Business and Management

Financial Analysis

Start: TBA       Type: Evening / Weekend Classes       Duration (hr): 124


This course introduces students to basic concepts and methods employed by financial industry. Students will learn the fundamentals for Economics and Financial Markets. Financial instruments will be analyzed in great level of detail including valuation models discussed in class and drilled down individually by students in their homework. Major processing streams of financial institutions will be discussed to familiarize students with problems and issues experienced by investments banks and broker/dealer community. Classes towards the end of the semester will be focused on business analysis that combines product knowledge with technical expertise in a skill set that is used by project managers throughout the industry
Upon completing this course and to demonstrate competency in this course, the students will be able to:
  • Understand the basic concepts of Economics and Financial Analysis 
  • Use the terminology utilized by Wall Street to describe concepts of various degrees of difficulty
  • Employ their knowledge of financial products in their work and everyday life
  • Analyze problems while recognizing similarities and differences of financial products involved
  • Understand the basic processing streams within the investment community
  • Appreciate basic business analysis techniques and tools and employ them in solution of their everyday problems
Upon completing this course students will have the necessary skills to obtain a junior Business Analyst position or to advance their career in programming by acquiring business skills employed in the industry

The Following Topics will be covered:


Introduction to Financial Analysis
Introduction to Economics
Money and Banking
Financial Management
Markets and Institutions
Interest Rates, Risk and Rate of Return
Time Value of Money
Equity Securities
Fixed Income Securities
Futures Markets
Options Markets
Foreign Trade and Exchange
Broker Dealer Processing Streams
Order Management, Purchase and Sales
Cashiering Operations
Margin and Securities Lending
Corporate Actions
Asset Management
Business Analysis
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