FIN 4550/BADM5200: COWBOYS ON WALL STREET -- AN INTRODUCTION TO WALL STREET, INVESTMENT BANKING, AND NYC FINANCIAL MARKETS

Sign up at the beginning of the Fall 2009 semester for the 2010 Spring Break Course!  Space is limited so sign up early!

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2010 NYC dates:     Spring Break 2010 plus extra days for travel, etc

OSU class dates:     Three evening classes before the departure date for NYC.

 

 INTRODUCTION AND COURSE OBJECTIVES

 This course will introduce students to the important topics of Wall Street finance, investment banking, and the financial markets of New York City.  Students will meet with executives (many of whom are OSU alumni) from the world’s most prestigious banking and investment firms.  Because New York City (NYC) is one of the most important financial centers in the world, the location and setting will provide an excellent backdrop for the topics covered.  Furthermore, NYC offers many venues that can be visited by the class to illustrate and reinforce the concepts discussed in the classroom.  Places we plan to visit in 2010 tentatively include the New York Stock Exchange, The Federal Reserve Bank, Standard and Poor's, UBS, Bloomberg, NYMEX, RBS, Morgan Stanley, Museum of American Finance, plus a few cultural sites. 

 

Conceptually, this course will give students a broad overview of different sectors of the financial world, insight into investment banking and the securities rating process, and the opportunity to network with established professionals.  Furthermore, students could easily use this experience as a starting point to launch a Wall Street career.  Regardless of a student’s intended career path, this course will broaden horizons and introduce students to the many opportunities available on Wall Street and with a finance career. 

 

Course Resources for Spring Break 2010 course – available on D2L at the beginning of the Spring 2010 semester 

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