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FIN 536 Derivatives and Risk Management

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: none
Distance Learning Options:

This course introduces the student to derivative securities and their application in the context of corporate decision-making. Students will explore issues associated with the valuation, trading, hedging, and use of derivative securities covering options, swaps, forwards, and futures that are traded or negotiated. Identification and valuation of options embedded in financial and operational decisions will be explored. Students will also explore issues including the use of insurance to transfer risk and the recognition, measurement, and management of portfolio risk.