Topics in Finance

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Finance

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    FN 2028 Financial Mathematics
    FN 3237 Applied Financial Econometrics
    FN 3032 Foundations of Investments
    FN 3113 Corporate Finance
    MA 2021 Applied Statistics

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Capstone course that synthesizes knowledge on financial theories and practices. Emphasis on contemporary topics in finance.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course covers topics such as equity and project valuation models, asset pricing models, fixed-income securities and portfolio management cases. Course content will be revised according to the current state of research in finance. Students must demonstrate financial knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    Upon successful completion of the module, the student should be able to:
    1. Review and apply theoretical and empirical advancements in corporate finance, investment analysis and risk management.
    2. Demonstrate strong quantitative (financial modelling) skills in collecting, analysing and interpreting financial data.
    3. Stimulate critical thinking on contemporary financial issues.
    4. Demonstrate strong presentation skills of research driven findings.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following set of tools are used:
    - Class lectures in seminar style, including class discussions.
    - Use of case studies and spreadsheet (EXCEL) applications
    - Seminars/speeches by visiting scholars and professionals
    - Group discussion; students are divided into groups to work on case projects and short research activities that involve the use of web search or the use of financial databases
    - Office hours; students are encouraged to make full use of instructor’s office hours in order to ask questions, review their project progress, and/or go over lecture material.
    - Use of Blackboard
    - Use of E-VIEWS or STATA