Finance Theory OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Corporate Finance Theory

Published Jan 27, 2009

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MIT's free OpenCourseWare class 'Finance Theory' is designed to improve business students' decision-making skills. As a graduate level course, a solid background in finance is necessary.

Finance Theory: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
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Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes Yes

Finance Theory: Course Description

The Sloan School of Management at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts offers this OpenCourseWare class, teaching students in corporate finance to make sound decisions. In this course, finance refers to a firm's assets, real investments and securities. The course covers policies in investment, financing and payout. Students gain a better comprehension of capital markets, understanding pricing models, differentiating types of securities and reviewing the trade-offs of risk and return. Taxes and government regulation are also covered. Instruction is through real-world examples, looking at companies as diverse as MCI, Wilson Lumber, Intel, MW Petroleum and the Southland Corporation. This course is taught in two sections by business professors Dr. Dirk Jenter and Dr. Katharina Lewellen. Students need an Internet connection, the ability to download .pdf files and access to required readings.

This OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, a required readings list, two sets of lecture notes, assignments, a mid-term, a final and a comprehensive download of all course materials. Those interested in this free course should visit the finance theory course page.

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