Spring 2021 Course Announcement:
Finance 4366: Options, Futures and Other Derivatives (CRN 37419)
Instructor: Dr. James R. Garven
Offered 11-12:15 TR Online, With Synchronous Instruction
Purpose of this course
During the past few decades, there has been explosive growth in the use of derivative securities such as futures, forwards, swaps, and options for managing financial risk. Such securities are commonly referred to as “derivatives” because their values depend upon the values of other assets. This course presents a conceptual framework for understanding how to price financial derivatives and design financial risk management strategies.
A minimum grade of B- in Finance 3310 or consent of instructor; while some background in economics, finance, calculus, and statistics is helpful, Dr. Garven has designed the course so that it is largely self-contained.
Expected Course Outcome
Students find that this course substantially sharpens and hones their analytic capabilities, providing the conceptual framework needed for pursuing careers (as well as professional certification) in consulting, corporate finance, financial analysis, investment banking, risk management, and financial services.
Go to http://fin4366.garven.com/syllabus.pdf for a copy of the Finance 4366 course syllabus.
Contact Professor Garven by email at James_Garven@baylor.edu, by phone or text at 254-307-1317, or by Zoom appointment at http://appointment.garven.com.
This course prospectus is also available at http://fin4366.garven.com/prospectus.