FFI5000 Introduction to Financial Risk Management

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Melinda Whitman

Course Description:

Focuses on the more complex business risk of the stock market, and modern asset pricing options for the stock market. Students also study how to evaluate the decision of money managers, particularly hedge fund managers. Additional focus will be on choices that businesses can make in order to protect assets. Finally, students look at derivative contracts, options and futures contracts, and managing portfolio risk.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course will provide students with an understanding of the concepts and tools necessary to make financial decisions on behalf of a corporation by applying existing theories on how to correctly managing a corporations stock market risks.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course will provide students with the concepts and skills they need to have to analyze a stock market to understand how the function of the market affects a corporations portfolio of assets. The course will emphasize market strategies that are risky for a corporation as well as how to manage a portfolio of assets to minimize risk to the corporation.