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

Take 9 credits from the following list, of which at least 6 credits are FINC-GB courses.

Course Number Course Title
FINC-GB.2175 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial risk
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.2375 Managing Climate, Cyber, Geopolitical, and Financial risk
FINC-GB.2382 Global Value Investing
FINC-GB.2386 Chinese Financial Markets
FINC-GB.3103 International Finance-International Investments Analysis
FINC-GB.3106 Topics in Credit Risk
FINC-GB.3129 Behavioral and Experimental Finance
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.3182 Global Value Investing
FINC-GB.3186 Project Finance and Infrastructure Investment
FINC-GB.3198 Bankruptcy and Reorganization
FINC-GB.3199 Case Studies in Bankruptcy & Reorganization
FINC-GB.3306 Credit Risk & Bankruptcy
FINC-GB.3324 Digital Currency, Blockchains, & Future of Financial Services
FINC-GB.3331 Valuation
FINC-GB.3332 Portfolio Management
FINC-GB.3333 Debt Instruments and Markets
FINC-GB.3335 Futures and Options
FINC-GB.3348 Investing for Environmental and Social Impact
FINC-GB.3357 Private Investing and Wealth Management
FINC-GB.3365 Private Equity Finance
FINC-GB.3373 New Venture Financing
FINC-GB.3384 Emerging 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

For course descriptions, please see the Office of Records & Registration website.