This class was tough.
The Professor The professor is new to the department and the graduate level teaching. He assumes that you have a very good, rather great, knowledge in finance before his class. The lectures are mainly from Prof. Damodran's valuation lectures and book "Applied Corporate Finance". There are different materials from different papers and books that were assigned to understand some of the original lectures. The lectures can be found on youtube presented by Damodran himself; I would recommend that you get it from the original-Damodran-himself. The Course load: Until the midterm, there was a quiz every Wednesday and one assignment that would take a serious effort to do. After the midterm, that was postponed, the lectures were rushed and the second assignment, case, project and extra materials were given which makes it necessary to ask for help ASAP.
A learner would have to read between lines in the course and to be critical. Trying to connect things that do not seem to be connected is the learner's job; s/he will have to learn all the synonyms there are for the terms used in class to be able to understand and answer the quizzes, the tests and to do the case and project. Few things were not highlighted but were essincial.
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Advice for students:
It is required; you have no choice but to take it in the only semester it is offered in. Try to be ahead of the professor. Find some problems online because you will have to solve problems in every assignment, test project there is and the lectures have a lack of the practise you need.