MIT 15.401 Finance Theory I, Fall 2008

This course provides a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of modern financial analysis and applications to business challenges in valuation, risk analysis, corporate investment decisions, and basic security analysis and investment management. Created by MIT OpenCourseWare.

Average Course Length

32.5 hours

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1: Introduction and Course Overview
2: Present Value Relations I
3: Present Value Relations II
4: Present Value Relations III & Fixed-Income Securities I
5: Fixed-Income Securities II
6: Fixed-Income Securities III
7: Fixed-Income Securities IV
8: Equities
9: Forward and Futures Contracts I
10: Forward and Futures Contracts II & Options I
11: Options II
12: Options III & Risk and Return I
13: Risk and Return II & Portfolio Theory I
14: Portfolio Theory II
15: Portfolio Theory III & The CAPM and APT I
16: The CAPM and APT II
17: The CAPM and APT III & Capital Budgeting I
18: Capital Budgeting II & Efficient Markets I
19: Efficient Markets II
20: Efficient Markets III & Course Summary