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Michael Olafusi

MIT: Finance Theory I

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You can register on MIT Opencourseware for Finance Theory I at https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-401-finance-theory-i-fall-2008/

About the course

This course provides a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of modern financial analysis and applications to business challenges in valuation, risk analysis, corporate investment decisions, and basic security analysis and investment management. The four major sections of the course are: (A) an introduction to the financial system, the financial challenges firms and households face, and the principles of modern finance in tackling these challenges; (B) valuation of stocks, bonds, forwards, futures, and options; (C) methods for incorporating risk analysis into valuation models, including portfolio theory, mean-variance optimization, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model; and (D) applications to corporate financial decisions, including capital budgeting and real options.


1 Introduction and Course Overview
2 Present Value Relations I
3 Present Value Relations II
4 Present Value Relations III & Fixed-Income Securities I
5 Fixed-Income Securities II
6 Fixed-Income Securities III
7 Fixed-Income Securities IV
8 Equities
9 Forward and Futures Contracts I
10 Forward and Futures Contracts II & Options I
11 Options II
  Midterm Exam
12 Options III & Risk and Return I
13 Risk and Return II & Portfolio Theory I
14 Portfolio Theory II
15 Portfolio Theory III & The CAPM and APT I
16 The CAPM and APT II
17 The CAPM and APT III & Capital Budgeting I
18 Capital Budgeting II & Efficient Markets I
19 Efficient Markets II
20 Efficient Markets III & Course Summary
  Final Exam

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