you have any doubt as to whether or not an action of yours constitutes academic dishonesty, consult me before engaging in it. 11. Teaching Media: Lecture Notes and Power point

    Teaching Media:

    Lecture Notes and Power point

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