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FIN7573

INVESTMENT BANKING AND FINANCIAL MODELING

FIN7573

Course Description:

FIN 7573 Investment Banking and Financial Modeling
(Formerly Investment Banking and Financial Advisory)
3 credit elective


The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop a practical understanding of investment banking and the activities performed by various professionals within the industry. The course will explore the history and evolution of the investment banking industry and the role played by investment banks in the broader capital markets and economy. The course will also examine the organizational structure of investment banks and the characteristics and focus of different functional areas within a firm.

The course focuses on the practical application of corporate finance concepts to "real world" situations and activities commonly performed by investment banks on behalf of clients. A heavy emphasis will be placed on the role played by an associate in building complex financial models to help analyze and execute common investment banking transactions such as: Initial Public Offerings, Fairness Opinions, Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory, and Leveraged Buy-Outs. As such, the class will utilize case studies involving real companies and there will be a heavy emphasis on the practical financial research and Excel skills necessary to develop and customize such models. LAPTOPS ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH CLASS

This course is designed for students interested in careers in investment banking, private equity, sell-side equity research or corporate finance.


Prerequisite: FIN7200 or FIN7800

This course is typically offered in the Spring

Department:

Finance

Course Level:

MSF Elective (Grad),Graduate Elective (Grad)

Course Credits:

3

Course Programs:

Graduate