Financial Instruments and Markets Specialization

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.

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

Course List

*Students are required to take at least 6 credits from the FINC-GB Finance course designator from the list below:

Course Number Course Title
ACCT-GB.3108 Credit Ratings and Fixed-Income Credit Analysis
ECON-GB.3345 Money and Modern Capitalism: Law and Business
ECON-GB.2343 Financial Crisis & the Policy Response
ECON-GB.2344 The Economy & Financial Markets
ECON-GB.2347 Real World Analysis of Economic Data
ECON-GB.2392 Development of Financial Institutions and Markets
ECON-GB.3345 Money & Modern Capitalism
FINC-GB.2110 Taxes and Investing
FINC-GB.2134 Law & Business of Bitcoin
FINC-GB.2150 The Financial Crisis of 2007-2009
FINC-GB.2230 Law & Policy of Foreign Investment
FINC-GB.2310 Managing Financial Businesses
FINC-GB.2334 Financial Service Industry
FINC-GB.2339 Real Estate Capital Markets
FINC-GB.2341 Real Estate Investment Strategy
FINC-GB.2347 Climate Finance: An Economic and Financial Approach to Climate Change
FINC-GB.2349 Trading Cash and Derivative Securities
FINC-GB.2350 Alternative Investments I: Principles and Strategies
FINC-GB.2351 Alternative Investments II: Practice and Application
FINC-GB.2375 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical risk
FINC-GB.2382 Global Value Investing
FINC-GB.3103 International Finance-International Investments Analysis
FINC-GB.3105 Volatility
FINC-GB.3106 Topics in Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3118 Topics in Hedge Fund Strategies - II
FINC-GB.3120  Private Banking and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3121 Topics in Hedge Fund Strategies
FINC-GB.3122 Investment Strategies
FINC-GB.3129 Behavioral and Experimental Finance
FINC-GB.3149 Structure and Dynamics of Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3155 Financial Analysis in Healthcare
FINC-GB.3176 Topics in Investment
FINC-GB.3165 Topics in Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3173  Venture Capital Financing
FINC-GB.3176 Topics in Investments
FINC-GB.3180 Topics in Cryptocurrency Investing
FINC-GB.3181 Arbitrage Trading Strategies
FINC-GB.3182 Global Value Investing
FINC-GB.3186 Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3188 Topics in International Finance
FINC-GB.3198 Bankruptcy and Reorganization
FINC-GB.3199 Case Studies in Bankruptcy & Reorganization
FINC-GB.3305 Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3320 Managing Investment Funds
FINC-GB.3321 Hedge Fund Strategies
FINC-GB.3324 Digital Currency, Blockchains, & Future of Financial Services
FINC-GB.3329 Behavioral Finance
FINC-GB.3331 Valuation
FINC-GB.3332 Portfolio Management
FINC-GB.3333 Debt Instruments and Markets
FINC-GB.3335 Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3340 Advanced Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3348 Investing for Environmental and Social Impact
FINC-GB.3354 Investing in Microfinance
FINC-GB.3357 Private Investing and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3365 Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3366 Operating Hedge Funds
FINC-GB.3373 New Venture Financing
FINC-GB.3384 Emerging Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3387  Global Banking and Capital Markets
FINC-GB.3388 Global Financial Markets
INTA-GB.2324 Business, Economy and Policy in the midst of COVID-19
TECH-GB.2350 Robo Advisors and Systematic Trading
TECH-GB.3350 Financial Information Systems
STAT-GB.2308 Applied Stochastic Processes for Financial Models
STAT-GB.3321 Introduction to Stochastic Processes

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