This class was tough.
Course Overview:
He wastes a lot of time on taking examples. He rarely talks about the hw question in class, but he would hand out the answer keys. He doesn't have any practice exams. Only one office hour per week. If you sent him an email about questions on hw or lecture, he would just tell you to go to the office hour.
Course highlights:
This course is the introductory course of finance. It includes present value, arbitrage, bonds and stocks. If you was not able to be admitted by Foster, and you are highly interested in finance, this is the right course for you! The test is similar to hw, but with a huge amount of calculation.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Show up in the lecture!! He's PPT is very concise, and some of the equations and solving steps are only given in the lectures. Don't worry too much about the hw grade. It has only three grades, check plus(100), check(50), and check(minus). You'll get full grade if you show your efforts on your hw. Make sure you are familiar with determinant of matrix although the prerequisite doesn't say math 307.