40703Syl - Jiang Wang E52-456 wangj@mit.edu MIT Sloan...

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MIT Sloan School of Management Jiang Wang Finance Theory E52-456 15.407 wangj@mit.edu Fall 2003 15.407 Course Syllabus Finance Theory (Current Draft: October 14, 2003) Course Description The path-breaking advances in finance theory and pratice over the past several decades have profoundly changed the financial world. These changes are further accelerated by the extensive globalization of financial markets and the rapid development in financial technologies in recent years. This course provides an introduction to modern finance theory and its applications within a unified framework. The topics of the course include: (1) unifying principles of finance; (2) financial markets and valuation of assets; (3) theory of interest rates; (4) portfolio theory; (5) asset pricing models; (6) introduction to corporate finance. This course is targeted toward graduate students who are interested in finance and financial tech- nologies. It covers similar topics as in 15.401, but more rigorously and in more depth. It also covers some basic topics in 15.402 on corporate finance. The course requires no prior course work in economics and finance. Course Materials REQUIRED: Bodie, Kane and Marcus, Investments (5th edition), McGraw Hill. (BKM) Brealey and Myers, Principles of Corporate Finance (7th edition), McGraw Hill. (BM) 15.407 Readings, MIT Copy Technology Centers (E52-045), Fall 2002. Wang, 15.407 Lecture Notes (Fall 2003) , http://web.mit.edu/15.407 . RECOMMENDED:
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