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Financial Instruments & Markets Specialization Description

The Financial Instruments and Markets specialization includes courses on equity markets and debt instruments, as well as futures and options and other more specialized topics. This specialization focuses primarily on understanding the markets in which various financial instruments are traded and understanding the factors that influence the return and risk characteristics of financial instruments, both individually and in portfolios. The financial instruments and markets specialization may be suitable for students pursuing careers in the securities industry or the broad area of investment management.

Faculty Advisor: Professor Yakov Amihud, 212-998-0720

Course List

*Students are required to take at least 6 credits from the FINC-GB (B40) Finance course designator.

ACCT-GB.3108 (B10.3108) Credit Ratings and Fixed-Income Credit Analysis
ECON-GB.2343 (B30.2343) Financial Crisis & the Policy Response
ECON-GB.2344 (B30.2344) The Economy & Financial Markets
ECON-GB.2392 (B30.2392) Development of Financial Institutions and Markets
FINC-GB.2110 (B40.2110) Taxes and Investing
FINC-GB.2134 (B40.2134) Law & Business of Bitcoin
FINC-GB.2150 (B40.2150) The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
FINC-GB.2230 (B40.2230) Law & Policy of Foreign Investment
FINC-GB.2334 (B40.2334) Investment Banking
FINC-GB.2339 (B40.2339) Real Estate Capital Markets
FINC-GB.2341 (B40.2341) Real Estate Investment Strategy
FINC-GB.2349 (B40.2349) Trading Cash and Derivative Securities
FINC-GB.2350 (B40.2350) Alternative Investments I: Principles and Strategies
FINC-GB.2351 (B40.2351) Alternative Investments II: Practice and Application
FINC-GB.3103 (B40.3103) International Finance-International Investments Analysis
FINC-GB.3105 (B40.3105) Volatility
FINC-GB.3106 (B40.3106) Topics in Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3118 (B40.3118) Topics in Hedge Fund Strategies - II
FINC-GB.3121 (B40.3121) Topics in Hedge Fund Strategies
FINC-GB.3122 (B40.3122) Investment Strategies
FINC-GB.3129 (B40.3129) Behavioral and Experimental Finance
FINC-GB.3149 (B40.3149) Structure and Dynamics of Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3165 (B40.3165) Topics in Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3173 (B40.3173) Venture Capital Financing
FINC-GB.3176 (B40.3176) Topics in Investments
FINC-GB.3181 (B40.3181) Applications of Portfolio Analysis
FINC-GB.3182 (B40.3182) Global Value Investing
FINC-GB.3186 (B40.3186) Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3188 (B40.3188) Topics in International Finance
FINC-GB.3198 (B40.3198) Bankruptcy and Reorganization
FINC-GB.3199 (B40.3199) Case Studies in Bankruptcy & Reorganization
FINC-GB.3305 (B40.3305) Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3320 (B40.3320) Managing Investment Funds
FINC-GB.3321 (B40.3321) Hedge Fund Strategies
FINC-GB.3329 (B40.3329) Behavioral Finance
FINC-GB.3331 (B40.3331) Valuation
FINC-GB.3332 (B40.3332) Modern Portfolio Theory and Asset Management
FINC-GB.3333 (B40.3333) Debt Instruments and Markets
FINC-GB.3335 (B40.3335) Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3340 (B40.3340) Advanced Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3348 (B40.3348) Investing for Environmental and Social Impact
FINC-GB.3354 (B40.3354) Investing in Microfinance
FINC-GB.3357 (B40.3357) Global Wealth Management and Private Banking
FINC-GB.3365 (B40.3365) Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3366 (B40.3366) Operating Hedge Funds
FINC-GB.3373 (B40.3373) New Venture Financing
FINC-GB.3384 (B40.3384) Emerging Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3387 (B40.3387) Global Banking and Capital Markets
FINC-GB.3388 (B40.3388) Global Financial Markets
INFO-GB.2350 (B20.2350) Trading Strategies and Systems
INFO-GB.3350 (B20.3350) Financial Information Systems

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