Prerequisite: BUS 6a. This course may not be taken for credit by students who have previously taken ECON 171a. This course cannot be counted as an elective toward the economics major or minor.
Introduces students to topics and methods in the field of finance. Covers how firms secure financing via equity and debt markets, valuation of stocks and bonds, fundamental analysis techniques, capital budgeting techniques, relationship of risk and return, and the time-value-of-money. Usually offered every year.