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2017-2018

The information below is for those students entering the program in Fall 2017.

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Fall Start

MGF 696LEC Portfolio Theory & Strategy

This course focuses primarily on stock investment strategies for active investors in inefficient markets and secondarily on portfolio strategies in efficient markets. Students will gain an understanding of the technical analysis of price movements, psychology of market participants, and multi-factor expected return models. Typical investment approaches such as value and growth investing are thoroughly examined.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017
Co-Requisite: MGF 633


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20238 F2F LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Tiu, Cristian-Ioan
12644 F1F LEC MW 5 - 6:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Tiu, Cristian-Ioan

STEM or Non-STEM Elective (select two)

Capstone Course (select one):

MGF 644LAB Conduct Research Fixed Income

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more fixed-income databases. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on fixed-income pricing theory and models, formal training onaccessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12642 F1F LAB TR 5 - 6:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Ogden, Joseph

MGF 645LAB Conduct Research Equities

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more databases that contain accounting and market equity data. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on empirical finance and financial analysis, formal training on accessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12643 F1F LAB TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Ogden, Joseph

Spring Start

MGF 635LEC Financial Derivatives

The objective of this course is to give students and understanding of the wide range of derivative financial securities including forwards, futures, swaps and options. Financial securities and markets are changing rapidly and the objective of this course is to help students be better prepared to enter a career in finance. Students will learn how these securities are priced and used in risk management and speculative strategies by individuals and companies. This course is the introductory course in a two course sequence with MGF636 Complex Financial Instruments.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:
Co-Requisite: MGF 633 or MS Accounting Majors.


STEM or Non-STEM Elective (select two)

Capstone Course:

MGF 644LAB Conduct Research Fixed Income

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more fixed-income databases. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on fixed-income pricing theory and models, formal training onaccessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGF 645LAB Conduct Research Equities

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more databases that contain accounting and market equity data. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on empirical finance and financial analysis, formal training on accessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


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Quantitative Finance Track

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Fall Start

MGF 696LEC Portfolio Theory & Strategy

This course focuses primarily on stock investment strategies for active investors in inefficient markets and secondarily on portfolio strategies in efficient markets. Students will gain an understanding of the technical analysis of price movements, psychology of market participants, and multi-factor expected return models. Typical investment approaches such as value and growth investing are thoroughly examined.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017
Co-Requisite: MGF 633


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
20238 F2F LEC MW 2 - 3:20 p.m. Alfiero 102 Tiu, Cristian-Ioan
12644 F1F LEC MW 5 - 6:20 p.m. Jacobs 122 Tiu, Cristian-Ioan

Elective (select two)

Capstone Course (select one):

MGF 644LAB Conduct Research Fixed Income

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more fixed-income databases. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on fixed-income pricing theory and models, formal training onaccessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12642 F1F LAB TR 5 - 6:20 p.m. Alfiero 103 Ogden, Joseph

MGF 645LAB Conduct Research Equities

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more databases that contain accounting and market equity data. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on empirical finance and financial analysis, formal training on accessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered: Fall 2017


Fall 2017 (08/28/2017 - 12/08/2017)

Reg. Num. Section Type Topic Days Time Location Instructor
12643 F1F LAB TR 3:30 - 4:50 p.m. Alfiero 103 Ogden, Joseph

Spring Start

MGF 636LEC Complex Fin Instruments

This course deals with pricing and market mechanisms of such complex financial instruments as options, futures, and assets with contingent payoff structures. The investment usefulness of the financial instruments as well as applications of the pricing models of options are thoroughly covered.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


Elective (select two)

Capstone Course:

MGF 644LAB Conduct Research Fixed Income

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more fixed-income databases. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on fixed-income pricing theory and models, formal training onaccessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


MGF 645LAB Conduct Research Equities

Students will learn to conduct research using one or more databases that contain accounting and market equity data. The learning process includes a limited number of lectures on empirical finance and financial analysis, formal training on accessing and analyzing data from the database(s), and guidance in the development and presentation of a professional research report.

Credits: 3.00
Semesters offered:


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