15.414 Financial Management

Summer 2003

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Course Highlights

Financial Management draws on many resources to teach its material: in addition to lecture and recitation notes, several past exams are available with useful formula sheets.

Course Description

Financial Management studies corporate finance and capital markets, emphasizing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. It touches on all areas of finance, including the valuation of real and financial assets, risk management and financial derivatives, the trade-off between risk and expected return, and corporate financing and dividend policy. The course draws heavily on empirical research to help guide managerial decisions.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .xls.

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Prof. Jonathan Lewellen

Course Meeting Times

20 sessions for 5 weeks
1.5 hours / session

8 sessions
1.5 hours / session